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7 Mistakes Which Will Injure Your Injury Claim

2017-11-14T10:15:46-07:00Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: |

I recently took on a good client’s personal injury claim.  The more I learned, the less I wanted to know.  The client, through a series of poor decisions, had literally killed (or at least seriously injured) his potential $100,000.00+ claim.  Now he had more like a $5,000.00 (maybe) claim.  Don’t meet the same fate, avoid the: Refuse treatment at the scene of the accident. The police officer will note “Non-injury accident” in the accident report.  The insurance company will use this against you. Don’t speak to the police officer at the scene. You must tell the police your side of [...]

7 Dangerous Auto Claim Mindsets You Must Avoid

2017-11-14T10:15:08-07:00Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: , |

I often notice my clients falling into mindsets which could significantly jeopardize their personal injury claims.  Keep reading to learn about the: “I’m Sore; I Just Need Some Rest” Many accident victims, and/or their doctors, will take up a position following an accident that no treatment or further treatment is necessary, and rest and ibuprofen will do the trick.  Unfortunately, months later, when the victim has failed seek medical treatment on a timely basis and finds out that he needs a lot of it, the insurance company won’t pay.   Don’t let this happen to you.  Obtain thorough and timely [...]

The 7 Most Crucial Strategies You MUST Use to Win Any Fight!

2017-11-14T10:16:26-07:00Categories: General|Tags: |

Have you ever been cheated?  Has your insurance ever arbitrarily denied a righteous claim?  Have you ever been overcharged or underserved?  Has your reservation, or your luggage, ever been lost?  If so, you have probably been ignored, misled, blown off, lied to, and infuriated by A customer service representatives and others whose job it is to prevent you from obtaining the relief you deserve and costing their employer money.  Here are 7 crucial strategies you must use to deal with these people and win what you have coming to you: Document Everything! Make sure you write down who you talked [...]

 5 Insurance Coverages You Absolutely Must Have

2017-11-14T10:16:26-07:00Categories: General|Tags: |

The most exasperating thing I hear from my clients following an auto accident is when I ask about my client’s auto insurance and they tell me: “I’ve got full coverage”.  Typically, that means they have minimum required coverage with nothing extra.  Sometimes their limits are higher than the minimum, and they may have some of the optional coverages, but seldom do they possess all the coverage they need.  This often means they will be unable to maximize their personal injury claim.  That’s why I want to tell you about the: Medical Payments Coverage Medical payments coverage pays for medical bills [...]

The 4 Mistakes You Must NEVER Make with Your Personal Injury Claim!

2017-11-14T10:15:46-07:00Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: |

Once you have completed your treatment or at least you are medically stable, you, or your lawyer if you’re smart, will need to negotiate the best possible settlement with the insurance company.  Today we’ll be discussing the when?, what?, and how?, of successfully, and amicably, resolving your person injury claim.  What you learn may end up as money in your pocket or the headache you avoid. #1) SETTLING TOO EARLY - When should I try to settle my claim? You’ve completed your treatment, but have you collected all of your medical bills and records from all of your medical providers?  [...]

2 Major* Trends In Family Court Which You Must Know

2017-11-14T10:17:37-07:00Categories: Family Law|Tags: |

There are 2 ways we can learn about trends in the courts:  We can read about them, or we can experience them first hand.  Since I have been experiencing two major trends in family court first hand, I thought you should know about both. Trend #1: Equal Parenting Time: In 2013, the Arizona law about parenting time was changed.  The legislature added words to the effect that the court should endeavor to maximize each parent’s respective parenting time.  The courts have interpreted these changes to mean that the default parenting plan is equal time for each parent.  In my experience, [...]

5 Legal Pitfalls All Teenagers Must Avoid On The Path To Adulthood

2017-11-14T10:16:26-07:00Categories: General|Tags: |

DRUGS AND ALCOHOL: No surprise here. I’ve noticed, most of the people with messed up lives, who are incarcerated, who have had their kids taken away, who face nasty custody battles, can blame teenage drug and/or alcohol abuse. I’ve seen them all: Honor students drinking on the bus banned from walking at graduation, a prom queen nearly expelled with marijuana in her locker, star athletes imprisoned after killing someone while driving drunk. Mostly, I’ve seen young adults who are unhappy due the failure to meet their own expectations, all as a result of drug and alcohol abuse. Choose wisely. RECKLESS [...]

7 Rights You Must Know When You Deal With The Insurance Company

2017-11-14T10:16:26-07:00Categories: General|Tags: |

YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO TAKE YOUR TIME. One thing I hear from a lot of clients is how uncomfortable they were with the insurance company rushing them to settle the claim. The insurance company would like to settle the claim in a hurry. First, that is one more file off of the adjuster’s desk. Second, the longer a claim continues, the more it will tend to cost the insurance company. It is imperative for claimants to stop, think and wait until their claim is ready to be settled before it is time. YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO CLAIM YOUR [...]

The Top 6 Traffic Accident Do’s and Don’ts

2017-11-14T10:15:08-07:00Categories: Auto Accidents|Tags: |

Following an accident: Don’t make it worse. Don’t place yourself in more danger than you already are. Don’t take a ride from a stranger. Don’t push your car out of the middle lane on the I-10 at 5:30 p.m. on a Monday. If it is an injury accident, as the law says, Do pull over and exchange insurance information, but Do use some common sense and make the exchange in a safe place. If you are concerned about your safety, whether it’s the area or the other driver, Do make sure you are in a well-lighted, public place for this [...]

Top 6 Do’s and Don’ts of Divorce

2017-11-14T10:17:37-07:00Categories: Family Law|Tags: |

So what if, despite your best efforts, your marriage does not work out? What are the do’s and don’ts of divorce? What you do and don’t do at this critical juncture could control the way the entire process goes. So PAY ATTENTION. Your soon-to-be-ex spouse could be. DO TAKE CONTROL OF FINANCES. Financial issues contribute to the failure of many marriages. Therefore, controlling finances in the short term when your marriage is ending could be crucial. If you anticipate a disharmonious dissolution, some bold steps could be necessary. First, secure as much cash as you can, preferably before your spouse [...]

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