Personal Injury

PAYBACK’S A PAIN (or something else)

2022-04-20T13:37:10-07:00Categories: Auto Accidents, Personal Injury|

PAYBACK’S A PAIN (or something else) The Top 5 People Who Want to Steal Your Personal Injury Settlement          What do I mean by “payback”?  Unfortunately, when you settle your claim, you are only one of many who wants to get paid.  To get any money out of your personal injury settlement, you will need prevent the following people from taking it all: “Over-chargers”: Most hospitals and many other medical providers inflate their bills, knowing that your health insurance is going to drastically reduce them before paying a miniscule amount. When they find out about your personal injury claim, they [...]


2022-04-20T13:37:10-07:00Categories: Auto Accidents, Personal Injury|

I was walking down 40th Street near my office, watching the cars go by, searching for ideas of value which I might share with my clients. I began to stare through the windshields of the cars whizzing by and observe the drivers. The topic of hazards came to mind. 1. INATTENTIVE DRIVERS. My informal visual survey of the drivers passing by on 40th Street revealed that about 1/3 of them were focused on their phone, not the road. Most of these inattentive drivers appeared to be in their 20’s and 30’s. None were elderly. That told me either older folks [...]

Key Ingredients For Your Injury Claim Peace Of Mind

2022-04-20T13:37:10-07:00Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: |

“Help me help you” is my Jerry McGuire response to my clients when I hear them recite that other line—“Show me the money”—from the same movie.  Your knowledge regarding these dozen key ingredients will help me to help you keep your peace of mind as we resolve your personal injury claim. Know the process.  Pursuing a personal injury claim is a process.  It involves investigation, identification of and communication with an insurance carrier, medical treatment, collection of medical bills and records and documentation of other damages, transmittal of that information, a demand for money, and negotiation, IN THAT ORDER. Understand [...]

7 Mistakes Which Will Injure Your Injury Claim

2022-04-20T13:37:10-07:00Categories: 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 [...]

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

2022-04-20T13:37:10-07:00Categories: 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?  [...]

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