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How Much Can You Win in an Injury Lawsuit?

We have all seen stories of lawsuits filed seeking tens of millions of dollars. Does that mean the plaintiff gets that amount if they win?
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Categories: Auto Accidents, General

When Your Own Insurance Company is Your Enemy

Allstate says "You're in good hands." But are there times when your own insurance company is your enemy? Short answer: yes.
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Wisdom of Solomon a/k/a a Pretrial

Our last several blogs featured arbitration and mediation.  In that spirit, this blog will discuss pretrials and one particular case we recently resolved utilizing one. What is a Pretrial? (And How Does it Help Settle Cases) There is no “standard” answer to that question.  In a nutshell, a pre…
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Winter Driving Tool Kit

Winter driving can be treacherous and dangerous, it can slow travel times, and it can be more of a chore than a pleasure, but if you are prepared for it, you will have a much easier time navigating the cold, snowy, and slushy part of the calendar. Drive Safely and Defensively Be smart.  Expect dela…
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Mediation Explained (Mediation vs. Arbitration)

Our last blog featured a discussion of arbitration and its many forms.  Here, we will discuss mediation, a concept often conflated with arbitration. The Difference Between Mediation and Arbitration (and what about “Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)”?) In arbitration, an arbitrator or panel o…
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Arbitration Explained (What an Arbitration Clause Means for You)

Arbitration Explained The term “arbitration clause” seems to be used a lot lately, but how many of us actually understand what this means or how it impacts our own life? What is an Arbitration Clause? Arbitration clauses in contracts or other agreements force you to give up your right to file a…
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Learn to Reach for Safety - The Dutch Reach Saves Lives

Bereiken mean reach in Dutch. What does that have to do with safety in America?  Plenty. The Dutch are taught from early years to be alert and aware of cyclists.  The Netherlands is an almost pancake flat country with many cyclists present, even in the major cities.  Cyclists are ubiquitous, as a…
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UM, What is Uninsured Motorist Insurance?

Uninsured Motorist coverage, commonly referred to as UM, covers you when the person responsible for your injuries is not insured. But we live in a mandatory insurance state, you say, isn’t everyone insured? Well, they are supposed to be.  But some folks decide to tempt fate and not purchase insu…
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Mascara on the Ceiling

How did it get there?  In the disarray following the crash, as my client tried to unfog her brain and take stock of her injuries, she noticed mascara on the ceiling of her SUV, and she couldn’t quite understand how it got there. While sitting stopped in traffic, my client and her husband were sud…
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How Neuroscience is Changing Legal Decisions

This is Your Brain The law treats people a certain way based upon their understanding of right and wrong, and their relative sophistication in comprehending legal documents.  Much as an illiterate person may not be expected to agree to an 11-page contract drafted by a lawyer, a 7-year-old may not b…
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