Social media is a necessary discussion between lawyer/client at the beginning of every personal injury case. There are 1.59 billion mobile active users on Facebook, 400 million on Instagram, 320 million on Twitter, 300 million on Google+, 100 million on LinkedIn, and 100 million on Pinterest. For some, these social media outposts are more important […]
9 Steps To Taking Your Soft Tissue Injury Case To the Next Level
There are several types of personal injury cases. Some victims have amputated limbs, broken bones, bulging disks, pinched nerves, and, then, many have soft tissue injuries. What is a soft tissue injury case? Well, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a soft tissue injury is an injury to muscles, ligaments and tendons. Most […]
23 Things Your Personal Injury Lawyer Should Be Doing For You
I’ve often been asked, what can a personal injury lawyer do for me, or when should I hire a personal injury lawyer. Well, I’ve attempted before to answer some of those questions. The truth is there are hundreds of minor tasks that your personal injury lawyer should be doing for you in the background that […]
The Hardest Parts Of A Personal Injury Case
There are several times during the course of a personal injury case where I can tell from my client’s facial expressions that the process has started to take a toll. This is surprising to most personal injury victims because of the typical misconceptions and stereotypes that are floating around about these types of cases. But […]
Which Direction Should You Go After A Car Wreck?
There is one common theme when I talk to people who have been injured in a car wreck: they don’t know what to do next. They ask the common question what should I do if I’m in a car accident? Most people have never been in this situation before and, if a prior car wreck […]
Insurance Companies Don’t Make Rational Choices
Very few personal injury cases get tried these days, but yesterday, I tried a personal injury case to a jury and received a fair verdict for my client. After a rear-end collision causing back pain and neck pain that never fully resolved, my client, incurred $22,792.22 in medical expenses. But that isn’t the point of […]
Do I Have A Personal Injury Case?
There are a variety of factors to consider whether you have a Virginia personal injury case worth pursuing. At first, you may not know if you have a case or not. So it is imperative for you to schedule an appointment with a qualified personal injury lawyer to make that determination. When I review a […]
Why Personal Injury Lawyers Require A Contingency Fee
Contingency fees are hard to swallow especially when the numbers become significant. On many occasions, I’ve had clients ask me to explain my fee or to reduce it because it just doesn’t seem fair. And, in some cases, I will reduce my fee if I feel like the result is unfair to the client. But […]
Is a Self-Managed Medicare Set Aside Right For You?
In certain circumstances, Medicare requires personal injury and workers comp victims to set up a fund that is sufficient to satisfy the future medical expenses expected at the time of your settlement. Your future medical expenses and funding of the Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) are both approved by Medicare. If your medical expenses exceed the approved […]
My First Trip To The Supreme Court Of Virginia
It is about time that I publish some thoughts on my first trip to the Supreme Court of Virginia in the case of Ballagh v. Fauber Enterprises, Inc. As a refresher, I posted about this case here. Since then, a lot has changed. I went to oral argument in the Supreme Court on April 14 […]