Most people over the age of thirty remember when a sharp blow to the head was just “getting your clock cleaned.” In years past, folks seldom saw a doctor for such an injury, and doctors rarely prescribed much, if any, treatment. However, as medical technology has improved, the medical field now recognizes that even a seemingly minor blow to the head can have permanent effects.
The 2015 movie Concussion addresses how improved knowledge of these injuries impacted the National Football League. Given our increased knowledge base, here are some tips for treating a concussion:
For many, memorial day marks the beginning of summer. Memorial Day, however, is much more than vacation and barbecues. It is a day when we can look back and remember and honor the sacrifices made by the men and women of our armed forces. With Memorial Day comes high traffic volumes on our interstates and other highly traveled roads.
On a weekend when we specifically take time to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country, it seems only appropriate that we express gratitude and and humility in the way we drive. When the roads are packed with anxious drivers flurrying about to their favorite vacation destination, be generous with the road, let people merge, slow down at intersections, leave your phone in your pocket, don’t travel at excessive speeds, and don’t be angry with folks who drive the speed limit. Remember that you are going on your vacation this weekend because a soldier gave his or her life.
Those ads are so appealing. That cute little gecko just says click on and save 15%. Why not? The first bad mistake many people make is believing that the gecko wants what is best for you. What the gecko really wants is what is best for him.
The gecko wants us to buy the lowest amount of insurance coverage possible. That is best for the insurance company because it limits the loss for the company if you need to call on your insurance coverage because of an accident. In Virginia, the law only requires that you carry $25,000 in liability insurance.
Happy New Years Eve! There is no better way to start the new year than making a list of new year resolutions or goals and then accomplishing them. You may have your New Year resolutions already listed. I usually try to set goals that are specific, measurable and have a deadline.
Most people say they are going to exercise more, eat less and make more money. These goals are not specific enough. How are you going to exercise more, how are you going to eat less, how are you going to make more money? What practices and habits are you going to commit to establish in the new year that ensures you meet your goals? How can you track your progress?
This is a common question: can a lawyer provide value to your personal injury case. Well, the answer is that not every personal injury case requires the services of a personal injury lawyer. I know you must be flabbergasted at this comment, but it’s true! I’ll say it again, not every case requires the services of a personal injury lawyer.
Now, let me tell you why I say that.
Today is the big day! Thanksgiving day: one of my favorite days of the year. A day we can stop and reflect on the blessings we’ve received throughout the year. I hope your table looks like this one, full and surrounded with loving friends and family.
Every year at Thanksgiving time, I re-read psalms 100. It is a perfect description of what our posture in this world should be today, and every day.
It seems like every time I meet with a client I hear the same thing, “I’m not out to get rich so I don’t know that I need a lawyer,” or “I’m just not the suing type
There seems to be a public perception that all personal injury plaintiffs are “out to get rich quick.” This perception has been ingrained in our culture and it has affected real people who feel guilty that they are sitting in a lawyer’s office after they were injured through no fault of their own.
Clients always ask, what happens next. And it is a legitimate question. As personal injury lawyers, we deal with these situations all the time so we know exactly what happens next. And sometimes, we forget to explain the next step to the client. So ask, ask, ask, ask, ask. You are the client and you are entitled to know what happens next. If case you were wondering, though, here is a snapshot of the pre-litigation process.
You were injured in a car wreck. You hired a lawyer and you have been treated for your injuries. After a long physical recovery, you have either fully recovered to 100% of your pre-injury condition or you have reached maximum medical improvement and you have a permanent injury with an impairment rating from your doctor.
If you haven’t already, you need to start keeping a daily journal of events related to your claim for your attorney to use in preparing your case for a jury. This is important for a number of reasons.
First, you can use your notes to refresh your memory later as the case progresses. It is amazing how you forget some of the most painful physical feelings, and corresponding emotions, in your life. Include in your journal examples of how your life and physical pain have affected your daily life.
If you have been in a car accident then chances are you’ve already talked to an adjuster before coming in to talk to a lawyer. If you haven’t already noticed, the adjuster represents the insurance company, not you. So when the adjuster says certain things, it is important to be cautious and skeptical about those things.
When folks come to see a lawyer, it is usually because their case has become too big to manage on their own or because the insurance adjuster refuses to offer a reasonable settlement.