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You Were Hit By A Drunk Driver, Now What?

At least once a week I receive a call from someone who was seriously injured by the negligence of another. And it usually goes, “I was hit by a drunk driver, can I sue?” The answer isn’t always clear cut. Sure you’re hurt and your car has damage and the police officer clearly stated the […]

How To Avoid Being Ripped Off By A Fake Law Firm

Over the last year the number of people calling us about being ripped off by a fake lawyer or law firm has been on the rise. Yes, I did say fake. And, evidently through the power of “cut and paste” websites these “want to be” lawyers have convinced enough people that they are indeed real. […]

Have You Hired An Attorney?

You receive a letter from what looks like your insurance carrier. It has their logo up top on the letterhead and looks official. The letter comes to you roughly thirty days after incurring medical care for an injury caused by a negligent driver. Along with the letter is a questionnaire that you are asked to […]

Forget the Evidence, Just Give Me A Polygraph

“I’ll take a lie detector test just to prove my innocence”, the man yelled in defense of his position. And we hear that phrase a great deal, especially on TV legal drama programs. The man takes the lie detector test and after a few questions, the test operator turns to the head detective and says, […]

Who Has the Burden of Proof?

You are in a dispute with someone and decide to contact an attorney. You think you want to sue. When you reach the attorney he or she asks you what proof you have to support your claim. You respond “I’m not sure, but he hurt me and I want to sue”. There’s a big difference […]