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The importance of mini-opening statements for the trial lawyer
Diligent counsel needs to push hard for mini opening statements as they are the best way to discover true bias of any prospective juror.
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The importance of mini-opening statements for the trial lawyer
May 31, 2017

Mini-opening statements are a relatively new phenomenon that is catching on in most states. A mini-opening statement is simply a 3 to 5 minute opening statement that takes place before the jury is questioned on the case. Each counsel presents an overview of the case from his or her client’s perspective and previews the issues jurors will have to decide. They are non-argumentative and are not a substitute for opening…

Will a personal injury award affect my taxes?
May 23, 2017

If you are in the process of settling a personal injury claim, the allocation of damages is critically important because an incorrect allocation can result in taxable income. Generally, a recovery from settlement or judgment is excluded from income if it is a result of physical injury or physical sickness. Damages include, but are not limited to, elements such as medical and legal expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and…

5 rules of the road you had no idea you were violating
May 17, 2017

Unfortunately, traffic violations are incredibly common and even the best, most-careful drivers can make mistakes from time to time. Statistics compiled by Time magazine show that the average number of yearly traffic citations is down in many states around the country. Still, this could be because fewer people are being caught and as a result, they may not realize they did anything wrong. In fact, the average driver commits approximately…

Can a doctor refuse to treat a patient without insurance?
May 16, 2017

There are many reasons why someone might not have medical insurance. Perhaps they can’t afford to pay for it or they’re in-between jobs and waiting for their new health coverage to take effect. Unfortunately, accidents are never convenient, and they can happen when someone doesn’t have insurance to pay for treatment. As a result, they may wonder if a doctor can refuse to treat them because they don’t have insurance…

3 myths about car accident cases
May 15, 2017

Nobody ever plans on getting into a car accident, but when it happens it is good to know what to do. Often times, individuals that get in car accidents find themselves in a frantic or panicked mental state because of the adrenaline rush that naturally occurs as a self defense mechanism. For this reason, many people don’t calmly and rationally evaluate the situation and fall victim to common myths about…

Truck vs. Auto accidents – everything you need to know to help protect your rights
May 12, 2017

With an estimated 300 million cars and trucks on the road, vehicle accidents are inevitable in today’s busy, commuting-centric world. For minor fender benders, parking lot accidents or other low speed collisions that don’t involve bodily injury, direct interaction and negotiation with insurance company is usually all it takes to resolve any liability and make a person whole. When it comes to trucks, specifically big-rigs or other large commercial vehicles,…

Should I include my personal injury award in a prenup?
May 11, 2017

As a law firm who practices both personal injury cases and divorces, we know that people going through a divorce are concerned about their assets and how the assets will be divided in a divorce. A common question for those who have been involved in a car accident case, or any other personal injury case is what happens to the personal injury settlement check? Most states give at least some…