What’s up doc…and doc…and doc…

Bugs Bunny said it well when he asked, “What’s up doc?” He must have been in a pretty bad car accident, at least a month before, and he was getting the MULTIPLE bills that you could get, if you were injured and treated, following a car accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, 18 wheeler crash. I […]

HOLY COW (or bull or deer…)!

Home, home on the range, where the deer and the antelope play! I was driving to the gym, this week, and I saw a cow on the side of the highway, with a truck driving alongside, trying to coax it back away from the highway. It made me think of all of the things I […]

How To Get All of the Good Evidence from a Car Wreck

 There are 2 general portions of a car wreck bodily injury claim; the first one is liability and the second one is damages. In the liability portion of the claim, the injured victim must prove that the other driver was at fault. Sadly, more often than not, when it comes to proving liability, you are […]

Common Medical Terminology Following an Accident

In the past two decades, that I have been working with accident victims, I have learned a great deal of medical terminology. I have also learned that it is quite easy to misunderstand or confuse the things that a doctor tells you, especially in the emergency room, after a traumatic experience. I have had accident […]

Buyer Beware…. Car In a Box Catastrophe

I am coming to you today, totally disgusted. I have a client whose car was totaled, in a car wreck. The car was towed to a wrecker lot because it was not drivable. As required by law, a representative from the wrecker lot contacted the lien holder. What happened next was just unbelievable.  A. Client’s credit […]

Let’s Talk About…Property Damage

On many occasions, I have had clients ask me, following a car wreck, “Mary, what am I supposed to do about my car? I’ve never been in a car wreck and I don’t even know what my options are.” Dealing with property damage can be so frustrating, but if you are armed with the tools […]

What is a Catastrophic Injury?

The United State Code defines a catastrophic injury as an injury with “direct and proximate consequences” that “permanently prevent an individual from performing any gainful work.”  A simpler definition of a catastrophic injury is an injury that changes your life, in one or more ways, that will never go back to the way it was […]

Take it to the Limits…Policy Limits that is!

From the famous song by the Eagles, Take it to the Limit: Keep on turning out and burning out and turning out the same So put me on a highway Show me a sign Take it to the limit! If you are ever in a car wreck, motorcycle wreck, run over as a pedestrian, or involved in any […]

Liar, Liar, pants on fire…what to do if the other driver lies!

It is a beautiful sunny day and you are out for a drive in your new Jeep; the top is off, the wind is blowing through your hair, who could ask for more? Then, at a 4-way, uncontrolled intersection, you come to a stop, look both ways, it is clear, so you proceed. Suddenly, like […]

How to Find More Insurance Coverage, When You are in a Wreck!

Over the past almost 20 years of working with accident victims, I have seen NUMEROUS instances where the damages were VERY high (high medical expenses, weeks of lost wages, scarring, etc.) and the policy limits were very low. Sadly, I have even seen many instances where the damages are very high and every where we […]