Adjuster Arguments and How to Beat Them!

After almost two decades of dealing with bodily injury adjusters, one might think I have heard every possible excuse for denying or minimizing a bodily injury claim, but sadly, I hear new “arguments” on a regular basis. Below is a discussion of some of the most common “arguments” that I hear, with some weapons to […]

Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

There are many reasons to hire a personal injury attorney, but this article discusses three of the most important reasons to hire a personal injury attorney, if you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence (poor choices), in something like a car accident, motorcycle wreck, 18 wheeler crash, or vehicle v. pedestrian collision.  1. Personal […]

How to Decide if I need a Personal Injury Attorney!

In the past few months, I have had several potential new clients ask me if their case was too small, for me to help. I have been working on these types of claims for almost 20 years, 5 years as an assistant and 14 years as an attorney, and until recently, I have never had […]

Sooner or Later…When to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney!

A common question that I hear, from friends, family, and people who know that I am a personal injury attorney, is, “Mary, if I get hurt and it is someone else’s fault, when should I hire a personal injury attorney?” This is a great question and one that I wish more people would ask! The […]

How to Know if You Should Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

The quick and easy answer is, if you are in a wreck and you are hurt and get treatment, you most likely need to hire a personal injury attorney!!! There are many aspects to a personal injury claim, that personal injury attorneys, depending on their years of experience, have dealt with, on numerous occasions. When […]

How to Prove a Negligence Claim

How do you prove a negligence claim? There are four different elements to the negligence claim that fall into two different categories. The first three elements go to liability or responsibility, where the last element is a category in its own, damages. These two categories are the things that adjusters and attorneys typically fight over. […]

5 Most Common Questions from Potential New Clients

When a person has been injured and they call my firm, potentially looking for representation, these are the most common questions that I hear. I often explain that the majority of these questions do not have an answer, right now, as your accident just happened, but I do try to give estimates and examples, always […]

DontDoIt-Social Media Posts Hurt Your Personal Injury Claim

According to, there are over 3.6 billion people posting on social media, worldwide. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter…these are all well known, social media platforms, where people go to share their lives. Even though these are great sources for catching up with old friends or “virtually” doing life with people who are just too far away, […]

The Invisible, Odorless Killer…Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide gas is known as the invisible, odorless killer. Unlike other gasses, when released into the atmosphere, carbon monoxide is colorless (invisible) and odorless (there is no smell); there is no way, other than having a carbon monoxide tester, to know that carbon monoxide gas has been released into the environment, specifically, the environment […]

The 7 Phases of a Personal Injury Claim

Lucky number 7…you may not be feeling so lucky if you are in a situation where you need to know this lucky number 7 list! Thankfully, many people have never had to experience the process of a personal injury claim, and this article will prepare those people, if, in the future, they are injured by […]