Helping the Family Return to Normal – FAQ

The aftermath of a serious injury accident can last long after the settlement is reached or the trial ends. You’ll need plenty of patience as you continue to help your child and your family return to normal life. You’re also likely to encounter one or more bumps in the road. Let’s begin exploring some of …

After the Settlement or Trial: What You Can Do if Things Go Awry

On occasion, mistakes happen. Sometimes the defendant or the insurance company stalls on paying the settlement or underpays the settlement. Perhaps a judge makes an incorrect ruling of law. What recourse do you have, if things break down after the settlement is negotiated, or after the verdict is in? Let’s discuss a few scenarios so …

Anatomy of a Personal Injury Settlement

In a personal injury case involving your child, what would a settlement look like? What aspects of the accident would be covered, and how much could you expect to receive? Once your attorney begins the negotiation process with the insurance company, you’re likely to hear phrases like “actual damages,” “pain and suffering,” “punitive damages” and …

Anatomy of the Insurance Company Negotiation Process

It’s been perhaps several weeks since the accident that injured your child; perhaps she is still undergoing treatment, or perhaps she’s been released to your care. You’ve dealt with the initial trauma and chaos surrounding this life-altering event. Now comes one of the most critical stages of your case: The all-important negotiation process with the …

Getting Life Back Under Control After an Injury Accident

Hitting Your Reset Button Once you’ve taken care of the immediate issues after your child’s injury accident—and hopefully taken time to engage in self-care—you can start taking steps to climb out of “crisis mode” and regain a sense of control. Generally speaking, this stage is about hitting your own “reset” button and organizing thoughts, tasks …

Recruiting a Qualified Personal Injury Attorney: How and Why

In the hours immediately following a serious car crash causing injury to your child, you admittedly have a world of details to consider even as you worry about your child’s well-being. However, one critical detail you must not overlook in the chaos: Select a trustworthy and experienced personal injury attorney now, as soon as possible, …

Car Accident Forensics

The Importance of Preserving the Evidence A vehicle accident takes place in a moment of time. While you’re dealing with the treatment of your child’s injuries, your attorney should begin working immediately toward preserving and reconstructing evidence that tells the story of what happened, why it happened, and who is at fault. This is where …

Personal/Emotional “First Aid”

Remembering Self-Care in the Crisis We’ve been discussing aspects of what to do in the aftermath of a serious car crash, particularly one that involves injury to your child. We have more to discuss, but before doing so, let’s talk about you for a moment. By this point, you’ve covered the most pressing details, from …