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  • What Happens When You File a Car Accident Lawsuit?

    This entry was posted on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 by Chaffin Luhana

    If you’re in a car accident and you suffer from serious injuries such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you may be entitled to seek compensation for your damages in a car accident lawsuit. If your case is successful, you could receive funds to help cover your medical expenses and to help you while you’re…

  • Should You Consider Filing a Car Accident Lawsuit?

    This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 by Chaffin Luhana

    You’ve just been through a difficult car accident, and you and/or your loved ones are recovering from your injuries. You’re overwhelmed with medical expenses, and haven’t been able to work, making it even more difficult to pay the bills. Meanwhile, the insurance company is calling, and you don’t think what they’re offering is fair. It’s…

  • 7 Signs You Suffered a Concussion in Your Car Accident

    This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 by Chaffin Luhana

    It’s always important to see a medical professional after a serious accident, even if you feel okay, because some injuries can take time to show up. One of these injuries is a concussion. A type of traumatic brain injury (TBI), a concussion occurs when a blow or jolt to the head causes the head and…

  • Important Evidence in a Truck-Accident Lawsuit

    This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 by Chaffin Luhana

    When you’re in a car accident with another car or pickup truck, it’s usually clear who the players are in that accident: you, the other driver, and perhaps something else like a hidden road sign or mislabeled construction lane. When you’re in an accident with a semi-truck, however, there are potentially many more players involved,…

  • Insurance Premiums Rising Across the Board in Response to Distracted Driving

    This entry was posted on Thursday, March 1st, 2018 by Chaffin Luhana

    The National Safety Council (NSC) released a report in 2014 indicating that cell phone use was estimated to be involved in 26 percent of all motor vehicle crashes, which was an increase from the previous year. They added that 21 percent of crashes involved drivers talking on handheld or hands-free cell phones. The Centers for…

  • 7 Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident

    This entry was posted on Thursday, February 15th, 2018 by Chaffin Luhana

    If you are hurt in an automobile accident, you may be able to recover damages in a car accident lawsuit. Your odds of winning compensation go up if you avoid these seven mistakes. 1) Not Calling the Police Some people think that simply exchanging information with the others involved in an accident is enough, but if…

  • Wrongful Death Cases: What Are They and How They Work

    This entry was posted on Monday, January 8th, 2018 by Chaffin Luhana

    When a person is killed because of the negligent acts of another person, his or her family may be able to sue for “wrongful death.” This is a particular type of personal injury lawsuit that allows family members to be compensated for the death of a loved one. Understanding when this type of claim may…

  • RAND Study Urges Early Adoption of Self-Driving Cars to Save Lives

    This entry was posted on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 by Chaffin Luhana

    Just how important is self-driving technology to the future of highway traffic safety? According to a new study from the nonprofit organization RAND, extremely important. Whereas most people may feel cautious about having self-driving cars on the road right now—before the technology has been perfected—RAND research suggests that we shouldn’t wait, because autonomous vehicles could…

  • How to Know When You Need a Personal Injury Attorney

    This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 by Chaffin Luhana

    Navigating the aftermath of an injury—whether at work, in a car accident, or in some other venue—can be emotionally and physically taxing. You must deal with any medical consequences that have come from the accident, and these can sometimes be severe and lasting. And you must also figure out the financial fallout of lost wages,…

  • Chaffin Luhana Foundation Provides Turkeys and Trimmings to Greater Pittsburgh

    This entry was posted on Monday, November 20th, 2017 by Chaffin Luhana

    As most of us look forward to spending some quality time with our families over a nice warm meal this holiday season, I can’t help but think about those who are unable to do the same. Economical ups and downs have made it difficult for many households to make ends meet. In addition, Allegheny County…

how not to be a lawyer

according to eric t. chaffin

“My father was a union witness at an arbitration in a steel mill. After the hearing, my father, dressed in blue jeans and a sweatshirt, stuck out his hand to shake hands with the company’s lawyer. The lawyer refused. The lawyer was not upset because my dad got the best of him but because he frowned upon working class people. I was the first person in my family to graduate from college. My dad used this story to remind me to respect others, to remember where I came from and as an example of how not to conduct myself as a lawyer.”

eric t. chaffin

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