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  • 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…

  • The Most Important Things to Know and Do When You’re Injured at Work

    This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 by Chaffin Luhana

    Getting injured is never fun, but suffering an injury while working can be extremely complicated and disruptive to your life. In addition to the recovery time, dealing with trauma, and adjusting to any changes that have resulted from the injury, workplace accidents can introduce an entirely new layer of potential problems and pitfalls. Working with…

  • 12 Important Questions to Ask Your Personal Injury Lawyer

    This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 by Chaffin Luhana

    Personal injuries of any kind throw people off course. Whether they are from a car crash or a slip and fall, you can’t prepare for them. If you’re injured, you can incur expensive medical costs, lose wages from your job, and be forced to deal with tight-fisted insurance companies. If you’ve suffered injuries due to…

  • Do You Really Need a Lawyer After Your Car Crash?

    This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 by Chaffin Luhana

    You recently got in a car crash. Thankfully, you survived, but you’re wondering whether you need a lawyer. The shock of being in a crash, the physical and emotional ramifications, and the desire to put it behind you may tempt you to move forward too quickly. But you want to carefully assess your options and…

  • In New Guidelines, NHTSA Encourages Self-Driving Technology Development

    This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 by Chaffin Luhana

    Self-driving cars have been on the road for a while, now, particularly in certain locations like Pittsburgh. City residents here have been sharing the road with Uber’s experimental self-driving vehicles since September 2016, catching a glimpse of the future while the company learns more about what they need to do to make the technology safer…

  • New Ohio Bill Would Allow $100 Fine for Distracted Driving

    This entry was posted on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 by Chaffin Luhana

    It soon could become even more expensive to text or tweet while driving in Ohio. According to Dayton Daily News, state representatives recently introduced a new bill that would “add a $100 penalty on top of other fines for moving violations if the driver was distracted by a ‘handheld’ electronic communications device….” The new fine…

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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