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  • “Dutch Reach” Technique Could Save Bicyclists Lives

    The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia notes that bicyclists represent 45 percent of the traffic deaths that occurred in 2017. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (DOT) states that between 2013 and 2017, bicyclist fatalities increased from 11 to 21, with another over 1,100 bicyclists injured in 2017. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows…

  • 5 Ways Social Media Can Hurt Your Car Accident Claim

    We live in a different world today than we did even 10 or 20 years ago. Social media has changed how we communicate, and we’ve become a nation with bits and pieces of our lives showing up on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more for the world to see. Most of the time, these new technological…

  • What are Recoverable Damages in a Car Accident Lawsuit?

    If you were involved in a car accident that left you seriously injured, you may be considering filing a lawsuit to help recover damages. But just exactly what are “damages,” and which ones may apply to you? What are Damages in a Car Accident Lawsuit? The term “damages” refers to monetary compensation that a plaintiff…

  • How Did Distracted Driving Month Get Started?

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that during daylight hours, about 660,000 drivers are using their cell phones while driving around the country. In 2015, over 3,400 people were killed in car crashes involving distracted drivers, while 391,000 were injured. Back in 2010, Congress passed a resolution to create a special month devoted…

  • What Happens When You File a Car Accident Lawsuit?

    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?

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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…

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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