Courtrooms are designed so the people participating experience a sense of importance in the legal process. Jurors sit in what we refer to as a “box”, which is a set of chairs surrounded by a small partition. The partition certainly isn’t necessary – people could sit in benches behind the lawyers and still see and hear everything. The […]
The short answer is yes, you do. Personal injury claims are going to be considered an asset of your estate (that is, something with financial value that could be used to pay off your creditors). Keeping your injury claim a secret from your bankruptcy is a ticking time bomb; sooner or later it will be […]
Picking a personal injury attorney is an art, because on the surface most of them look exactly the same. Peel away a layer or two, and you will find that there are infinite differences. All evidence to the contrary, lawyers are people; people with strengths and weaknesses. The lawyers who introduce themselves (either in person or in their […]
Perspective clients with personal injury claims often ask me, “Can’t I just do this on my own?” Despite the singular goal of my profession (to get clients), my response is often, “Sure. You bet you can. Absolutely.” Lest you think I leave it at that, let me share with you how I follow up on […]
Michele and Jerry Pearson have both been recognized by the Washington State Bar Association for providing more than fifty hours of pro bono services. We applaud them for going beyond their commitment to providing access to justice by assisting those who may be less fortunate. It is the Pearson promise to compassionate guide individuals and […]
Would hiring an attorney help me in setting two motor vehicle claims where a pre-existing condition is involved?
Deciding whether or not to hire an attorney can be a tough decision. Most will tell you that you will do better when you have an attorney handling the claims, and I agree in most cases. Some are small enough that hiring an attorney may not be the most prudent decision. The fact that you […]
Last week the Supreme Court of the United States issued its opinion in the ERISA Subrogation case US Airways vs. McCutcheon. The case was about the victim of an auto collision that recovered money from the at-fault driver that hit him. The victim’s health plan paid for the medical treatment necessary to treat the injuries […]