What is legal coaching? Legal coaching, a form of “unbundling legal services”, is the process of contracting a lawyer to assist you with certain parts of your court case. Lawyers used in these situations provide limited legal advice and assist you with select parts of the legal process that may be confusing or complex in nature. They act very much as a coach in the traditional sports sense, helping you prepare, plan your strategy, and assist in the execution of your legal case. They can do everything from assisting you with the preparation of legal documents to giving you advice on how to best present your case in court. Who can use legal coaching? The use of legal Read More
Category Archives: Personal Injury
Common Sense Saves the Day
Personal injury cases are mostly fact-driven. They rarely rely on nuanced legal interpretation, but rather on a common sense analysis of the facts. And the facts usually play out over a very brief period of time. It only takes a second or two for an accident to begin and end, and it is in this moment that someone may or may not be at fault for an injury. It is often the presentation of simple facts that can make the difference at trial. I recently tried a case that I believed we were likely to lose. My two clients were the passengers in a large SUV that was stopped at a left turn signal. When their vehicle turned left, it was struck in the intersection Read More
By now I am sure you have heard the viral news story about the wedding photographer who was awarded over a million dollars in a defamation lawsuit last month. If you have not, here is what you need to know: Andrea Polito is a professional photographer from Dallas, Texas who took pictures for Andrew and Neely Moldovan on their wedding day. The newlyweds became impatient after the wedding while waiting for the pictures to be ready, so they inquired about the photos. Polito said she was still waiting on a few items from the couple in order to finish the pictures. But, the couple was not satisfied with this answer and began contacting local news stations saying Polito was holding Read More
What should you do after a car accident?
The moments after an accident can be chaotic. Realizing you’ve been hit, assessing your injuries and those of your passengers, trying to deal with your damaged vehicle, the police, other drivers, just to name a few. With all of these things going on, it is easy to forget to properly document what happened at the scene. But gathering information at the scene of the accident is crucial to your accident case. This is what you need to do: 1. Get the other driver’s information. You need to know who hit you. And a simple phone number is not enough. Unfortunately, people will give you false information. If the police arrive at the scene and either take a report or do Read More