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One of the most common questions individuals who have been involved in an accident have is whether they should file a personal injury claim after the accident, despite being partially to blame for the cause of either the accident itself or their injuries. For example, if someone was involved in a car accident and wasn’t […]

My freshman year in college I finally had the opportunity to head down to Florida for spring break. Since high school I had always wanted to go like my friends did, but my mother never allowed it. Once I got to college, I could “do whatever I wanted”. My, oh my, do I wish I […]

The Dog Bites in Detroit

When my daughter moved to work as a paralegal in Detroit after having grown up in Hawaii her whole life, her mother and I were stunned, to say the least. But she’s our daughter and after having been offered a position at a prominent law firm, we knew that we’d be visiting Detroit more frequently […]

Overcoming Obstacles: the Olivia Abbington Story

My daughter, Olivia, was only 21 years old when she headed to Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina for spring break. A junior in college at Louisiana State University, she had her whole life ahead of her. Olivia loves children, and she was studying child psychology when her friends invited her on their spring break trip.  […]

More often than not, civil lawsuits, known as “tort claims” in the legal field, are sensationalized by the media. Whether it’s because the facts of the case have been skewed, as in the case of Stella Liebeck, or the sheer amount of damage done caused an uproar, the public loves a shocking news story. With […]

Clearing My Name of a Felony Drug Charge

The day I was arrested on a felony drug charge was, by far, the worst day of my entire life. I should probably make it clear right from the start that I was innocent. I don’t do drugs, I’ve never even smoked weed and I’m pushing thirty. So you can imagine my surprise when I […]