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$141,000 Verdict on a $25,000 Offer with No Physical Injuries

$141,000 Verdict on a $25,000 Offer with No Physical Injuries

This was a car wreck case. No physical injuries or medical bills resulted from the wreck. At the time of the accident, the plaintiff’s two-year-old son was being treated for cancer. Three months later, the plaintiff’s son passed away. Although the son’s passing was not a result of the wreck, the value of the time the family lost with their dying child became the damages in the case. The plaintiffs were continuously jerked around by the insurance company on issues pertaining to their rental car, repairs, etc. They were even getting voicemails from the insurance company almost a year after...

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Demand Letters Review

Review By: Justin Zachary Esq originally published in the Summer 2019 issue of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association's publication The Docket.  So often, CLEs, Trial Guides and workshops are geared toward trial skills. How often have you seen a CLE or speaker discuss cross-examination or closing? While those skills are admittedly vital, I was excited to sit down and dive into a different aspect of a trial lawyer’s practice that does not quite get as much attention: Demand Letters. One of Trial Guides newest products is an eight (8) disc collection of some of Trial Guides top speakers discussing in-depth their thoughts on Demand...

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Running with the Bulls Book Review

Running with the Bulls Book Review

Reviewed by Megan Hottman Originally published in the June/July 2019 issue of Trial Talk, the bi-monthly magazine of the Colorado State Trial Lawyer's Association. The book I wish I’d owned ten years ago … this interesting, inspiring, how-to-guide to writing your best, most effective demand letters was hard to put down. I mean that. Even the introduction had me hooked. From there, I was challenged to sit down and do some of the exercises in the early chapters—exercises designed to make me as a human consider what kind of money I would consider accepting to have my life forever altered—the exercise that stood out...

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Visual Exhibits: Why They Make a Difference Even in the Early Stages of Litigation

Visual Exhibits: Why They Make a Difference Even in the Early Stages of Litigation

By: Tyler Komarnycky Visual Litigation Strategist at High Impact We’ve long been told that people generally learn best in a visual format. According to one study, 65 percent of the population would be classified primarily as visual learners. It has been further identified that most people are bimodal, trimodal, or quadrimodal with regards to processing of information. This means that a visual presentation of materials, in combination with auditory and/or other methods is most effective in conveying information. Advertisers recognize this fact and have historically been willing to pay materially more to get in front of users through visually led...

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Trial by Woman Book Review

Trial by Woman Book Review

By Rachel E. Potter  Originally published in the Winter 2019 edition of The Verdict for Wisconsin Association for JusticeFrom the day I announced I wanted to be a lawyer, the advice started pouring in. Many wonderful and well-intentioned mentors and colleagues said: “You should watch [insert male lawyer name here], he is the perfect trial attorney, tall and with a loud and authoritative voice that carries effortlessly through any room. He is the perfect lawyer. Be like him.” I have no doubt that many of us have heard similar advice at one time or another. If you want a book...

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