Distracted Driving = Car Accident = Big Recovery?

Cell Phones. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Texting. Pokémon. The world continues to provide us with ample opportunity to be entertained and distracted from the nuances of life. These technological advances can…

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Proving the Case: Burdens of Proof

As a trial attorney who has tried both civil and criminal cases in my nearly 15 years of practice, I can confidently say that the key to properly evaluating a…

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The Importance of Liability Insurance for Homeowners

If you own a home, then you almost certainly have (and certainly should have) homeowner’s insurance. Most people associate homeowner’s insurance with providing security and peace of mind in the…

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REASONABLE SUSPICION vs. PROBABLE CAUSE

When it comes to a DWI arrest, having a hunch of a committed crime is just not enough to make a traffic stop (or at least it isn’t supposed to…

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Did I just waive my right to recover for my child’s injury?

As a parent of a young child, I am often in a situation that calls for signing waivers on behalf of my child and his right to sue for personal…

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What Do I Do If My Medical Bills Exceed the Total Recovery in My Case?

The day every plaintiff (and their attorney) in a personal injury case has been waiting for is finally here: a verdict or settlement has been reached! Understandably, the first question…

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The Question Every Criminal Defense Attorney Has Heard From a Client: Can You Keep My Statements Out?

And the answer is … it depends. The single most important time for you to have access to the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney is when you are…

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Breath Test Machines Are Not Always Accurate

There are many issues with the breath test machine that can affect the validity of the test results. These issues often give a Defendant in a DWI case an advantage…

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How do Punitive Damages Work?

Exemplary or “Punitive” damages are available under law to punish a particular defendant’s behavior, and to encourage the defendant to change their behavior. In order for a plaintiff to be…

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Help! My blood/breath test was less than .08 and they are still charging me with DWI!

So, you are on your way home after meeting a couple of buddies to watch the big game after work. You grab a bite to eat and have a couple…

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