An accident in which both parties claim to have a “green light” requires an aggressive investigation

Barring an incredible software glitch, a traffic signal can display a green light for only one set of drivers at a time.  However, it is common that following an intersection accident, both parties will (strangely enough) claim that they proceeded on a light in their favor. Chaulk it up to … [+]

What is a “Non Party Witness”?

Since the burden of proof is on the plaintiff (in my firm, usually the injured person), it is best to do a thorough investigation to uncover clear, objective, and compelling evidence. One of the things that makes me happy is when my investigator is able to locate a non-party witness … [+]

If you are in an auto accident, take photos of the property damage

In this digital age, it is no surprise to see photographs of damage to vehicles and injuries that were taken at the scene.  People are less punishing when these photographs are presented to juries (or at depositions) since most people carry a smart phone with a camera. It would have … [+]

Outline of a Lawsuit – The REAL “pre-trial conference” on Day One

After you have spent an entire weekend, 12 hours a day, preparing your witnesses, reading all depositions transcripts, contacted your expert witnesses to schedule their appearance, reviewing police reports, and written a draft of your Opening Statement, you are now ready to have a real trial conference with the judge … [+]