Cheap Car Insurance: Is “Saving Hundreds” Really a Bargain?
Cheap car insurance is … well … cheap car insurance. No one wants to pay more than they absolutely must for anything. Including insurance. So advertisers push “Only pay for what you need.” Or “We can save you hundreds on car insurance.” At the same time in the back of […]
Driver Negligence – The Cause of Car Accidents – What Damages?
Driver negligence happens every day. You see it when people cut you off. You see bad drivers when they run lights and stop signs. It’s hardly breaking news. When someone else drives recklessly, fails to exercise caution or simply does not pay attention you find yourself through no fault of […]
Coronavirus Driving Habits: Less Traffic on the Roads but Worse Drivers
Coronavirus driving habits saw fewer people on the roads but more risky, bad driving habits. Why did car accidents and risky driving patterns increase when COVID-19 hit the USA and we were all told to stay home and off the highways? Despite coronavirus shutdowns telling everyone to stay home, highway […]
Must Insurance Pay for Medicinal Marijuana After an Accident?
Medicinal marijuana after an accident may, some feel, help with symptoms. Should insurance pay for medical cannabis after you’ve been injured in an accident? Whether you’ve sustained an injury at work or in a car accident, insurance covers medical bills. At the same time, laws evolve slowly but surely. As […]
Lilly the Office Mascot turns 10
My name is Lilly. Look at how fast I destroyed one of my birthday presents. Ha Ha. So you think I’m old? Here’s the thing. I have been the office mascot for years. Clients in Derry, New Hampshire and North Andover, Massachusetts luv me. Most of them anyhow. The very […]
Five Things Never to Say to an Insurance Claims Adjuster
Unless you’re in the insurance claims business you might not know five things never to say to an insurance claims adjuster. But then it happens. You’re in a car accident. Insurance companies call. You’ve decided to handle it yourself, despite the best advice here on my blog. Those with attorneys […]
Virtual Court: Can They Zoom Away Right to Appear in Court?
Can courts guarantee constitutional rights by holding virtual court? The coronavirus pandemic changed many things in our daily lives. As of this writing Covid-19 challenges continue. Schools, restaurants, small businesses and others struggle to comply with ever changing rules and requirements But what about the courts? While lots of people […]
Bad Drivers: The Worst States, The Worst Habits
Bad drivers clog the highways everywhere. Three states topping the national list of awful drivers with bad records exist in New England. Step aside, New York. Three New England states fill out the top five slots in a nationwide ranking of states with bad drivers. In a study updated in […]
When Insurance Companies Demand Past Medical Records
How far back can an insurance company go in requesting past medical records? Question: “I had a car accident and herniated a disc. The claims adjuster sent a form telling me to sign letting them get medical records going back 15 years. Can insurance companies demand medical records going back […]
Latin Legal Terms. Legalese and Plain English
Law schools teach the new generation of lawyers to write clearly in contrast to old muddled legalese, but even now, Latin legal terms persist. Despite attempts to use plain English some older Latin words and phrases simply won’t go away. Certain Latin terminology finds itself deeply embedded in legal culture. […]