Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Jack's Birthday Smash Cake Pictures!

In honor of Jack's first birthday on Saturday, we had some pictures done.  If you know me, you know I LOVE to commemorate special events with a photoshoot!

Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Things to Look for When Choosing a Lawyer

Choosing a lawyer - things to look for

How do you choose a lawyer? There are many different sectors within the law, so how do you know who or what course of action will be best suited to your situation? You need to ask yourself what exactly you are looking for and research what is relevant. Some areas of law may cross over, which can make it tricky to know what to do for the best.

To an outsider, there is seemingly little difference between a family lawyer, an employment lawyer, and a local car accident lawyer - so how do you choose between them? Let’s explore the subject.

Relevant skills and experience

Make sure you approach a lawyer that has the relevant skills and experience in the area of law in which you require them. This may sound a little obvious, but the first step is to ensure you carry out at least a cursory level of research in terms of reviewing the lawyer or law firm’s services.

For example, just because a particular law firm states that “family law” is one of their services, this may not necessarily mean that you will be working with anyone who has specific experience in the type of family law that you need - family law is a broad area of law, offering everything from prenuptial agreements and divorce services, to child custody services and will writing services.

In order to get an idea of whether you are dealing with a suitable lawyer for your case, you may wish to make contact with the law firm and ask about the specific services provided. At this stage, you could also enquire as to the number of successful cases that the lawyer or law firm has handled - there may be testimonials and case studies online that could further reassure you that the law firm is a match for your case. This could also be a good time to ask about any awards or certificates that the lawyer may have gained in the field.

Communication (oral and written)

Even if your own oral and written communication is below standard, you can easily spot the difference between someone who cannot articulate themselves effectively and a calm, confident lawyer who speaks English with clarity and can tell you about all the different processes. They need to be able to explain everything clearly to you without being confusing. This makes all the difference. You can normally tell if your lawyer is a strong communicator from your first ever encounter. First impressions count - trust your initiative.

Likewise, in written communication, any documentation that is riddled with spelling mistakes and grammatical issues should be a warning sign that the legal team with which you have entrusted your legal affairs is sloppy in appearance and by extension most likely wasteful in capitalizing on  

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

What To Do if a Family Member is Hurt in An Accident

Sadly, accidents happen. Even when you are incredibly careful it is not always possible to avoid having one. Every day, across the world, millions of people are hurt as a result of vehicle crashes, slips, falls, workplace mishaps and other types of accidents.
If you or a family member is hurt it is important to know what to do beyond making sure that you or they get the right medical treatment. Below, I take a look at what you need to do to pursue compensation and aid in their physical recovery.
Always remember: the most important thing is to do your research before making any big decisions. Consider reaching out to a local personal injury lawyer to find out more information. Now, let’s look at your next steps...
Write down what happened
As soon as possible write out what happened and do so in detail. If you can, take photos and videos of the scene at the time of the accident. This can make a big difference in your ability to secure compensation.
Or click the one below to access a detailed list of the kind of things you need to include when writing up what happened. Dont worry about the fact that this article was written primarily with accident scene investigators in mind. If you take the same approach you will be assured of capturing as much evidence as possible. Facts that can be used to prove that someone else was responsible for the accident. As you will see even seemingly small details can turn out to be important when it is time to claim compensation.
Support the physical recovery of your injured family member
It is just as important to help your child, partner, or other family members with the physical recovery process. That could mean volunteering to take them to their hospital appointments or agreeing to accompany them on a short walk a couple of times a week. Every little bit helps. The more severely they are hurt the more important it is that they receive practical help. Without it, many people fail to make as full a recovery as possible.
Offer emotional support
You also need to be mindful of the mental and emotional impact being injured can have. Reading this will give you a better understanding of how easy it is to enter a downward spiral that leads to depression and other mental health.