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A Lawyer Isn’t Like a Hairdresser…

By Newport Beach Personal Injury Attorney on December 3, 2019

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By Jim Ballidis

Are you treating your injury lawyer like your hairdresser, uncomfortable with making a change because of loyalty?

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Do You Want to Be a Better Communicator? Learn from a Trial Lawyer II

By Newport Beach Personal Injury Attorney on November 29, 2019

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By Jim Ballidis

I recently wrote about a communication workshop I attended for four days. This was no ordinary workshop. It was intensive, and not focused on law, but relationships, and internal and external communication. I shared some insight on internal communication in the previous article, and how that can impact your communication. This note will reveal some insight I received on external communication: the impact on others.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Do You Want to Be a Better Communicator? Learn from a Trial Lawyer

By Newport Beach Personal Injury Attorney on November 25, 2019

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By Jim Ballidis

Do you wonder how to be a better communicator? From a personal injury lawyer, here are a few ideas that might help.

I have studied effective communication all my career as an injury lawyer. New revelations come to me all the time. This last weekend, I spent four days in a communication workshop that focused solely on internal and external communication – the things I tell myself, and the way I communicate with others. Both are important because they influence the result of the communication.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Finding Peace After an Auto Accident

By Newport Beach Personal Injury Attorney on November 21, 2019

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By Jim Ballidis

An automobile accident can be traumatic and frustrating. You may be the victim of a drunk or inattentive driver. That driver walks away from the collision unharmed while you suffer the consequences for months or even years afterward.

How can you regain peace while you’re recovering from an accident?

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Posted in: Car Accidents

What Questions Should I Ask My Potential Lawyer (to Resolve My Case as Easily as Possible)?

By Newport Beach Personal Injury Attorney on November 20, 2019

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You probably know you need a lawyer, but you think, What am I going to ask the lawyer? How will I see if this is a good lawyer for my case? You might even hear yourself saying, “It is not about money. I want to be compensated, but I am not a sue-happy person.”

If you are asking yourself similar questions, you are in the right place.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Do I Need an Injury Attorney, or Can I Handle My Case Myself?

By Newport Beach Personal Injury Attorney on November 14, 2019

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By Jim Ballidis

I hear this question often from prospective clients. Everyone tends to think “I can do it myself!” in the age of the DIY internet. I certainly have that opinion about a lot of projects I handle, unrelated to law.

The idea is that if you handle the case, you can avoid the attorney fee. Otherwise, why bother with the hassle?

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Newport Beach Pedestrian Killed in Accident Involving State Park Vehicle

By Newport Beach Personal Injury Attorney on November 7, 2019

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According to the Orange County Register, a pedestrian was fatally injured when he was struck by an on-duty state park vehicle in late July 2019. The incident occurred in Newport Beach, near Crystal Cove State Park. Police were called at approximately 10 p.m. and the victim, a 41-year old man, according to the LA Times, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

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How Can I Avoid Being Intimidated by a Lawyer?

By Newport Beach Personal Injury Attorney on November 5, 2019

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by Jim Ballidis

You know you need to hire a lawyer! Some of you see a lawyer as an adversary, one you will control. This article is not for you. For everyone else, can you avoid being intimidated by your lawyer? Yes; by hiring the right lawyer – one that makes you feel important and listens to you.

In a recent study, a significant percentage of clients said they did not feel lawyers listened to their concerns or their opinions. Let my 35 years as a personal injury attorney suggest some strategies that can help you hire the right attorney for you.

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Get Ready To Fall Back! Tips for Safe Driving As Daylight Saving Time Ends

By Newport Beach Personal Injury Attorney on November 1, 2019

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This fall, daylight saving time ends on Sunday, November 3rd. While “falling back” gives us an extra hour of sleep and more light when we get up in the mornings — all good things — the end of daylight saving can also create driving hazards.

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Pedestrian Safety Tips for Your Fall Walks

By Newport Beach Personal Injury Attorney on October 31, 2019

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Walking is a healthy and eco-friendly way to get from point A to point B, and fall is a beautiful time of year to enjoy the great outdoors. The weather is cooler, the skies are bluer, and the changing colors of the nature adds to what is already an enjoyable experience.

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