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What Is a Settlement Mill (and Why Shouldn’t You Work with One)?

By Newport Beach Personal Injury Attorney on February 28, 2020

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A settlement mill is a team of lawyers that excels in settling cases quickly, as opposed to fighting for the compensation you deserve. They will take your case with no intention of ever going to trial. These lawyers make their money by settling a high volume of cases quickly. Their law offices are organized to benefit the lawyers and the insurance companies – not the injured victims they represent.

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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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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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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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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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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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When Negligence Leads to an Injured Student: Schools and Premises Liability

By Newport Beach Personal Injury Attorney on October 29, 2019

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When we send our children to school, we are relying on the educational system to keep them safe. Kids get hurt every day when negligent school systems fail to maintain a secure environment. What recourse do parents have when their children are injured at school? One option may be to hold the school district accountable through a premises liability claim.

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A General Word on Ride Accidents

By Newport Beach Personal Injury Attorney on October 14, 2019

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It doesn’t matter if you are riding Thunder Mountain at Disneyland or a Tilt-A-Whirl at a local fair; accidents happen from time to time. While massive amusement parks like Disneyland or Knott’s Berry Farm have an entire staff of people making sure the rides are operating safely and efficiently, places like the OC Fair and Balboa Fun Zone do not have the same resources to dedicate to the safety of their rides.

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Should You Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer?

By Newport Beach Personal Injury Attorney on April 30, 2017

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If you’ve been injured in an accident you need all the help you can get, and you need it as soon as possible. Unfortunately, that means that some injury victims pick the first attorney they find rather than making an informed choice. Before you hire a personal injury attorney, it’s important to educate yourself and find the right fit for you and your case.

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Orange County Lawyers Discuss California Personal Injury Laws

By Newport Beach Personal Injury Attorney on March 28, 2017

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For anyone living in California, it is crucial to educate yourself on what happens to you in the case of a personal injury. Unexpected injuries can happen at any time and often they occur due to the negligence of others, causing you pain and suffering both physically and mentally.

If you are a California resident, there are strict personal injury laws you should be aware to protect you and your family and it is very important you understand the basics of these laws. In the article below, we’re going to take a “deep dive” and review each of these personal injury laws and the affect they could have on you and those you love.

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