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Suffering Nerve Pain After a Spinal Cord Injury?

By Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie on November 30, 2020

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We often forget how many of our day-to-day activities rely on having a healthy spine until said spine is badly damaged. Even from minor trauma, a spinal cord injury can make it difficult to sleep comfortably, play with your kids, or perform well at your job without some level of pain. With more serious injuries, that pain can be far more debilitating and last for years, if not your entire life.

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What Is Loss of Enjoyment?

By Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie on November 25, 2020

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If you have been in an accident, your biggest concerns are getting your medical bills covered in an insurance claim. However, after doing some research and reading up on personal injury or auto accident claims, you may have discovered that you can recover more than just your medical bills. In the state of California, victims can pursue both the financial costs of an accident, or economic damages, and the personal costs, or non-economic damages. Sadly, many accident victims neglect to include the personal costs of an accident, which can include the loss of enjoyment of life. But what is a “loss of enjoyment” and how can you include it in your claim?

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How to Pay for Medical Bills While a Claim Is Pending

By Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie on November 18, 2020

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Very few Californians have the spare cash to handle a sudden injury. From emergency room visits to invasive surgeries to physical therapy, a single accident can cost the average family tens of thousands of dollars. While you may be able to recover the full costs of your injuries in a personal injury claim, the entire process can take over a year. During that period, you may be worried about how to cover your medical expenses and may even be tempted to accept a lowball settlement offer from the at-fault insurance company to get your initial bills covered.

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Why Child Injury Claims Are Unique

By Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie on November 11, 2020

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As parents, nothing is more important than making sure your child is taken care of, especially if they suffer from a serious medical condition. After an auto accident or dog bite, you may be scared, confused, and worried about how to get them proper treatment and pay for any long-term injuries. While you may assume that a child injury case is more straightforward, it is important to understand how these cases different from your standard personal injury claim.

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When a Round of Golf Turns Deadly

By Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie on August 25, 2020

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Golf is one of the most popular leisure activities for people who want to relax in the outdoors and have the patience for a steady game spread out over 18 holes. While it does not attract the attention of football or basketball, golf has risen in recognition in recent years among both younger and older generations. But, although it may seem like a safe, low-impact sport, golfing does have one real risk: golf cart crashes.

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COVID-19 and Injury Claims: What You Need to Know!

By Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie on June 23, 2020

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Our world has dramatically changed in recent months and will continue to at an unparalleled rate throughout California, leaving many people anxious and uncertain about their future, especially when it comes to health, unexpected accidents, and the potential of serious injury. You may have a ton of new questions, such as how COVID-19 could affect your personal injury or auto accident claim.

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Seeing a Physical Therapist During the COVID-19 Outbreak

By Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie on April 20, 2020

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For many of our clients, physical therapy is critical to making a full recovery from your injuries. Proper exercising with a trained professional allows you and your attorney to see how extensive your injuries are, which can affect your compensation. However, with the rise of COVID-19 cases in Orange County and California’s Stay at Home Order, many patients are justifiably unsure if they should continue with their treatment.

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

By Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie 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 Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie 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 Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie 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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