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Lawsuit Success: Fear No Longer!

Let’s face it – nobody wants to consider how unprepared they would be in the wake of a personal injury case. You’re scared, out of sorts, and must suddenly (and quickly) become familiar with the ins and outs of personal injury law. Not your thing? Well the truth of the matter is, the outcome of your case has everything to do with the choices you make before you even enter the court room.

As a 20-year-old with zero background in law, I found this book Lawsuit Success to truly invaluable for everything from lawyer search to just understanding what negotiations I rightfully have a say in! I wasn’t even aware of how many wrong turns it was possible for me to make in the process.

Lawsuit Success is a dream guide. It’s genuine and plain-spoken advice about the realities of the legal system. Compact, and to the point, this book is a standard for anyone facing their personal injury case in a clueless panic. In an area of law where I would be weary of legal services ready to take advantage of my inexperience, here is finally a legitimate resource with a true heart for helping others.

Learn from Lawsuit Success – be smart and be prepared.


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Red Light Camera Reality

It seems the cost of bail for a traffic violation in Los Angeles has gone from a reasonable penalty, to what could now be considered as, frankly, a financial beating! Red light camera tickets are notorious for their mail delivered shock value, topping off at upwards of $500. I wasn’t angry, more like beside myself with disbelief the day I got my Prius’ portrait in the mail. “I guess I remember a random flash that one time…”, despite being infamously known for my over-cautiousness with yellows. I was making a right turn on my way home on an uninhabited night and pulled, what I’ve fondly heard coined as, a “California roll”. In case you wondered, these incomplete stops are worth roughly $500, and these fines have become a considerable source of revenue for the city. But when does it turn from public safety to an unjust burden on the average citizen? As an 18-year-old college student tagged on what I’d argue, a technicality, this hurt. Even if one was to write off unreasonable ticket costs and outside help to keeping a grip on the sprawling population of Los Angeles, here is where I really see this program beginning to lose credibility. In 2010, the Los Angeles City Council voted red light cameras out due to their not effectively improving public safety, but the city continues to pursue past violators. Trust me, my decision to ignore the fine and put this idea to the test wasn’t easy. They’d made the call to remove my corner’s pest in the coming weeks, but I couldn’t afford the risk of an even steeper fine… What a mess. Despite the removal of several red light cameras a few years back, the reality is they still exist, so better be safe than sorry!

Caught by the Camera?




Lights, Camera, Ticket? Not for the city of Houston!

After having their traffic red light cameras turned off and on over the past couple of years because of complaints and concerns about their safety, the city council has finally decided to take them out, but it is going to cost them. You see the company that makes the cameras also makes money when people are caught! The city has come to a settlement with the manufacturer, American Traffic Solutions. The initial proposal stated that the city would pay ATS over $12 million for the breached contract which does not end until 2014; however, after much deliberation and mediation, the city of Houston will pay ATS $2.3 million up front, covering the amount ATS would have made if the cameras were still in place. Over the next three years, ATS will receive another $2.4 million, representing the amount ATS would have received under tickets and fines. With the settlement, ATS has agreed to remove all red light cameras within 60 days and end the legal battle with the city.

To read more about the case, click here.

Higher Legal Attorney wins
“Trial Lawyer of the Year”

Higher Legal panel lawyer, Brian Panish, has been named the “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”). This award is considered to be California’s highest honor among trial attorneys.

Brian Panish worked with Daniel Amos, founder of  Higher Legal, when they were at the prominent plaintiff’s firm now known as Greene, Broillet & Wheeler. Mr. Panish is now a partner at Panish, Shea & Boyle in Los Angeles. Mr. Panish has been a Higher Legal panel attorney since the inception of the company in 2008.

Recently Mr. Panish obtained a record jury verdict of over Twenty-One Million Dollars in favor of an Iraq War Navy veteran who suffered catastrophic injury in an automobile accident caused by a negligent Hillyard, Inc. driver. This groundbreaking case, Michael Nelsen v. Hillyard, Inc., et al., was included in the Daily Journal Top Plaintiff Verdicts of 2009.

Higher Legal is a California State Bar certified lawyer referral service that specializes in matching people with the very best personal injury lawyers in California and then monitoring their case from start to finish to make sure they receive the very best representation available. Higher Legal is able to open the doors to many of the state’s top law firms in all types of personal injury cases, including automobile accidents, medical malpractice, elder abuse, wrongful termination, insurance bad faith claims, asbestos/mesothelioma cases,  pharmaceutical actions and mass torts.

Infant Car Seat Recall

Do you have a Chaperone Infant Car seat by Britax?

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled 23,000 of these infant car seats today. If you have one you should stop using it immediately because the harness chest clip can break and cause injury.

Here are the model numbers of the recalled seats: Chaperone infant car seats with model numbers E9L95P2 (Red Mill), E9L95P3, E9L95P5 (Cowmooflage), E9L69N9 (Moonstone) manufactured between April 2009 and May 2010. The white serial label with the seat’s serial number, model number, and manufacture date can be found on the underside of the car seat.  

Consumers should immediately contact Britax for a free repair kit, which includes a replacement chest clip.