In this Issue — December 2010

  • A Chance To Win 4 lobster tails from Wholey’s Fish Market in the Strip

Congratulations to Frank T. for answering last month’s question correctly, and winning a $50.00 gift card.

This month’s Christmas question is for a chance to win 4 lobster tails from Wholey’s Fish Market in the Strip District. We will ship the lobster tails to you for Christmas!!

Who was the Pittsburgh Steeler coach before Coach Cowher?
How is that for an incentive?

  • The Law Really Can Protect People

Nationwide Insurance Company recently tried to deny coverage to a Pennsylvania customer who suffered a homeowners loss due to the failure of the customer to pay their premium in full. The customer hired a lawyer to help her. Result? The Court ruled for the customerbased on Nationwide violation of the Unfair Insurance Practices Act(Huh?). The Unfair Insurance Practices Act prohibits persons engaged in the business of insurance from engaging in unfair or deceptive acts or practices. Nationwide failed to prove that it complied with its own practice of sending returned mail to its local agent of record for investigation. Also, there was no evidence to show that Nationwide made any attempt to resend the cancellation notice or otherwise notify the customer that her policy was being cancelled.

The point of this is that there are laws on the books designed to protect you. An attorney and the law can help protect you when a legal issue arises. Call my office anytime you have a legal issue that you need help on. Our law office primarily concentrates on personal injury cases, auto accidents, slip & fall injuries and criminal defense. However, I may be able to refer you to an attorney who deals with your legal issue even if it doesn’t involve personal injury law or criminal defense. What do you have to lose by calling?

  • Thanks To You Readers,

We now have about 4800 former and current clients who receive our free monthly Newsletter.

Have a friend or relative who is having trouble sleeping? Have them call Mary at 1- 800-518-0050 . We will put them on our monthly Newsletter. That should cure them of their sleeping problem plenty pronto!

In all seriousness, I really believe that anyone who reads this Newsletter consistently knows more about the law than the vast majority of the public at large. Need an example? How many people do you think have even ever heard of the Unfair Insurance Practices Act? (see above) So please keep reading!! You will be glad you did.

When you call our office please thank Mary my trusted secretary. She is the one who has to type this Newsletter each month and make sure the Newsletter gets out to you.

I really feel blessed because I also have two very dedicated and conscientious paralegals in Angela and Denise. They are both hard working, loyal and honest people who really care about their clients and you!! Angela and Denise are here everyday taking your calls, reviewing your records and organizing your files so we can get the maximum recovery for you!! Without the real dedication of Angela, Denise and Mary, I would be lost. They are really the best of the best! Thanks ladies! P.S. I hope their Christmas bonuses are passed out before they read this Newsletter!!

  • Important Message: Online Social Networks

Facebook, MySpace, Twitter or any online social network. If you are a current client or were injured in an auto or any other type of accident, PLEASE READ THIS: ANYTHING you put on social media sources like Facebook, MySpace or Twitter is available for the other side to use against you. It’s really like giving the opposition bullets to shoot you with. It can torpedo your case and cost you a lot of money.

Do you think I am just being paranoid and overly cautious? Do you think your privacy setting will protect you? Wrong!! A New York Courtrecently ordered an injured person to grant access to the defense attorney, of her entire Facebook and MySpace accounts including deleted and historic pages on the grounds that photos of those pages were inconsistent with her claims of loss of enjoyment of life! The defense argued the sites showed her traveling during the period she claimed she was not capable of traveling. The Court agreed with the defense!!

Never, Never, Never, Never (have I said it enough times yet?) put anything on Facebook, MySpace or any social network that you wouldn’t want a jury to see during the middle of your trial.


If you or someone you know has been hurt in any of the following situations, please feel free to contact me for a free consultation: Personal Injury cases, Injuries Involving Surgery of any kind, Children’s Injuries, Fractured Bones, Vehicle Accidents, Catastrophic Injuries, Medical Malpractice cases, Wrongful Death cases, Product Liability/Defective Product cases, Homeowners Liability cases, Workers Compensation cases and Criminal Defense.

  • Thanks for each and everyone of you!! I hope you have a Blessed Christmas!! You readers are the greatest!!