WHAT IS THE VALUE TO YOU IN READING OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER? Specifically, in a few months you will know more about the law than 90% of your friends and neighbors! That can only help you in your daily life. Here is an example: We often talk in the Newsletter about the value to you of buying as much underinsurance on your auto policy as you can, in case you are in a serious car accident right? Well, as strange as it sounds, many people do not even know what underinsurance is, much less why it is so important to get as much of it as they can. You do by reading this monthly Newsletter. So congratulations and keep reading Scholars of the law! STEELER MAGNETS ARE COMING TO YOU! Because of the number of people who have called or emailed us requesting them, we are going to be sending you a FREE Steeler, Pitt and Penn State schedule magnet. We know you have always looked out for us over the years, so we hope you enjoy them and put them on your refrigerator! WHAT IS NEW AT THE TULLY LAW FIRM: We currently represent the estate of a motorcycle driver killed in a car accident due to the carelessness of a government driver. So a claim must be made under something called Federal Tort Claims Act(FTCA). An attorney was assigned to represent the federal government in the claim. Our initial thought was, my God, a claim against the United States of America. Where is this going to take us? But it turns out the U.S. government attorney is a nice guy and easy to work with. Guess you never know! PRACTICAL FYI: How do you know if your I-phone has been hacked? 1. Your battery drains quickly regardless of how much you charge it. 2. Your phone is hot even when it hasn’t been recently used. 3. You are experiencing overall poor performance like crashing or automatically loading pages. 4. There is an overall spike in data usage. 5. You learn about calls/texts you did not make. 6. New apps are appearing on your screen. 7. You notice unusual activity to your accounts. 8. You lose your signal easily and often. If you experience any 3 or more of these, you should shut your phone down and change your password. We hope this helps. CASE VALUE: Your case value from our viewpoint: What is your case worth? Often clients ask us what the value of their case is. It is a fair question to ask. The value of your case (if it does not go to trial) is what we can push and push the insurance adjuster to get to. You can understand insurance adjusters often tell us this is the top dollar we have for this accident case and not a penny more. But part of our job is to keep pushing them to get the number up higher and higher until we know it really IS their top number. We believe this is the best way to help you as the innocent victim here. Hope it helps you understand our thought process in representing you zealously in your car accident case. LESS IS MORE: Walmart was hit with a $5.5 million verdict in a slip & fall at a Pa. store. The client had serious injuries and the jury verdict reflected this. What was the key to it? Keeping the case short and to the point. No long winded speeches by counsel or lengthy objections. The jury was selected and came back with the $5.5 million verdict in 2 days. A lot of times jurors reward a seriously hurt victim and their attorneys who do not drag the case on endlessly. SPORTS UPDATE: Well you heard it here first. The Pirates are going to the World Series within the next three years! I know we’ve had a lot of false starts over the years, but feel very good about my prediction. Why? Simply the number of 1st round draft picks who are on the Pirates currently. 4 with another one (Paul Skenes) who was just picked and signed last month! Imagine the Steelers selecting in the draft: Terry Bradshaw, Mean Joe Greene, Jack Lambert and Lynn Swann as picks to build a team around. It might not be exactly the same, but it’s pretty darn similar. Let’s go Bucs. TULLY CONGRATULATIONS LIST: Jennifer Tully, a former paralegal at our office, on the recent Baptism of her son Christopher. Happy upcoming Birthday to my daughter Katie (August 11) and my daughter Elizabeth (August 21)! Lastly, Happy belated Birthday to my ace bookkeeper Angela on her birthday (July 20)! Did you know my wife Michelle recently had a total knee replacement? Amazingly, they had her doing physical therapy the same day. Now for home therapy... CONGRATULATIONS TO: Lisa B. who spotted the misspelled word last month and won $50.00. Now for your chance to win $50. We deliberately misspelled a word in this month’s Noisesletter. What is it? Good luck! 412-281-8700. Your friends and attorneys, Bernard M. Tully and Michael J. Tully Enjoy the Summer!