May 2021

Fair Compensation

How We Create Fair Compensation For Phoenix Car Accident Victims!

Thoughts From A Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyer! I was recently asked by a potential client, how do I help Phoenix car accident victims get fair compensation for a Phoenix car crash? I started to explain there is five things that I do to help people who have been injured in a car accident obtain what is owed to them by Arizona law. In Arizona, the person who causes you harm has a duty to place you in the same position that you were in immediately before the harm occurred. So what I have done is I’ve created a system. That helps my Phoenix car accident victims obtain fair compensation from the car insurance company of the person that caused the car accident. This system is based on my years of experience of handling Avondale car accidents, first as a defense attorney for one of the largest car insurance companies in the world. My system for achieving maximum compensation for car accident victims also comes from my experience of trying Phoenix car accidents in the Maricopa court system. I’ve even tried cases in Pinal County and Pima County. Based on my years of experience I have been able to determine that this system works best for people who have been injured in Phoenix car crashes.  Make Sure The Insurance Company Does Not Try To Blame My Client For the Car Crash.  I make sure that my clients do not have any liability assessed against them, when it is not warranted. My… Read More »How We Create Fair Compensation For Phoenix Car Accident Victims!

George Floyd

I Am Exhausted…And So Are You.

I am black and I am exhausted. This journey we embarked on, as a nation, to reckon with the myths we tell about America has left me drained. Before the world knew George Floyd’s name I devoured books that were the intersection of our complex shared history, race, law, and policy. I read all of the notable names. I watched their lectures. I scoured the internet for interviews. I consumed the knowledge with an insatiable appetite. I started with a question. Each book I read allowed me to refine the question. The authors forced me to rephrase the question so it was more precise. I realized at one point I was not even asking the right question. Where our history, race, law and policy intersect, I am confident to scrap with anyone. I am unafraid to wade, by myself, into unfriendly territory and spar with the opposition. Then, we learned George Floyd’s name.  We all watched Darnella Fraizer’s cellphone video, of George’s life slowly being squeezed out of him. I witnessed streets I knew, from my childhood, teens, and early twenties ablaze at night and smoldering in the dawn. When I was 19 I ventured to Lake Street, to have a profound transformation of my own. I had spent my freshman year in college growing my hair, so that I could make the pilgrimage from the confines of the southern suburbs to Lake Street to have my hair locked. My conservative father drove me the first time, for my initial… Read More »I Am Exhausted…And So Are You.

Phoenix personal injury lawyer

Black Car Accident Victims Need Someone Who Knows Our History

Black Car Accident Victims Need Someone Who Knows Our History Before I ran for Congress. I had a string of three cases in a row where my black car accident clients had been involved in serious car accidents. And they all went to the emergency room. However, all three of these black clients were never diagnosed for fractures. All  three of them needlessly suffered, because doctors failed to do their jobs. They had the type of  pain that only a fracture can produce and they suffered, because these doctors in Phoenix, Arizona, could not diagnose a fracture. One of these clients had a fracture in his hand. The pain that he had to suffer through was compounded because he went to a chiropractor before he hired me to be his personal injury lawyer.  He had retained another Arizona car accident law firm, this law firm blindly sent him to a chiropractor when he needed medical attention. On the other hand,  the other two clients signed up with me from the beginning. I listened to them talk about what they were experiencing, what limitations they were experiencing. I learned about their pain and hardships. And based on what I had read, what I knew, my past experience as being a defense insurance lawyer for car accident companies. I realized that there was something physically wrong with each of these clients. I told them to demand to go see a specialists, and when each of them got a second opinion, they found… Read More »Black Car Accident Victims Need Someone Who Knows Our History

Personal Injury lawyer

Avoid This Costly Mistake If You Have Medicaid And Have Been Injured.

Never Allow Your Personal Injury Lawyer To Send You To A Chiropractor When You Have Medicaid. Unfortunately, I have seen this happen too many times to African-American car accident victims. They start off getting represented by one of those Phoenix personal injury lawyer that has five times more support staff than attorneys. These clients never speak to a lawyer until the intake person has already sent them off to see their chiropractor. The problem is that with Medicaid you will get better care by seeing your primary doctor and being referred to physical therapy, if needed, than receiving chiropractic care. Moreover, you will save more money by getting medical care compared to chiropractic care. Some of these Phoenix car accident lawyers might not truly do what is in their client’s best interests and especially in their black client’s best interest. At this Phoenix, Arizona black-owned car accident law firm, we put the client first: ALWAYS.   What If I Have Medicaid? An experienced attorney will investigate your case, make sure your medical bills are appropriate, and provide you with the means to communicate with you. Medicaid allows you to get access to great medical care. Now, Medicaid will require you to reimburse them for any money that you win in a lawsuit or get from a settlement, but this arrangement will leave more money in your pocket, than if you were treated by a chiropractor. If your Avondale car accident attorney is sending you to a chiropractor when you have… Read More »Avoid This Costly Mistake If You Have Medicaid And Have Been Injured.

Phoenix black owned law firm

A Black Man Was Lynched In Minnesota: A Retrospective

A Story About My Bloodline A black man was lynched in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was the descendant of chattel slaves like me. My grandmother’s grandparents were chattel slaves. My mom’s grandparents were children of chattel slaves. My grandmother was the grandchild of chattel slaves. At one point in my bloodline all my ancestors saw behind them was generations of chattel slaves. When they peered into the future all they could imagine was generations of chattel slaves.  My grandmother’s grandparents told her a story about when they were slaves. My grandmother told me, her grandson, the same story. Now I share that story with you. A chattel slave had escaped the plantation. The overseer organized a search party to find the chattel slave and bring the property back to the plantation. The overseer also had instructed the remaining chattel slaves to cut wood and pile it in a certain way so that when the property had been returned to the plantation it could be placed in the wood and be destroyed with fire. The overseer told each of the chattel slaves it would be their responsibility to keep the property from leaving the fire. They would be provided with hoes, rakes, shovels, and axes to keep the property in the middle of fire, while the overseer and other whites watched.  My grandmother’s grandparents told her that it was that day that all of the chattel slaves were going to turn those tools on the overseer and anyone else who demanded they… Read More »A Black Man Was Lynched In Minnesota: A Retrospective

Car Accident

Should You Install A Dash Cam In Case You Get Into A Car Accident?

Should You Install A Dash Cam In Case You Get Into A Car Accident? Someone called GAMESQ, PLC after being involved in a car crash on the I-17 today. They were involved with another crash, they called it a fender bender, so they did not call the police. However, a couple of hours later this person calls all irate because the person who hit him told the insurance company it was his fault. He suggested if the had a a dash cam he would have evidence of whose fault it was. That got me thinking: is the best insurance against proving who caused the car crash today a dash cam? I think so. So this is why you need to install a dash cam. What Is A Dash Cam? A dash cam, is a small camera that mounts directly on the windshield of your car. You can get all kinds of dash cams with different resolutions. It records the car, however if you are riding in the car with someone else you can also record them. It will record everything going on in the car. It can be used for recording hazards and situations. Some dash cams even have a built-in camera on the back of the car to record the driver. They are easy to install and can save footage for a longer period of time. You can keep an eye on the dash cam when driving. Before installing a dash cam, I suggest you research a bit to… Read More »Should You Install A Dash Cam In Case You Get Into A Car Accident?

A Promise Land

A Promise Land Denied: A Critique Of Obama’s Presidency

“Through them, I resolved the lingering questions of my racial identity. For it turned out there was no single way to be Black; just trying to be a good man was enough.” ― Barack Obama, A Promised Land Tweet President Obama Failed Black America. President Obama failed black America. I do not enjoy writing these words, but this is my overwhelming impression after reading A Promise Land. It was not his policies that failed us, but his failure to confront the ugliness that his ambition, ability and assent to national prominence summoned.  America had been asleep. As Coates describes, we were all trapped in the Dream. Yes, the four officers who beat Rodney King were acquitted, but so was OJ. President Bush botched the response to Katerina, but he failed to protect the Towers. James Byrd was lynched, but so was Matthew Shepard. We were all asleep in the Dream.  Barack charged into our lives. He gave the speech of a generation at the DNCC in 2004. It appeared that he was going to be the next Oprah, Secretary Powell, or Michael Jordan. A person’s whose immense talent and professional capabilities allowed them to be accepted as white. When he exclaimed, “Well, I say to them tonight, there is not a liberal America and a conservative America — there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America — there’s the United States of America.” That was… Read More »A Promise Land Denied: A Critique Of Obama’s Presidency

Arizona Car Accident Lawyer

When Is The Best Time To Hire An Arizona Car Accident Lawyer After A Crash?

Almost all of the Phoenix car accident law firms do not require any payment up front from the victims of car crashes. We work on something that is called a contingency fee arrangement. That means the Arizona car accident lawyer does not get paid unless you recover something from the other driver. This is something that potential clients are unaware of. Recently, one client was trying to get their brother on the phone to see if he could help pay for the lawyer. They had to be told, that our fee agreement means that we both share the risk together. That the lawyer believes in your case enough to accept you as a client.  There are advantages and drawbacks from this type of fee agreement. The main advantage is that you and your attorney are in this together, but the main drawback is that if your case presents complexities your attorney might drop you as a client. However, you do not have to pay the attorney up front. You pay your Arizona car accident lawyer for the value they create for your personal injury claim and the compensation they recover for you.  What Is A Contingency Fee Arrangement? A contingency fee is where you pay the fee if you win. This method of payment is usually frowned upon by the community. In fact, some attorneys don’t allow the consumer to do this because of moral objections. Instead, they may charge a lump sum fee for the recovery of the loss.… Read More »When Is The Best Time To Hire An Arizona Car Accident Lawyer After A Crash?

Arizona Civil Rights Lawyer

Ban The Box Harms Black People Who Have Never Been Convicted Of A Crime

Ban The Box Harms Black People Who Have Never Been Convicted Of A Crime. “That’s why ‘Ban the Box’ (BTB) policies, often touted as reforms designed to help formerly incarcerated people, have had the perverse consequence of hurting black men.” ― Paul Butler, “Chokehold: Policing Black Men” Tweet I first learned that BTB harms black people in 2017. I was listening to a podcast (Pod Save the People) and they brought this up for discussion. There were nothing but good intentions surrounding Ban the Box. However, we remember what Coates says about “good intentions” from a past day in black history. Then the data started to flood out. Dr. Jennifer Doleac is the most knowledgeable person in the world on this research. Her peer-reviewed research clearly found that BTB harms black men and women. This policy eliminates the spartan opportunities that already exists for black folk. When BTB gets passed the employment chances for black people evaporate.  BTB does not work, because too many employers assume that a young black male applicant has a criminal past, so they ding their application. Some civil rights attorneys who specialize in employment discrimination have sounded the alarm about this practice.Yet, the box actually protects black people who have never been part of our criminal justice systems. Absent this protection, systemic racism does what it does best and denies a black person a job that they are qualified for, on the basis of their skin.  “Another study from New York and New Jersey found… Read More »Ban The Box Harms Black People Who Have Never Been Convicted Of A Crime

Phoenix car accident attorney

The Top Five Things To After A Car Accident In 2021

The Top Five Things To Do After A Car Accident In 2021 After a car accident there is too much happening. You could be in pain or shock. Your dream car could be totaled. You are trying to understand how you got yourself in this situation. That is why there needs to be a checklist of things to do after you were involved in a Phoenix car crash. The number one thing you must do, is get yourself to a safe position, but after that here are five things to do after a car accident in 2021: Check For Injuries This is one of the most important things to do after you are involved in a car crash. You need to do a self-assessment of your body to make sure you did not suffer any bodily injuries as a result of the crash. There are many types of injuries that occur in a car crash. The first one is usually a whiplash injury. The second one is from the air bag. If you feel any of these, you need to get medical help right away. If you are injuries are obvious fellow citizens might tell you to stay calm and wait for help to come. You might want to get control of your personal belongings, if you are able.  Call For Help 911 is the number that you need to call. It is the best thing you can do to ensure you get the help you need. Be prepared for… Read More »The Top Five Things To After A Car Accident In 2021