Too many people are so rushed to hire a personal injury lawyer they grab the first one they see on TV or are referred to by their chiropractor. Instead, of looking at obvious red flags, they ignore them and end up, many times, getting less financial compensation for all of their damages they suffered from their accident. This article seeks to explore the 7 red flags to watch for when hiring a personal injury lawyer in 2021. A lot has changed during the practice of personal injury law from just a couple of years ago. Here we go. 1. Your Car Accident Lawyer Has Zero To Little Civil Trial Experience. Insurance companies track who goes to trial and who does not. They know that the attorneys who have never gone into trial are the ones they can get to cave. They know that these personal injury lawyers are afraid of facing juries. They usually identify them as mill-law-firm, one that spends more time advertising then practicing law. If your case has any complexities to it, they know that they can take advantage of those complexities. The first question is how many civil jury trials have you first-chaired? If you do not see any trial experience, then that personal injury lawyer might be leaving money on the table. No, not many attorneys go to trial anymore. However, if you have practiced personal injury law over 10 years and have never gone to trial that is a red flag. Again, a… Read More »7 Red Flags To Watch For When Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer (2021)
Garrick A. McFadden, Esq.
Garrick A, McFadden, Esq. is a trial attorney, located in Phoenix, Arizona. He has dedicated his life to the original charge of this nation: to form a more perfect union. He got one of the first decisions in the state of Arizona that protected the rights of same-sex couples. In 2020 he served as a Vice-Chair for the Arizona Democratic Party. He was elected as a Joe Biden delegate for #AZ06. Now he spends his time trying to protect the rights of citizens who have had their civl rights infringed and the intersection of race, politics and law.
“Black poverty, particularly in urban areas, is different from white poverty. Black poverty is built into the structure of neighborhoods and labor markets. Sociologist have described how the neighborhood environments of low-income blacks are unusually disadvantaged compared to the neighborhood environments of other racial groups. Being black and poor relegates one to living with other poor people in a racially segregated neighborhood where the local unemployment rate is high, families are more likely to be led by single mothers and street crime is common. White poverty that touches the criminal justice system—concentrated among men who are loosely connected to families—is closer to skid row, rooted in mental illness, drug addiction and the scarcity of treatment services.” —Bruce Western, “Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison” —Bruce Western, “Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison” Tweet If we want to build safer communities we need to listen to Bruce. The number one predictor if someone is going to re-offend, in the first three months after release, is who picks them up from prison. If no friend or family member comes to provide a formerly-incarcerated person, with a ride home from prison they are almost guaranteed to immediately re-offend. Why? The person lacks the social-network to provide basic material and emotional needs they require to transition back into society. One thing that we can do is create programs that provide the supports these people would normally receive from family and friends. We can create programs that provide a place to stay, a… Read More »Black Poverty In America Was Designed To Subject Black People To Violence
“The people did not cross the turnstiles of customs at Ellis Island. They were already citizens. But where they came from, they were not treated as such.” ― Isabel Wilkerson, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration. Candidates, politicians, media commentators, and people of good-intent like to profess “we are a nation of immigrants.” Yet, that is one of the most dehumanizing lines that can ever be uttered. It is a lie. It is an offensive mischaracterization of our history. It erases the fact that a race of people lived here, before you or your ancestors arrived. A race of people that had their own languages, customs, cultures, economies, and religions. Every-time this lie is allowed space to breath, it conceals the fact that people were dispossessed of their land. This lie allows us to ignore that a genocide was perpetuated against a race of people, for your benefit. If we say this lie, we don’t have to confront the injustice that was sustained by the people who lived here before us. After the indigenous population was nearly destroyed, black bodies were stolen, smuggled in the hulls of ships, and sold into perpetual bondage to work this misappropriated land. The lie of “we are a nation of immigrants” attempts to circumvent the fact that the value of all slaves was $75 billion dollars in todays dollars. That prior to the civil war, the wealth of this country was concentrated in the Mississippi River Valley. Black bodies… Read More »The Great Migration Was Caused By The Failure To Protect Black People’s Civil Rights
Can Car Accidents Worsen Fibromyalgia ? The answer is yes: car accidents worsen fibromyalgia. In a Canada court trial, where the Plaintiff was involved in an auto accident, her auto accident attorney had her doctor testify that as a result of the car accident her fibromyalgia had worsened. There are a number of factors in this case that do not make it the typical case, but the medical proof offered in this case suggested that fibromyalgia can not only be aggravated by a car accident, but it can be made worse. We have written about how a Phoenix auto accident attorney from our auto accident law firm would handle a case with a client who has fibromyalgia. The woman was awarded over $366,000.00. The Facts Of This Auto Accident Case: In this instance the woman was traveling at about 90 KM per hour and a truck towing a U-Haul trailer pulled out and hit her in the left side (this was horrible reporting on the court case, because all cars should be referred to by either driver side or passenger side). The trailer bounced in the air and struck the woman’s car a second time. She was traveling with her 2-year-old child. She did not know what her body did in the car, she was focused on not losing control. The woman had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia in the past. We must say that her auto accident attorney was very skilled and brave to embrace her fibromyalgia diagnosis. Many Phoenix… Read More »Can A Car Crash Worsen Fibromyalgia
Why White America Is Now Black. Let Me Explain 40% of all white people do not have any black friends. 55% of white people only have one black friend. The average black person has eight white friends. This is my lived experience. I personally know two white people, with more than one black friend. I have a number of close white friends, so close I would call them my family. These people would clothe me, feed me, shelter me, protect me, and fund me if I asked. I love them and they love me. Yet, if I am being honest…I am their only black friend. This is not an indictment on these people, whom I truly love, but it is a truthful statement said out of love. Many of you reading this are not proximate to the pain and experience of being black in America, until now. I must confess that I have abdicated my duty to you, my newly black friends. See no one has told you, out of anger or in love, that all of you formally white people are now black. See whiteness is a fickle and fleeting concept. Any groups’ grasp on it is tenuous. It is something that can be bestowed upon a people and can be removed. Many of you have heard the concept of white privilege, but white privilege is too small and clumsy to express and define our existence. White privilege is not rooted in history. It is a term that fails… Read More »Why White America Is Now Black. Let Me Explain
Phoenix Car Accident Attorney’s Fees I wanted to discuss the topic of Phoenix car accident attorney fees today. You see Phoenix personal injury lawyers charging between 29% to 40% to handle a car accident claim until trial. We charge 33% up to trial, because we have over a decade of experience of handling nothing but Phoenix auto accidents. Garrick A. McFadden, Esq. is a graduate of a top 20 law school (University of Southern California Gould School of Law) and he handles your claim, not an intake specialist or paralegal. Our Phoenix car accident attorney’s fees are centered around creating value for our clients. The best Phoenix car accident attorney knows that they can create or add very little to certain car accident situations. For instance, why should we get 33% when the person has a policy limit of $25,000.00 and you have day of loss medical bills of $18,000.00. This is a clear instance where the insurance company should pay you their driver’s policy limit. What value did a Phoenix car accident attorney bring to your case to justify 20% or 33% of the recovery? If you said, nothing we are in agreement with you. That is why we will work with you to find a fixed amount that makes sense for both sides to help you recover the extra amount. However, there will be hard work to do in that situation such as negotiating your medical bills with your insurance company and the hospital. There is also the… Read More »Phoenix Car Accident Lawyer Fees: The Truth
Discount Personal Injury Lawyers And Their Army Of Paralegals Phoenix discount personal injury lawyers equals an army of paralegals, legal secretaries, intake specialist, and other titles they make up to confuse you and comfort you to know that a car accident lawyer will not be handling all aspects of your case. While we worked for insurance companies and did insurance defense work, we saw too many times where the attorney met the client for the first time at the deposition. When you are testifying the jury, the judge, or the arbitrator needs to feel a real connection between you and your Phoenix car accident lawyer. They need to know that what you are asking for is not all about money, but you are demanding your dignity. You have a right to be placed in the same position you were in before the car accident per Arizona law. So when we see Arizona car accident law firms questioning other law firm rates, we question why don’t you have more car accident lawyers handling your clients’ cases? With GAMESQ, PLC Only A Licensed Attorney From A Top 20 Law School Will Touch Your Case: That is Gamesq, Plc’s promise to our clients. You pay for a Phoenix car accident lawyer, not a paralegal. We charge a 33% contingency rate, which is industry standard, but unlike the Phoenix discount personal injury lawyers with their army of paralegals and other made-up titles for people who are not Arizona licensed attorneys to handle your case… Read More »Discount Personal Injury Lawyers And Their Army Of Paralegals
Why Should I Sue For A Car Accident? People hire a car accident lawyer to handle the fallout from a car accident for various reasons. Some people just do not want to deal with the insurance company. Others want to feel they have control of the situation by hiring a car accident law firm to walk them through the whole process. Some people hire a car accident lawyer after they feel the insurance company disrespects them with a lowball offer. In fact one Garrick A. McFadden’s Esq, first personal injury clients was a pregnant woman who was only being offered $500.00 over her medical bills. Did I mention that this beautiful woman was pregnant at the time of her Scottsdale car accident? She was so mad that that she was determined to hire the best Phoenix personal injury lawyer that she could find, and she choose Garrick. To us this was a no brainer, because the insurance company was not being fair with her. She did not want to hire a car accident lawyer, but her hand was forced. Garrick added value to her claim and put her at ease. Garrick even respected one of her wishes, which he was totally against…but she wanted to do it regardless. She wanted to pay her health insurance company back whatever amount they had requested from her. Garrick could have negotiated the bill, but this was her wish and was important to her so it was important to Garrick. GAMESQ, PLC’s lawyers listen… Read More »Why Should I Sue For A Car Accident
Car Accident While Pregnant You Need A Phoenix Personal Injury Attorney With Experience: Were you or your loved one involved in a Phoenix car accident while pregnant? This is a very stressful situation, waiting to go to the hospital to determine if you and your baby have been injured. While waiting in the hospital so many things are racing through your head- as you wait for the doctors to determine if you are stable before they perform an obstetric exam and ultrasound. Once those test come back normal, you are still not in the clear. You might experience vaginal bleeding and other forms of vaginal discharge. The intense minutes to hours of worrying about your child are taxing not only on the mother, but also on all of her loved ones. A Phoenix car accident attorney knows how to properly value these types of cases. Our Phoenix personal injury lawyers have defended and represented clients in car accidents where the driver was pregnant. Garrick McFadden has represented and defended many cases involving women who were in a car accident while pregnant for several years in Phoenix, Arizona and all around Arizona. He has learned that the concern a mother and her loved ones harbor concerning any ill-effects as a result of the car accident last until the baby is delivered, and has been pronounced healthy. If you were in a car accident while your were pregnant, our Phoenix car accident law firm is here to meet with you to discuss… Read More »Pregnant in a Phoenix Car Crash
Arizona The 48th State I was sitting around with other Phoenix personal injury lawyers talking about Arizona. After running for congress, I have learned to love Arizona in a way that knocking over 5000 doors can only teach you. I met so many people who live in Arizona and love Arizona. Here are some of the things that I have learned about Arizona. We Are the 48th State. Arizona was the last state to be added that is on the mainland. It became a state on 14 February 1912. I know they say Virginia is for lovers, but really? First, they got sued by the Lovings because it refused to allow a white man to marry a black woman. The Lovings with the aid of the ACLU took that law suit to the Supreme Court and they won. Now on the other hand, Arizona was admitted into the United States on Valentine’s Day. Now you tell me what is the better state for lovers? Arizona Is One of the Only States Where A Black Person Was Not Lynched. This state has seen too many lynchings, but curiously not one black person has been lynched in this state. Lynchings were seen as justice to some and terrorism for others. Many outlaws took shelter in Arizona and they were ultimately found any murdered. The wild west mentality can be found today in many of the states residents. The way they ride horses around the wonderful parts of this state. The hiking that… Read More »Arizona