Pedestrian Safety During COVID-19

Pedestrian Safety During COVID-19 It’s a year into the COVID-19 pandemic and many of us have started going for walks to break up the day, to get some exercise or to safely visit with friends and family. If you’re really bored, you could consider taking up racewalking – it’s actually an Olympic sport! Whether you’re speed walking or going … Continued

How Much Time Between Discovery And Mediation

How Much Time Between Discovery And Mediation A common question that I receive from clients is “how much time should pass between discovery and mediation?” Like everything else in law the answer is (drum roll, please) – “it depends.” Once a lawsuit is commenced, the first significant step is an examination for discovery. The discovery is typically followed by a mediation (or … Continued

Resist Discussing Legal Advice With Your Rehabilitation Providers

Resist Discussing Legal Advice With Your Rehabilitation Providers This is a public interest message to all clients and any future clients. Please resist discussing legal advice with your rehabilitation professionals. There are 2 reasons for this. Everything that a client discusses with their legal counsel is subject to solicitor/client privilege. It is not disclosed unless you waive the privilege. The moment that you share … Continued

Persuasion Vs. Litigation When Disputing Treatment Plans

Persuasion Vs. Litigation When Disputing Treatment Plans I spend a lot of time trying to persuade insurance adjusters to approve treatment plans in order to avoid License Appeal Tribunal (“LAT”) disputes. Often, I will work with the treatment team and my client to “make the case.” Sometimes, when adjusters are not being reasonable, I will ask that their supervisor also be part … Continued

My 10 Takeaways From Going To Trial During The COVID-19 Pandemic

10 Things I Learned From Going To Trial During The COVID-19 Pandemic In February, my Partner Aleks Mladenovic and I completed a virtual medical malpractice trial. Last October, my partner Robert Ben and I conducted an MVA jury trial, in person! I am fortunate to be one of a few lawyers who have been involved in both forms of trial during the pandemic. During this period, civil … Continued