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Understanding The Responsibilities Of A Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal injury lawyers are civil litigators that represent clients who face injuries or economic harm due to the actions of another party. A personal injury claim can mainly help a victim avail some benefits against the negligent party; to secure the compensation of the damages that may have been caused due to the incident. Now for a victim, it is obvious to file a personal injury claim as their right. Yet, to take the claim further and avail the compensations, personal injury lawyers play an important role for the victims. 

But when it comes to hiring a personal injury lawyer, the victim needs to understand the actual responsibilities that they’ll be offering in terms of the claim and its entire process. This is simply because their legal duties are pretty specific in terms of representing their clients. So, if you’re someone who’s planning to pursue a personal injury claim or know someone who would; it’s better to understand what appropriate representations you should be expecting from your lawyer.

Their Responsibilities

Explaining The Process

Going through the process of personal injury compensation is probably new to many, in comparison to the specific type of injury compensation. Other than that, the state to state differences in the personal injury law also make it uncommon for everyone to be aware of completely. That is why, when you hire a personal injury lawyer; their utmost responsibility is to explain to you the details about the process of filing a claim. Along with that, the personal injury lawyer also informs you about what you should be expecting to happen in the coming weeks or months; so that you can be completely prepared for it.

Giving Personal Advice

Other than explaining to you of your rights and the entire process, the personal injury lawyer will also provide you their advice according to their professional experience. This advice will mainly be based on what you should and shouldn’t do following your injury and case details. This professional advice would be another responsibility of your injury lawyer; that would benefit you to take the claim further. As an example, your injury lawyer can advise you on what medical treatment you can take to back up your medical records while ensuring the damages you’re claiming for.

Deeply Investigating

Another important responsibility of a personal injury lawyer is to deeply investigate your case and understand all the major and minor details. This would help them understand what compensation you deserve (according to them). This way, with the help of proper assessment of the medical details and injuries you’re facing, your injury lawyer would more strongly be able to handle the argument and negotiate for your settlement amount suitably. Although, when it comes to having a personal injury lawyer that would handle your case strongly and help you get better claims, it’s always recommended to go for professional help, especially in the larger cities of Los Angeles, like Pasadena. The professionals at http://usa-law.org/ believe that having a strong understanding of personal injury cases and having more experience in it; makes it far easier to achieve a better claim. Besides, the more experienced and professional personal injury lawyers you hire, the least stressful the whole process of claiming can be for you, right?

Negotiating For A Settlement

Now we mentioned how a professional personal injury lawyer would make it easier for you to go through the entire claiming process, right? But that isn’t all, as a professional personal injury lawyer also goes through the responsibility of negotiating a settlement with the at-fault party; from your side. With the help of the expert knowledge they have, the personal injury lawyers ensure that you rightly avail what you deserve; while professionally and suitably dealing with the insurance companies as well as other attorneys. As a result, personal injury lawyers tend to look at the situation a lot more than just the immediate effects that might take place, and handle it accordingly.

Representing You

Normally, personal injury cases are settled outside the court easily. Although, in cases where the settlement isn’t possible without having third-party interference; taking the case to a trial becomes important. At times like this, (which are also quite rare); it is the responsibility of your injury lawyer to represent you in the court and fight for the compensation you deserve. Yet, since such cases don’t go to the court often; it’s also important to ensure that your injury lawyer is suitable for representing you (in case if the case goes to court)!

When you hire an attorney, you don’t only increase the chances of success of your injury claim, but also secure a better compensation in comparison to what you would have received without an attorney. Yet, since not many are aware of how a personal injury lawyer serves us; it’s better to be aware of their responsibilities and look for an attorney that professionally fulfills them all.

Keep Summer from Wrecking Your Back

Too often we start the summer with enthusiasm, only to be sidetracked by back pain,” says Dr. Bradford Butler, a chiropractor and author of The Blueprint for Back Pain Relief: The Essential Guide to Nonsurgical Solutions .“There are important prevention steps you can take to avoid back pain associated with summer activities and help you enjoy the summer as you should.”

Butler looks at five summer activities that cause back injuries and offers ways to prevent them:

· Travel. Sitting for long periods on car rides or in cramped plane seats can do a number on your spine. “My advice is to bring extra support, such as a folded blanket or inflatable pillow for your lower back and neck,” Butler says. “Wear comfortable shoes that have lots of arch, as well as shoe insoles with ankle support.”

· Amusement parks. “People love to experience the rush of riding a rollercoaster, but sadly, their spines pay the price,” Butler says. “All those jerky, jolting movements can injure the neck and back, causing it to become misaligned. I’d advise anyone who already suffers from back or neck pain to steer clear of rollercoasters. If you decide to ride, make sure to follow all safety precautions and see your chiropractor for an adjustment after your trip.”

· Gardening and yard work. “Yard work involves a lot of bending, stooping, twisting, squatting, and lifting,” Butler says. “Combine all of those, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a sore back and a misaligned spine. Warm up before an afternoon in the yard. Yoga, or any kind of stretching, and brisk walking are great ways to loosen up. When lifting, utilize your leg muscles, and hold objects close to the body. When mowing, avoid leaning far forward and take breaks.”

· Golf. When swinging a golf club, the lumbar spine undergoes a twisting motion, which can lead to disc herniation or chronic back pain. Butler says there are several ways to reduce the risk of lower back injury: proper stretching, core strengthening, and proper swing technique. “Also, it’s best not to carry your golf bag, which can weigh up to 30 or more pounds,” he says. “Use a pull-cart.”

· “Weekend warrior” pursuits. After being glued to an office chair for five days without any physical activity, Butler says it’s unwise on the weekend to engage in high-intensity sports or hard workouts. “Rather than risking back pain from a weekend of overexertion, he says, “get in 30 minutes of moderate exercise or more every day so you’re stronger and better conditioned.”

“A good rule of thumb is to ease into any physical activity you aren’t used to doing — especially after a long winter,” Butler says. “Listen to your body; if you feel pain or weakness, that’s your body telling you that it’s time to take a break. A healthy spine makes for a fun, pain-free summer.”

Wellness Expert Shares Personal Struggle with Addiction & Depression

ADDICITION. Doesn’t discriminate.
ANXIETY. Indifferent to credentials and achievements.
DEPRESSION. Blind to where you live.

By: Dr. Natacha D. Nelson D.C, M.A.

“Look at you, your parents should be disgusted by you”, voices whispered solely for my ears.

“Your black daddy and your white mommy should be ashamed, to get married, to have you…”, their unapologetic words punctured my naive heart. The seed planted.

“A half breed, black girl shouldn’t be raised by a foreign, white woman. You should be taken and given to a proper home”. Their sentiments pierced every cell of my seven year old body. The terror became real.

***

I Attended a private high school and college. And I was an addict. An eating disorder, compulsive exercise and alcohol consumed my life. Desperate to distract myself from painful and uncomfortable feelings, the addictions led to academic probation and ultimately, dismissal from college.

Determined to become successful, I redeemed myself as the doctor of a large successful practice. I became an internationally competing athlete, married, had a family and good friends around me. None of my achievements dissolved the terror restless below the surface. The image I portrayed eclipsed my fear. Not even I noticed the hibernating rumblings.

Skilled at detecting possible threats against me or my mom (whether real or imagined) I blotted out the physical and emotional consequences of undetected anxiety growing fierce. My duty as a protector and provider devoured my time, money, energy and resources. In attempt to thwart perceived threats, I bankrupt myself; physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially. Unable to force myself out of bed, depression ensued.

The proverbial earthquake jolted my life. Demolishing the comfortable walls I erected for safety. Raw and vulnerable, I allowed myself to feel the heartbreak, the grief and the rage. Courageously, I engaged one feeling, one emotion, at a time. Finally willing to acknowledging the terror and pain, I desperately tried circumvent.

Giving my hurt permission to breathe, I began to write. And the healing balm, called Love, soothed my aching heart. Through writing, I was able to sift through four decades of actions and behaviors of my life. Eventually, the “A-Ha” moment revealed itself to me.

*****

The insight that my choices and decisions were unconsciously driven by the need to prove to myself and others, that I was lovable. I wanted to feel accepted, at least tolerated enough, to dissuade others from harming me or my mom.

Unknowingly, my efforts could never hush the unloved parts of me I refused to accept. Other people’s beliefs- about me, my parents and my life- I accepted as true. As long as I held the misbelief that I was unlovable, nothing I could do would override my inner judgments of myself. My outward actions would follow my unconscious beliefs.

My only mistake was to believe the false words of strangers and neighbors. Accepting their judgments as true and accurate. Believing I was bad, wrong, worthless and to be ashamed of. My parents’ marriage-one year after interracial marriage was legalized- to some, was deemed a disgust and my black and white mixed skin was a disgrace.

Once I forgave myself, for choices I made from fear and misinterpretations about myself, the healing began. I could not prove I was loveable if I didn’t believe I was. Accepting I am loveable, I no longer felt the need to prove it; not to myself, to my parents, to anyone. I forgave myself for buying into the unkind words of strangers and neighbors. I Forgave myself for the actions and behaviors I engaged in as a result of the misinterpretations I believed about myself. I Forgave my parents for the mistakes I believed they made in raising me. And forgave the authority figures of my childhood whose unkind words hurt me.

Addictions thwarted my college experience.

Anxiety bankrupt me.

Depression forced me to look at every aspect of my life, lovingly guiding me through the necessary emotional process. The healing work was worth the time and effort. I am finally free.

To you, Beloved Reader. You, too, are loved, are loveable and your life matters.

With Loving,
Natacha.

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About the author
Dr. Natacha D. Nelson D.C, M.A., has dedicated her career to understanding the connections between physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being through principles of Chiropractic and Spiritual Psychology. A practicing chiropractor for over 20 years, she is the owner of Inside Out Wellness Center, as well as a former professional beach volleyball player and advisor on health and wellness for the Santa Clara Fire and Menlo-Atherton Police Departments. She is a Mental Health and Wellness consultant and educator who keeps up on the latest research and attends continuing education seminars and scientific symposia, and has a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology. She lives in Los Angeles, with her daughter.