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Pete Mackey

What Can I Settle My Case For? Part 1

To most folks we represent, the biggest question is value – how much is their case worth? Well … that depends on a lot of different factors. Most of you have seen the ads on television or the…

Pete Mackey

What Does Contributory Negligence Mean To You?

When I evaluate a potential tort case, contributory negligence is laways an overiding concern. Contributory negligence is a defense in a tort case to a negligence claim. The best example of all of…

Pete Mackey

What/Who Has Driven Highway Safety?

A friend of mine sent me a video of a crash test of 2009 Cheverolet Malibu and a 1959 Cheverolet Bel Air. The video shows, from several angles, how much safer the newer model is. That crash test was…

Pete Burns

Toyota, Pinto and Juries

The runaway Toyotas remind me of the exploding Pintos and both underscore the role of juries as guardians of public safety. I recall in the late 70’s when it was revealed that the design of…

Troy Schwant

What should you do if you have just been in a car accident, but the other car didn't stop…

This is the classic hit and run scenario and a lot of times even if people have uninsured motorist coverage, their insurance company may not provide coverage. What do you need to do to insure that…

Troy Schwant

What is happening to Toyota is a lesson for any business…

I have owned two cars in my life, and both are Toyotas. I still drive a 2000 Toyota Camry. I planned that my next car would be a Toyota. Then the recalls happened. Now there are reports of more…

Pete Mackey

Speeding – The Numbers Do Not Add Up

Everyone is in a hurry these days. I am one of those everyone. Recently, I missed a flight home and had to spend the night in Houston. There was the sliver of a chance that I could have pulled an OJ…

Troy Schwant

Christmas safety checklist…

As someone who has two little boys in his family, Christmas is an eagerly anticipated time of year, both for the kids and the parents. Christmas has always been my favorite time of year and I never…

Gaines Drago

Get Off the Phone

Every year, well really every month for that matter, our cell phones appear to be able to perform more and more functions. They truly have become computers in the palm of our hand connecting us to…

Gaines Drago

Durable Power of Attorney over Health Care Issues

No one likes to think about their own mortality, especially while feeling vibrant and alive. The It could never happen to me attitude, dominates our thoughts, and while it is true that most of the…