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Early Reviews for The Aligned Athlete

Early Reviews for The Aligned Athlete

Previews of The Aligned Athlete have resulted in some very positive reviews by several notable doctors and educators in the chiropractic community:

“What you have done is of highest quality and the greatest story!”
-Dr. Dan Murphy DC, DABCO
University Professor & Research Expert 

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FAQ on The Aligned Athlete

FAQ on The Aligned Athlete

FAQ on The Aligned Athlete film

With interest growing in The Aligned Athlete, we've had a number of questions about the film. This page will help answer the most frequently asked questions on the documentary. (Please note that since Trial Guides is not the owner of this video, and is solely the distributor, we cannot change the policies set by the film owner or the rights holders to sports footage within the movie.)

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New Trial Guides Site to Provide Education for Personal Injury Doctors

New Trial Guides Site to Provide Education for Personal Injury Doctors

When Trial Guides started in 2001, its first product was a book on the Colossus bodily injury claim software, written for doctors treating people in personal injury cases.  In 2004, two separate books on Colossus by Doctor / Lawyer Aaron DeShaw were released; one for doctors and one for lawyers.  Our goal for doctors was to provide education for personal injury doctors on the topics not discussed elsewhere - providing an insiders view on how the insurance claim process works, why doctors bills were rejected by PIP or MedPay insurers, and why some patients get much lower settlement offers or are forced into trial.

In next two years, Trial Guides released products for both doctors and lawyers.  In 2006 with the release of the first edition of the landmark legal best-seller Rules of the Road, Trial Guides had success after success in the legal profession.  

In the past twenty years, Trial Guides has continued to release products for doctors.  Our customer base grew to over 10,000 doctors who treat people with personal injury cases.  But, with only one site, aimed only at lawyers, products aimed at personal injury doctors and their staff have gotten lost amongst over 450 products for lawyers. 

We are correcting this today by launching a separate Trial Guides site for doctors.

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The Domino Theory (Second Edition) by Edward P. Capozzi

Reviewed by Colton Gregory Originally published in the Winter 2022 of ATLA Docket, a quarterly publication from the Arkansas Trial Lawyer Association.  Games are an important part of our society and something that anyone can identify with on some level.  Their enjoyment spans across all ages and genders, as well as across all physical and intellectual abilities.  Some people enjoy sports, while others prefer video games. We have seen the rise in popularity of the “escape room,” as well as the resurgence of board and card games.  The hugely popular Netflix show Squid Game has even put a sinister spin on some of...

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Trial Guides Communities Are Growing Quickly

Trial Guides Communities Are Growing Quickly
Trial Guides has several thriving litigation group listserve communities with nearly 1000 members in the first few months.  These groups each have their own document libraries, which offer exclusive content, and/or helpful research or documents.  We wanted customers to know about these new resources to improve your practice.
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Digital Marketing for Law Firms

Reviewed by Kendra Long Originally published in the September 2021 edition of Trial News, a monthly newspaper from the Washington State Association for Justice. I started my own practice last year. Thinking back, it might not have been the best time to go solo. COVID-19 restricted my ability to pursue traditional networking avenues, and I had to figure out how to create a thriving new practice during a pandemic. I decided to turn to digital marketing to get my practice off the ground. The problem was that I was ignorant about digital marketing. Like many people in my position, I Googled the topic. I read the...

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New Trial Guides Spinal Injury Litigation Listserve Community

New Trial Guides Spinal Injury Litigation Listserve Community

This week Trial Guides launches the Spinal Injury Litigation Listserve for plaintiff lawyers.  The new Trial Guides litigation group community groups will focus on specific topics in law.

One of the first four list serve communities is the Trial Guides Spinal Injury Litigation Group.

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Book Review: Digital Marketing for Law Firms

Reviewed by Alan LeVar Originally published in the Summer 2021 issue of ATLA Docket, a quarterly publication from the Arkansas Trial Lawyer Association.  I did not take a marketing class in law school. I do not believe they offered a law school class on marketing.  I suspect they still do not offer marketing classes in most law schools, although many of them now offer law practice management classes. Presumably such a class would include some instruction on marketing. Regardless, I think it is fair to say that most street lawyers do not get an adequate business education and certainly are not...

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Who is ...? Season One - Free Streaming Series

Who is ...? Season One - Free Streaming Series

Join David Ball as he interviews some of the most influential trial attorneys in the country. Each episode, David sits down with his guest and explores who they are and what influences their success in the courtroom. Inspired by Rick Friedman’s The Way of the Trial Lawyer, David seeks to get beyond technique and into the “ethos” of each of his interviewees. The intent is to get at what drives them, their beliefs, values, goals, fears, and everything else that informs their work.  Sign up for the first season to get the following interviews available every two weeks for free:...

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A Practical Guide to Nursing Home Cases

Reviewed by Falin McKenzie Originally published in the July 2021 edition of Trial News, a monthly publication from the Washington State Association for Justice.  Nursing Home Cases by Mark Kosieradzki and Joel Smith was an easy to read, logically laid out text, directed toward and written for the practitioner who has never handled a nursing home case before. It is not a primer for a brand new attorney. It is best suited for an experienced personal injury or medical malpractice practitioner who is looking to take on nursing home issues as a new practice area. Many regulations that govern nursing home reporting and...

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Important New Study Clarifies Science of "Minor Impact" or "MIST" Cases

Important New Study Clarifies Science of "Minor Impact" or "MIST" Cases
Important new research on "minor impact" cases: "the injury risk of real-world minimal damage rear impact crashes was estimated to be at least 2000 times greater than for any ADL. The results of our analysis indicate that the principle underlying the biomechanical injury causation approach, that occupant acceleration is a proxy for injury risk, is scientifically invalid. The biomechanical approach to injury causation in minimal damage crashes invariably results in the vast underestimation of the actual risk of such crashes, and should be discontinued as it is a scientifically invalid practice."
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Seeking Product Reviews, Customer Success Stories & Journal Articles

Seeking Product Reviews, Customer Success Stories & Journal Articles
Find out more about product reviews, the Trial Guides product review page, Customer Success Story blog posts, and legal organization product reviews.
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Calling the Defense Expert's Bluff

Calling the Defense Expert's Bluff
In "Polarizing the Case: Exposing & Defeating the Malingering Myth," Friedman provides what he calls "a guidebook for wrapping the malingering defense around the defense lawyer's neck and strangling him with it."
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How a Trial Guides Book Resulted in Allstate's McKinsey Documents Being Publicly Disclosed

How a Trial Guides Book Resulted in Allstate's McKinsey Documents Being Publicly Disclosed
Despite Allstate’s attempt to suppress any public knowledge of the damning evidence of institutional bad faith contained in the McKinsey documents, the company failed.  Trial Guides author David Berardinelli meticulously documented the content, and then obtaining a court ruling requiring disclosure of the documents un-protected.  "From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves" details the dramatic impact of McKinsey & Co. and Allstate's claim practices on the insurance industry - practices which continue to result in insurance claim underpayments today.
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Handling Spinal Injury Cases - Sessions 3 and 4

Handling Spinal Injury Cases - Sessions 3 and 4
As America's leading litigation publisher, Trial Guides knows that the most successful personal injury attorneys focus on mastering the medicine in their practice area.  To support lawyers in improving their skills in handling spinal injury cases, Trial Guides has created the most comprehensive and advanced educational series in the legal profession for spinal injury lawyers hosted by trial lawyer and retired doctor Aaron DeShaw.  This educational series will help lawyers achieve better insurance settlements, arbitration awards, and trial verdicts for their spinal injury claims.  This blog post discusses the content of Sessions 3 and 4 in the Spinal Injury Cases series.
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Resources for Spinal Injury Lawyers

Resources for Spinal Injury Lawyers
As the leading litigation publisher in the United States, we know that the most successful personal injury attorneys focus on learning the medicine in their practice area.  To support lawyers in improving their skills in handling a wide variety of spinal injury cases, Trial Guides created the most comprehensive and advanced educational series in the legal profession for spinal injury lawyers.  This will help lawyers achieve better insurance company settlements, and trial verdicts for their spinal injury claims.
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Six-Figure Settlement on Zero Offer Case

Get a copy of the demand letter Glenn used here. Glenn Fair Jr., of Oakmont Law Group P.C., was kind enough to share a success story regarding a recent nearly half a million dollar settlement he obtained on a zero-offer case with disputed liability using lessons learned from Running with the Bulls by Nicholas Rowley and Courtney Rowley. Our congratulations to Glenn and his team, read below to learn more about how Glenn was able to obtain a just result for his client. Six-Figure Settlement on Zero Offer Case: About two years ago, our firm received a copy of the...

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Video Fluoroscopy / Digital Motion X-ray Provide Objective Proof of Traumatic Injury

Last week a very important study was published for doctors and lawyers who handle traumatic neck injuries. The study, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, is the result of 10 years of work reviewing the validity of motion X-ray in the determination of causation in cervical spine injuries. This study promises to be a game changer in providing objective evidence of injury in patients with chronic pain after whiplash trauma. The study describes an analysis of the motion x-ray (aka video fluoroscopy [VF] or dynamic motion X-ray [DMX]) studies of 196 people (77 normal, and...

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Media Cites Trial Guides' From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves in Questioning McKinsey & Co.

Media Cites Trial Guides' From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves in Questioning McKinsey & Co.

In an article about McKinsey & Co.'s impact on business and society published in "In These Times" the media continues to cite Trial Guides' From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves.

"The McKinsey-designed insurance strategy was major news through the 2000s. This was thanks to numerous lawsuits by both private attorneys and state officials like Foti, who went to war with Allstate and State Farm on behalf of consumers railroaded by the companies after not just auto collisions and fires, but natural disasters like tornadoes and hurricanes.

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Visual Exhibits: Why They Make a Difference Even in the Early Stages of Litigation

Visual Exhibits: Why They Make a Difference Even in the Early Stages of Litigation

By: Tyler Komarnycky Visual Litigation Strategist at High Impact We’ve long been told that people generally learn best in a visual format. According to one study, 65 percent of the population would be classified primarily as visual learners. It has been further identified that most people are bimodal, trimodal, or quadrimodal with regards to processing of information. This means that a visual presentation of materials, in combination with auditory and/or other methods is most effective in conveying information. Advertisers recognize this fact and have historically been willing to pay materially more to get in front of users through visually led...

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Why Understanding TBI is Critical for Personal Injury Attorneys

Why Understanding TBI is Critical for Personal Injury Attorneys

I thought I would provide some insights into why the upcoming Trial Guides Brain Injury CLE is directly applicable to plaintiffs' lawyers. By way of background, I am a retired doctor who now practices personal injury law in addition to running Trial Guides. At any given time, approximately 90–95 percent of my clients have traumatic brain injuries. Traumatic brain injury legal cases involve a number of issues that must be established during a case-in-chief. They also involve some unique defenses that are not normally encountered in personal injury cases. In addition to dealing with these issues in a trial, the...

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Book Review: The Lawsuit Guide

Book Review: The Lawsuit Guide

By Jesse Froehling Originally published in the April 2019 issue of Trial News, the monthly newspaper of the Washington State Association for Justice. Shortly after I sign a fee agreement with a new client, I generally send that person a form letter. The purpose of that letter is to familiarize the new client – most of whom have had zero experience with the legal system – with the ins and outs of attorney-client privilege, sending and receiving discovery, conducting depositions, dos and don’ts during litigation, settlement, and, if it gets that far, trial. My old letter was ten pages long. My current letter...

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Embrace Your Strength as a Woman, Don’t Mask it!

Embrace Your Strength as a Woman, Don’t Mask it!

By Isabel A. M. Cole Originally published in the February 2019 issue of Trial News, the monthly newspaper of the Washington State Association for Justice. Having been in three different careers that were dominated by men, I was interested to read this book to find out if it would tell me anything that I didn’t think I already knew. And when I was reading the very beginning of the book, I was thinking, “Nope, I already know this stuff.” But after the basic introductory information (which a lot of women who didn’t live through the sixties and seventies might find new and...

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Trial by Woman Featured and Sold on GOOP!

Trial Guides is pleased to announce that Trial by Woman is available for sale on Goop.  Read Goop's description of the Trial by Woman book on their list of "6 Books—by Female Authors—That Will Inspire Your Career".  Goop has also featured Trial by Woman authors Courtney Rowley and Theresa Bowen Hatch in a valuable Q & A called "How to Get Paid What You're Worth".  Get your copy of Trial by Woman today! Trial by Woman By: Courtney Rowley & Theresa Bowen Hatch Paperback - $24.95

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Sales Tax Charges on Purchases at Trial Guides

Sales Tax Charges on Purchases at Trial Guides
Since the beginning of Trial Guides in 2004, we prevented customer sales tax charges by placing our headquarters in Oregon, one of five states with no sales tax.   
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Trial Guides Discover Feature

Trial Guides provides lawyers with the skills they need to find justice for their clients. We pride ourselves on our commitment to accessibility, clarity, and a unique focus on the practical aspects of legal practice and proven tactics and strategies from many of the top lawyers and legal consultants from around the country. In our quest to deliver on this promise, we constantly work on creating new products and user experiences to better serve your needs. When we relaunched our website at the end of 2018, we added a new "Discover" feature to our website to make it easier for...

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Book Review: The Elements of Trial

Book Review: The Elements of Trial

By Michael Sporer, Sporer, Mah & Co, New Westminster, BC Originally published in the Fall 2016 issue of The Verdict, the award-winning publication of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia. William Strunk (d. 1946) never could have anticipated where it would lead. The Cornell University English professor would hand out a little book he authored, and privately printed, to his students. The slim volume provided basic rules and principles of writing. One of Strunk’s students – Elwyn Brooks White – was handed a copy in 1919.   40 years later, and more than a decade after Strunk died, E.B. White – already famous as a...

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Trial Guides 15th Anniversary, a word from our Founder

Fifteen years ago this month, I turned down offers from three major legal publishers and published the first two books for Trial Guides. The books were on one of the auto insurance industry’s secret weapons—the Colossus software used to evaluate bodily injury claims. At the time, I had only been practicing law (starting my own solo firm) for three years. I had very little experience as a lawyer, no experience in publishing, and I had no interest in starting a legal publishing company. But because of the sensitivity of the material, carefully written and cited with over three years of...

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$1.5 Million Verdict on $0 Prelitigation Offer

Trial Guides wanted to let you know of a record-setting verdict obtained in a conservative county, in the hope it will help you in your cases. In this case, trial great Nick Rowley’s fifteen-year-old client was seriously injured when the vehicle she was in rolled over. Her nose and cheekbone were broken, her ear was torn off, and she received permanent nerve damage to the right side of her face. Her medical bills were just under $60,000. Nick’s team alleged that the vehicle had been negligently maintained and operated. Despite the plaintiff’s life-changing injuries, the insurer offered $0 for eight...

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$21 Million Verdict in a Contested Motor Vehicle Case

$21 Million Verdict in a Contested Motor Vehicle Case

Nick Rowley has done it again, this time obtaining a $21 million verdict in a contested liability motor vehicle case.

The Collision

Nick’s client, Danielle Laws, was a European fitness model who had just moved to California on a work visa. Humble and soft-spoken with no family and few friends nearby, the twenty-eight-year-old had just begun to make a name for herself in the states. She had lived frugally in her tiny apartment, a small motor scooter her only means of transportation. The same scooter she was driving the day Dr. Andrew Chen struck her with his Range Rover. She had been in America for only four months.

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Trial Guides Customer Wins $32.5M Verdict using Rules of the Road

Trial Guides Customer Wins $32.5M Verdict using Rules of the Road

Mr. Friedman, I once wrote you about the successes my brother and I have enjoyed using the information we learned in Rules of the Road and Polarizing the Case. Well, on Wednesday the Rules prevailed again—this time for $32.5 million. To begin with, my co-counsel initially had the case and took it to trial; but it resulted in a mistrial, which the defense had requested. The defendant’s final offer before the mistrial was $100,000. I enjoy pondering about how much the defense regrets the decision to move for a mistrial, because upon having the mistrial granted our soon to be co-counsel drove to...

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How Do Trial Methods Impact Settlement?

Trial Guides has conducted interviews with several of our authors regarding ways their trial methods impact settlement. This interview with authors Joane Garcia- Colson, Fredilyn Sison, and Mary Peckham focuses on the ways in which psychodrama impacts settlement using the methods in their book: Trial in Action. Even though it’s called Trial in Action, it’s a method you can use to discover and edit your story so that it is the most persuasive for whomever the decision-maker is. It could be a mediator, lawyer, claims adjustor, or a judge ruling on a motion. The tools in this book help you...

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Nick Rowley on Settlement Using Trial by Human

Nick Rowley on Settlement Using Trial by Human
“You won’t get the top dollar settlements if the opposition doesn’t fear you as a trial lawyer. You won’t get the top dollar settlements if you haven’t prepared your case for trial. The insurance companies have a system, they get reports, and they know what their risk exposure is. Settlements are based on risk assessment and the level of fear of loss that the defense decision makers have. Every book on trial law applies to working up your case, preparing it for mediation, taking effective depositions, doing an effective discovery, and getting the highest dollar settlements.
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Trial Guides Distributes Dr. Arthur Croft's Machine vs. Man 2

Trial Guides Distributes Dr. Arthur Croft's Machine vs. Man 2

Trial Guides is proud to announce the distribution of Dr. Arthur Croft's Machine vs. Man 2 DVD.

The Machine vs. Man 2 DVD contains twenty-eight fully instrumented crash tests conducted by trauma epidemiologist and researcher Dr. Arthur Croft. These studies follow the twenty-five crash tests demonstrated on Machine vs. Man 1.

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Dr. Arthur Croft's Machine vs. Man - Live Subject Crash Testing Video

Dr. Arthur Croft's Machine vs. Man - Live Subject Crash Testing Video

Trial Guides is proud to announce Trial Guides' distribution of Dr. Arthur Croft's Machine vs. Man 1 DVD.

25 Human Subject Crash Tests, Filmed with High Speed Cameras
The Machine vs. Man 1 DVD contains twenty-five fully instrumented crash tests conducted by trauma epidemiologist and researcher Dr. Arthur Croft.

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Increasing Claim Value on Neck Injury Cases video

Increasing Claim Value on Neck Injury Cases video
Many personal injury practices center on spinal soft-tissue injuries. Most lawyers do not view these as valuable cases, but other lawyers obtain six-figure settlements and verdicts on the same type of soft-tissue injury cases. What would happen to your practice if you could spot more serious injuries, and then obtain objective evidence proving that these cases are worth much more than a few thousand dollars?
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Trial Guides Year End Message for 2012

Trial Guides Year End Message for 2012
On August 16, 1946, a group of nine plaintiffs’ lawyers met in Portland, Oregon at the Heathman Hotel, and formed the first national organization for trial lawyers, called the National Association of Claimants’ Compensation Attorneys (NACCA). NACCA went on to become the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA®), and later the American Association for Justice (AAJ). In 2004, Trial Guides was formed in Portland, two blocks away from the birthplace of the AAJ. In late 2010, Trial Guides became the new publisher of books and multimedia material for the AAJ. The Trial Guides web site now provides products from both Trial Guides’ own product line, as well as products published in association with the AAJ.
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Working with Chiropractors on Auto Cases Live Webinar CLE

Working with Chiropractors on Auto Cases Live Webinar CLE

According to the Insurance Research Council, 32% of all people injured in a motor vehicle crash seek chiropractic care. Despite the Doctors of Chiropractic program being over 4000 hours (similar to that of a Medical Doctorate), lawyers, judges and in some cases jurors demonstrate a clear bias against chiropractic testimony.

In this webinar, lawyer Aaron DeShaw, a former Doctor of Chiropractic, shows you how to work more effectively with chiropractors.

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Overcoming "Minor Impact" Defenses in Auto Cases Live Webinar CLE

Overcoming "Minor Impact" Defenses in Auto Cases Live Webinar CLE
Many motor vehicle cases involve cases with "minimal" vehicle damage. In the early 1990s State Farm, Allstate and others started handling these claims differently as "minor impact" or "Minor Impact Soft Tissue" (MIST) cases.  Insurers started making little or no offers on these cases, despite US government data showing people are being injured in these crashes.  As Allstate's profits soared the rest of the auto insurers followed.  Lawyers started rejecting these cases, despite a huge number of people being injured every year in these crashes.
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Increasing Claim Value on Neck Injury Cases Live Webinar CLE

Increasing Claim Value on Neck Injury Cases Live Webinar CLE

Many personal injury practices center on soft tissue injuries from car accidents. For many lawyers, these are not particularly valuable cases. But what if you could find objective evidence that some of these cases are worth much more?

In this webinar, Aaron DeShaw discusses new medical imaging that can help you objectively prove serious ligament injuries in the neck that will cause permanent injuries and can only be resolved with costly fixation surgery.

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Book Review: Grief & Loss - Identifying and Proving Damages in Wrongful Death Cases

Book Review: Grief & Loss - Identifying and Proving Damages in Wrongful Death Cases
A book review of Grief & LossGrief and Loss is an invaluable educational resource and deserves a spot on the bookshelf of any lawyer who represents families in wrongful death cases. The book will
help lawyers of all experience levels better 
understand their client’s grief and emotional suffering and, in turn, enable them to better communicate that pain to a jury.
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Dr. Arthur Croft Reviews David Ball on Damages and Reptile

Dr. Arthur Croft Reviews David Ball on Damages and Reptile
The following is an article by leading spinal injury researcher, Dr. Arthur Croft, on David Ball on Damages, and Reptile, and how these books impact physician's narrative reports in personal injury cases.
Medicolegal Gems: 7 Ways the Doctor's Report Can Favorably Influence the
Outcome. Are Your Reports in Sync?
Let me begin by saying that this is not a book report, nor am I recommending readers to go out and read law books. My intro here is merely to provide, as lawyers would say, foundation. Although few doctors would recognize the name, one of the most influential experts in the legal arena today is David Ball, Ph.D.
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Allstate Agents Review From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves: The Dark Side of Insurance

Allstate Agents Review From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves: The Dark Side of Insurance
The following is a review of Trial Guides' public version of "From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves: the Dark Side of Insurance" which is sold exclusively through Amazon.com.  The reviews are written by Allstate's own agents in the national Allstate agent publication; Exclusive Focus.  
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Young Lawyer Wins $31.5 Million Verdict

Truth and love turned out to be a powerful 1-2 combination for trial attorney Nick Rowley. At the age of 32, Rowley has tried 59 cases and seen hundreds of settlements at his offices in California, Minnesota, and Iowa. In his most recent case, tried with colleagues Alejandro Blanco and Daniel Rodriguez, truth and love meant a $31.5 million verdict for a single plaintiff. The plaintiff, age 16, suffered a brain injury with resulting left-sided hemiparesis (weakness and foot drop). The defendant driver was drunk and admitted liability, but the insurer, Fireman's Fund, refused to payout. For 25 months the...

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Announcing a New Version of the Colossus Forms CD for Doctors

Announcing a New Version of the Colossus Forms CD for Doctors

A new version of our popular Colossus Forms CD for doctors is being released today. It is an update to one of Trial Guides' earliest products.

The majority of all auto insurers in the U.S. use computerized assessment software to determine bodily injury settlement offers. Most of them conceal its use or allege they no longer use the software. The most widely used bodily injury claim software is called Colossus, but there are others regularly used by large insurers including Liability Navigator, and ClaimIQ. Colossus and other bodily...

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Public Adjustor Reviews Public Version of From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves

Public Adjustor Reviews Public Version of From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves

Book Review by Public Adjustor Jonathan F. Sadick, SPPA

"One of the questions I’ve been routinely asked over the past quarter century as a public adjuster is some variation of, “Do I believe that insurance companies intentionally shortchange insureds?”

My diplomatic reply has generally been along the lines of, “Not necessarily, although insurance carriers look for ways to minimize claim payments, while the objective of my profession is to find ways to have them maximized.” After reading a review of David Berardinelli’s book, From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves, in BusinessWeek, I probably should revise response.

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Preventing Medical Malpractice with "The Life You Save"

Preventing Medical Malpractice with "The Life You Save"

A holiday message from David Ball to my friends!

"Pat Malone has written a book that everyone, not just attorneys but everyone, needs to read. It is called The Life You Save: Nine Steps to Finding the Best Medical Care and Avoiding the Worst. The title is no exaggeration.

I'm telling you about this book for two reasons: First, I want anyone important to me to have read this book. I'm no great fan of self-help books, but this is a self protection book, and it's essential. If you have children it is more than essential.

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Reptile Endorsed by Leading Experts

Reptile Endorsed by Leading Experts
There has been an incredible reaction in the trial lawyer community regarding Reptile: The 2009 Manual of the Plaintiff's Revolution. The book received unprecedented pre-orders, and lawyers using the techniques have already obtained six, seven and eight figure verdicts across the country.
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Defeating the "Malingering Defense" in Personal Injury Litigation

Defeating the "Malingering Defense" in Personal Injury Litigation

The International Brian Injury Association recently released an article by brain injury attorney Dorothy Clay Sims, entitled "An Autopsy on the Fake Bad Scale."

Consider reading the article if you handle any personal injury cases in which your client may have suffered from brain or psychological injuries. In the article, the authors discuss multiple problems with the Fake Bad Scale (FBS, also known as Symptom Validity Scale), a controversial test for measuring malingering.

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Plaintiff Magazine Reviews Rick Friedman's Becoming a Trial Lawyer

Plaintiff Magazine Reviews Rick Friedman's Becoming a Trial Lawyer
Book Review: In his new and enthralling book, Becoming a Trial Lawyer, Inner Circle of Advocates member, Rick Friedman, presents not so much the by-now-common memoir of a dazzlingly successful trial lawyer, as much as direction for the individual who would be or remain a trial lawyer while maintaining an individual’s internal golden ratio – the necessarily delicate balance of the unique demands of that discipline and a well-proportioned life.
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Teaching Future Trial Lawyers

Teaching Future Trial Lawyers

If you are a professor of trial advocacy, you train the trial lawyers of the future. While many books purport to educate young trial lawyers on trial procedure and trial techniques, few guide law students and new lawyers through the common behavioral and psychological mistakes that can undermine a promising career.

With Becoming a Trial Lawyer, author Rick Friedman has written a book that does both. Friedman, a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, guides future lawyers on their career path, weighing in on the pros and cons of being a trial lawyer, and explaining how to lead a healthy, balanced life in a field where career largely dominates. In addition, the book is filled with tips from Friedman's trial career.

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ATLA review of Polarizing the Case: Exposing and Defeating the Malingering Myth

ATLA review of Polarizing the Case: Exposing and Defeating the Malingering Myth
Book Review: Polarizing the Case should be required reading for every plaintiff’s lawyer. Not only does Rick Friedman do a masterful job of formulating and describing a cogent, well-rounded and effective strategy for aggressively defeating the malingering defense, he shows the reader how to go about doing it in the real world. The reader understands immediately that the author has been in the trenches and is speaking from that experience rather than from an ivory tower.
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Finding Hidden Injuries in "Soft Tissue" Cases

Finding Hidden Injuries in "Soft Tissue" Cases

We are proud to release a new CLE video by Aaron Deshaw: a doctor, a lawyer, author of Colossus: What Every Trial Lawyers Needs to Know, and a leading speaker on traumatic brain injuries.

In the Traumatic Injuries DVD, Dr. Deshaw lectures on traumatic brain injuries, inner ear injuries (perilymph fistulas, endolymph hydrops, BPPV), C1 ligament injuries, and Alar and Transverse ligament damages, and how what seems like a simple neck injury can lead to severe symptoms such as blindness or death.

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10 Rules for Deposition

10 Rules for Deposition

We have all watched clients destroy cases before our eyes in deposition. As a trial lawyer, you know what to expect, but does your client? In Preparing for Deposition, Karen Koehler, co-author of West Law's Litigating Minor Impact Soft Tissue Cases, instructs your client and witnesses on how to testify successfully. Through easy- to-understand and enjoyable-to-watch "Do and Don't" scenarios, Koehler guides your witness out of the pitfalls of a messy deposition.

The DVD is broken down into ten short, essential lessons that all of your witnesses need to know. Preparing for Deposition should be a staple in every attorney's office that you can play over and over again. Help your witnesses help you. Give them the tools to prepare for deposition.

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$1 Million Soft Tissue Verdict

$1 Million Soft Tissue Verdict
Regardless of whether you handle mild, moderate or catastrophic injury cases, insurers frequently call your client a malingerer, or claim they have a type of somatoform disorder.  Polarizing the Case teaches you how to discredit that common insurance defense.  Called "the bible for anyone trying cases in today's climate" by Inner Circle member Brian Panish, Polarizing the Case is a trial text every trial lawyer must own and understand before their next trial.
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United Policyholders reviews Polarizing the Case

United Policyholders reviews Polarizing the Case

Book Review: Polarizing the Case is a book for trial lawyers written by Richard Friedman, one of the most successful trial lawyers in the United States. But anyone who has ever been a victim of an insurance company’s tactics designed to deny or underpay a legitimate claim might also find it interesting.

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Trial Guides Points the Way

Trial Guides Points the Way

I have started going to more seminars, reading more books, watching more video—trying to get beyond "the law" and generic trial techniques, and focusing specifically on how to win plaintiffs’ personal injury trials. It soon became apparent that a new publishing company predominates this niche, publishing and distributing some of today’s most important plaintiffs’ trial materials—Trial Guides.

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Preparing Your Clients for Deposition

Preparing Your Clients for Deposition
As a trial lawyer, you know what to expect, but does your client? In Preparing for Deposition, trial lawyer Karen Koehler, instructs your client and witnesses on how to testify successfully. Through easy-to-understand and enjoyable-to-watch Do and Don't scenarios, Koehler guides your witness out of the pitfalls of a messy deposition.

The deposition preparation video is broken down into ten short, essential lessons that all of your witnesses need to know. Preparing for Deposition should be a staple in every attorney's office that you can play over and over again. Help your witnesses help you. Give them the tools to prepare for deposition.

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New York Times Blasts "Independent" Medical Examinations

New York Times Blasts "Independent" Medical Examinations

An investigative report published in the New York Times entitled "Exams of Injured Workers Fuels Mutual Mistrust" demonstrates the strong bias of IME doctors working for insurance companies. It could provide excellent ideas for cross-examination of an insurance doctor in your next trial.

In the NY Times article, a New York IME doctor admits, "If you did a truly pure report, you'd be out on your ears and the insurers wouldn't pay for it. You have to give them what they want... That's the game, baby."

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NY Times Blasts Defense Medical Examinations

NY Times Blasts Defense Medical Examinations
The New York Times released an investigative report on the strong bias of defense medical examinations - also known as "IMEs" (Insurance Medical Examination). These are doctors who trade the respect and moral obligations of their doctorate degree for massive payments from insurance companies to deny injury claims. This common practice in personal injury claims results in doctors denying real injury claims.
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Former Allstate CEO Testifies on AIG Bonuses Despite Recession Fueled by Credit Default Swaps

Former Allstate CEO Testifies on AIG Bonuses Despite Recession Fueled by Credit Default Swaps

We've all seen the name of AIG's CEO, Edward Liddy, far too often in the last few days. After all, AIG's involvement in credit default swaps (best described as a mix between insurance and gambling) based on subprime mortgages set off the present recession.   Yesterday, Liddy attended a hearing before a congressional committee, explaining why he thinks $165 million in federal bailout money from American taxpayers needs to go to AIG employees for bonuses despite the company's reckless actions being a cause of the recession. During Liddy's introduction, Chairman Kanjorski raised the issue about Liddy's former role as CEO of...

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Trial Guides Intensive Motor Vehicle Case CLE

Trial Guides Intensive Motor Vehicle Case CLE
Recent statistics from the insurance industry show that 80% of all motor vehicle claims settle at $5,000 or less, 90% settle for $15,000 or less, and that less than 1% settle for $100,000 or more.(1)

Trial Guides believes these case values do not reflect a true state of the severity of crash injuries, but instead a failure by attorneys to fully understand the claim process and the injuries involved in these collisions. We believe it's time to face claim underpayments head on. So, as the nation's leading publishing company for plaintiff's lawyers, we asked ourselves this question. How can we radically change the way personal injury lawyers handle motor vehicle cases with one CLE?
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New! Error Odds: Exposing the Lack of Accuracy in Malingering Tests

Trial Guides introduces Error Odds: Exposing the Lack of Accuracy in Malingering Tests, a continuing legal education webinar recording featuring Dr. Michael D. Freeman, Ph.D., MPH, D.C.

Your client is hurt, but the defense claims that his/her injury could not have resulted from the impact—that your client is malingering. Sound familiar? Join Dr. Michael D. Freeman, noted doctor, expert witness and author of Litigating Minor Soft Tissue Impact Cases for this CLE course on the Error Odds test and the lack of accuracy in malingering tests.

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New Motor Vehicle Collision CLE for Lawyers and Doctors

New Motor Vehicle Collision CLE for Lawyers and Doctors

We are pleased to present an intensive two-day seminar on handling motor vehicle cases with Dr. Aaron DeShaw, Esq.  DeShaw is the author of the authoritative text on Colossus, the computer program used by most auto insurance companies to evaluate bodily injury claims. He has individually, and in cooperation with other law firms, obtained settlements and verdicts for clients of over $400 million. DeShaw rarely lectures, and this intensive seminar is his first in four years.

DeShaw will discuss how to handle your motor vehicle cases in a way that will obtain the best possible outcomes in settlement negotiations, and in trial. He will discuss how claims are segmented at major auto insurers into five types of claims, and how to best handle each of these types of claims.

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Judge Rules Allstate Guilty of Abuse of Litigation Process

Judge Rules Allstate Guilty of Abuse of Litigation Process

A New Mexico Judge has found Allstate Insurance Company guilty of malicious abuse of process. The finding was in, Martinez et. al. v. Allstate Insurance Company, No. D-0101-CV-200400963 filed in the First Judicial District Court (County of Santa Fe) in New Mexico. During the bench ruling The Honorable Barbara J. Vigil stated:

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If you are a lawyer interested in bringing abuse of process claims against Allstate or other insurers for the intentional denial, delay or requirement to litigate claims, read From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves. The book gives you an outline of how insurers profit by improperly forcing claimants to file litigation to get fair compensation.

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Beat the Malingering Defense CLE

Beat the Malingering Defense CLE
Dr. Michael Freeman is one of the world's leading trauma epidemiologists, and testifies internationally on the admissibility of junk science in litigation. He has published and presented widely about motor vehicle crash injuries, and serves as a peer reviewer for numerous journals, including Spine and The Lancet.

In this CLE, Dr. Freeman addresses how to overcome allegations of malingering
against your client by challenging the accuracy of malingering tests which
defense witnesses use.
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New Lawyer Obtains $700,000 and $4 Million Verdicts Using Polarizing the Case

New Lawyer Obtains $700,000 and $4 Million Verdicts Using Polarizing the Case

In his book Polarizing the Case, Rick Friedman teaches us not to fear allegations or insinuations that our client is malingering or exaggerating injuries. Instead he provides, in his own words, "a guidebook for wrapping the malingering defense around the neck of the defense lawyer and strangling him with it."

Here is what one young lawyer did with his copy of Polarizing the Case:

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Mastering Motor Vehicle Cases

Mastering Motor Vehicle Cases

Trial Guides is pleased to present an intensive two-day seminar on handling motor vehicle cases with Dr. Aaron DeShaw, Esq.

The seminar will cover advanced topics in how to handle motor vehicle cases in a modern insurance environment. As author of the definitive text on Colossus, DeShaw will discuss how claims are segmented at auto insurers, and how each of these claims is handled.

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AAJ Lists Top 10 Worst Insurance Companies in America, Cites Trial Guides' Books and Authors for Uncovering Insurance Bad Faith Practices

AAJ Lists Top 10 Worst Insurance Companies in America, Cites Trial Guides' Books and Authors for Uncovering Insurance Bad Faith Practices

The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has named the Top 10 Worst Insurance Companies in America.  In doing so, it cites Trial Guides' book From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves and articles arising from publicity around that book as the basis for naming Allstate the #1 worst insurer in America.

The 29 page report has a section for each of the ten worst insurers.  The section on Allstate notes at footnote 11 "There is no better analysis of [Allstate's] McKinsey documents than the book, 'From Good Hands’ to Boxing Gloves,' by David Berardinelli, Michael Freeman, and Aaron DeShaw.  Many of AAJ's citations to articles about Allstate's institutional "Deny, Delay, Defend" policy cite the book as the authoritative source on Allstate's policies and procedures as well as the way they have impacted the rest of the insurance industry.  These include the feature articles by BusinessWeek, Money magazine, CNN and others.

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Trial Guides Author Rick Friedman Obtains $60 Million Verdict Using Polarizing the Case

A federal court jury in Las Vegas returned unanimous verdicts last week against Paul Revere Life Insurance Company and UnumProvident Corporation (Unum Group) in the partial retrial of a lawsuit originally tried to verdict in 2004. In the 2004 trial, the jury awarded $1.6 Million in compensatory damages and $10 Million in punitive damages to G. Clinton Merrick in connection with the insurers’ denial of his disability claim.  The verdict obtained by Rick Friedman is $60 million.

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Trial Guides Book Cited as One Reason Allstate Released the McKinsey Documents

Trial Guides Book Cited as One Reason Allstate Released the McKinsey Documents
In a story titled "AIG chief didn't always defend sanctity of contracts" released April 12, 2008, the New Orleans Times—Picayune cites Trial Guides' book From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves as a reason Allstate Insurance released the McKinsey Documents on its web site a week earlier.
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Trial Guides Releases Rick Friedman's Polarizing the Case

Trial Guides Releases Rick Friedman's Polarizing the Case

With Rules of the Road™, Rick Friedman (with co-author Patrick Malone) changed the way thousands of plaintiff's lawyers try their cases. In the process, he established himself as one of the nation's leading tacticians in the battle for civil justice.

With Polarizing the Case, Friedman teaches us not to fear allegations or insinuations that our client is malingering or exaggerating injuries. Instead he provides, in his own words, "a guidebook for wrapping the malingering defense around the defense lawyer's neck and strangling him with it."

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Dr. Arthur Croft Reviews Polarizing the Case

Dr. Arthur Croft Reviews Polarizing the Case

The following is a review by Doctor and Epidemiologist Dr. Arthur Croft of the Trial Guides book Polarizing the Case.

The legal corner today is a book report. Rick Friedman is the author of some best-selling law books, including Rules of the Road and, the one in my hand: Polarizing the Case: Exposing & Defeating the Malingering Myth. These books are published by Trial Guides (www.trialguides.com).

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Former Casualty Manager Testifies Against Allstate - Cites Good Hands to Boxing Gloves Claim Handling

Former Casualty Manager Testifies Against Allstate - Cites Good Hands to Boxing Gloves Claim Handling
Former casualty manager testifies against Allstate
By Brandon Ortiz
Allstate's claims practices sent injury victims to biased doctors and
subjected them to intimidating interviews and invasive medical record
requests in an effort to bully them into accepting low-ball offers for
their pain and suffering, a former Lexington casualty manager
testified yesterday.
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Scientist calls Allstate documents scientifically bogus - Dr. Michael Freeman Testifies about Allstate MIST Defense

Scientist calls Allstate documents scientifically bogus - Dr. Michael Freeman Testifies about Allstate MIST Defense
Scientist calls Allstate documents scientifically bogus - Lexington Herald-Leader

"An epidemiologist testified Tuesday that assumptions in an Allstate claims handling manual about how much force passengers endure in low-speed wrecks have no scientific basis.

“These numbers are impossible, and they are just made up,” said Michael Freeman, an epidemiologist at Oregon Health and Science University testifying in the second day of a $1.425 billion civil trial in Fayette Circuit Court challenging Allstate Insurance Co.’s claims handling practices."

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Bloomberg Details Widespread Insurance Claim Denials and Delays

Bloomberg Details Widespread Insurance Claim Denials and Delays

The following article is published in Bloomberg Markets [Since removed from the internet] It provides one of the most comprehensive public media stories covering the serious problems in the insurance industry in America caused by programs of defense, delay and denial of claims.

The Insurance Hoax

By David Dietz and Darrell Preston

Julie Tunnell remembers standing in her debris-strewn driveway when the tall man in blue jeans approached. Her northern San Diego tudor-style home had been incinerated a week earlier in the largest wildfire in California history. The blaze in October and November 2003 swept across an area 19 times the size of Manhattan, destroying 2,232 homes and killing 15 people. Now came another blow.

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PBS NOW Discusses Insurance Claim Denials Citing From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves

PBS NOW Discusses Insurance Claim Denials Citing From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves

The following is a post by PBS regarding its investigation into insurance claim denials and underpayments in the United States [since removed from the internet]. The story cites Trial Guides' book From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves. It is accompanied by a video "Home Insurance 9-1-1" [which has also since been removed from the internet]:

In the fall of 2003, one of the largest recorded wildfires in California's history destroyed over 2,200 houses and killed fifteen people. Soon after, many who'd lost their homes had a rude awakening: their insurance did not nearly cover their losses as expected.

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CNN Money Cites Trial Guides' From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves

CNN Money Cites Trial Guides' From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves

Think You're Insured? Maybe Not.

That is the title of a new article by CNN Money magazine discussing insurance claim practices. The basis for the article is Trial Guides' book From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves.  

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CNN Investigative Report Exposes Insurance Claim Denials - Cites Trial Guides' From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves

CNN Investigative Report Exposes Insurance Claim Denials - Cites Trial Guides' From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves
On February 7, 2007, CNN released its findings from an 18 month investigation into Allstate and State Farm Insurance, and the companies' decision to deny claims to increase profits. The feature focuses on the Trial Guides book From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves, and features co-authors David Berardinelli, Esq. and Dr. Michael Freeman.
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Money Magazine Article "Hardball with Homeowners" Cites Trial Guides Book

Money Magazine Article "Hardball with Homeowners" Cites Trial Guides Book
Money magazine released a new article today titled "Hardball with homeowners" by Walter Updegrave and Kate Ashford on the topic of improper claim delays and denials. Addressing the impact of improper claim denials and delays in hurricane claims and the use of the Xactimate program (analogous to the Colossus program for bodily injury claims), the authors cite the Trial Guides book From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves and its primary author David Berardinelli.
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CNN Expose "Auto Insurers Play Hardball in Minor-Crash Claims"

CNN Expose "Auto Insurers Play Hardball in Minor-Crash Claims"

CNN has released a new expose on the insurance claims handling by State Farm and Allstate, titled "Auto Insurers Play Hardball in Minor-Crash Claims. The article covers the topic in Trial Guides' book From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves.

The beginning of the article notes:

"If you are injured in a minor car crash, chances are good that you will be in the fight of your life to get the insurance company to pay all the medical costs you incur -- even if the accident was no fault of your own.

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CNN Expose on Allstate and State Farm features Trial Guides Authors David Berardinelli and Dr. Michael Freeman

CNN Expose on Allstate and State Farm features Trial Guides Authors David Berardinelli and Dr. Michael Freeman

Below is a Transcript of CNN’s Expose on Allstate and State Farm [since removed from CNN and all web video services.] Wed., Feb. 7, 2007

Insurance companies fight paying billions in claims

"ANDERSON COOPER: Traffic accidents, of course, are a fact of life. So is dealing with insurance companies. You pay them to protect you. That’s the idea. But some accident victims say they’re being forced to settle or go to court because
the claims are denied.

We wanted to know the facts, and in a CNN investigation, we looked into
whether some big name insurers are more interested in profit than
policyholders..."

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Lawyer Ken Allen Obtains a $20.8 Million Verdict Against Allstate Using From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves

Lawyer Ken Allen Obtains a $20.8 Million Verdict Against Allstate Using From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves

We recently received the following lawyer success story using the information in From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves - How Allstate Changed Casualty Insurance in America.

“David Berardinelli's book From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves is an essential tool for any trial lawyer handling bad faith claims against Allstate. The book details how Allstate redesigned its claims handling process to offer policyholders a very simple choice: accept less than fair value for your claims or face a battery of lawyers and years of costly litigation.

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Trial Guides Welcomes David Ball Ph.D.

Trial Guides Welcomes David Ball Ph.D.
Trial Guides is proud to announce a deal with David Ball, Ph.D., to bring his best selling text David Ball on Damages to Audio CD. Ball, the nation's top jury consultant and trial skills trainer, has already read the newly revised Damages text at a recording studio, and Trial Guides expects to have the 15 CD set available by September, 2006. It is the first of two CD series Trial Guides will release with David Ball this year.
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Karen Koehler's Preparing for Deposition Video Comes to Trial Guides

Karen Koehler's Preparing for Deposition Video Comes to Trial Guides
Trial Guides is proud to announce we are now carrying Preparing for Deposition a deposition preparation video by Washington lawyer Karen Koehler. Every case deserves witness preparation for deposition and trial. In the Preparing for Deposition video, Karen Koehler instructs clients and witnesses how to prepare for testimony. She instructs witnesses on the ten essential rules of testimony. Loaded with tips and courtroom scenarios, it’s an important video
for any law firm to provide basic instructions on what happens in a deposition.  
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The Medical Malpractice Myth Recommended by ATLA

The Medical Malpractice Myth Recommended by ATLA

If you face tort reform, or non-economic caps in your state, you need “The Medical Malpractice Myth.” Author Tom Baker, widely recognized as a leading expert on insurance law, dispels myths regarding: 

  • the amount of malpractice litigation occurring; 
  • the amount of malpractice verdicts; 
  • the frivolous nature of these claims; and 
  • doctors fleeing states without caps.
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The Chicago Tribune Cites Good Hands to Boxing Gloves in Article on Allstate

The Chicago Tribune Cites Good Hands to Boxing Gloves in Article on Allstate

Today the Chicago Tribune featured Trial Guides' book From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves in and article titled "Author throws punch at Allstate."

“Allstate Corp., fresh from fending off criticism about its response to policyholders affected by Hurricane Katrina, faces another potential storm, this one from an author [David J. Berardinelli] who claims the insurer is forcing policyholders to accept prompt but lower payouts or risk time-consuming and expensive litigation...The book [tells how and why] the nation´s second-largest home and auto insurer treats some policyholders with ‘boxing gloves’ during their time of financial and personal duress, rather than the reassuringly familiar “good hands” highlighted in its advertising.”

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BusinessWeek cites Trial Guides book - "In Tough Hands At Allstate"

BusinessWeek cites Trial Guides book - "In Tough Hands At Allstate"

A new article by BusinessWeek titled "In Tough Hands at Allstate"

The article notes that From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves "tells the story of the key role played by management consultant McKinsey & Co. in reengineering auto insurance claims operations at Allstate Corp. (ALL ) -- and it's a story Allstate doesn't want told."

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Maximizing Auto Accident Settlement Offers

Maximizing Auto Accident Settlement Offers

Nearly 70% of auto accident cases in the U.S. are evaluated by bodily injury claims assessment software. Now there is a guide that helps you and your clients - triggering thousands of "value drivers," and helping you ethically maximize settlement offers based upon the facts of your clients' cases. What lawyers do not realize is that most auto insurers are using computer programs to determine their settlement offers in personal injury cases. Medical timeline demand letters do not work because the computer systems are looking for very specific case facts or factors, which are then entered into the computer system, which...

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Turner / CNN Interviews Trial Guides Authors on Allstate's Insurance Claim System

Turner / CNN Interviews Trial Guides Authors on Allstate's Insurance Claim System

Trial Guides authors David Berardinelli and Aaron DeShaw are being interviewed by Turner Network for CNN and Money Magazine regarding Allstate Insurance's claim handling method called Claims Core Process Redesign ("CCPR").  

New Mexico lawyer, David Berardinelli, is the primary author of Trial Guides' upcoming book From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves.

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Trial Guides Authors Interviewed by BusinessWeek Regarding Allstate

Trial Guides Authors Interviewed by BusinessWeek Regarding Allstate
Trial Guides authors David Berardinelli and Aaron DeShaw are being interviewed by BusinessWeek regarding Allstate Insurance's claim handling method called Claims Core Process Redesign ("CCPR").
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Chiropractic Economics: Aaron DeShaw's Article on Bill Review Software in Personal Injury Cases

Chiropractic Economics: Aaron DeShaw's Article on Bill Review Software in Personal Injury Cases

Article in Chiropractic Economics:

An Excerpt from Billing and Procedure Denials: What Every Physician Needs to Know, by Dr. Aaron DeShaw, Esq.

"Have you ever played a game without knowing the rules? It’s difficult to win. Over the last 10 years, chiropractors have been playing a “game” with personal-injury insurers without knowing the rules.

Sometimes they win and get paid for their personal-injury (PI) and healthcare claims; sometimes they lose.

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Nebraska Association of Trial Lawyers Publishes Excerpt of Aaron DeShaw Colossus Text

Nebraska Association of Trial Lawyers Publishes Excerpt of Aaron DeShaw Colossus Text
The Prairie Barrister, publication of the Nebraska Association of Trial Lawyers, published the article "Negotiating a Non-Demonstrable Case - A study in Colossus" in its Fall 2005 edition. The article is based on our book Colossus: What Every Trial Lawyer Needs to Know, by Dr. Aaron DeShaw, Esq., the definitive text on settling automobile claims with insurers using bodily injury claims software for the evaluation of claims.  The book is supplemented by the Colossus: Legal Forms CD.  DeShaw also has a video for lawyers on writing demand letters, optimized for the bodily injury claims evaluation.
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Chiropractic Economics Reviews Colossus: What Every Physician Needs to Know

Chiropractic Economics Reviews Colossus: What Every Physician Needs to Know

Book Review by Chiropractic Economics:

Colossus: What Every Physician Needs to Know
by Aaron DeShaw, DC, JD. Loose leaf, 465 pages.

According to the author, approximately 70 percent of auto injuries are evaluated by computer assessment software. The best known assessment software is known as Colossus.

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Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Publishes Excerpt of Aaron DeShaw's Colossus Text

Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Publishes Excerpt of Aaron DeShaw's Colossus Text
Trial Talk, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association magazine, published the article "Negotiating a Non-Demonstrable Case" in its August/September 2005 edition. The article is based on our book Colossus: What Every Trial Lawyer Needs to Know, by Dr. Aaron DeShaw, Esq., the definitive text on settling automobile claims with insurers using bodily injury claims software for the evaluation of claims.  The book is supplemented by the Colossus: Legal Forms CD.
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ATLA Motor Vehicle Collision Section publishes on Aaron DeShaw's Colossus Text

ATLA Motor Vehicle Collision Section publishes on Aaron DeShaw's Colossus Text
The ATLA newsletter of the Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway & Premises Liability Section, published the article "Soft tissue Cases in Colossus" in its Summer 2005 edition. The article is based on our book Colossus: What Every Trial Lawyer Needs to Know, by Dr. Aaron DeShaw, Esq., the definitive text on settling automobile claims with insurers using bodily injury claims software for the evaluation of claims.  The book is supplemented by the Colossus: Legal Forms CD.
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CAOC's Forum magazine features Colossus: What Every Trial Lawyer Needs to Know

CAOC's Forum magazine features Colossus: What Every Trial Lawyer Needs to Know
Forum, the magazine of the Consumer Attorneys of California, published an excerpt of our text Colossus: What Every Trial Lawyer Needs to Know in the June 2005 edition. The book by Dr. Aaron DeShaw, Esq., is the definitive text on settling automobile claims with insurers using bodily injury claims software for the evaluation of claims.  The book is supplemented by the Colossus: Legal Forms CD.
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Trial Briefs Publishes Excerpt on Aaron DeShaw's Colossus Text

Trial Briefs Publishes Excerpt on Aaron DeShaw's Colossus Text
Trial Briefs, the magazine of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, published an excerpt of our text Colossus: What Every Trial Lawyer Needs to Know in the June 2005 edition. The book, by Dr. Aaron DeShaw, Esq., is the definitive text on settling automobile claims with insurers using bodily injury claims software for the evaluation of claims.  The book is supplemented by the Colossus: Legal Forms CD.
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The Gavel Publishes an Excerpt of Colossus: What Every Trial Lawyer Needs to Know

The Gavel Publishes an Excerpt of Colossus: What Every Trial Lawyer Needs to Know
The Gavel, the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association magazine, published an excerpt of our text Colossus: What Every Trial Lawyer Needs to Know in the Summer 2005 edition.
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The Verdict Publishes an Excerpt of Colossus: What Every Trial Lawyer Needs to Know

The Verdict Publishes an Excerpt of Colossus: What Every Trial Lawyer Needs to Know
The Verdict, the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers magazine, published a several page excerpt of our text Colossus: What Every Trial Lawyer Needs to Know in the Summer 2005 edition.  The book was written by Dr. Aaron DeShaw, Esq.
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The Advocate publishes on Colossus: What Every Trial Lawyer Needs to Know

The Advocate publishes on Colossus: What Every Trial Lawyer Needs to Know
The Advocate, the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association magazine, published an excerpt of Aaron DeShaw's text Colossus: What Every Trial Lawyer Needs to Know in the July/August 2005 edition.
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Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association Reviews Aaron DeShaw's Colossus Text

Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association Reviews Aaron DeShaw's Colossus Text
This month, Louisiana Advocates, the journal of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association published an excerpt of Aaron DeShaw's book Colossus: What Every Trial Lawyer Needs to Know.
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Montana Trial Lawyers Association Publishes on the Colossus Text

Montana Trial Lawyers Association Publishes on the Colossus Text
This month, the Montana Trial Lawyers Association Journal "Trial Trends" published an excerpt of Aaron DeShaw's book Colossus: What Every Trial Lawyer Needs to Know.
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The Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Journal publishes on Colossus Text

The Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Journal publishes on Colossus Text
This month, the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association Journal published an excerpt of Aaron DeShaw's book Colossus: What Every Trial Lawyer Needs to Know.
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Article in Kentucky Newspaper Discusses Allstate Insurance Claims

Article in Kentucky Newspaper Discusses Allstate Insurance Claims
INSURANCE FIRM PREYS ON VICTIMS OF LOW-IMPACT CRASHES, ATTORNEYS SAY HERALD-LEADER STAFF WRITER

"Allstate Insurance Co. is engaging in a systematic and fraudulent scheme to make obtaining fair offers for damage claims so difficult that victims accept low offers rather than pursue costly and time-consuming litigation, attorneys for a Richmond woman argued yesterday in Fayette Circuit Court..."

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Trial Guides publishes "Procedure & Billing Denials: What Every Physician Needs to Know"

Trial Guides publishes "Procedure & Billing Denials: What Every Physician Needs to Know"

Trial Guides is proud to announce its new book Procedure & Billing Denials: What Every Physician Needs to Know by Dr. Aaron DeShaw, Esq. 

The new book provides physicians & staff with the background necessary when dealing with a modern insurance company on a personal injury case. DeShaw describes procedures and codes frequently flagged by insurers, and insurance medical bill review software. The book also discusses coding methods and procedures which are flagged for audits, or rejected. DeShaw further discusses modern necessity for charting to substantiate treatment and reduce payment problems.

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New book on Colossus for Lawyers Reveals Best Practices for Insurance Demand Letters

New book on Colossus for Lawyers Reveals Best Practices for Insurance Demand Letters
We are proud to announce the release of Colossus: What Every Trial Lawyer Needs to Know, by Dr. Aaron DeShaw, Esq.  The book is the definitive resource for lawyers who handle auto insurance claims practices, and how they impact both the writing of insurance demand letters, as well as insurance bad faith implications.  The book is the result of three years of research, including non-protected claim manuals from several insurers, non-protected Colossus manuals, original programming documents from Australia, as well as interviews with claims adjustors, claim supervisors and even Lee Fogle - director of bodily injury software at ISO who oversees the Claim Outcome Advisor program.  
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Colossus Physician Forms CD Now Available

Colossus Physician Forms CD Now Available

A new physician forms CD is released today, to supplement the new edition of Colossus: What Every Physician Needs to Know.

Approximately 70 percent of all auto insurers in the U.S. use bodily injury assessment software to determine claim value. Most of them conceal its use. The most widely used bodily injury claim software is called Colossus, but there are others also used by large insurers including Claims Outcome Advisor.  Bodily injury assessment programs require specific information in order to generate claim value in a patient’s case.  And often they use different terminology from treating doctors.  The difference in terminology between health care professionals and the insurance industry can result in improperly low settlement offers to injured people.

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Colossus: What Every Physician Needs to Know - Updated Version Available

Colossus: What Every Physician Needs to Know - Updated Version Available

Colossus: What Every Physician Needs to Know is the definitive resource for doctors who handle personal injury cases on the insurance claims process involving their patients.  

The book provides physicians clear guidance on dealing with personal injury cases that will be analyzed by claims assessment software including Colossus.

Presently, nearly 70% of auto accident cases in the U.S. are evaluated by claims assessment software. The book provides physicians an insider’s view of the medical and legal defects in the programs used by 16 of the Top 20 auto insurance companies in the US.

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