Guide to This Site

Welcome to I Do Not Want to Be Your Lawyer, a website written by a lawyer that provides legal (and practical) advice to plaintiffs in personal injury cases. Some of this advice will be useful to anyone involved in any type of lawsuit, but the primary focus of the site is personal injury lawsuits.

Unlike most lawyers who operate legal information websites, I have no interest in representing you (don’t even bother asking). The advice I give, while useful, is often general and is not intended to replace the advice of your actual lawyer. I am not your lawyer. Therefore, we do not have any type of attorney-client relationship. My ass now being sufficiently covered, below are links to all of the articles on the site, organized by topic.

Medical Treatment After an Accident

Trying to Settle Your Own Case

Hiring/Firing a Personal Injury Lawyer

Communicating With Your Lawyer’s Office

Why Personal Injury Cases Take So Long

Things You Should Not Do if You Have a Personal Injury Claim

Automobile Accident Issues

Discovery (Deposition, Interrogatories, etc.) in Personal Injury Cases

Settlement, Mediation and the Value of your Case

Trial

Legal Malpractice

Why Tort Reform is Bad for the Little Guy

Off-Topic, But Still Useful, Information

Site Comment Policy, Avatars and Shameless Request for “Likes” and “+1s”

“Like” Me, Please!

If you are a social networker and one or more of my articles helped you, please give them a Facebook “Like”, Google “+1” or any other kind of social share. Buttons and a share bar are located at the bottom of every article. Social shares get me more visitors, which encourages me to keep writing articles. Thanks!

Article Comments and Avatars

Comments on my articles are welcome and appreciated. I will answer questions if I am able, usually within 24 hours (please — no workers’ comp questions — that’s not my bag). Comments are moderated, meaning that I must approve them before everyone else can see them. This is done primarily to combat spambots. So far I have approved all legitimate comments (even the few negative ones), so rest assured that your comments will be posted. While my comment field asks you for an e-mail address, I won’t e-mail or spam you, or give your e-mail address to anyone else (you can use a real e-mail address without worry on this site). The e-mail address you use will not be posted to the site, so it won’t be visible to other readers. I advise against using your real full name when commenting (first names, nicknames or “handles” are fine).

If you want to have a picture or avatar appear by your comments on this site (and many other blog-type sites), just sign up at the free Gravatar site and associate a picture (use whatever picture you want — it doesn’t have to be of you) with the e-mail address you used when commenting (it will even add avatars to old posts). I have a gravatar, myself (which is why my comments have a photo). It is quick and simple to set up.

I hope you find the site useful. Thanks for visting! — fl_litig8r

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