Category: Personal Musings
Every year there’s an effort by politicians and groups like MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) to make sobriety checkpoints legal in Texas. It’s no surprise that with nearly 1,300 alcohol related driving fatalities in 2010 alone that concerned citizens want the Texas government to take a more proactive stand on preventing drunk driving. This past week San Antonio Police Deputy Chief Anthony Trevino asked the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee to once again try to legalize sobriety checkpoints.
If you have been online or have watched TV lately, you have more than likely saw the video of a young woman falling face first into a fountain while texting. The video went viral over night; it should have, it was funny!
In this one short video you not only have the slapstick humor of someone falling (harmlessly into a public fountain, but also have a pretty accurate illustration of our current society. A society so attached to our cell phones and their constant distractions that we sometimes forget about the simple things – like walking.
More than anything, it was just plain harmless comedy.
Well guess what? The young lady isn’t laughing and, along with her lawyer, has decided to make a mockery of our justice system by attempting to sue the mall and its security guards.
Every January, millions of people take the New Year as an opportunity to make changes in their life. I look at New Year’s resolutions as promises we make to ourselves to better ourselves in the new year. These promises can often span many different areas of your life and vary from person to person. Although they can touch on different goals and aspects of a person’s life, resolutions are unified by the simple theme of becoming a better person and improving our life.
Taking time to reflect on the past, present and future
As another year draws to a close, I find this a great time to reflect on the past 12 months, as well as look forward to 2011. It has been a privilege to represent a great number of clients this year in a wide range of cases. From car wrecks and product liability cases to daycare abuse and catastrophic birth injuries, we have been hard at work fighting for our clients’ justice and rights, securing well deserved settlements and verdicts, as well as holding individuals, businesses and companies accountable for their actions.
When a person is killed by a defective or dangerous product, or they lose a loved one because of another person’s negligence or malpractice, they come to a personal injury attorney. They come to us because they deserve to have somebody there to protect their rights – and that will not be the insurance company.
I can say this because I was on the other side. I used to defend the companies and insurance agencies that I now protect my clients from. The difference between now and then is that now I am on the right side of the fight, representing those who deserve a voice and an advocate for their rights.
If you own a TV, drive down the highway or listen to the radio, you have more than likely come to the realization that tasteless attorney advertising is not only a reality but an epidemic. Almost anything is possible when it comes to attorney advertising and marketing.
Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising can be an attorney’s best friend – or worst enemy. One of the biggest deciding factors is strategy. How you develop your PPC campaign can determine whether it brings you clients or drains your budget.
If you’re stuck trying to write a PPC strategy, I recommend starting by answering the five W’s: