Lessons Learned From The Child Accident Book, I've Stood In Your Shoes

If you have been following our blog the past few months, you have seen our weekly release of lessons from Attorney Charles Boyk’s new book, I’ve Stood In Your Shoes. The book includes lessons that Chuck learned throughout his experience as a personal injury client when his son was involved in a serious child accident.

The lessons include:

  1. I can personally relate to that moment that changed your life – that surreal moment where you couldn’t believe this was happening
  2. Your road to recovery can be bumpy, long, and difficult. I know because I have been down the same road with my child.
  3. While grieving is normal and important, it is also important for you to start asking the “who, what, where, why and how” questions.
  4. You need to make sure that a careful investigation of the law and the facts of the accident is done to confirm what went wrong and how the injury or death occurred.
  5. You need to be prepared for the tough questions that will be asked by insurance adjusters and defense lawyers during recorded statements or depositions.
  6. You need to ask the right questions to get to the bottom of how the law was violated and how the injury or wrongful death occurred.
  7. Investigating the background leading up to you or your loved one’s injury can be absolutely critical.
  8. Finding the right expert for your case can mean the difference between a successful resolution and getting nothing.
  9. Going into mediation with an open mind, being willing to listen to the defense’s offers, and engaging in a fair “back and forth” is essential.
  10. Your attorney is well equipped to negotiation down liens on your recovery in order to be able to put the highest possible amount of money in your pocket.
  11. Your attorney can advise you on the ways that you can protect the settlement money and make sure it lasts – especially when a child is involved.
  12. The probate court must approve all minor settlement and legal guidance throughout the process is critical.
  13. Because your attorney will logically evaluate your case, and you will likely emotionally evaluate your case, at some point your attorney will probably give you news that you do not want to hear.
  14. Letting your attorney take the lead and listening to his advice can be difficult, but it is essential.
  15. Even after a settlement, the struggles from the injury often continue on.
  16. The attorneys in my office helped me in my time of need as a client, and they can help you too.

 

To read the lessons in the book, you can visit our law office’s blog, or order your free copy of I’ve Stood In Your Shoes. The book explains how Attorney Charles Boyk was able to go through his son’s personal injury case with the help of the attorneys at the Charles E. Boyk Law Offices.

 

LH

Charles Boyk
is a personal injury attorney and author practicing law in Ohio. 419-241-1395
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