Brauns Law December 2018


Seasonal Surprises How We Prepare for the Holidays

My family used to get a real Christmas tree every year. From the time I was a little kid, we would all go out, find the best tree in the wild, and chop it down ourselves. There’s something about the smell of a live tree that really makes it feel like the holidays. Unfortunately, we brought home our tree one year and had it all decorated before we discovered there was a huge hornet’s nest hidden in the thick branches. The winter cold had put them to sleep, but as soon as the nest warmed up inside our house, the hornets woke up. Needless to say, they weren’t too pleased about being relocated. That year, my mom declared there would be no more live trees, and no one argued with her. Not all our Christmases involved angry hornets. My favorite Christmas memory was actually more dangerous — at least that’s what my mom would say. That year, I came down the stairs on Christmas morning to find a motorcycle helmet waiting for me. In the garage, there was a three-wheeler. I don’t remember how old I was, but I know I was too young to be riding a three-wheeler. Dad had gotten it for me without telling my mom about it. I loved that three-wheeler. It was one of the best Christmas presents I’ve ever gotten. I grew up about an hour outside of Baltimore, Maryland, in the farms and woodland areas right near Liberty Reservoir. From the time I was 8 years old, I’d take my three-wheeler out to meet my friends in the woods. We spent all

day doing who knows what. Despite my mom’s fears, I never broke a bone, and I always came home when the street light came on. Fortunately, my daughter is more interested in clothes and video games today, because there’s no way I would ever let her go riding off into the woods alone! many people who struggle this time of year. At the firm, we start preparing for the holidays in early October. For a personal injury practice, the holiday season tends to be extremely busy and stressful because this time of year can be rough on our clients. A lot of them are physically hurting, so they can’t enjoy their favorite traditions. Many others are strapped financially because their injuries have kept them out of work, and they aren’t able to afford the big holiday celebrations with their families. was one of the best Christmas presents I’ve ever gotten.” While I am blessed to be looking forward to the holiday season, I know there are “I loved that three-wheeler. It

hard for so long, our clients deserve to have closure and to be free to enjoy their holidays and start the new year fresh. We aren’t able to settle every case this time of year, but when we do, nothing warms my heart more than seeing the joy on a client’s face when they finally get that check. Knowing we’ve helped a client have a better holiday is a truly special Christmas gift for us. Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all our clients. Thank you for the trust you have put in us by allowing our team to help you. From everyone at Brauns Law, we wish you a happy and safe New Year’s. -David Brauns

Our goal is to settle as many cases as we can before December. After fighting


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