Bader Scott Injury Lawyers - April 2020

THE BADER SCOTT REPORT

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE! THE BEST (AND LAST) FIRST DATE

F our years ago, a mission trip to Cuba changed my life — and not in the way you might expect. The goal of the trip was to bring first aid and other supplies to people in need on the island, so the group I went with packed up clothes, shoes, cell phones, and other things hard to come by in Cuba and distributed them when we got there. It was amazing to see those supplies go to people who could really use them, and I’ll always remember how good it felt to be able to help. But what really changed my life about that trip, even more than those memories, was meeting my wife, Rachel. Rachel and I talked a bit on the Cuba trip, but it wasn’t until we got back to the states that we went on our first date. Luckily, we both lived in Atlanta, so that made it easier to meet up. I was a bigtime golfer back then, so we actually decided to meet up at Top Golf in the afternoon and play a few games. It happened to be Memorial Day, and neither of us had anything to do so we thought, why not get to know each other better? Well, golf turned into dinner, which turned into catching a movie, which turned into drinks, which turned into dessert. Before we knew it, we’d spent the whole day together! The entire extended date was incredible, but I didn’t need the dinner, movie, drinks, or dessert to realize that Rachel was the one. I figured it out right away, as soon as I saw that she could actually golf. She was a take-no-prisoners pro, and I was so impressed! After I dropped her off at 11 p.m. that night, I called my dad and told him I was going to marry her.

Two years later, I made good on that promise! Rachel and I got married on April 20, 2019, at Chateau Elan Winery in Braselton. I’d love to

say it was a perfect day, but we actually had terrible weather — it dropped 30 degrees overnight and was freezing, rainy, and windy for our outdoor wedding. Still, Rachel stuck it out even in a spaghetti strap dress. That’s when I really knew she was in it for the long haul! Rachel has been an incredibly supportive partner over our three years together — she puts up with my long work hours, represents the firm at corporate dinners and has always understood our mission. She gets what Seth and I are trying to do here at Bader Scott, which is build an exceptional firm with a legacy of developing leadership and helping our clients, our community, and ultimately the world. When you’re building something as complicated as a law firm, I think it is necessary to have a partner who has your back, and Rachel has been that for me since day one. We’re celebrating our one-year anniversary this month with a trip to Barbados, and I’ve been looking forward to it for months. Considering all of the sacrifices, time, and effort Rachel has put it to help me with my career, she really deserves this tropical getaway — heck, she deserves 10 of them. Rachel, if you’re reading this, know that you’re my rock in the hard times, and I can’t wait to spend a week by your side. For everyone else reading, do me a favor today and give your partner a hug tonight. The world is a much brighter place when you face it together!

–Luis Scott, Managing Partner

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CLASSIC COMEDIES FOR TWEENS AND TEENS LAUGH IT UP WITH YOUR LOVED ONES

For parents, movie selection can sometimes seem pretty limited. When your kids are young, you may feel shackled to the latest Disney animated features. But as they get a little older, you might want to introduce them to some real classic comedies. After all, who doesn’t like to have a laugh with their loved ones? Here’s a look at just a few side-splitting films that still hold up.

consuming alcohol, this Jack Black movie is surprisingly tame for being about rock ‘n’ roll. Beyond the endearing characters, Black’s hilarious antics, and an amped-up soundtrack, the movie lands its

‘THE PRINCESS BRIDE’

message of self-acceptance so well that you’ll be clamoring for an encore.

Endlessly quotable and full of heart, this 1987 irreverent fantasy story is perfect for kids looking to graduate from fairy tales. While the dialogue contains a handful of swears and enough mild innuendo to earn a PG rating, most of the violence is played up for comedy rather than appearing gritty and real. Be prepared for your kids to repeat Inigo Montoya’s lines again and again.

‘MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL’

There’s nothing quite like the comedy of Monty Python. Surreal, witty, and unabashedly ridiculous, “Holy Grail” defies nearly every convention of storytelling and revels in doing so. That said, this film is recommended for teens since it has some strong elements of innuendo in one particular scene. Another scene contains over- the-top violence that is intentionally made to look fake, but it may still scare younger viewers. If you’re looking to show your teens a whole new world of comedy, then this 1975 classic will make their imaginations run wild.

‘SCHOOL OF ROCK’

According to Common Sense Media, many parents choose to ignore the PG-13 rating on this 2003 comedy and show it to their tweens. Besides brief strong language and a few scenes with adults

MEET FLAVIO FERRERA THE LEGAL ASSISTANT WHO GREW UP WITH US

At the age of 17, when most kids his age were pursuing summer jobs at retail stores or restaurants, Flavio Ferrera had his sights set on a more difficult target. He wanted to work for a law firm, and however unlikely it seemed, he was willing to put in the legwork to make it happen. “Since I was really young, I was just going to interviews,” Flavio says. “I got an offer from every job that I interviewed for, and I chose Bader Scott because I liked Seth. From there, I really fell in love with the law. I like that by doing this work, I can help people and find solutions that benefit both sides.” Flavio is 21 now, and he’s one of our best legal assistants. On top of working at Bader Scott, he’s also studying political science at Georgia State University, and when he graduates, he says law school is his next step. “Honestly, I like what I do,” he says. “It’s fun meeting all of these new people, getting to know different sides of people, and making sure they get the treatment they need. Most of the time, I sit clients down and walk them through the process,

and when they listen and follow instructions, their case follows the correct path, and they end up with a large sum of money in their pocket. It’s really satisfying for me.” As a legal assistant, Flavio’s primary job is communicating with clients, checking in on their progress, and keeping them informed on developments in their cases. He also handles communication with insurance companies and sometimes even gets the happy task of handing out checks. His favorite part of the job is seeing happy clients leave our offices with better things on the horizon. When he’s not at the office, Flavio likes to hit the gym, try new restaurants, and explore Atlanta’s nightlife with friends.

“I’m from here originally, but once you turn 21, you get to know a bit more about your city!” he jokes.

Flavio, from all of us here on the Bader Scott team, thank you for all you do! We’ve loved watching you grow and excel over the years, and we’re looking forward to your future with us.

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STAY SAFE ON YOUR BIKE THIS SPRING! REMEMBER THESE RULES OF THE ROAD

Some Atlanta residents are brave enough to bike all year, but for most of us, spring is the time when we pull our cycles out of storage and hit the city streets again. But as fun and convenient as biking is, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), biking accidents are on the rise, and they’re often deadly. More than 800 American cyclists died from car-bicycle collisions in 2017 alone. To find out what was causing this spike, the NTSB ordered a study on bike safety and accident prevention. It found that there are a lot of things you can do to avoid a bicycle accident, but the most important one is ensuring you’re visible to drivers. Here are a few things you and your loved ones can do to stay safe:

• Stay away from busy roads, and avoid peak traffic times.

• Don’t ride on narrow roads or roads with sharp curves.

• Avoid roads with speed limits of 35 miles per hour or more.

• Always wear a helmet, and secure the straps tightly under your chin.

Cyclists are supposed to follow the same rules of the road as drivers to avoid bicycle accidents. Things like riding in single file, using hand signals to indicate turns, and carefully obeying traffic signals can also help keep you safe on the road when you’re riding on two wheels. Hopefully, these tips will help keep you safe this spring, but if you still end up in a bicycle accident (or if you’ve been in one already), our team can help. We have experienced bicycle accident lawyers on staff who have advocated for hundreds of victims across Atlanta, and they can do the same for you! Call us today at 404-888-8888, and we’ll start working to get you the compensation you deserve.

• Place reflectors on the front and rear of your bicycle as well as the pedals and spokes.

• Consider mounting a headlight and taillight on your bicycle.

• Wear bright clothing, especially neon or fluorescent clothes.

• Avoid riding at night, if possible, to avoid bicycle accidents.

EASY DEVILED EGGS

TAKE A BREAK

INGREDIENTS

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1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 tbsp milk

1 tsp dried parsley flakes

1/2 tsp dill weed

1/2 tsp fresh chives, minced 1/2 tsp ground mustard

Salt, paprika, garlic powder, and pepper, to taste

12 large eggs, hard-boiled

Fresh parsley, minced, and paprika for garnish

DIRECTIONS

1. In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, milk, parsley flakes, dill, chives, mustard, salt, paprika, garlic powder, and pepper. Mix well and set aside. 2. Cut eggs lengthwise and remove yolks carefully to preserve egg whites. 3. In a small bowl, mash yolks. 4. Mix mashed yolks with mayonnaise mixture. 5. Spoon or pipe the mixture back into the egg whites. 6. Garnish with fresh parsley and paprika. Refrigerate before serving.

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE

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The Best (and Last) First Date

Classic Comedies for Tweens and Teens

Meet the Legal Assistant Who Grew Up With Us

Tips to Avoid a Bike Accident

Easy Deviled Eggs

The Best Locations for Spring Blooms

IN THESE BEAUTIFUL LOCATIONS SEE SPRING BLOOM

Spring is here, which means beautiful flowers are finally showing themselves after a long winter. Here are some of the best places in the U.S. to see flower blossoms and welcome the season. GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS The Great Smoky Mountains National Park stretches across North Carolina and Tennessee, and while its scenery is beautiful year-round, the park is especially alluring to nature enthusiasts during the spring. Through this season, miles of lady’s-slipper orchids, irises, cardinal flowers, and lilies dot its lush green landscape. It’s dubbed “Wildflower National Park” throughout this time of year, and you can experience it by car or on foot. The park also offers expert-led tours that weave through the flowers during their peak bloom. CRESTED BUTTE Crested Butte, Colorado, is best known for its winter sports and summer hikes. But recently it has drawn the attention of flower enthusiasts for its unique pink, orange, and gold alpine wildflowers that appear in the spring. This natural phenomenon even inspired the creation of the annual Wildflower Festival in midsummer, which features nature walks, art, photography,

culinary experiences, and more. For a truly unique experience, you can even ascend the town’s titular Crested Butte to spot some rare alpine sunflowers next to the picturesque West Elk Mountains. ANTELOPE VALLEY The California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster, California, is a 1,780-acre park that features sloping hills covered with fields of vibrant orange, yellow, and red poppies in the spring. Warm temperatures and heavy rainfall across Southern California during this time of year create a brief period of thick blooms as far as the eye can see. And while the poppies can be enjoyed from the comfort of your car, the best way to experience them is to walk the leisurely Antelope Loop Trail for a breathtaking, up-close adventure. Spring flora is gorgeous and naturally attracts large crowds of people every year. If you plan to visit any of these destinations, just remember that their ecosystems are delicate. Respect park signs, stay on designated trails, and do your part to make sure these flowers return year after year for future generations to enjoy.

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