Finney Injury Law - January 2020


With every new year comes an opportunity to reinvent ourselves or start down a new path toward self- improvement. Making resolutions is a big part of many families’ New Year’s traditions, and parents often have a desire for their kids to take part in that tradition when they’re old enough. Following through on resolutions is tough, especially for young children, but with your help, they can achieve their goals. PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH. You are your children’s role model for almost everything, including following through on New Year’s resolutions. So, ask yourself if you follow through on your own resolutions. When you proclaim that you will read more books or finally get a gym membership, do you actually try to do it? Your kids will assign as much importance to New Year’s resolutions as you do, so by sticking to your own commitments, you can help them stay on track, too. KEEP THINGS SIMPLE AND ACHIEVABLE. When your kids are forming their resolutions, their first attempts will probably be very broad. Statements like “I

want to be more kind” or “I will try to help more around the house” incorporate good values but don’t include any actionable steps. Help your kids think of tangible ways to act on those goals. For example, if they want to be tidier, a good resolution might be for them to clean their room once a week or take responsibility for one household chore every day. DON’T DO ALL THE WORK FOR THEM. While it’s important for you to help your kids formulate their goals, be sure that you aren’t taking over. If they’re ultimately responsible for their resolutions, they’ll feel more compelled to keep them. Instead, suggest different goal areas they could improve, such as home, school, or sports, and let them elaborate. When it comes to creating habits, nobody is perfect, so even if your kids falter on their goals in the middle of February, don’t worry. The important thing is that you continue to encourage them every step of the way.


Hiring a lawyer to help you fight any personal injury case you might suffer is a good thing to do. But when it comes to traumatic brain injury cases and the added pressures associated with them, hiring legal counsel becomes even more crucial. After a brain injury occurs, the injured party may not be in the right state of mind to make necessary decisions for themselves. When this happens, it’s up to their loved ones to step in as their proxy. Because this added stress is the last thing you need when you’re already trying to nurse your loved one back to health, a lawyer is necessary to provide clear thinking and the experience needed to make sure you receive adequate compensation.

First, a lawyer will educate and coach you on the proper ways to interact with insurance adjusters who act quickly. These agents are often looking to take advantage of your lack of legal prowess and trick you into making statements that might jeopardize the settlement you’re entitled to. A lawyer will not only advise you on what’s appropriate to say to them

to gather, you may not build a strong enough case. Lawyers know what’s important to have, like physical evidence from the accident, witness statements, photo evidence, and medical records. They know the tactics needed to secure these items quickly and properly assess them to determine the type of settlement to secure.

but even step in as their direct point of contact on your behalf.

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic

brain injury, reach out to our office so we can review your case and determine how best to help you heal.

You’ll also need to gather adequate evidence to prove your case and achieve the settlement you’re seeking. But, if you don’t know what’s important


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