Harmonson Law Firm - January 2019

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because it was the only road trip I made

THE NEXT STEP 6 Things You Need to Do After an Accident

alone with my dad, and I had thoroughly enjoyed myself in El Paso.

When I was in high school, Dad moved from Lubbock to El Paso to start a pool construction company. Both my parents attended Texas Western and were students when the Miners won the basketball championship in 1966. One of his college friends owned a home construction business and needed someone to build pools. Both my parents were fond of UTEP and the city. Dad commuted from Lubbock to El Paso while I finished high school. When I graduated high school, my mom and little sister packed up and moved to El Paso to be with Dad. Whenever I was on a break from college, I would often drive out to El Paso to visit. We played golf, ate great Mexican food, and made trips over to Juarez to visit and shop. The blended Texan and Mexican culture of El Paso was nothing like I had ever experienced in the very white, very conservative Lubbock ...

You’ve been in a car accident. What do you do next? You may be disoriented, in shock, and/or injured, but there are several crucial steps you need to take before doing anything else. Here are six things you need to do right after you are in an automobile accident. 1. In the minutes after the accident, tend to yourself and any passengers who might be hurt. Call the police to report the accident and/or an ambulance, if needed. Then take pictures of all damaged vehicles as well as any wounds or injuries, if possible. 2. Do not make statements about injuries. Without professional care, you may not be aware of the extent of your injuries after a wreck. For many people, the pain sets in later. You may seem fine right after the wreck, but time can tell a different story. 3. See a physician ASAP — without exception. If you feel “fine” or are only a little sore, visit a doctor and get checked out anyway. Issues tend to pop up in the days after the accident. Don’t put yourself at additional risk. 4. Contact your insurance company to start a claim, and contact the other driver’s insurance company. Never assume the other party is going to do this. 5. Keep constant tabs on how you feel. Write down specific details, including aches and pains, where they’re located, intensity, and duration. These details may be helpful if your case goes to trial. 6. Speak with an attorney. Whether you call from the side of the road or from your home the following

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PEANUT BUTTER AND BERRY FRENCH TOAST

INSPIRED BY DEL ISH

French toast is a staple for a weekend breakfast at home, but this version takes things to another level. Consider it a hybrid of French toast and PB&J. It’s just as delicious as it sounds.

INGREDIENTS

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8 slices brioche, 1/2-inch thick 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

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2 cups cornflakes

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 large eggs

2 cups mixed berries

1/8 cup heavy cream

Powdered sugar, to sprinkle Maple syrup, for serving

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

1. On a large baking sheet lined with wax paper, place 4 slices of brioche and spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter on each. Cover with remaining slices, creating sandwiches. 2. In a pie plate, beat eggs with cream and vanilla. In another, coarsely crush the cornflakes. 3. Lightly soak sandwiches in the egg mixture, then dredge in cornflakes, pressing to adhere. Return to baking sheet. 4. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Once melted and up to temperature, add sandwiches, cooking on one side until golden and crisp, about 2–3 minutes. 5. Return sandwiches to baking sheet, add remaining butter, and repeat on other side. 6. Top sandwiches with berries, sprinkle with powdered sugar, and serve with maple syrup.

day, an attorney will guide you through the next steps. Tell them the facts of the accident, your treatment plan — if you have one — and show them any pictures you took. Some cases might not need an attorney, but many do. Negotiation with insurance companies can be stressful and time-consuming, and these businesses rarely play fair. We are more than happy to help you through this difficult process.

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