Medlin Law Firm - April 2020

PROTECT YOURSELF

When you’re hurt because of someone else’s mistake, it’s easy to believe people will see your side of the story. You know you’re an honest person. You experienced how slippery that floor was. You are sure you were paying attention and never saw a caution sign. While all of these things can be true, convincing an insurance company or a jury of these claims can be extremely difficult. The Blame Game In almost any instance of property liability, the opposition to your claim is going to make you out to be the bad guy. They’ll suggest that you were absent-minded, careless, or outright reckless in your behavior — essentially blaming you for your own injury. While it may seem like this is a typical case of your word versus the word of a business or their insurance company, the scales are actually weighted in their favor. The Burden of Proof In order to prove a property owner was liable for your injuries, you and your legal counsel need to show that the owner either created the conditions for your accident or knew about the hazard and failed to address it. This can be quite the high bar What to Do After Getting Hurt on Someone Else’s Property

to clear, especially because it relies on proving what an owner or their employees did or didn’t know. If there is any room for doubt, the courts will likely side with the opposition. The Good News You aren’t powerless in these situations, however. You have the ability to back up your claimwith hard evidence if you act quickly. After an incident, it’s best to take pictures of the hazard that harmed you and the surrounding conditions before they change. It’s also crucial to speak with any eyewitnesses and get their contact information if they are willing to testify. It’s far harder for the insurance company or business to cast doubt on your version of events when you have hard evidence supporting it. An expert personal injury attorney can help you defend your claim. But in those critical moments after an accident, you have the power to make a significant step toward protecting your future.

Easy Deviled Eggs

Brain Buster

Ingredients

1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 tbsp milk

1 tsp dried parsley flakes

1/2 tsp dill weed

12 large eggs, hard-boiled

1/2 tsp fresh chives, minced

Fresh parsley, minced, and paprika for garnish

1/2 tsp ground mustard

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

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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