The Friday Five 5.31.19
Congratulations and warm words of advice to all of the new graduates
We could not be more proud of our daughter, Natalie, and our niece, Kathy, on their graduations from high school this week. It seems like just yesterday that they were starting kindergarten. We wish all of this spring’s recent grads the best of luck in all of their endeavors and wanted to share with you this inspiring article written by a business owner who highlighted the best attributes of new grads that he hires for his company. He encourages all new graduates to never underestimate the importance of taking ownership of your growth and development, finding great mentors, and networking to build meaningful relationships. Remember that we are always here for advice and guidance for any graduate looking for a little direction or feedback – please never hesitate to reach out!
Immediate action can prevent cover-ups after a refinery accident
Chances are that if you are seriously injured in a refinery accident, the company will do whatever it takes to cover up what happened to avoid taking responsibility. Enlisting the help of an attorney right after an accident happens can mean the difference between finding out the truth behind what happened and allowing the company to hide the accident’s cause. Attorneys can file temporary injunctions and restraining orders, which are court orders requiring that the company preserve the site of the accident and leave it as-is, preventing them from making repairs, destroying evidence, and covering up what really happened. Make sure to call us right away if you are injured so your case is preserved.
Easy ways to save when using Uber or Lyft
Last week we talked about the importance of contacting an attorney after an Uber/Lyft accident, so this week we thought we’d share some tips on how to save money and time when riding in one. You may be aware of surge pricing. It usually happens after a large event lets out and the demand is high for rides. Walking a few blocks away from the venue will not only allow you to be found easier since you’re away from the crowd, but you might be able to avoid surge pricing altogether by giving yourself distance from the event. The article also suggested looking in Google Maps for your destination first, since it will provide you with a comparison between Uber, Lyft, and any other rideshare options available.
Insurance trick of the week: Dragging their feet and taking their time moving the case along to frustrate you
Not returning your phone calls, taking forever to review the paperwork, or simply taking their sweet time are all ways that insurance adjusters try to get under your skin, so you are more likely to accept their low-ball settlement offer and get the entire thing over with. Or they will draw things out, hoping to get you closer and closer to the two-year Statute of Limitations, which is when your options really start to run out. When you work with an experienced personal injury attorney, not only do they handle all of the communication with the insurance company for you, but they also do everything they can to move the case along at a reasonable pace. The insurance company typically goes along with it since they know they can’t pull one over on a lawyer who already knows all of the insurance company tactics.
Give your kids a glimpse of what your childhood summer was like with this nostalgic summer bucket list
School’s out, which means its time to fill the days with fun activities. But remember when we were kids and we didn’t have tablets and cell phones stealing our attention and our parents made us go outside instead of watching TV all summer? This awesome list of fun, old-school things to do with your kids will take you back in time and help them enjoy what we all did growing up. With activities like kite flying, catching fireflies, making tie-dye shirts, going on nature walks, and washing the family cars by hand, the bonus is that they are all free or seriously low-cost!
Don’t forget to check out our Bikes for Kids page and nominate a child who is making a difference – he or she could win a free bicycle, compliments of Attorney McClure!