Ladies Night!

Calling all professional women who are looking for a night of fun mixed with a little bit of networking—Don’t miss this ladies night! Ladies Night Out will  be on September 19th! Karen Mertes’ charity, Fulfill Your Destiny, will be participating with Plaintiff 101 and a couple other goodies! Grab your heels and join likeminded professionals while having a glass of wine – or two!

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Featured Author Karen Mertes at Richter Publishing’s 3rd Annual Author Award Ceremony & Book Gala!

The 3rd Annual Author Award Ceremony & Book Gala will be hosted at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant [4110 West Boy Scout Boulevard Tampa, FL 33607] on Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

This event features published authors from the Tampa Bay area who are making a difference in the community with their books. The night will be filled with music, drinks, food, prize raffles, award ceremony and an opportunity to speak with each author personally and purchase their works.

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Featured Authors (More to be announced soon!):

  1. Mike Rivera & Craig Sidorowicz, “From Stand-Up Comedian to Stand-Up Teacher”
  2. Rev. Chad C. Fernald, “Living Wisdom: Principles for a Life Well Lived”
  3. Art Koch,” When Swing Was King!”
  4. Rita Lowman, “From the Farm to the Boardroom: Leadership Lessons”
  5. Karen A. Kelly, M.D., “Take a Breath”
  6. Brandon Rimes & Connor Anthony, “Become the MVP in Your Industry by Surfing the Radio Waves”
  7. Sven Boermeester, “Best of Tampa Bay”
  8. Melissa Tuttle Twomey, “Goodnight Tampa”
  9. John McKee,  “Nothing Happens Until the Meeting is Set”
  10. Karen Mertes, Lt Col (Ret), United States Air Force, “Plaintiff 101” Audiobook 
  11. Debbie Killebrew, “Finding My Way Back”
  12. Melissa Sweeny, D.B.A., “Love from Luke: Lessons Learned from a Rescued Dog”
  13. M. Rene Harris, “Flies in My Coffee”
  14. Luke Chichetto, Mobility RX Fitness

Schedule:

  • 5:30 Event Starts – Bridgette Simmonds “The Go Coach!” MC
  • 6:30 Short Speech by Tara, President of Richter Publishing
  • 6:35-6:45 Comedian Appearance by Mike Rivera
  • 7:45 Awards Announced
  • 8:15 Raffle
  • 8:30 Party Ends

Attire: Business / cocktail attire

Award Categories:

  • Most Inspirational Story
  • Best Self-Help Book
  • Funniest Book
  • Amazon Best Seller (The book that ranked the highest in Amazon.)  
  • Best Buisness Book
  • Best Cover
  • Best Overall Book for 2016

Ticket price includes: Entrance to the event, bottomless wine & endless appetizers!  Early bird tickets will end one week prior to the event date. Regular ticket prices will be sold the last week. Day of the event ticket sales will at the door with cash or credit card.

Sponsorship Spots: We have packages available to you at all different price ranges. Check out our rate card here or call for details at 727-940-7647. RICHTER Publishing-RateCard


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Full Disclosure with your Attorney

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Once  you’ve hired an attorney, it’s important for you to communicate with them fully. There may be some aspects of the case or your background that you have concerns about. DO NOT assume the defense will not find them.

Takeaway #8 —

Do not keep any secrets from your lawyer. If something in your past may hurt your case, tell your lawyer first. In all probability, it’s not as bad as you think. Remember the lessons of history. It wasn’t the break-in that led to Richard Nixon’s downfall. It was the cover-up.

A lawsuit is a team effort between you and your law firm. To achieve a successful result, you must meet your responsibilities with your best efforts. Be open, honest and flexible throughout your case.


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Fulfill Your Destiny


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/105943034″>Karen Mertes</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/soozieeastman”>Soozie Eastman</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Karen Mertes, LTCOL (RET), USAF, is the founder and president of Fulfill Your Destiny, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to helping people whose careers have been altered by injury or other unforeseen circumstances. Inspiring stories of people who have been helped can be found at www.fulfillyourdestiny.org ! Karen is a Traumatic Brain Injury survivor due to a car accident caused by a drunk driver. Her book, Plaintiff 101, Karen shares her struggle of going back to work with a Traumatic Brain Injury and her recovery process all while dealing with her personal injury litigation. Plaintiff 101 provides tips and checklists for those who are looking for help with their personal injury litigation case.


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Video Overview of a TBI

Dr. Christopher Wolf, gives an overview of the brain, lobe functions and how a TBI effects your brain function and body movements and recovery. Whether you have a loved one that is suffering from a traumatic brain injury, a victim yourself or are enduring a personal injury litigation involving a traumatic brain injury – this video will give you an idea of how this injury can seriously impact your daily life and case.

Karen Mertes was a victim of a traumatic brain injury due to a car accident involving a drunk driver. In her book, “Plaintiff 101,” Karen explains how her traumatic brain injury effected her job, her personal life and her personal injury litigation. Karen Mertes is a survivor, her strong will and courage allowed her to overcome her struggles and win her case with the help of her lawyer. Let Karen’s experience help guide you through your own personal injury litigation and the comfort in knowing you are not alone.


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BuzzFeed’s Drunk Driving Simulator

Ford’s Driving Skills For Life Program crafted a drunk driving suit to mimic the feeling of being inebriated for BuzzFeed employees to wear while driving through a course. The suit is used to teach teens about the dangers of drunk driving. Drivers first try to complete a field sobriety test. They then take a “sober lap” before putting on the drunk googles to complete the course. All drivers were terrified after the test drive – one was even nauseous. Teenagers and those that are of drinking age should utilize the Ford’s Driving Skills For Life Program to educate drivers on the effects on your ability to operate a vehicle and consequences of drinking and driving.

You can find this video and other BuzzFeed originals here!


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Ways to help Prevent a Traumatic Brain Injury

Karen Mertes suffered a traumatic brain injury after being struck by a drunk driver. Karen explains her accident, the physical, cognitive, and behavioral changes she endured during her personal litigation case. The Family Caregiver Alliance has compiled facts, consequences, recovery and ways to prevent traumatic brain injuries.

Check those out here —

Facts

  • 5.3 million Americans, approximately 2% of the population, currently live with disabilities related to brain injury.
  • Males are more than twice as likely as females to experience a TBI.
  • TBI is most common among adolescents (aged 15-24) and older adults (75 and older).
  • The most common causes of TBI:
    • Falls (40.5%)
    • Unintentional blunt trauma (15.5%)
    • Motor vehicle accidents (14.3%)
    • Violence (10%)
  • TBI is a contributing factor to a third (30.5%) of all injury-related deaths in the United States
  • The direct medical costs and indirect costs of TBI, such as lost productivity, total an estimated $60 billion in the United States.
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Prevention

TBI’s can be life altering, yet many are preventable if the necessary precautions are taken. The following are tips for minimizing the risk of sustaining a TBI:

Drivers and passengers should always;

  • Wear lap belts and shoulder harnesses.
  • Use properly installed infant and child safety seats. A representative of your local police department or highway patrol can show you the proper method of installation.
  • Avoiding drinking and driving, or driving under the influence of drugs or medeications
  • Use helmets for motorcycle and bicycle riding and other recreational sports.

Research has shown that approximately 85% of head injuries form bicycle accidents can be prevented with the use of helmets.


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