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Practice Safe Driving this Memorial Day Weekend

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With a three-day weekend in store for most, day drinking is prominent. Feeling invincible behind the wheel while intoxicated puts everyone at risk – those in the vehicle and others on the road. There’s no harm in drinking while celebrating but once you start to put other’s lives in danger, it becomes a serious problem. Even if you’ll be one of the designated drivers, it is detrimental to be aware of drunk drivers on the road with you. Here’s what to look for —

Law enforcement officials say there are several signs associated with drunk driving:

  • Making wide turns
  • Weaving, swerving, drifting, or straddling the center line
  • Almost striking an object or vehicle
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road
  • Driving at a very slow speed
  • Stopping without cause
  • Braking erratically
  • Responding slowly to traffic signals
  • Turning abruptly or illegally
  • Driving after dark with headlights off

dont-drink-driveKeeping these things in mind can help you avoid a dangerous situation. If you spot what you think is an impaired driver, keep a safe distance and call 9-1-1. Do not attempt to stop the vehicle yourself.

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Questions About Your Litigation? Need Some Insight before Your Case Goes to Trial? Grab this Best Seller!

 

plaintiff-101-cover-audioGoing to trial can make you anxious – even if you have knowledge of the process! Be an asset to your attorney by doing some of the research to know what is coming next, and how you can help. Litigation is a team effort between plaintiff and lawyer and it’s not the place for trial and error. “Plaintiff 101” will help the client understand the process, relieve some of the fear and anxiety clients may have, and facilitate effective communication between client and lawyer.

PLAINTIFF 101 is dedicated to anyone who has been or will be a plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit, to the attorneys who represent those who have been injured due to the negligence of others, and to the American Association for Justice who continues to wage the fight to keep our courthouse open to all citizens.

Karen Mertesa Drunk Driving Victim herself and creator of PLAINTIFF 101” shares her story with us of an unfortunate circumstance. She takes an in-depth look inside the courtroom at the coverage of the legal and technical issues that arise in a drunk driving case. Karen wrote “Plaintiff 101” to serve as a guide to assist both client and lawyer through civil litigation during a personal injury lawsuit.

See what people are saying about Plaintiff 101!

Very useful for ANYONE. You never know what could happen at any moment and always important to be prepared.”

—Amazon Customer


For those who are interested in owning Amazon’s Best Seller, “Plaintiff 101” as a valuable resource:

Click here to >>ORDER<< your copy TODAY!

Above quote excerpted from Plaintiff 101: The Black Book of Inside Information Your Lawyer Will Want You To Know.

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Video That Hits Close to Home – Texting and Driving Can Be a Fatal Mix

With college students returning home from school and more drivers out on the road this summer, it is important to have a copy of “Plaintiff 101,” just in case.  The Amazon Best Seller is the go-to little black book full of tips, checklists and advice from Karen Mertes’ personal injury litigation that occurred after her car accident that left her with a traumatic brain injury.

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Though it always feels like summer in Florida, it is important to remind drivers, parents of new drivers and all of you new drivers that texting and driving has the potential to be a fatal mix. Here is an AT&T “It Can Wait” commercial that hit really close to home. Car accidents can happen to anyone at anytime and you may or may not be the one at fault. Sometimes being a defensive driver just isn’t enough. Texting and driving can be prevented.

 


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Law Students! Make Amazon Best Seller, “Plaintiff 101,” Your Summer Read!

Karen Mertes AuthorInterested in law and what goes on in the courtroom during a personal injury litigation?! “Plaintiff 101” by Karen Mertes tells the story as her life hung in the balance after a tragic car accident caused by a drunk driver. Despite sustaining a traumatic brain injury, she 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.

This book is to help other personal injury survivors contemplating litigation, or already involved in litigation. You should be able to navigate these troubled waters ever so slightly easier because of our experience and advice. We’re hopeful that plaintiffs’ attorneys will see the benefit of providing this book as a teaching tool to their clients so as a team you can win your case!

Grab this Amazon Best Seller to add to your summer read collection!

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Perfect Mother’s Day Gift for Law Students

With Mother’s Day just a few days away, it is important to give something back the woman that gives so much. If your partner, or mother is a law student, the Amazon Best Seller, Plaintiff 101.

Karen Mertesa Drunk Driving Victim herself and creator of PLAINTIFF 101” shares her story with us of an unfortunate circumstance. She takes an in-depth look inside the courtroom at the coverage of the legal and technical issues that arise in a drunk driving case. Karen wrote “Plaintiff 101” to serve as a guide to assist both client and lawyer through civil litigation during a personal injury lawsuit.

plaintiff-101-cover-audioLitigation is a team effort between plaintiff and lawyer and it’s not the place for trial and error. “Plaintiff 101” will help the client understand the process, relieve some of the fear and anxiety clients may have, and facilitate effective communication between client and lawyer.

PLAINTIFF 101 is dedicated to anyone who has been or will be a plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit, to the attorneys who represent those who have been injured due to the negligence of others, and to the American Association for Justice who continues to wage the fight to keep our courthouse open to all citizens.

See what people are saying about Plaintiff 101!

Very useful for ANYONE. You never know what could happen at any moment and always important to be prepared.”

—Amazon Customer

Be sure to gift PLAINTIFF 101 as the perfect gift to law students! “Plaintiff 101” offers personal insight that you won’t find in law schools. The information contained in this book is shared by a lawyer with a distinguished career, who has been part of trial teams with numerous million dollar verdicts and settlements, combined with the efforts of a plaintiff who was successful in her litigation.

For those who are interested in owning Amazon’s Best Seller, “Plaintiff 101” as a valuable resource:

Click here to >>ORDER<< your copy TODAY!

Above quote excerpted from Plaintiff 101: The Black Book of Inside Information Your Lawyer Will Want You To Know.

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Mental Health Awareness Toolkit

Being that May is Mental Health Awareness month, it is important to know the ways that stress can negatively affect your daily life. Karen Mertes has been through some of the most stressful periods of her life, and has found numerous ways to prevail. She also makes it her life’s mission to help others in their time of need.

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The following is from Mental Health America:

Stress is a normal part of life. You can feel stress in your body when you have too much to do or when you haven’t slept well. You can also feel stress when you worry about things like your job, money, relationships, or a friend or family member who is struggling with illness or difficult circumstances.

In response to these strains, your body releases chemicals that cause increases in blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, availability of cell energy, and blood flow to your muscles. At the same time, it also releases chemicals to slow down less urgent bodily functions that deal with digestion, growth, sex, and aspects of the immune system.

In order to be your healthiest and best YOU, it is important to take an hour, a day or even a week to decompress after a stressful period in your life. A few examples include, but are not limited to, a car accident, a death in the family, moving or even dealing with a lawsuit. Plaintiff 101 can be your guide to navigate you after your car accident and allow you to be an asset to your attorney.


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Sobering Truth about Alcohol-Related Traffic Deaths this Cinco de Mayo

Any time alcohol is involved in a celebration, there’s the potential for a high number of alcohol-related traffic deaths. Being that Cinco de Mayo is on a Saturday this year, drinking violations jump more than 75% if it falls on the weekend, compared to 17% on a weekday.

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If you are planning on going out and celebrating, be sure to have a designated driver or utilize a ca, Uber or Lyft. Karen Mertes has had her life dramatically affected by a drunk driver – don’t put some else’s life in danger because of negligence.

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“As my life hung in the balance after a tragic car accident caused by a drunk driver, I promised to spend the rest of my life helping others if I were to survive. After my four year long litigation battle, my attorney husband and I  decided to write, “Plaintiff 101” to help other personal injury victims. Being involved in a life-changing car accident is devastating. You deserve to get your life back to normal, yet the justice system is not an easy one to navigate.  That’s what this book is for. To give you inside information and what your lawyer will want you to know in order to have a wining case.

Despite sustaining a traumatic brain injury from my accident, I am 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 under the Who We’ve Helped tab.

The  proceeds from the sale of this book are directly donated to Fulfill Your Destiny.  We hope you find the information contained within these pages of our book very insightful.  Please know that your donation for this book is used to help others through Fulfill Your Destiny.”


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