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How to be an Asset to your Attorney During Your Personal Injury Litigation

Need a book to better relate to your personal injury litigation attorney?! Jump on Amazon and add “Plaintiff 101” to your cart! Here are some words from Karen Mertes on her book,

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“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.”

“Plaintiff 101” won #1 Amazon Best Seller Award at Richter Publishing’s 3rd Annual Author Award Ceremony & Book Gala on October 20th, 2016. Making “Plaintiff 101” a #1 Best Seller in audio, paperback & digital formats

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.

Get your copy of “Plaintiff 101” by Karen Mertes here!

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Karen Mertes on WTSP ‘On The Road’ with Bobby Lewis

Check out Karen’s interview on Bobby Lewis’ segment ‘On The Road’!

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Karen talks about her near death experience, her TBI and her charity: Fulfill Your Destiny. Karen also shares the latest outreach by Fulfill Your Destiny to a local business —

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Tune In Tonight to Watch Karen Mertes on ‘On the Road with Bobby Lewis’ at 6PM on WTSP!

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Traumatic Brain injury & Retired US Air force Lieutenant Colonel survivor continues to give back and serve as inspiration to others”

Tune in today, Tuesday, February 7th, at 6 PM on WTSP Channel 10’s “On the Road with Bobby Lewis” to see Karen Mertes story: Community “Sheroe” Celebrates 10 Years of turning a Tragedy into a Triumph. 


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

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

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Karen Mertes Featured on Bobby Lewis’ Segment ‘On The Road’

Karen Mertes was recently interviewed by Bobby Lewis for his latest ‘On The Road’ segment. The segment will air on February 7th on WTSP! You do not want to miss it!

After a life altering car accident that left Karen with a TBI that cost her a career in the service, she fought a 4 year long litigation battle. Karen co-authored her Amazon Best Seller, “Plaintiff 101,” which works as a little black book for everything your lawyer wants/needs to know about personal injury litigation.

Karen is the founder and president of Fulfill Your Destiny, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization 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.

Below are photos from Karen’s interview for her upcoming segment —

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How to Survive The Gasparilla Pirate Invasion!

The Gasparilla Pirate Festival is a large parade and host of related community events celebrated almost every year since 1904 in Tampa. It is held in late January and hosted by Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla and the City of Tampa. This parade celebrates the apocryphal legend of José Gaspar (also known as Gasparilla), a mythical Spanish pirate who supposedly operated in Southwest Florida in the early 1800s.

gasparillaThe holiday is known for excessive drinking and partying in pirate attire. But don’t get swept up in all of the holiday festivities and be left without a designated driver.

Plan ahead. Use a car service to travel to and from the parade if you plan on drinking.

Be aware of your surroundings.

Be cautious of others. If you sense that someone is going to drive drunk – call them a cab or take their keys.

Do not let one day of fun end in a disaster for you or a loved one.

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How Your Injury Affects Your Career – and Case

After suffering an injury from a car accident, however mild or severe it may be, you must learn how to live life with your injury. It is important to remember that no matter how frustrated you become, some of these effects will only be temporary. Although, you may need to learn a ‘new normal.’

Initially, you may experience a period of denial where you’re unable to realistically assess what could be your reduced performance levels. Given my injury, I was no longer able to achieve my pre-injury performance where I had consistently exceeded expectations.

Unfortunately, depending on the severity of how your injury may impact your work performance, it could pose a threat to your case. The defense will use whatever new challenges you face at work as a litigation advantage.

You may be placed in a “no-win” situation. If you cannot return to work, his [the defense attorney] bargaining position has improved due to your lack of limited resources to live on. Also, his experts will likely opine you are a malingerer. If you do return to work, even under duress and in pain, he will argue you did not suffer economic damages as you continued to be “employable” post-injury.”


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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How Your Injury May Affect Your Case & Work

karen-mertes-post-injury-workplaceInitially, you may experience a period of denial where you’re unable to realistically assess what could be your reduced performance levels. Given my injury, I was no longer able to achieve my pre-injury performance where I had consistently exceeded expectations.

Unfortunately, depending on the severity of how your injury may impact your work performance, it could pose a threat to your case. The defense will use whatever new challenges you face at work as a litigation advantage.

You may be placed in a “no win” situation. If you cannot return to work, his [the defense attorney] bargaining position has improved due to your lack of limited resources to live on. Also, his experts will likely opine you are a malingerer. If you do return to work, even under duress and in pain, he will argue you did not suffer economic damages as you continued to be “employable” post-injury.”

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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