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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Posted by Charlie Donahue | Oct 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

That's a fancy legal phrase for a way to end a case without going to trial. In NH, some form of ADR is required for all cases in suit. The court wants to encourage parties to settle their disputes. This alleviates a burden and expense on the court. Jury trials are costly. The most common is Me...

Reminiscing

Posted by Charlie Donahue | Oct 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

At a tour of the Aquarium in Atlanta. Tour guide is a graduate of Georgia Tech - very pleasant and knowledgeable. 40 years ago I was a National Park Ranger giving tours. Never realized what good training it was for trial law. The tour guide is a teacher, a guide - as is the trial lawyer in an ...

Just got this testimonial from a client.

Posted by Charlie Donahue | Oct 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

Charlie and his team are by far the best in the business. They worked with me on a tough case that was a fight from beginning to end. Charlie was with me every step of the way, always being honest and transparent, yet also optimistic regardless of the situation. Nobody else I would have chosen, a...

Voir Dire

Posted by Charlie Donahue | Sep 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

This legal expression means "to speak the truth". It's used when the lawyers question potential jurors before a trial starts; that is, conducting a voir dire. The point is to get a fair jury. I've always found it interesting that the traditional emphasis has been on jurors telling the truth. Y...

Who are the smartest people in the courtroom?

Posted by Charlie Donahue | Sep 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sure the judge is smart. The lawyers. The clerks. The court officers - bailiffs, too. Far and away the smartest is the jury - a group of 12 from all backgrounds and experiences acting as 1. With all of those years, diversity, and life experiences listening to the evidence, and the lawyers, a...

You need excellent insurance coverage

Posted by Charlie Donahue | Sep 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Not only does it protect your assets if you mess up, it also provides you coverage if you get hit by an uninsured driver or underinsured driver - and there are lots of them out there.  Check out my website on under/uninsured motorist protections. I see way too many people with serious injuries ...

Get a second opinion.

Posted by Charlie Donahue | Sep 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Get a second opinion and maybe a new lawyer. Some people sign up with a lawyer and figure they are stuck. Not true. The law recognizes that sometimes things don't work out in the lawyer-client relationship. The most important thing is not bruised feelings of a lawyer, but the interests of the...

Staying Centered

Posted by Charlie Donahue | Sep 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

I try to write my blogs and any advertising when I'm sitting on a bench in down-town. People watching always helps me stay centered on real people in the hustle and bustle of life. These things should not be written in a library or behind some big lawyer desk. Perspective is important. And, by th...

I'm NOT bashing your insurance agent or mine.

Posted by Charlie Donahue | Sep 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

As you can see from my blogs, I'm very critical of the insurance industry. I don't appreciate how they treat good, honest people when they need to make a claim for damages.  By the way, I'm also critical of most lawyers, too. Any way, my criticism is not directed at insurance agents who sell i...

Winning

Posted by Charlie Donahue | Sep 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is about winning. Coming in second place in my business is painfully unacceptable. There's too much at stake for my clients. Injury victims only get 1 bite at the apple. So, winning is paramount. Nobody hires me to lose. Its about winning - by working harder than anyone else, being genui...

Some quick advice.

Posted by Charlie Donahue | Sep 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Never talk settlement numbers with an insurance adjuster until you've talked with a lawyer. Most lawyers offer a Free Consultation. Just pick up the phone and ask for some advice. Charlie Donahue Injury Lawyer

JURY TRIALS — FRAUD EXPOSED!

Posted by Charlie Donahue | Sep 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is my firm belief that every case should be settled in an amicable fashion—fair and reasonably. I always advise my clients to settle for a fair amount; this is not some sort of lottery—at least not in my view. Sadly, the insurance companies, all too often, decide to short-change and cheat inj...

You don't need to impress me

Posted by Charlie Donahue | Aug 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

I love being with real, ordinary and unpretentious people. We are all on this journey together, and nobody is any better than anyone else. Never been into trying to impress. I meet my clients in a living room setting, not from behind a big mahogany lawyer desk. I value good, old fashioned str...

Why Injury victims Get $$$

Posted by Charlie Donahue | Aug 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

It's the law. When someone has been injured they are entitled to compensation. That means money. Money for pain, suffering and disability, loss of enjoyment of life - past, present and future. Money for mental anguish, anxiety and worry - past, present and future. Money to reimburse your los...

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