Jan 16, 2017 at 17:42 o\clock

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers Opens New San Diego Law Office

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--North County trial lawyer Ryan Harris, noted for his expertise in auto

accidents, negligence, and other serious personal injury cases, has

opened a new downtown San Diego office to provide residents with his

aggressive approach and proven results.

The new office is located in the heart of downtown San Diego at 525 B.

Street on the 15th floor. Harris and his team of experts

believe there is a real need for quality legal representation throughout

San Diego County.

With the launch of their office in the downtown area, the attorneys at

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers intend to provide a fresh perspective and

expert legal support to all San Diego County.

"Our firm was founded on the belief that injured persons and their

families should receive the same quality legal representation that large

insurance companies receive from their staff and attorneys," said

Harris. "With our extensive experience and successful track record, we

are excited to provide all San Diego residents with the results and

compensation they deserve."

True to their assurance of providing the highest quality legal

solutions, Harris Personal Injury Lawyers operates on a contingency fee

basis. In addition, Harris Personal Injury Lawyers serves

Spanish-speaking clients.

About Harris Personal Injury Lawyers:

The Harris Personal Injury Lawyers office is located at:

San Diego Law Office

525 B. Street

15th Floor

San Diego, CA 92101


The firm is dedicated to providing aggressive legal representation for

people who are injured as a result of the negligence of others. Harris

founded his personal injury law firm on the principal that injured

clients deserve the same quality legal representation as insurance


Harris Personal Injury Lawyers represents individuals injured in auto,

motorcycle, bicycle, and truck accidents, as well as victims of dog

attacks, slip and fall accidents, defective products, and all other

accidents caused by the negligence of others. The firm offers free case

consultations, and attorneys who speak Spanish are available.

If you have been in an accident and would like more information about

the attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, or to schedule a free

case evaluation, please call toll-free 877-231-9970 or visit

Se habla Espanol.

Jan 16, 2017 at 10:29 o\clock

Personal injury lawyers target Snapchat as reason for potential car crash suits

Attorneys have set up websites to explain local laws on distracted driving, sent out press releases about Snapchat's potential involvement in certain accidents, and written blog posts about the dangers of the app.

At issue are the app's "speed filter" feature that tracks how fast someone is traveling while they take a selfie. Because Snapchat photos and videos disappear after viewing, they demand more concentration, one lawyer argues.

"If they are behind the wheel of a car and they want to view a Snapchat picture, 100% of their attention has been removed from the road," California litigation attorney David Azizi writes on his blog.

Some lawyers make a more direct plea for potential clients.

"If you have been injured by a distracted driver, someone who was texting or playing with Snapchat or other social media apps call us today for a free consultation," writes Steers and Associates, a California firm.

"Is Snapchat causing car accident deaths?" Wolff and Wolff Trial Lawyers in St. Louis ask on a dedicated page.

Related: Snapchat speed filter blamed for 107-MPH highway accident

Earlier this week, Georgia resident Wentworth Maynard sued Snapchat and a young driver for a car crash that left him with serious brain injuries.

The suit alleges that the driver, a young woman, was using Snapchat while she was speeding at over 100 mph because she was using the speed filter feature.

Jan 16, 2017 at 03:52 o\clock

4 Marketing Tips From Successful Attorneys

When it comes to law firm marketing, no single solution works for all attorneys or all law firms. For example, personal injury attorneys use a mass-market approach, which can turn them into household names, while other attorneys abhor the idea of purchasing any advertising, cringing at the thought of a billboard with their picture gracing interstate highways.

I have worked with law firms and their marketing teams for decades, and while I'm confident about what traditional public relations tactics work well, I set out to ask some attorneys in Florida about their best marketing initiatives. The attorneys interviewed are recognized as being good lawyers, but all agree that being a good lawyer doesn't necessarily translate into success these days. Here are four interesting perspectives on how to market a legal practice.

Take Full Advantage of the Web. For attorneys at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina, and Winkleman, PA, the biggest marketing driver is the Internet. According to shareholder Jason Margulies, an aggressive and full-scale approach to web marketing has been the biggest marketing move his firm has ever made. Well-respected as attorneys representing individuals and crewmembers injured on cruise ships, the firm competes for clients online within hours of passengers ending a cruise and sometimes while they are still on vacation.

Knowing that most plaintiffs search for and scrutinize potential attorneys online, the firm has separated itself from its competitors by being easy to find and acting quickly when contacted by a potential client. The firm also created a "Work in Progress" section on its website and continually posts updates on current cases, which shows that the firm is very active and regularly contributes to the development of maritime law within the cruise industry."Even though we have a narrow focus, we need to constantly review our online marketing mix and always act quickly," said Margulies.

Find and Work One Niche Area. Attorney Mark Gold of The Ticket Clinic in Miami spends generously on advertising, but he credits his success to finding a niche in the market and then working it hard and exclusively. Gold pioneered traffic ticket defense law and became the first law firm to only handle traffic tickets. He said he expanded his business and built his brand by advertising on radio when "no one else was doing it."

But advertising isn't enough, according to Gold. He states that you have to deliver, and The Ticket Clinic has a 97 percent success rate of not guilty, dismissals, or no points. The Ticket Clinic has 22 offices in Florida, and Gold believes that having visible locations builds his brand and gives his clients options. He also has lobbyists protecting drivers' rights in the state capital and an appellate firm on retainer. While lawyers at The Ticket Clinic have the skills to handle other types of cases, Gold rarely gets referrals for cases other than traffic tickets. For example, he's rarely referred personal injury cases, which can be very lucrative. "We are known as the top ticket defense firm in the country, so I miss out on those cases," said Gold. "But that's OK, because we are the dominant attorneys in our market."

Get Personal When it Comes to Referrals. Defense attorney Brian Tannebaum of Tannebaum Weiss doesn't advertise on the radio or TV, and his website is no work of art, but he's very active among his referral sources. A Miami native, Tannebaum has cultivated his referral base through structured networking groups and by staying in contact with his friends and colleagues on social media. Prolific on Twitter, Tannebaum regularly engages his network with honest, humorous, and sometimes no-holds-barred commentary, but he also likes to press the flesh. "The best marketing move I ever made was spending more money on developing relationships than on running ads," said Tannebaum. "Bringing people together at a wine tasting or charity event, where the marketing is secondary, results in better referrals than spending money on advertising."

Be Visible and Sometimes Outspoken. Mark Delegal of Holland & Knight in Tallahassee is consistently ranked among the top lobbyists in the state but never rests on his laurels. Delegal regularly speaks on industry panels on healthcare and insurance topics and recommends attending events where prospects congregate. He says that there's more to attending a conference than sitting in a ballroom all morning and playing golf in the afternoon. "I want to speak on a panel if I can and fill my schedule with one-on-one meetings with prospects," said Delegal. He also advocates writing articles for trade publications and submitting op-ed pieces on controversial topics. Not known for backing down from a good argument, Delegal also makes himself available to reporters covering contentious issues. "There's no single thing that you can do to market because it has to be multi-faceted," said Delegal, "but you can become influential in an industry with planning and perseverance."

Law firm and attorney marketing continues to evolve, but one thing is clear: Attorneys need to continually work on their marketing efforts if they hope to grow and prosper.

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Jan 15, 2017 at 22:22 o\clock

Personal Injury Lawyer Salary

Although the Bureau of Labor Statistics states an overall growth of 10 percent in the employment of lawyers, the job outlook of personal injury lawyers seems to be quite promising. This is because personal injury cases generate a major portion of the total revenue earned by many law firms.

A personal injury lawyer is a litigation lawyer who specializes in personal injury law, also known as tort law. He or she is responsible for defending the grieved parties who have been injured physically or emotionally, or have suffered a property damage, due to a deliberate intent or an unintentional negligence of someone else. These cases involve automobile accident, medical malpractice, product liability (loss, injury, or death due to usage of a defected product), and other cases where negligence has resulted in an injury or a death.

The involvement of a lawyer ensures that the accused party compensates the victimized party for the losses suffered. Most of these attorneys/lawyers work on the basis of contingency fees, instead of charging on an hourly basis like other lawyers do. Therefore, their earnings depend upon the type of case and the amount claimed and won as compensation. Typically, 33 percent to 40 percent of the amount received as compensation goes to the lawyer as his/her fees.

































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All figures are average annual salaries and may vary based on qualification, experience, location, type of employer, and so on.

The aforementioned figures have been calculated based on the various job postings, numbering more than 50 million, derived from thousands of sources for the past one year.

According to the website LawyerEdu, the median annual salary of a personal injury lawyer is USD 73,000. The salary range also varies depending upon the sector where one is employed. LawyerEdu states that those employed in huge law firms tend to earn anywhere between USD 81,000 to USD 164,000. Also, those working for the government at the local or state level earn an average of USD 70,000, while those working at the federal level can earn up to USD 121,000. Apparently, those lawyers who work for non-profit organizations tend to earn the least among the lot. Therefore, to group the salary of a personal injury lawyer to a fixed range is extremely difficult, as there are many factors that determine the potential earnings in this field.

Jan 15, 2017 at 19:33 o\clock

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