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Commando
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Never Never Land
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re: People that have met the Billboard lawyers in real life, what are they like?
I am absolutely not a lawyer. Just have to spend more time with them than I would care to.


lsudave1
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Member since Jan 2005
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re: People that have met the Billboard lawyers in real life, what are they like?
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What is Roberts?


I assume he's referring to Roberto's in St. Gabriel. Awesome restaurant.


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TeddyPadillac
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: People that have met the Billboard lawyers in real life, what are they like?
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So you saw the settlement disbursement of the party adverse to your wife? You made all of this up.



The lawyer from my insurance company is the one that said those numbers. You want to call him a liar then fine.

How much is the average person that had absolutely nothing wrong with them but sued anyways gets in these cases? I have my two experiences to go off of. Sounds like some of you have a bunch more, so what is it usually?


NIH
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Member since Aug 2008
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re: People that have met the Billboard lawyers in real life, what are they like?
Why do you spend time with lawyers?


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NIH
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Member since Aug 2008
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re: People that have met the Billboard lawyers in real life, what are they like?
The lawyer for your wife isn’t privy to a settlement disbursement either.


LSU5508
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Nov 2007
2510 posts

re: People that have met the Billboard lawyers in real life, what are they like?
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How much is the average person that had absolutely nothing wrong with them but sued anyways gets in these cases? I have my two experiences to go off of. Sounds like some of you have a bunch more, so what is it usually?


This is one of the biggest lies in PI. People that get in car accidents have injuries. You can argue that maybe they get too much but you cant argue most are not injured. If you want to be angry, get angry with the adjusters and defense attorneys too who want to bill a file for months and offer nothing requiring people to get attorneys. There is blame on both sides.


TeddyPadillac
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Dec 2010
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re: People that have met the Billboard lawyers in real life, what are they like?
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This is one of the biggest lies in PI. People that get in car accidents have injuries.


well no shite they do, and they deserve the money.
But there isn't another state in the country that makes it so easy to take advantage of getting that $50k+ in a lawsuit when there is absolutely nothing wrong with you, and plenty do it, b/c we have a state full of lazy fricks who would rather figure out ways to get money without having to work, then actually work.


TeddyPadillac
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Member since Dec 2010
15189 posts

re: People that have met the Billboard lawyers in real life, what are they like?
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The lawyer for your wife isn’t privy to a settlement disbursement either.



maybe he isn't. maybe he has experience to say what he expected each part to get and that's what he told me.
WHy don't you answer my question, as i am one who likes to learn, and i'd quit spouting my bull shite if it is indeed inaccurate.


NIH
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Member since Aug 2008
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re: People that have met the Billboard lawyers in real life, what are they like?
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Maybe he has experience


Nope. Not according to your numbers.

Your question isn’t actually a question either


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LSU5508
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Nov 2007
2510 posts

re: People that have met the Billboard lawyers in real life, what are they like?
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it so easy to take advantage of getting that $50k+ in a lawsuit when there is absolutely nothing wrong with you


The problem with this statement is do you understand what small percentage of drivers carry these limits? Commercial drivers, 18 wheeler drivers but your run of the mill drivers carry 15/30. Most of those accidents result in policy limits which cover medicals with the injured party not getting a whole lot. Yes there are out-liars but most people are not getting windfalls like the commercials promote.


Motorboat
LSU Fan
At the camp
Member since Oct 2007
19755 posts

re: People that have met the Billboard lawyers in real life, what are they like?
I have to tell people all the time that the insurance coverage is not enough for their injuries. It is not a pleasant conversation. Mostly I take the brunt from these clients, when their anger should be directed at the legislature or the person causing the accident.


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BlackAdam
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Member since Jan 2016
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re: People that have met the Billboard lawyers in real life, what are they like?
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No dumbass. they are without a doubt the reason it's higher. The vast majority of the lawsuits filed from accidents are complete bull shite.
the insurance companies settle with them b/c it's usually cheaper to do so than actually bring it to court and fight for it, especially if they know the judge handling it is likely going to side with his buddy PI attorney friend regardless of what is presented, so we get people who have zero injuries and zero need to sue someone, sue for $50k, since that's the max you can sue before it goes to a jury, making the former PI judge the sole decider of this trial, and the insurance companies just settle the $50k and the lawyer walks away with something like $25k, the chiropractor walks away with something like $15k, and the shitbag who decided to call the shitbag lawyer b/c he got in an accident but wasn't hurt gets $8k.

And these dumbass's want to raise that $50k minimum for a jury trial to $100k, so then when joe shitbag is bumped from behind with minimal damage and no injures, he can sue for $100k instead of $50k.


I understand that is the talking point, but it is not reality. A big part of their marketing is the PI wants you to talk to them before you talk to the insurance company. They call the insurance company with a settlement offer that is less than what the value of the case is. If they think the damages are 50K the call and offer to settle for 40K. The insurance company quickly jumps on it.

Boom quick results. The last thing these marketing law firms want to do is go to trial. They need to spend that money on tv spots and billboards. They dont't want to go after another $10K that will be eaten up by court costs. Their billable hours are better spent on sales than actual litigation.

As a quick example, I know a girl who was hit by a light fixture in a big box store. She got a super bad concussion, and missed several weeks of work.. One of PI lawyers in town was pushing her to settle for $10,000 bucks... which was less than her lost wages. He needed to settle quick because ads aren't cheap.



Norbert
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2018
1155 posts

re: People that have met the Billboard lawyers in real life, what are they like?
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 The ones I have met, PI lawyers and not necessarily the big time guys, know it’s a racket and do it because they are greedy fricks


I know one who recently switched to the dark side from medical malpractice (I wonder why?). With a straight face he told me that 90% of his clients are actually hurting. Soooo, he lied directly to my face because there is no way in hell that is true. That or he's got a very liberal definition of "hurting".


Norbert
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2018
1155 posts

re: People that have met the Billboard lawyers in real life, what are they like?
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 You can argue that maybe they get too much but you cant argue most are not injured


I have "soft tissue" injuries .

Now, go and prove that's not true. Also, you may not know whether or not I was wearing a seatbelt because that's Louisiana law, and it's victim blaming.


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NIH
LA-Lafayette Fan
Member since Aug 2008
97321 posts

re: People that have met the Billboard lawyers in real life, what are they like?
What’s your legal background ?


Norbert
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2018
1155 posts

re: People that have met the Billboard lawyers in real life, what are they like?
So, we are targeting backgrounds?

It doesn't take a lawyer to know why Louisiana is such a PI hotspot.

1. Large population of uneducated poor people with little prospects to ever make significant money outside of the lottery or being paid $100K to not go to court over a fender bender.

2. People want to continue to live in Louisiana and outside of medicine and law, there aren't too many reliable ways to make 6 figures around here.

3. PI doesn't exactly require you to be the top of your class in law school. It's a great way for even average or below average lawyers to make a shite ton of money. You just can't bother yourself with silly things like the repercussions of your actions. Rationalization is the key!

4. The vast majority of elected officials in Louisiana have legal backgrounds. They pass and protect laws that benefit their careers and the careers of their buddies.

Lather, rinse, repeat.
This post was edited on 1/15 at 3:21 pm


TreeDawg
LSU Fan
Central, La.
Member since Jan 2005
26836 posts

re: People that have met the Billboard lawyers in real life, what are they like?
The Dudley Debosier guys are cool AF. Normal guys that do not act like lawyers. Actually wild and crazy guys that know how to have fun and how to treat people.


Mr Clean
Columbia Fan
Iberia Parish Prison
Member since Aug 2006
41199 posts

re: People that have met the Billboard lawyers in real life, what are they like?
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The Dudley Debosier guys are cool AF. Normal guys that do not act like lawyers


Hi, Mr Debosier


Mr Clean
Columbia Fan
Iberia Parish Prison
Member since Aug 2006
41199 posts

re: People that have met the Billboard lawyers in real life, what are they like?
He probably has a lot of cash to give dealers


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TreeDawg
LSU Fan
Central, La.
Member since Jan 2005
26836 posts

re: People that have met the Billboard lawyers in real life, what are they like?
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Hi, Mr Debosier


Shut up Clean, you know who I am.

I play ball with these guys and consider them friends.


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