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August 2, 2022

Reality Isn’t Universal

In Persuasion Science for Trial Lawyers, I wrote about the research that explains how the brain decides whether to engage in critical thinking or jump to a conclusion based on prior experience, bias or stereotyping. I explored how we might be able to present facts to juries so that their brains would not refuse to consider them. In Chapter 14, I quoted Colin Firth, the actor who funded a serious academic study that he humorously described as designed “to find out what was biologically wrong with people who don’t agree with me.” The study results did not find that there was anything biologically “wrong” but did confirm that there are biological differences in brain structure that account for one’s inclination to be liberal or conservative.

July 26, 2022

Follow These Steps if You Were Injured on Vacation

People go on vacation to relax and have fun, but unfortunately, accidents can happen and sometimes vacationers wind up injured while away on a trip. We’ll take a look at a few common accidents that happen on vacation, and what to do if one of them happens to you. If …

July 25, 2022

June 2022 – Last Month’s Results: Warnken, LLC Recovered $2,271,316.62 for 44 Injured Clients

Warnken, LLC was the mark of consistency, month over month. We concluded the same 44 cases in June that we did in May. We recovered more than two million dollars for our injured workers’ compensation, personal injury, and auto crash clients last month. Of the 44, five cases resulted …

July 19, 2022

Ethics on Vacation

Q. As we head to the beach for a two-week vacation, my wife and kids want me to leave my cell phone behind so I won’t be distracted with client calls. Is this a good idea? Legal …

July 16, 2022

Kill Billables?

Q. In charging clients by the hour, aren’t we rewarded for inefficiency and penalized for expeditious resolutions? Is there a more ethical way to bill our clients for legal services? A. Though there is nothing unethical about …

July 5, 2022

Counselor At Law

Q. Rather than focus on charges that may be tough to beat, my client repeatedly insists that she wouldn’t be prosecuted at all if she were white. As a white woman, how can I get her off this racist rant? …

June 14, 2022

How Do You Prove Negligence in an Injury Case?

If you are injured by someone else and plan to file a personal injury case, it will likely involve negligence in some way. As an accident victim, it’s important to understand what negligence is. Negligence refers to the concept that the person who caused the accident you were in owed …

June 14, 2022

How Do You Prove Negligence in an Injury Case?

If you are injured by someone else and plan to file a personal injury case, it will likely involve negligence in some way. As an accident victim, it’s important to understand what negligence is. Negligence refers to the concept that the person who caused the accident you were in owed …

June 14, 2022

Can You Sue for Pain and Suffering After a Car Accident?

Minnesota is considered a no-fault insurance state. This means that if you are injured in a car accident, you receive coverage for medical costs up to your insurance policy limits without having to file a lawsuit or prove that someone else was to blame. Due to how no-fault insurance states …

June 14, 2022

Can You Sue for Pain and Suffering After a Car Accident?

Minnesota is considered a no-fault insurance state. This means that if you are injured in a car accident, you receive coverage for medical costs up to your insurance policy limits without having to file a lawsuit or prove that someone else was to blame. Due to how no-fault insurance states …

June 14, 2022

Prosthetic Limb Denials: What Happens if Your Insurer Refuses to Act in Good Faith?

Advances in prosthetic limbs have given amputees a chance at resuming a higher quality of life. However, some insurers have denied coverage for prosthetics for bad faith reasons. Losing a limb can be a devastating experience. However, modern medicine has advanced to the point where amputees can recover much of …

June 14, 2022

Prosthetic Limb Denials: What Happens if Your Insurer Refuses to Act in Good Faith?

Advances in prosthetic limbs have given amputees a chance at resuming a higher quality of life. However, some insurers have denied coverage for prosthetics for bad faith reasons. Losing a limb can be a devastating experience. However, modern medicine has advanced to the point where amputees can recover much of

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