Dave: In a way you're almost, and I'm going to play devil's advocate here with you a little bit ...
Dave: ... you're almost painting a picture that the insurance companies are the devil. That they are evil and they are to be fought and stayed away from. That can't truly be the case.
Robert: No. Because I used to work for an insurance company for 13 years, before I opened my own law firm. And I was on the other side. My job was to poke holes in these cases. My job, when I got the file, the first thing I would look at, was there a police report? Were they taken away by ambulance? What can we use against this person? And it was all about preserving the interest of the insurance company. There's nothing wrong with that. It's just that, realize that the insurance adjustor is not your advocate. They're the advocate for their employer.
Robert: And they're going to have supervisors to answer to and they're going to be like, "Well why did you pay this much? And why did you pay this claim?" There's always certain insurance adjustors who are much more flexible than others, and of course, for purposes of this segment, we're just being cautiously aware of some of the tricks and the strategies, I should say, that are being employed by insurance companies.
Tami: I want to wrap up our segment with you being able to tell our audience all of the law that you practiced, because obviously you're personal injury. You're a brilliant brilliant estate planner.
Robert: Please. Please. Keep it coming.
Tami: So let our audience know what they can contact you for, what your specialties are.
Robert: Sure. Sure. I appreciate that. I do two areas of law. Having worked for the insurance company as a defense attorney, I now represent victims of serious accidents. And I feel that I can bring a unique twist on that because of my background. But 50 percent of my practice, what we talked about before, wills, living trusts, powers of attorneys, probate, what we call estate planning.
Tami: Very important stuff.
Robert: Thank you.
Tami: Very very important stuff.
Robert: Yeah. Sure.
Tami: And as you can see, he's a great guy to work with. Who wouldn't want to work with Robert Mansour.
Robert: Thank you very much.
Dave: Rob, thanks again.
Robert: You're going to make me blush. Thank you, Dave. Thank you very much.
Dave: It's always great to see you. This is great information. And thank you for being able to talk about it.
Robert: Thank you so much for the opportunity.
Dave: Yeah. When we come back the guys in the crew are going to be happy. Rob's going to be happy. We're all going to be happy. Food is on it's way. Marie Callenders is here. Of course, we always talk about Marie Callenders as the holidays come in so please stay tuned.
Sometimes as the result of a serious accident, you may lose income from your job. This is true whether you work for someone or you work for yourself. However, bringing a claim for lost earnings is one of the trickiest parts of presenting a personal injury case. It's not always the wisest thing to do. My general rule is as follows: If your lost earnings claim is easy to prove, and it won't distract from the bigger issues of your case, then you should entertain bringing a claim. Otherwise, I would think two or three times about bringing a claim for lost earnings. Focus instead on your physical injuries. In the video above, you can learn more from Robert Mansour about the issue of lost earnings.
by Robert Mansour
Robert Mansour is a personal injury lawyer serving Santa Clarita, Valencia,