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The Voyage Of Discovery For Each Injured Client

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While doing some recreational web surfing I came across the phrase, Voyage of Discovery, which I had not read for many years. It was probably in a high school history class when I last considered its meaning.

I googled the phrase and noted that Lewis & Clark were the predominant hits. I would have thought some of the early European voyages to the New World would have topped the list.

From the vantage point of 38 years as a practicing attorney representing the injured victims of negligent and reckless misconduct I find the phrase taking on a new meaning. Every new client and injury takes me and my staff on a challenging mission to uncover legal avenues to just compensation and to fully appreciate the nature and extent of the injury, losses and other damages. In a very real sense we embark on a voyage of discoveryfor each claim and client.

There is also the need to fully appreciate the emotional impact of the injury and losses, in the past and into the future, upon each client and family.

Then, in those claims where the filing of a lawsuit is required, our voyage of discovery merges with the legal discovery process which includes depositions, interrogatories, requests for the production of documents and other devices. It is during the legal discovery process that the seas sometimes become rough. There are skirmishes to fight with the adversary over the limits of the process and the victim’s right to know the facts that caused the injury to occur.

We undertake the Voyage of Discovery with optimism and the belief that what we learn will improve our chances for a successful claim and a fair recovery for our injured client.

While doing some recreational web surfing I came across the phrase, Voyage of Discovery, which I had not read for many years. It was probably in a high school history class when I last considered its meaning.

I googled the phrase and noted that Lewis & Clark were the predominant hits. I would have thought some of the early European voyages to the New World would have topped the list.

From the vantage point of 38 years as a practicing attorney representing the injured victims of negligent and reckless misconduct I find the phrase taking on a new meaning. Every new client and injury takes me and my staff on a challenging mission to uncover legal avenues to just compensation and to fully appreciate the nature and extent of the injury, losses and other damages. In a very real sense we embark on a voyage of discovery for each claim and client.

There is also the need to fully appreciate the emotional impact of the injury and losses, in the past and into the future, upon each client and family.

Then, in those claims where the filing of a lawsuit is required, our voyage of discovery merges with the legal discovery process which includes depositions, interrogatories, requests for the production of documents and other devices. It is during the legal discovery process that the seas sometimes become rough. There are skirmishes to fight with the adversary over the limits of the process and the victim’s right to know the facts that caused the injury to occur.

We undertake the Voyage of Discovery with optimism and the belief that what we learn will improve our chances for a successful claim and a fair recovery for our injured client.