Monday, July 21, 2014

How To Be Happy While Dealing with Chronic Pain


A Car Accident Doesn't Mean Life Is Over.  Pick Up The Pieces And Rebuild.


Seattle (ESTRA) - No one enjoys living with chronic pain.  Life is more than enduring the pain and suffering of this condition.  Of course, injury cannot and should not be ignored.  Finding out the cause is very important, by all means do so.  Yet, it should not consume your life.  There must be a place for other things which make getting out of bed each day worth both the time and energy it requires.  Focusing on current or future goals and dreams to come may provide a mission.  Everyone holds a dream in their hearts.  A heart does need hope.  A hope that withstands personal injury or disability.  A car accident can be life changing.  Sometimes goals and objectives come out of tragic situations, others are new, or some are a blast from the past.  Wherever they come from, whether resurrected or newly birth, let it lift up each day and be an encouragement to make life better.  If it takes only 10 minutes, an hour of your time to perform the task with purpose.  A great deal of pleasure can come from self-improvement regardless of the amount of time it takes.  The important objective is to contribute in making this world a better place.  Nothing is too small.  Many people have been surprised how doing a little of something each day, can turn into something significant over time.  The key is recognizing this is part of your personal journey. By looking within, motivation will occur naturally.  This also helps build or keep endurance.  Pain and suffering pull both physically and emotionally on strength.  Doing activities which create joy can help rebuild energy levels.

Harassment and intimidation are bullying tactics.  Stand and defend.
Being happy while dealing with chronic pain means realizing that other aspects of life are also important and may bring a balance that pain and suffering cannot take away.  An appreciation grows by what can be accomplish instead of focusing upon what cannot be done right now, or in the future.  The future will take care of itself, if you decide to work on just today.  Chronic pain of just today.  Completing task of just today. Building a dream which encourages you to get up tomorrow.  Simple?  It’s likely to be a struggle, some days more, some days less. 

What can you appreciate today?  Think on these things and allow them to bring a renewed happiness in life. You don’t necessarily need a lot.  Start where you are right now.  Open up your heart.  Let dreams be restored for flow out.  In these moments give yourself a chance just to be with yourself and recognize where you are right now, and realize you are more than just your pain. 
You can move forward regardless of obstacles.

Need more encouragement?  Listen to the ESTRA Radio down below.  There are over 100 archive shows to help.  The journey of learning how to cope with chronic pain is an adventure all in itself.  Happiness cannot be stopped by suffering.  Joy of accomplishments, the fun of completing a dream, there are many ways happiness is obtained.  The key is to be willing to search and find what restores happiness for you, in spite of pain. Also available are ESTRATV, book, and calendar for support.




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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Auto Accident Impact on Daily Life

Surprised today by a Car Accident? 1,000 people were.


Seattle (ESTRA) - Tracy Morgan's unexpected automobile accident happens more than hundreds of times daily. The range of injury varies, but the traumatic impact can take months or years to recover.  Many times, this can feel like a personal journey that many face alone, confused, and are attempting to navigate the Auto Insurance, Employer ERISA Benefits, Social Security Disability, or Long-Term Disability Claims Process with little guidance, relying on the same people who have an interest to reduce or eliminate their claim.  All of this is happening while trying to recover from injuries, car loss, and the impact this situation has cause on other areas of your life.
The impact of a Car Accident can be harassment.

The good news is that many people have actually gone through this process and overcome the many obstacles.  And, I can personally say, the key is not to give up hope, even on darkest of days.  For once, you have live through one of these hard times, and can recall when other dark days follow.  The learning curve can be steep when not familiar with what to expect, especially when not knowing how to protect yourself through becoming best advocate.  Car Accident Education allows you to come out of these circumstances stronger from the wear and tear, standing your ground for a fair and equitable settlement, whether received or not.  Yes, when speaking truth to power, the outcome is not necessarily favorable to those on side of truth, at least in short run.  However, when people choose to take their dollars to companies who consider "good faith" practices more important than investors dividends for this same period, corporations will consider their options more closely.

Many individuals and family due to lost of income, physical limitations, going without basic necessities, are struggling to hold on to what they have accumulated.  Some Auto Insurance Companies recognized the financial instability many of the injured face and still decide to "hold out" on paying out claims in order to break them down, and improve their own bargaining position.  This leaves many families devastated and willing to accept lower payout claims in order to stop financial hemorrhaging and emotional losses. Many of these people leave the Auto Insurance Claim disillusioned. 

ERISA Benefit Claims are no better for those expecting help from their Employers ERISA Benefit Plans. Many of these corporations end up paying out only 20% of the actual value of claim.  They also require Long-Term Disabled Employees to file for Social Security Disability.  Since most are not approved, they look to this as an "out" not to pay claims.  However, if approved, they still may attempt to get out of it by including a clause in policy which states they do not consider disability if after two years their employee can be considered able "to do any job".  Most disabled people find this ploy to get out of paying offensive and deplorable.  Although Social Security Disability requirements are more stringent than those by private companies, these organizations with the help of Congressional Legislation, tend to find ways not to pay their employees.  This is the reason ERISA Legislation needs to be changed.  In my opinion, the lobbyist did their work well on behalf of corporations.  The laws were suppose to protect the sick or injured, but in fact, protect corporations.  
Auto Insurance Companies & Employers Surveillance is common.

How can you try to limit the impact of a car accident?  By preparing a budget and sticking to it on a regular basis.  Evaluate whether medical test are needed immediately or can wait until you've saved up enough money to avoid additional debt. Recognize the amount available for care is not limitless, and may need additional medical services in the future.  Also, health services might not be covered, therefore it may be necessary for you to fit the bill.  

Furthermore, those injured may end up loosing job if unable to return.  This could mean months without income. In addition, those Auto Insurance or Employer Benefits may not last for long. Fortunately, most can apply for Obamacare and not have to pay the excessively high cost of COBRA, which means paying the same full price Employer pays for Employee Benefits.  Of course, many employees cannot afford to pay this cost.  Especially without income.

Take a look at your life, immediately after being involved in a auto accident, start to cut back immediately.  You may initially receive benefits.  However, as times goes on, these benefits have been known to stop.  Again, the goal in my opinion is to get you to settle well below value of claim. Therefore, get ready to live frugally for quite some time.  This will also allow time to prepare a plan to get through hard times.  Be determined.  Do not give up.  There is plenty of information on what can be experienced after filing injury claims.  
Begin to learn License Plates if dealing with harassment.

Book Car Accident by ESTRA and 2014 Car Accident Weekly Planner can help learn what to expect and how to prepare for life after personal injury.  The more you know, the better able to stand against "bad faith" practices, or at least recognize them and the corporations who participate in this behavior.  


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Friday, June 6, 2014

Petition: Support Nutritional School Lunches

Change.org Petition values the work of Michelle Obama with Children.




Support Nutritional School Lunches Alongside 
Michelle Obama




Seattle (ESTRA) - I've started the petition "U.S. Congress: Sign this petition in support of children receiving nutritional school lunches alongside Michelle Obama" and need your help to get it off the ground.

Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here's the link:

Here's why it's important:
Let U.S. Congress Members know their decision to "opt out" of nutritional lunches for a school child is not acceptable. Currently the fight against childhood obesity has been working, and children have the opportunity to do better in school because of nutritional food content while become physically fit.  

Tell your Congress support of Lobbyist and not our children is not why they were sent to Washington, D.C. Responsibility should be to constituents and their children. Therefore, let them know you will consider voting in the 2014 Mid-Term Elections for someone who puts our needs first.  Starting with legislators making good nutritional decisions regarding kid's school lunches.

This is a way to let them know by signing this petition so our children have a fighting chance at a good future and be able to successfully compete on a global scale.  If we are not feeding kids nutritional school lunches, we are hindering their abilities to learn effectively and grow into healthy individuals. 

You can sign my petition by clicking here.

Thanks! 
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P.S. People injured in Automobile Accidents need better Legislation by Congress to protect their interest.  Too many Auto Insurance Claims are delay and denied.  "Bad Faith" Insurance Carriers or Employers need to be held accountable for profiting benefits that should be going to injured victims.  If you are in a car crash, ESTRA is here to help.  Also view her videos on YouTube  ESTRATV (user estrasblog) and Twitter @ESTRAsBlogTips









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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Hiring An Attorney After An Auto Accident


Personal Injury Lawyers Can Be Vital When In A Bad Collision. 
SEATTLE (ESTRA) - Hiring an attorney to assist in a car collision claim requires understanding of your specific case.  A lawyer’s skill level, ability to build a relationship with clients, loyalty, and integrity when defending your interest will make a big difference in the resolution of claim. 

So what should you be looking for when hiring an attorney after a Car Accident? 

Most personal injury lawyers have built up either an adversarial or congenial relationship with local insurance companies. Personally, I have dealt with both types of attorneys.  My personal preference is ones whose taken an adversarial stance because I have found that they are less able to be manipulated by insurance companies.  However, the length of time to receive benefits takes longer, because typically insurance companies take a hard stance against these cases.  If you have also taken this stance due to the hopes of receiving a fair and equitable claim, this may be the type of attorney who may best represent your case.  Also base selection on factual information which aids in meeting needs and goals for your case.  Both attorneys and insurance company’s reputations are known within the community.  Both attorneys and insurance companies have resources to ascertain character of the other.  Typically, the only person whose information is limited is the clients or insured.

Your temperament and length of recovery time also play a role in the selection process of an attorney. Sometimes other people, who have gone through the same injuries, will be more eager to share their journey with you, which allows insight from viewing experiences, first hand from an injured perspective. 

Questions to ask yourself when considering the selection of an attorney include:  How well do you interact with people?  What communication style do you prefer to talk with, especially when injuries may be causing a great deal of discomfort, which means usually less patience?  Is your personality more of a serious nature or optimistic?  Take a moment and write down personal needs, preferences in communicating with attorneys, how often, information updates you need on a regular basis, and how much the lead way, you prefer a lawyer to take on your behalf. 

By the way, some attorneys divulge information perhaps you hold sensitive, therefore, make sure what you share is legally required and expect that they may share with others.  Also, in my opinion, some seek out historical experiences that can be used to encourage settlement agreement regarding claims at a later date. Therefore, it’s important to learn the style and behavior of a lawyer before sharing information with them.  From my perspective, it’s important to take time to get to know them and evaluate if they are or will work upon your behalf.

Whenever Possible Have Police On The Scene To Verify Collision Facts.
Most attorneys consider their time precious and you should consider your own time in this same way.  A mutual respect can accomplish much for a claim.  However, a lawyer who will be straightforward with you and discuss the conversations they have with anyone communicating information regarding your claim.  In particularly, being kept in the loop makes the claim process run smoother rather than learning this information at a later date and it causing conflict.  From my experience, if attorney sees their role or themselves on the level of insurance company or employer, meaning, not necessarily on an equal footing with a client, they may not be seeing you in a light that will effectively bring a satisfactory claim outcome.  Therefore, make sure selection is someone who can honestly relate to you and your situation.

It helps to communicate the expectations at the start of each relationship. Request to be notified if anyone contacts them regarding your case and the reason why. It is important for medical professionals and attorneys to share the names of individuals or corporations who contact them requesting information. Realize many of these people may be communicating on a regular basis for presentation of other injured individuals.  Thus, there can be pressures placed upon attorney or medical professionals to cooperate in order to receive their fees. 

The money is coming typically from insurance companies, not just for your claim, but others.  This can cause havoc on the bottom lines on anyone assisting in personal injury claims.  So learn about everyone involved in the processing of your claim.  Evaluate how you will handle intrusions or harassment if the situation arises until recovery.   

By staying in this loop of communication you are better able to decide if the attorney you are sitting across from will be working in your best interest, theirs, insurance carrier, or employer.  In my opinion, if they want to get around sharing information about you they are not supposed to, they have been doing this long enough, to be able to do so.  Think how you will respond if some of these scenarios occurs.  This places you in a better position and allows time to figure out an effective way in putting it in perspective.

Many times professional like to take the lead in their area of expertise.  This can be acceptable because this is the reason why they are helping with recovery.  However, remember you are the reason why they are getting paid for services, whether out of your own personal pocket and/or insurance payments.  So you have the final say about what is in your best interest. Do not be intimidated into thinking that you have no input on how decisions are made about settling claim or medical care.  For I almost guarantee, the moment you run out of money, the help will dry up immediately.  So be your best advocate on medical care and finances. 

Unfortunately, most people don’t realize this until all the money medical care is is still required. Furthermore, insurance companies have estimated expectations on the length of time and cost of care of most common injuries.  Therefore, there is no guarantee insurance companies will cover total medical expenses.  Most attorneys also have an idea about the estimated cost insurance companies are willing to accept. 
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When communicating intelligently with an attorney, they will realize you will be paying attention during the claim process, and be monitoring progress, conversations, making request for information, and where claim is headed.  In order to stay up with on claim, your or someone else must be willing to do research at each stage. Otherwise, how can you approve request and make informed decisions?  Or are you going to strictly rely on what your lawyer is saying or anyone else for that matter?  How are you going to evaluate what is being said?  It is only by learning that best decisions are made. Personal advocacy is so important.  Trusting others is not necessarily a bad thing, but verify.  From my experience this is a very important way to approach a claim. 

This brings things to the surface not in your best interest and an opportunity to address them.  Sometimes you may not learn everything in time to change course, but the greater knowledge gained, the better chances of an acceptable outcome. 

Some attorneys come out and just tell you like it is, allow you to make decisions regarding claim, while others will attempt to intimidate you into making decision in which perhaps they feel is in your best interest, theirs, or the insurance companies  Can you decipher the true facts?

Constantly feeling pressured into making decisions you don’t want to make?  Are most request for information a search for discovering information to assist the insurance company?  Are your request for information ignored?  Are there threatening request of claim outcome unless you act in some way?  Do attorney constantly provide information on what auto insurance companies or employers want disregarding your premise of the claim?

From my perspective, trust your own intuition.  If not in agreement, ask for more information, or additional explanation. In my opinion, the more you know and understand, chances are your best interest will be protected.
Documentation Along With Police Report Helps With Claim Processing.

Do not tolerate manipulation tactics, if you find yourself in this situation.  Remember attorneys work for you, and no matter how pushed, you can always say no.  And, if things get too bad, you can end the relationship.  Make sure to understand your contract before making this decision.  Anyone writing the contract usually writes things in their best interest.
Putting this off to the last minute, meaning searching for a lawyer after having an accident, puts you in a vulnerable position.  It’s like going to buy an item at the peak of demand; this creates a disadvantage because you are in need of a product or service that is highly valued, which leads to less time and options to evaluate choice.  This does not give time to make a decision that is in your best of interest.    Although most states provide three years to resolve you claim, however, other circumstances may arise where you need the protection of an attorney sooner.  Most of us cannot afford “A” listed attorneys because their price is way above our pay grade, unless they are willing to take your case pro bono, meaning taking your case as a courtesy.  And, auto insurance, employers, or whoever is holding on to your benefits, can easily afford to pay for these top attorneys, which leaves many injured in the fight of their lives, typically against the people they trusted to assist them if seriously injured in a auto accident.  

In a way to get around this, some people prefer to work on their own case, and then allow these attorneys to negotiate their claim.  However, if you spend the time in search of an attorney prior to injury while capable of making decisions from a healthy state and given there is no time restrictions, you can find an attorney that is able to effectively assist in possible future claims.

This also gives you enough time to review the attorney’s contract.  Again, the person who writes the contract typically has the upper hand.  If after reading the contract you feel as if it’s a trap, recognize there is time available to negotiate the removal, revisions, or continue looking for a lawyer whose demands are more acceptable to you.  

Learn what is contained in standard contracts, remembering that everything is negotiable.  This also has to worth a lawyer's time.  Having an idea how much time it will take to settle your claim, how much effort an lawyer will have to put into it, and estimated upfront cost is well worth knowing.  Recognize if an attorney is willing to take claim, they have estimated the value of claim and their percentage.  This is regardless of methods of payment.  

Sadly, the only people not familiar with claim processing typically is the person injured in the car wreck.  Insurance Companies and Employers deal with this on a regular basis.  Its important going into this situation to have the knowledge and skill to navigate through pressures.  Its typically within the first few months insured is evaluated and a stance is made upon the claim.  Therefore, watch insurance or employer behavior and actions at this time.  Are you experiencing delays, denials, or attempt to eliminate claim? Chances are they will be fighting to keep your benefits.
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Many attorneys will want you to immediately sign a contract with them, however, this is not always in your best interest if you have not done your homework.  Find out if attorney will go to court when needed, if skilled enough to win if they do, and which corporations they have come up against in court and won. 

Learning in the last stages of claim,that your attorney has already made a deal with the auto insurance company and is trying to get you to go along with it can be very disturbing and disappointing.  It can leave you feeling like being lead down to a trough for slaughter has always been the end game.   Realizing you have been in a maze that looks like a recovery spot until you reach the end and you become aware that its really a horror movie, staring you.  I can only imagine the number of client getting to the end of their case, only to realize the lawyer who was working for them, perhaps was not as hard working as they thought.  Don’t forget, huge corporation have a great deal of power and resources.  You may be the only one who becomes a target.

Therefore, pick an attorney with a reputation of protecting their clients when dealing with auto insurance or employer benefit claims.  In my opinion, this is not a job for the faint of heart.  True grit, is an understatement in some cases.  Most attorneys have a gift for gab or they would not be in this industry.  Therefore, stay with facts on how previous cases were handled with perspective attorney.  Local courthouses can provide helpful information about lawyers.  Give yourself time to truly investigate who are their clients. Hiring one the makes their living from corporations may provide more information regarding your claim to those attempting to eliminate case.  Don’t go in and spill your heart out to attorneys that work for them.  In fact save spilling your heart out to your wife or husband, someone you don’t expect can be influenced in any way to harm you because something may be held over their heads.  Staying with the facts of your case, in my opinion, is important.  From my experience, some companies will go to any lengths to demean and intimidate insured in hope that they will drop a claim.

There are examples of attorney contracts on the internet and in libraries.  You don’t have to become an expert. Learning the basics is fine. The key is knowing what you can live with, what you can’t, and standing you ground when getting close to the end of negotiating claim. This is when things begin to heat up.  By this time, know where your bottom line.  In most cases, this is when a "beat down" truly begins.  In my opinion, the twist and turns of claims come out at this point, so stay focus, calm, and recognize intimidation practices from anyone who throws them your way. 

When you decide on an attorney and sign a contract, immediately take a highlighter and mark the main points of the contract for future review and as a reminder.   My book, CarAccident by ESTRA has a section to write down appointments with your attorney and additional items to track.  It’s important to keep up with what is happening in your case.
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It’s important to know what your claim is worth.  Evaluate what attorney states claim is worth initially, to the settlement amount.  If values are not close, analyze what happen during the claim process. Determine whether this attorney worked in your best interest.  Sometimes things don’t go as planned, but when this happens there are reasons.  In my opinion, its important to discern what influence this turn of events.  It’s always important to evaluate what has taken place and why.  This information will be useful in the future.  Going through an auto injury claim is a learning process for most insured.  In my opinion, it’s easy to get burned if you don’t understand, or know process, and sometimes even if you do.  As with anything in life, live, learn, grow, and never give up.  What you have been through will be an asset for the future.  I am of the belief that you can take whatever happens in life and make it work for you and others.  Attitude. Keep it positive in the midst of any storms.  Many lives have been rebuilt after trouble and although it may not be easy to recover, it can be done.

Once signing a contract with an attorney, trust in what they are doing to progress claim, yet verify that its taking claim in the direction that is in your best interest.  Never stop being your best advocate.  Turning over the reigns to someone else without input does not necessary take you where you want to go, so stay involved.  "Go home and I’ll call you" does not always work.

Lawyers and auto insurance companies work a lot together.  In my opinion, they can speak a language all of their own, navigating levels of communication that is foreign to the average person.  From my perspective, communication methods depend on their established relationship and level of power each organization holds.  Remember, in most cases, attorneys are paid a percentage of settlement, the amount received is typically by insurance companies, therefore, in my opinion, not only are they tied to your compensation, they are tied to these insurance companies willingness to pay.
Auto Insurance Companies can make it difficult on attorneys, due to typically holding the “decision to pay”. Therefore, from my perspective, this dependency extends not only to your case, but the total number of cases involving a particular auto insurance company.  A client cannot anticipate the stance insurance company will take with their claim, or response their attorney will have to the actions of being bombarded with paperwork from auto carriers, making it almost impossible to manage.  Therefore, take time and evaluate both the insurance company’s history and the attorneys track record with them.  Do they typically settle with this insurance company?  Is insurance company known for "Good Faith" or "Bad Faith" practices among their own insured?  The more you learn about the relationship between attorney and insurance company, the better off you will be in deciding whether this is a team you want to work on claim.  Information is power.  Otherwise, the insurance industry would not invest in learning as much as possible about you.  Never the less, don’t let intimidation or harassment stop you from pursuing claim.  Make decisions to the best of your ability.  Know doing your best is acceptable including the selection of an attorney to represent you. 
You Never Know When This Will Happen.  Be Prepared. 

Needing an attorney in most cases is an indication of a stressful situation.  Most people have a preference of resolving a situation in an amicable manner.  In my opinion, most people are fair in their assessments and just want to be treated fairly in the auto insurance or employer benefit claim process.  Because current legislation does not hold up the best interest of the insured at the same level of insurer, the option to make dealings fair has no consequences for most insurance companies, therefore, some decide in their best financial interest rather than a moral one.  This does place attorneys in precarious positions at times.  However, many attorneys have learned to navigate these waters, and protect the interest of their clients.  You as the client must also do your part.  You must educate yourself about the environment you have now found yourself in, learn how to be best advocate by gaining insight into an industry that does not always think of their insured interest first.  By selecting an attorney with a history of working strictly with people injured in a car accident and not bending from pressures placed upon them by insurance companies, at the end of this journey both you and your attorney can take comfort in realization best efforts possible were made in defense of claim.

Good luck in finding an attorney that is both skilled in their craft and able to come along side you as an advocate.  

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A lot can happen in the first year of a Car Accident. Typically this includes dealing with Auto Insurance Companies, Employers, Long-Term Disability Companies, Social Security, along with injury concerns. This can add up to a long twelve months, or feel like it in a less amount of time. It has been said that laughter is good for the heart and soul. Rejuvenating a weary mind and body after dealing with Car Accident issues and concerns brings a renewed strength. Recognize if going through this process, ESTRA understands and will be here to provide information, encouragement, and advocacy to provide wisdom, knowledge, and support through the process.