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Wednesday, January 31 2018

I admit it.  I am a bit of a WWII buff.  That period reveals the best and worst of humanity.  I am particularly partial to Winston Churchill's optimism, which I think springs from his determination to persevere.  Never give in - never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.  Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

I don't care who you are, how powerful you are, or how much money you have - life inevitably throws something at you that looks insurmountable.  Every one of us faces the decision of whether to give up or to carry on.  Today I want to encourage you to keep going.  Keep trying.  Keep believing in yourself.  Don't look at the mountain and say I cannot go over it.  Instead, take one more step and then one more step.  If you cannot go over the mountain, you will go under it or through it.  The journey of 1000 miles begins with one step.  Keep on keeping on step after step.  

Remember too that, as I have written so many times before, that you are not alone.  There is always someone who will help you along the way.  

If you re facing something you cannot handle by yourself or you are ready to quit.  If you are facing a mountain of debt you cannot pay, don't give up.  Call our Williamsport and Lycoming County 17701lawyers.  We will help you figure out how to get out from the medical bills, loans, credit cards, business debts or whatever the debt is.  Our bankruptcy attorneys care passionately about helping people to be debt free.  Let our bankruptcy attorneys work for you!

If you need help in other areas of the law, our firm handles injury cases, bankruptcy, general litigation, and family law.

When you need help, you can count on us.  Call our attorneys if you live in Williamsport, PA 17701, Wellsboro, Tioga County, PA 16901, Potter County 16915 or McKean County.  We offer appointments in person and by telephone.   

 

We do not charge for car accident consultation or for a bankruptcy evaluation. We take most injury cases on a contingency basis, which mean that you will not owe us anything unless we get money for you.  Leave our office armed with powerful information about your rights.  For Lycoming and Tioga Counties reach us at (570) 309-6690.  For help in McKean and Potter County 16915, call us at  (814) 274-8612.

Posted by: David B. Ross, Esq. AT 07:45 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Wednesday, January 24 2018

There are upwards of 5 million auto accidents a year with approxiately 30,000 of them involving fatalities and over 2 million involving injuries.  While the government and car manufacturers have taken steps to decrease the number of accidents, if you have been injured in a car crash, then you know that one crash is one too many.  As attorneys who have handled way too many car accidents in Wellsboro, Pa 16901, Coudersport and Potter County 16915, Bradford, PA and McKean County and in other states, we have seen the absolute havoc that an accident can cause.  In short, it willl change or end your life.

So here are some thougths from our accident lawyers about avoiding and coping with accidents and the effects of a truck or car crash.

1. The best advice is to avoid an accident in the first place.  Practice defensive driving.  Avoid distactions like your phone, and assume that others are distracted and pay attention to what they are doing.

2. Accidents often are not avoidable.  Think safety first after an accident.  Be careful as other drivers will be distracted by the crash scene.  Make sure you are in a safe place so something else doesn't happen.

3. Get as much information as you can about the other party, names of witnesses, photos.  This information will be very useful later if you can get it.  We recently had a case where the driver denied backing into a pedestrian.  We tracked down a witness who said the driver was waiving at a blonde woman walking down the street while backing up.  No wonder he didn't want to admit it!  As you can imagine the matter resolved after we found the witness.

4. See an attorney early.  There is no substitute for early assistance.

5. Take care of your body.  That means seeking appropriate treatment and following through with the treatment advice.  As an personal injury lawyer, I do not have the ability to heal you.  Failing to get treatment will keep you from getting better and hurt your legal claim.

When you need help, you can count on us.  Call our attorneys if you live in Williamsport, PA 17701, Wellsboro, Tioga County, PA 16901, Potter County 16915 or McKean County.  We offer appointments in person and by telephone.     

We do not charge for car accident consultation or for a bankruptcy evaluation. We take most injury cases on a contingency basis, which mean that you will not owe us anything unless we get money for you.  Leave our office armed with
powerful information about your rights.  For Lycoming and Tioga Counties reach us at (570) 309-6690.  For help in McKean and Potter County 16915, call us at  (814) 274-8612. 

If you need help in other areas of the law, our firm handles injury cases, bankrupty, general litigation, and family law.

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Sunday, January 21 2018
Today's post is about the Meeting of Creditors in a Bankruptcy Case. Our firm handles cases in Lycoming, Tioga, Potter, McKean, Elk and Cameron Counties. If you have looked into Bankruptcy, then you have probably come across something talking about a 341 Meeting of Creditors. But what is the purpose of the meeting and what happens there? The meeting of creditors gets its name from section 341 of the Bankruptcy Code. The 341 meeting of creditors is, in my opinion, a misnomer in as much as creditors very, very rarely come to the meeting. That is good news. It means that you will not have to worry about seeing a representative of the bank, or hospital, or credit card company. The primary purpose of the meeting is so that the attorney serving as a Trustee in the bankruptcy case can verify under oath and by reviewing documents who you are and also to ask you questions about the bankruptcy petition that you filed. The Trustee will ask you if you read the Petition and signed it. He will ask you if you read and understood the bankruptcy information sheet provided by the Office of the Trustee. He might then ask you specific questions about your Petition such as "How did you determine the value of your home?" The meeting does allow creditors to attend. Out of all of the filings that I have done, I have had a creditor attend one time. In that case, it was because the debtor was surrendering a tractor-trailer and the creditor wanted to know where the truck was located. Most 341 meetings last ten minutes or less, and if you have been honest in your Petition and the Petition was prepared by a competent attorney, then you have absolutely nothing to worry about. When you are ready to file for bankruptcy, you can count on us. Call our bankruptcy attorneys if you live in Williamsport, PA 17701 or the surrounding areas. We offer appointments in person and by telephone. If you are in trouble, pick up the phone. Come see us. We do not charge for an initial bankruptcy appointment. Leave our office armed with powerful information about your true choices. (570) 309-6690. In addition to family law, personal injury and car accident cases, our lawyers file bankruptcy for people in Williamsport, PA 17701, 17702 and for people in McKean County, Tioga County, and Potter County 16915 (814) 274-8612.
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Tuesday, January 16 2018

It is important that we do not face the perilous seas of life alone.  Yet, many of us are lone because we have been hurt by others or do not know how to be trusting.  The cornerstone of any relationship is trust.  As an attorney with bankruptcy and family law practice in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, it is sad to see that so many people are unable to communicate with others and the breakdown of trust that occurs in important relationships. So many of life's nasty disputes could be resolved if only others were trustworthy or if we ourselves could learn to be trusting.

I associate the word trust most with the words: love, respect, comfort, and safety.  Having trust means that you have someone with whom feel safe physically and emotionally. Trust is the basis around which all human relationships are built. Without trust there can be no relationship. Trust leads to connection with others.  It allows you to be available to other people and it allows you to be available to them.  In a way, trust is loyalty. Trust involves respect for a person, their abilities, and acceptance of their faults along with their strengths.  Trust allows us to forge relationships and to accomplish things that we cannot do by ourselves. 

There is power in trust and in unity and connection with others that you simply cannot find outside of a trusting relationship.  One of the reasons that our law firm is so successful is that we have all learned to work as a team, trust each other, and build on each other's strengths.

Let me encourage you to find people that you can trust to counsel you, to console you, and to be there for you.  You can do that, in part, by listening to others before you seek to be heard yourself, by making yourself available to others, by being loyal, and by yourself being trustworthy.  

If you find yourself in need of someone to talk to about a legal problem, you can trust our staff and attorneys.  We understand trust and loyalty and practice it every day with our clients and between our attorneys and staff.  We want to hear and to understand your problems, and our Coudersport, Potter County lawyers have the experience to help with Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy and many other legal problems, which include, debt solutions, medical bills, credit card debt, debt defense, car accidents and personal injury, adoptions, family law, and violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

You can count on us.  Call our attorneys if you live in Coudersport, PA 16915 or Smethport or McKean County.  We offer appointments in person and by telephone.   

If you are in trouble, pick up the phone.   Come see us.  We do not charge for an initial bankruptcy or personal injury appointment.  Leave our office armed withpowerful information about your true choices.  In Lycoming and Tioga Counties call (570) 309-6690. 

If you live in Potter or McKean Counties, please call (814) 274-8612.

 

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