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The risks of laying it on the line

A good friend made a very perceptive comment about my blogs. He commented that they are “risky.”

Best of all, he cares enough about me to tell me the truth.

I think he’s right.

You see, normally injury lawyers stay clear of controversial subjects because they do not want to make people mad at them.

It’s really a function of advertising. No need to take any chances because everybody is a potential client, unless you tick them off. The risks of being out-spoken outweigh the benefits– or at least that’s what they say.

I’m also not the kind of injury lawyer, so insecure with himself, that I seek public approval or applause.

As Popeye The Sailor said: ” I am who I am.”

Although I’m a proponent of injury lawyer advertising ( I kind of started it around here), I take a different road. I’ve decided to lay-it-on-the-line, and blog about anything I feel moved to blog about, and in the process to give my readers a glimpse of who I am as a person.

One of the real purposes of injury lawyer advertising should be to let the public know something about the lawyer, so that an injury victims has a comfort level with the lawyer.

Besides, it is not my nature to come up with something boring, stale or run of the mill, because that’s what everybody else does.

Therefore, I’ll blog about things others don’t dare touch, and you’ll know for better or worse, where I stand.

I have the well-deserved reputation of being a straight-shooter. To deny the obvious in this regard would be false modesty.

It is not my intention to deliberately take positions that make people mad at me. To the contrary, I hope you agree with my views, and maybe even be influenced by them. At the very least, you might respect the fact I tackle the issues head on.

I do not, however, pretend for a minute that I am some know it all.

I am always willing to hear another point of view– right, wrong or indifferent.

I am a firm believer in the importance of principle, and standing for something.

I’m not a good politician.

I firmly believe a good injury lawyer ( and for that matter anybody) needs to be up-front at all times, and not be deceptive or two-faced.

We don’t always have to agree with each other, but we do need to know where the other is coming from.

In the meantime, I’ll keep blogging away.

Keep your strength.

Charlie Donahue
Injury Lawyer
Keene, New Hampshire

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