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I get asked all the time about the “best tools” an originator can have, or what works “best” for doing certain tasks, and to be honest, I can only quote a famous line: “everything works, and nothing doesn’t!” Simply put, while its nice to have all the latest and greatest technology, it’s likely that technology isn’t the issue, it’s the assumption that the technology is the driver of the result, and NOTHING could be further from the truth!

A treadmill that sits in the corner of the bedroom covered in clothes doesn’t help you stay in shape. In fact, it likely has the reverse impact, you start to feel guilty about spending the money and not doing the work, so you create stress in your life which will never produce the desired result. Tools don’t work by themselves! If they did, nobody would need loan originators and if we did, all originators would have the same results! And boy, we sure know the last one isn’t true!

The key component of any tool is what is the intention of that tool and how does it benefit the user as well as those coming in contact with it?

  • Does the user know how to fully use the tool?
  • Can you achieve the best results from having used it?
  • Does the tool integrate with my other tools?
  • Can the user explain why they are using this tool?


I see it with companies and branches all over the country. They go out and buy a license for their company for a specific tool or technology, give brief trainings on how to use the tool, then their people get excited about having it, fail to master it and integrate it into their day to day lives over a period of time, and the tool gets used effectively by a very small portion of their people while others get frustrated and ignore the tool as being too difficult or not worth the time.

Managers need to focus on training and adoption of all technologies and hold their people accountable to learning how to master the use and sharing of the work product created. It takes time to master tools. It takes time to learn how to use a tool and its most effective applications. It is up to the managers and the originators to commit to the time it takes to learn and master the tool, or else it can often be a source of frustration, just as much or more than that treadmill being used as a coat rack! If you need help using your plan to master your tools, it’s This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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If you're injured in a slip and fall accident, you need a personal injury lawyer on your side. Skilled California personal injury lawyers can help you achieve the compensation you need to rebuild your life.

  • Carpenter & Zuckerman lawyers are experienced in handling car accident cases.
  • We know the legal process and how to get the best possible results for our clients.
  • Our team will work diligently to find evidence that will support your case and help you recover damages.

Common Personal Injury Claims handled in California

The most common personal injury claims involve auto accidents, workplace accidents, and wrongful death.

In California, personal injury claims are the most common types of lawsuits filed. According to the National Center for State Courts, personal injury claims are filed in every county in the state.

The most common personal injury claims in California are:

    1. 1.Car accidents
    2. 2.Bicycle accidents
    3. 3.Slip and falls
    4. 4.Medical malpractice

Each of these types of claims can result in different types of damages. Car accidents often result in physical injuries, such as broken bones and bruises. Bicycle accidents can lead to injuries to the head and spine, and can also cause serious mental health injuries.

Slip and falls can cause injuries, such as a broken arm or a concussion. More serious injuries may occur in the case of senior citizens. Medical malpractice can lead to serious injuries, including death.

How do Slip and Fall lawsuits work?

Slip and fall lawsuits are filed by people who have been injured as a result of a fall. In California, such lawsuits are typically filed as negligence lawsuits. The plaintiff in the lawsuit typically has to prove that the defendant was negligent in causing the fall.

This can be done by looking at the circumstances surrounding the fall, the terrain on which the fall occurred, and the defendant's conduct prior to the fall.

If the plaintiff is successful in proving negligence, the defendant may be liable for damages. Damages in a slip and fall lawsuit can include pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses.

It is important to know that damages in the lawsuit are often based on the individual circumstances of the case. This means that the awarded damages may vary depending on the facts of the case.

Why establishing Liability is a major concern?

Property owners are responsible for ensuring safe passage to all who enter their property. In the event of a slip and fall, the onus naturally falls on the property owners to prove they were not responsible. Herein lies the problem. Any ambiguity must be removed in order to prove negligence and establish liability.

The injured plaintiff has to establish:

  • The injury did take place on the property.
  • Negligence on the part of the property owner caused the injury.
  • It must also be established that the property was indeed owned, leased or controlled by the owner when the accident occurred.
  • Improper usage or maintenance must be proved to hold the owner responsible.

What are the Steps involved in representing a Slip and Fall Client in Court?

Your lawyer will invariably try to prove that negligence was the cause of the accident.

Evidence will be gathered to prove:

  • The property owner or employee did not check whether there were any hazardous conditions existing at the time of the accident.
  • Little attention was paid in managing the property which led to the hazardous condition.
  • Even after having knowledge of the hazardous condition, the property owner or the responsible employee did not take measures to improve the condition.

It’s important to note that a comparative negligent state like California will ensure justice to the plaintiff in the form of compensation, but the amount will vary depending on the plaintiff’s fault in the incident.

Proving liability is a major issue in California, so it’s best that you hire an experienced California personal injury lawyer from Carpenter & Zuckerman, a law firm that has already got over $2 billion in injury victim settlements.  

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