A man’s new book about how to handle a personal injury case has been hailed by the New York Times as “one of the best writing deals I’ve ever seen” but his advice has sparked controversy.
Read moreThe title of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is a play on the words of one of Mr Fennell’s friends, which he describes as “the only way you can deal with a situation”.
“It’s the only way to have any hope,” Mr Ferenell said.
“If you’re not going to deal with the situation, then you don’t know what to do.
I can’t stress that enough.
You can’t go on and on and you can’t stop and you just kind of lose hope.”
His book was published in October but the book was quickly withdrawn after the publisher, Random House, told him it was “not appropriate for children under 12”.
Mr Ferenll’s book, titled The Good Stuff: Understanding Your Injury and How to Handle It, is based on interviews with personal injury lawyers.
In his book, Mr Fenell says you need to ask yourself a number of questions to understand the issues in your case.
“When you’re talking to someone who’s been in the industry for a long time, you have to ask questions of them about the people who’ve been there and the experience,” he said.
“I was very concerned that the book might be too broad.
I was worried that people would think it was about all injuries and that the only thing I was doing was trying to get them to understand my experience and their experiences and their problems and to understand what I thought about the system.”
Mr Fennells advice has also been criticised by a number in the legal profession who say it is “misleading and misleading”.
“The advice is very, very misleading and it’s just completely misleading,” Mr Justice Karpinski said.ABC/wiresTopics:law-crime-and-justice,law-enforcement,united-states