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A Couple of Lawyers and

Techstination feature for Monday, March 5, 2001

A couple of lawyers... .and a Web site called I'm Fred Fishkin with Bloomberg Bootcamp. Wait just a minute... .before you envision an ambulance racing across the screen with attorneys close behind... .Marc and Alyssa Held don't want you to get the wrong idea. What they've created, as a brother and sister legal team, is a Web site designed to provide all kinds of useful information to the 21 million people who are involved in traffic accidents each year. They don't solicit business for their own law firm... .but they are a sort of referral service for towing companies... body shops... doctors and lawyers and such...

"We do a background check especially for lawyers and doctors, because unfortunately there are some lawyers and doctors out there that aren't up to par. They don't meet the criteria... they have some fraudulent behavior patterns."

Alyssa Held says you go to the Web site... specify where you live and the kinds of help you need. Brother Marc says in addition to the referrals... you'll find valuable information and advice...

"For instance, we have an entire database of car accident statistics. We have a database where people can find out other people who have been involved in similar accidents. We also have a vast database where you can look up the laws and statutes themselves. We have accident tips. What to do if you've been involved in an accident at the scene. What to do when you get home from the accident."

A little lawerly advice can keep you from making mistakes or saying the wrong thing at an accident scene. The site again is Bootcamp, I'm Fred Fishkin, Bloomberg Radio.