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A new site to meet plaintiffs’ needs

NextPhase Community is a first-of-its-kind online platform.

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Few personal injury victims have been through a lawsuit before. The process can be slow, confusing, and frustrating. And a lawyer’s role is limited. Finding the expert guidance needed has traditionally required lengthy online searches or referrals from other professionals. Finding a community of those going through something similar has been impossible. That changed earlier this year. Advisors to plaintiffs have created an online community to answer questions, bring plaintiffs together, and connect plaintiffs with experts.

NextPhase Community is a first-of-its-kind online platform. It helps personal injury victims and their families find legal and financial advice as well as support from other members. Available as a mobile app, NextPhase Community has already registered hundreds of users since its launch.

Members can research educational topics written by leading experts and the resources are also delivered in video format. Numerous dedicated programs include the Financial and Settlement Design Program and the Mental Health Program, both of which allow plaintiffs to receive helpful information and support. The Mental Health Program provides individual and group support sessions, allowing visitors to discuss their unique situation and get the help they need.

The platform was created by Joe Di Gangi and Darren Aboyoun, and many of the resources available to visitors are free. For additional features and member benefits, NextPhase Community offers an Advanced Membership for $10 per month. Joe Di Gangi has over 30 years of experience as a financial advisor and Certified Financial Planner, while Dr. Aboyoun is a clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience in psychotherapy.

The platform is already gaining traction among leaders in various industries. Jeremy Babener, a specialist in settlement-related tax issues, has joined NextPhase Community as an advisor. His consulting firm, Structured Consulting, is a leading business advisor to law firms and their service providers and has created several exciting solutions for the legal industry.

Melissa Khalil of LawCompany, an innovative legal outsourcing group, calls NextPhase Community “a community space that was sorely needed.” Tim McKey, whose team built the cutting-edge document review program Plaintiff Parity, said, “We work with plaintiff firms every day. This is fantastic.” 

The National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities described NextPhase Community as “a path for potential and actual claimants to learn from each other, from expert advisors, and from previous personal injury victims who’ve settled their cases and are willing to share what they’ve learned.” 

Users are also talking about NextPhase Community, including former plaintiff Jimmy G. – who became paraplegic following an airplane accident. “I wish NextPhase existed when I was a plaintiff. Until now, there was nowhere to go for this type of community discussion, peer support, and practical learning,” he said. “Every plaintiff and their family should have an advisor like Joe Di Gangi and access to resources like this.”

To learn more about NextPhase Community and access their free library of resources, visit

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