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What Are The Chances Of My Case Settling?

Fairfax Injury Lawyer Brien Roche Addresses What Are The Chances Of My Case Settling?

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Years ago it was fair to say that most tort claims were settled before trial. In large measure that has changed as of today. The insurers are emboldened by their successful advertising to convince the public of excessive jury verdicts. Insurers have their own attorneys that work for them in-house. They defend their claims. Therefore the insurers do not have to incur the legal fees of hiring outside counsel. As a result it is considerably more difficult today to settle claims than it was a few years ago. In addition, the insurers know that it is expensive for you to pursue a case to trial. You must retain expert witnesses, incur costs of depositions, etc.

What Are The Chances of My Case Settling-Be Prepared to Go to Trial

In the case of Brownlee v. Schwartz the insurer refused to make any offers of settlement. Therefore we proceeded to trial and obtained a verdict of $1.85 million dollars. The expenses to take the Brownlee case to trial were a lot. That verdict was challenged by the Defendant on the grounds that the verdict exceeded the “cap” in Virginia as to medical malpractice claims. The verdict was upheld on appeal to the Virginia Supreme Court. (See Reported Cases). Since insurers frequently refuse to make any reasonable offers of settlement, they force the injured person to trial.

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