Making the Threat of Trial Clear in Insurance Litigation
As the years have gone on, insurance litigation has started to look more and more like a “game of chicken” – at least according to plaintiffs’ attorneys and insurance companies. In a recent article titled 'The Whites of Their Eyes': When Litigating Against Insurers Becomes a Game of Chicken, author Raychel Lean at Law.com explores why this has become the norm – and in her article, our trial attorney Bryan Hofeld was asked to share his thoughts on the matter.
Noting that insurers have a vested interest in reducing their exposure to liability, Hofeld says that the only way to respond to that is to make the possibility of a jury trial seem as real as possible. “They’ve got to know that you are a lawyer who is perfectly willing and able to try your case if necessary… Because at the end of the day, they know that they’re going to have to be reasonable and fair with you.”
The article also mentions Hofeld’s impressive record at trial, which includes landing two of the highest auto accident and premises liability verdicts in 2019. The latter was previously reported by Law.com under the Daily Business Review publication: A stunning $6.5 million verdict over a child’s Christmas carnival fall on a ride called the “Psycho Swing.”
Taking on Insurance Companies in High-Stakes Cases
At Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A., our attorneys have a 70-year tradition of success that speaks for itself. Regularly securing some of the largest verdicts and settlements in complex areas like tobacco and e-cigarette injury, premises liability, medical malpractice, and defective products, we are never afraid to face down the insurance companies and use the prospect of a trial to ensure a fair outcome for our clients. Because we primarily represent plaintiffs who have been seriously injured through the carelessness, negligence, and wrongdoing of others, we know that justice is on our clients’ side – and we can aggressively fight to make sure that justice is seen in court.
Contact Bryan Hofeld or another member of our experienced legal team at (954) 467-8800 today for a free consultation. We are still open and offering remote assistance during the COVID-19 crisis.