Sometimes, people tell us they don’t think they need an attorney after they were injured “because I’m going to negotiate with the insurance company myself and they don’t want to go to court.” WRONG.
For years now, the insurance industry, with the help of the media, has been polluting jurors with stories about “frivolous lawsuits” and “jackpot justice.” They allege that injury lawsuits are “fake” and that people are just “trying to get money for nothing.” You’ve probably heard about the McDonald’s coffee spill lawsuit and you may think that was a case of a “runaway jury.” After all, “coffee is supposed to be hot.”
If so, you are wrong – the woman who was injured suffered third degree burns to her genitals while she sat in her car in a parking lot and removed the lid. The coffee was intentionally overheated so McDonald’s could make more money, even though they knew many others had been burned because of this.
So what do the reports of “frivolous lawsuits” have to with you and YOUR claim? The result of these false complaints about jury verdicts is that jurors serving on YOUR case are likely to think that YOU are “faking it” and “trying to get money for nothing.” Jurors are extremely suspicious of anyone making a claim.
Insurance companies know this. That is why insurance companies WANT to go to court. They don’t care about the cost of hiring lawyers.
So, what are you supposed to do? What you need to do is hire an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner we represent you, the sooner we can protect your rights and pursue your case in a way that deals with jury bias issues, gets the insurance company’s attention, and proves to them that your claim is legitimate and that you are entitled to compensation.