This case had a very familiar fact pattern the defense tried to exploit in order to justify its small offers and refusal to pay the $100,000 policy limit. On July 1, 2017, our client was involved in a T-Bone collision a few blocks from her house. The airbags did not deploy and none of the windows in her vehicle are broken. She has no bruising, no bleeding, and no broken bones. She declines an ambulance ride to the hospital, choosing instead to go home with her husband. After going home she goes to the hospital where she is diagnosed with a concussion, but no imaging is done, and she is released. At the time of trial, 5 years after the crash, the client was continuing to work full time, and the total past medical bills that were stipulated to were only $21,000. The past and future wage lose was waived, but the jury was informed of the past medical number of $21,000. The defense tried to highlight each of the above facts throughout trial to try and minimize the continuing complaints that our client was suffering. The defense also raised several preexisting health conditions our client suffered from in order to try and explain her headaches and cognitive difficulties that she was experiencing.
1st hour - Will provide an overview of the case, and the litigation leading up to trial. We will discuss how we identified the likely defense strategy early and what we did to defeat it before we showed up for trial so that our client could get full justice for her injuries. It will include a discussion regarding discovery performed and the decision of what experts to use and what depositions to take.
2nd hour - We will discuss key motions, jury questionnaires, and jury selection. We will talk about and demonstrate the specific inquiry we did in jury selection and discuss why and what we were looking for in a juror.
3rd hour - We will talk about closing argument and rebuttal and what to do when you are given short time limit to accomplish both.