Personal Injury Attorneys in Hawaii
Why Do Cases Go To Trial?
Why do insurance companies force cases of obvious liability and obvious
injuries to go to trial?
The short answer is: Insurance companies are driven by profit. Insurance companies believe
that if they can force an injured person and his or her lawyer to go through
trial, a jury may let the insurance company off cheaply. The insurance
companies do this by hiring smart and talented lawyers who have perfected
their craft so that they seem on the surface to just be “reasonable”
people who are just doing their job and trying to be “reasonable.”
However, the truth is that the insurance company usually has a different
agenda. Insurance companies routinely insist that their lawyers deny responsibility
for the defendant causing the crash until just before trial begins. The
insurance companies ask their lawyers to hire certain doctors who have
a well-known propensity to minimize injuries, and whose opinions usually
coincide with the opinion of the insurance adjustor. Frequently, these
doctors only work for insurance companies and give opinions or write reports
that say that the injured person is not injured or that the person somehow
made a miraculous recovery.
Then, insurance companies and their lawyers put the injured person on trial.
Trials often become attacks on a seriously injured person, who has never
made a claim of any kind, suggesting that the injured person is exaggerating
and just trying to make money off their injury. Frequently, the insurance
companies, through their lawyers, suggest that the injured person’s
lawyer is the one who is motivating the exaggeration.
Of course, the truth is the exact opposite. In most cases, the only reason
that the injured person files a lawsuit is because the insurance company
refuses to admit that the defendant caused the collision or incident.
Then, the insurance company makes their lawyer suggest to the jury that
the injured person is a fake or a fraud because the injured person filed
a lawsuit and asks a jury to hold the defendant responsible.
So, how does Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner combat these tactics? We only
represent people when we are sure that they have been genuinely hurt by
someone else’s negligence or rule breaking. We then go to trial
to force the insurance companies to take responsibility. We then present
evidence and experts to allow the jury to see through the smoke screen
of lies and deception created by the insurance companies and their lawyers.