Would this case have been zealously prosecuted by the personal injury mills?
High profile personal injury firms often advertise for the purpose of getting a high volume of cases. The best cases are kept and the rest are thrown back like so many undersized fish. Or, the case is not as actively prosecuted because the issues become burdensome or demand too much of the attorney's time. For example, the following case was prosecuted by Fred Pharis. Would a mill have gone this far?
Case No. 1: A man was driving his boss's taxi when rear-ended by a one-ton pickup truck pulling a loaded horse trailer. The man's back pain got progressively worse, forcing him to consult neurosurgeons in Shreveport. The trailer/truck was severely underinsured. The taxi owner/boss did not want to reveal that there was an additional $10,000.00 of insurance on the taxi itself, and was forced to come to court twice before he revealed the name of the insurance company. When that insurance company was sued, they defended on the basis of a "livery" exclusion in the policy. Through research, Fred Pharis zealous prosecuted the case, and threatening action against the insurance company for wrongfully withholding the funds, forced the company to settle for the full amount of the policy.
Or the following case:
Case No. 2: A man and his wife were in their car at a stop sign when an unlicensed, teenage driver, turning right onto the clients' street, panicked and hit the accelerator rather than the brake when she realized she could not cut the turn tight enough. The left side of the clients car was literally crushed when the teenager's car rolled over it like a tank. The woman was more severely hurt than her husband and was unable to function as a real estate agent for several months. The biggest issue, other than the personal injury itself, was the loss of income from the woman's real estate business for the time she was unable to work. Lost profits is the single hardest item of damages to prove in any case. Fred Pharis presented to the court a comprehensive picture of the woman's work history, with testimony and sales records from her present and previous employers. The judge awarded a substantial amount for the lost income, which the defending insurance company refused to even talk about during failed pre-trial settlement negotiations.
If you are injured and have a novel issue to prosecute or a hard case, don't think that you'll necessarily be treated as well by a large personal injury factory as with a smaller firm. You may get a better, more thorough prosecution of your case with us. At Pharis Law Offices, we pride ourselves in representing the person, not prosecuting just another case.