Greg H. Haubrich, Senior Trial Lawyer at Foshee & Yafee, explains why he recommended — and his client accepted — a settlement agreement that will barely pay her medical bills.
The Myth of the “Litigation Explosion”
A lawyer wears two hats: Advocate, and counselor. As advocate, my duty is to fight for you hard as hell, tooth and nails; to be the knight in shining armor charging into the Valley of Death. As counselor, I must give you the news and help you realistically evaluate your odds so that you can make well-informed decisions regarding basic questions in your case: especially, whether to accept a settlement offer.
Today I recommended — and my client accepted — a settlement agreement that will barely pay her medical bills. Why?
The first reason is that it is hard to understand how a person can be seriously injured in a collision when there is not a lot of visible crash damage to their vehicle. Science does not support the idea that crash damage correlates to injury. In fact, it is established that deaths sometimes…
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