First, let me explain that the word that I wanted to use was a four letter word that started with “H” and ended with “E”. However, my mother always said, God rest her soul, not to use that word. With that said, I also have to claim that I used to work for an insurance company before going to law school and defended them for a few years following law school graduation. My oldest daughter works for an insurance company and I love her to death and I am so proud of her. My oldest brother was an insurance executive in claims for many years and of course, I respect what he did and who he is. However, I have been representing victims of people injured from the negligence of others and have been dealing with insurance companies and their preposterous defenses, accusations and claims that I simply cannot hold my peace any longer.
One of the benefits of doing a blog is that, for the most part, you can say what you want. One of the benefits of being older is that you can also talk about what you have learned over the years. I am taking advantage of both and wanted to express my serious distaste for the insurance industry and especially how they handle claims and lawsuits involving people seriously and legitimately injured from the negligence of others.
I am tired of insurance companies looking through my client’s medical records from 10, 15 or more years prior to their accident and using what they find as a defense to the legitimacy of their current claim. We have all had prior injuries and we have all had previous experiences; however, just because somebody injured a part of their body 15, 20 or more years before an accident doesn’t mean that the accident hasn’t caused their current injuries. The insurance company and their attorneys look for every way possible to defeat a legitimate injured victim’s claim.
If they can’t find previous medical history they will then claim that anybody who files a lawsuit is looking to get rich quick, is nothing more than a lottery player looking to cash in and take advantage of the “poor insurance companies”. I don’t represent people who fake their injuries and I don’t represent people who are trying to commit fraud on the insurance industry. I am no different than the majority of lawyers who represent real people with legitimate claims but if you have been or will be on a jury panel you will hear right from the beginning that the Plaintiff is nothing more than somebody trying to “get rich quick” at the expense of the insurance company. That is their defense to every case regardless of the facts, injuries or the damages. The insurance company plays on the emotions of people and want them to conclude that anybody who files a lawsuit and anybody who represents people who file lawsuits, i.e. Plaintiff’s lawyers like me, are bad people who are doing everything they can to defraud the system. I am going to go on record to say that is absolutely not what I have run into in my 27 years of practice. Of course, there is always an exception but it is just that, an “exception”.
I, like many personal injury attorneys, represent people who are seriously injured by the negligence of others. They deserve to be compensated and they do not deserve to have their past medical history and their lives ridiculed. They do not deserve to be tagged as “get rich quickers” or people trying to beat the system. My clients are real people who are seriously injured and our civil justice system demands that they be compensated. I will continue to fight the battle to make sure that real people with real injuries are compensated regardless of the propaganda, the lies and the accusations claimed by the insurance industry and the lawyers who represent them.
If you or a loved one have been injured by the negligence of another please contact me for a free, no cost, no obligation consultation. You cannot financially afford to go up against the insurance industry without professional and experienced representation. Explore your rights and contact me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or toll free at (866) 455-2993. Again, there is no cost or obligation to discuss you or a loved one’s claim.