Philadelphia Product Liability Lawyer Demands That Manufacturers and Insurance Companies Always Tell The Truth and Admit When They Are Wrong
Always tell the truth and admit when you are wrong! Sounds like a simple and easy enough rule to follow. Most of us learn this when we are children through our parents, grandparents, teachers and clergy, but how many people actually practice their lives according to this standard?
I grew up in a family business where this was the mantra of my grandfather, a hardworking immigrant to America.
Trials in American justice have been the ultimate means to resolve disputes in American society from colonial times to the present as lawyers skillfully prepare their cases, examine and cross-examine witnesses to reveal the truth.
I became a lawyer to carry forward the beliefs instilled in me by my hard-working grandfather who supported his family in an honest fashion since the age of 14. As compelling as television shows such as “Law and Order" or “Boston Legal" are as drama, they do, in fact, reveal the serious purpose of lawyers and our court system to maintain order and integrity when one person or corporation violates the legally protected rights of another person or society at large.
The trial enables all parties to air their beliefs in a forum and ultimately, the jury or judge will weigh all of the evidence and determine the truth. Normally, the party found not to be telling the truth must pay monetary damages.
Many times insurance companies, corporations and “fat cat" manufacturers go to great lengths to conceal the truth about their products or factual situations and engage in cover-ups. At the Law Firm of Reiff & Bily, we have literally handled thousands of serious personal injury cases for almost thirty (30) years. We have only represented the injured party and have never represented an insurance company or manufacturer of a defective product; therefore we have “no axe to grind" taking these institutions on. We have diligently searched for the truth on behalf of our injured clients and have made some of the most stubborn or dishonest defendants pay the piper because they simply did not tell the truth and admit fault when they had the chance.
Many times after a case, a defense counsel or insurance adjuster when questioned about, “why didn’t you just do the right thing and pay?" will answer, “I was only following my marching orders." Our goal is to determine “just who did issue those orders" and why. Hopefully, a significant monetary damage award will deter future similar behavior or denial. Most times, not surprisingly, the marching orders were issued by a young insurance adjuster or corporate representative who thinks that all claimants are “gold brickers" looking for an easy score. They often fail to believe in the system or worse yet, think that they represent a mighty corporation above all of the rules that pertain to the ordinary man. Many times they believe that their situation gives them a “free ride". We believe that these foolish thinkers must be taught a lesson by the system which effectively polices such disrespect for an individual’s damages that resulted from their actions or failure to act when they had a legal responsibility to do so.
These individuals and their high-tower sitting corporate attorneys try to intimidate claimants who have been wronged or violated with threats of fraud, abuse of the system or just sometimes telling them as one major corporate attorney relayed to me, “we will bankrupt your clients and your law firm by outspending you and appealing any victorious verdict for years." Interestingly enough, one of my largest cases involved the representation of a major insurance company claims supervisor who would threaten me and my clients repeatedly over many years. Prior to my representation of his claim, when I questioned why he wanted my firm to represent him, he told me because we were always prepared and never backed down from a good fight. We fought a good, hard case on his behalf to victory and not to my surprise; the insurance company on the other side accused him of fraudulently inflating his injuries or claim because of his experience as a fierce defense insurance adjuster. They even accused him of fabricating the “perfect case" even though objective medical testing and resulting surgery indicated that he had sustained a debilitating and permanent injury. One can imagine that if this is how the industry related to one of their own, how they must view the ordinary man.
I guess this is a dog eat dog example of insurance companies vs. insurance company adjusters who dare to argue with the almighty company bosses who were more interested in profits and selling policies rather than paying for surgeries and resulting pain and suffering as a result of a catastrophic slip and fall incident.
At the Law Firm of Reiff & Bily, our experienced staff of lawyers, paralegals, experts and investigators will always work hard to uncover the truth and get you properly compensated for injuries of yourself or a family member. Our success record speaks for itself.