Is Your Lawyer Afraid to Spend Money on Your Case or Trying to Get You to Take Less than Your Case is Worth?
For over 33 years, I have received phone calls from clients who are not satisfied with their lawyers and I have received cases referred from other lawyers who were afraid and not equipped to properly bankroll a case.
Frequently, I am told by clients seeking a second opinion or referral lawyers that the defense has presented a witness whose testimony comes close to annihilating the plaintiff’s case. After successfully litigating thousands of personal injury and product liability claims, we are well aware that for the uninitiated lawyer or client, a trial can be a confusing mix of medical exams and technical experts all battling it out with what they claim is the “truth”.
Many times, defense experts may just be nothing more than “painted ladies” who have failed in their profession or if they were successful in their profession, looking for a way to make more income with less stress and work. In fact, there are some experts that I have initially consulted who told me my case was great even though they did not thoroughly vet the same. We have a standing joke about one expert who we claim never saw a case he did not like. This expert clearly placed his high fees required for an evaluation and testimony above his belief in integrity. Needless to say, we do use him.