When our law firm says “We’ll fight for you!”, we mean it. Larry H. Parker partner attorney Robert Zavidow recently received a favorable jury verdict on behalf of one of our clients.
After a three day trial and more than a day of deliberation, the jury reached a favorable verdict for our client. Approximately $70,000 was awarded to our client, with expectations of an additional $10,000 award for costs. The story behind the trial is a classic example of an insurance company trying to get away with low-balling an accident victim simply because the insurance company thinks it can get away with it. Our client had previous accidents involving injuries, including a severe dune buggy accident many years ago. Our client also did not immediately seek medical attention after his most recent accident, and even had a gap in treatment. Without looking at the circumstances of the accident and situation, the insurance company decided not to settle our client’s case for a reasonable sum.
Our client’s auto accident case went to arbitration, with the resulting award of $41,000. The insurance company rejected this arbitration award, and instead offered $12,000 to settle. A few days before the trial, they increased their offer to $20,000. We rejected both offers, as they were not in our client’s best interest, and the matter was soon in court. The jury awarded our client approximately $70,000.
Larry H. Parker attorney Robert Zavidow, who represented our client in court, had this to say about the trial and its verdict.
“The importance of the trial process is to make sure that the insurance companies understand that they need to treat each case individually. If the insurance companies only look at medical bills and care, and not the individual circumstances of each case, then they are not going to properly consider and evaluate the damages suffered by the plaintiff. The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker insists on making sure that every case is treated individually, and when a case is not treated fairly, we will proceed towards a trial. We feel confident, that with proper strategy and preparation, we have a very good chance of succeeding at trial.
In this case, our law firm has shown the insurance company and the attorneys that they hire that The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker will not accept low offers simply because it is expedient. We emphasize the needs of our clients, making every client a partner in his or her case, allowing them, with our legal advice, to make the ultimate decision regarding their cases. In this circumstance, our client decided that he preferred to proceed toward trial, feeling confident that the jury would understand his plight. They did.”