Importance of Local Defense Counsel in Motor Vehicle Accident Cases
The jurisdiction in which a motor vehicle accident lawsuit will be filed is a critical factor in developing a successful defense strategy. Because of local defense counsel's experience in a particular field, type of litigation or jurisdiction, he or she is in an excellent position to evaluate liability and develop an effective defense strategy. Contact our firm to schedule a consultation with an insurance defense attorney to discuss how we can assist in the handling of a lawsuit filed against one of your insureds.
Biases of the Trier of Fact
Local counsel is in an excellent position to consider the potential biases of the trier of fact in developing a defense strategy. Race, religion, age and other traditional biases may be relevant concerns depending on the identity of the trier of fact. Local counsel who is familiar with community attitudes, jury verdicts and arbitration awards in the jurisdiction in which the lawsuit will be filed can use that knowledge to improve the credibility of the defendant, the insurer and witnesses in the eyes of the trier of fact.
The available defenses to liability can vary dramatically by jurisdiction.
Speak to an Insurance Lawyer
Counsel who is knowledgeable of the defenses to liability available in a particular jurisdiction is important to the development of an effective defense strategy in motor vehicle accident cases. Contact us to schedule a consultation with an insurance defense attorney at our firm to discuss how we can assist in the handling of a lawsuit filed against one of your insureds.
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