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  • I decided to get a lawyer because I was concerned about my injuries and that I was not getting better. I chose Brenda Hollingsworth and I think she is a fantastic, knowledgeable lawyer who is very personable. She has helped me immensely.

    Carolyn Hannan, Personal Injury Client
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    Protect Yourself After Seeing the Insurance Company’s Assessor

    It’s in the news again.

    A medical assessor hired by an insurance company is criticized for an unfair and inaccurate report that further victimizes the injured claimant.

    How Can I Protect Myself when Being Assessed by the Insurance Company?

    There are steps you can take that will improve (but not guarantee) a fair assessment.

    1. Ensure your lawyer vets the doctor / assessor slated to conduct the assessment.  If the doctor has received significant negative judicial commentary, your lawyer should consider requesting (or getting a court order for) a video-taped assessment.  While these requests are not frequently granted, for assessors with a checkered past, it is worth asking.
    2. Make detailed notes of the assessment as soon as it is finished.  Some of our clients will dictate their notes immediately into their smart phone so that they don’t forget.  You will want to document:
      1. The length of time of any interview.
      2. The length of time of any physical assessment.
      3. What you wore for the physical assessment.
      4. What physical tests were conducted.
      5. What, if anything, you said during the physical assessment.
      6. What, if anything the assessor said to you during the assessment.
      7. If you requested a break, or mentioned any pain or other problems you were having during the assessment.
      8. If anyone other than the assessor was present and, if so, what role that person played.

    What Do I do if the Assessment if Unfair?

    It is important to read the assessment report as soon as your lawyer provides it.  If there are facts (as opposed to opinions) that are incorrect, tell your lawyer immediately.  For example:

    • If the assessor makes a mistake relating to your age, marital or family status;
    • If the assessor makes a significant error relating to the date you were injured;
    • If the assessor mis-describes the event that caused the injury;
    • If the assessor makes errors when describing your past medical history;
    • If the assessor describes physical tests that he / she did not actually conduct.

    What Can my Lawyer do if an Assessment is Unfair?

    At a trial, your lawyer will have an opportunity to cross-examine the assessor.  Your lawyer will also have an opportunity to present your own expert’s evidence, as well as the evidence of any treating doctors.  You may also have an opportunity to testify about how the assessment was conducted and what you said.

    Before trial, your lawyer may or may not choose to point out the issues with the defence medical assessments.  Sometimes, it is worthwhile to point out the issues if it appears that doing so will assist to achieve a settlement.  Other times, your lawyer may wish to save the problems with the assessment for trial.

    Speak to your lawyer about the best approach to handling an unfair assessment.  Together, you can develop a strategy that best meets the goals for your case.

    The lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth would be very happy to discuss your case with you.  Call us at 613 233-4529.

    Will my Personal Injury Case take Years to Complete?

    It’s no secret that sometimes personal injury cases take years to resolve, either though settlement or trial.  The reasons some cases take so long are:

    • The value of the case isn’t clear until you have reached maximum medical recovery;
    • There are some benefits that impact the value of your case that you cannot access until 2 years have passed; and
    • Staffing shortages in the Ontario court houses (this is improving).

    However, despite what you may hear, some cases resolve within 18 months.

    Will My Injury Case Settle Quickly?

    Some of Auger Hollingsworth’s injury cases settle within 18 months.  How we make this happen:

    • At Auger Hollingsworth we have a pre-litigation department.  Our pre-litigation department, staffed with lawyers and paralegals, handles all new cases.
    • The pre-litigation department triages all cases to identify any cases which may be able to settle without a law suit.
    • Factors the pre-litigation group consider are:
      • Is the injury discrete with a predictable outcome?
      • Has the client returned to work?
      • Has the client finished treatment?
      • Is it clear how the injury occurred?
    • When all these factors fall in place, the pre-litigation team will discuss a settlement figure with our client.
    • The pre-litigation team will make an offer to settle, usually directly to an adjuster from an insurance company.
    • Negotiations take place.
    • If a satisfactory dollar figure can be reached, the case is resolved with no law suit and no delay.

    The pre-litigation team at Auger Hollingsworth settles cases in this fashion every single week.

    What if my Injury Case Cannot Settle with the Insurance Adjuster?

    Some cases cannot be settled within 18 months.  Why?  Because:

    • The injuries have not resolved or plateaued;
    • The client is still off work and it is uncertain whether he/she will be able to return to work;
    • The client may wish to apply for catastrophic accident benefits;
    • There are liability issues relating to who is at fault for the injuries;  and / or
    • The insurance company does not assess the case for the value that we and the client require.

    Where these conditions exist, the case will move from Auger Hollingsworth’s pre-litigation department to the litigation department.  In almost all cases, at this point the lawyers begin the law suit by issuing the claim in the court.

    Let the Experienced Lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth Assess Your Injury Case.

    If you have been avoiding speaking to a lawyer because you don’t want long drawn out litigation, call us.  We will review your case and give you an honest opinion based on vast experience about how long we think your case will take.  We take calls 24/7 at 613-233-4529.

     

    Compensation is Still Available When You Weren’t Wearing Your Seatbelt

    Injured in a Motor Vehicle Collision But not Wearing your Seat belt?

    If you or a loved one are injured while riding in a car without a seat belt in Ontario, you are still eligible for accident benefits (no fault benefits) and for compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company.

    Statutory Accident Benefits Are not Impacted by a SeatBelt Defence

    There is NO REDUCTION in accident benefits for failure to wear a seat belt.  You (or your family) are still eligible for death and funeral benefits, medical rehab benefits, income replacement benefits, attendant care and any optional benefits you purchased.  Whether or not you wore your seat belt has NO BEARING on your accident benefits.

    Claims Against the At-Fault Driver’s Insurance may be REDUCED but not ELIMINATED by a Seat Belt Defence

    If you or a loved one is injured or dies in a motor vehicle collision where the seat belt was not worn, there MAY be a reduction in the amount of compensation.  The amount of the reduction, if any, will be between 5-25% of the total amount awarded.  For example, if the injured person’s compensation has a value of $100,000, the injured person may only receive $75,000 to $95,000.   The Court in Ontario has stated that in most cases and reduction for failing to wear a seatbelt will be closer to 5% than 25%.

    The defendant at-fault driver’s insurance company has to prove that the failure to wear a seatbelt actually caused or contributed to the injuries.  The reduction is not automatic, even if the injured person admits he or she did not wear the seatbelt.

    Most Claims are Still Worthwhile if No Seat Belt was Worn

    If you believe you or your family have a claim after a motor vehicle collision, please call our office at 613-233-4529 or email us at info@ottawalawfirm.ca.  One of our experienced personal injury lawyers will walk you through the process to compensation.

     

     

    Auger Hollingsworth Opens Kanata Personal Injury Law Office

    November 1, 2017 –  The personal injury law firm of Auger Hollingsworth is thrilled to announce the opening of its 4th law office.  The new personal injury office is located at 737 Silver Seven Road, directly across from the Kanata Costco.  The new location features free on-site parking and a fully accessible facility.   A full-time personal injury lawyer and staff work at the Kanata location to serve you.

    Avoid City Traffic

    “This office is a perfect place for clients from Kanata, Carleton Place and the Ottawa Valley (Calabogie, Renfrew, Cobden and Pembroke) to meet with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers,” notes lawyer Brenda Hollingsworth.  “Clients west of Ottawa often want to avoid driving through city traffic to visit their lawyer.  This is an ideal solution.”

    Meet Where it is Convenient to You

    Founding partner Richard Auger notes, “Our decision to run several offices throughout the city is part of our commitment to personal service.  Our lawyers will come to your home if you’d like.  If you’d like to come to us, we’ll make it as convenient as possible.”

    Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer

    Auger Hollingsworth Professional Corporation is a personal injury law firm representing people injured by motor vehicle collisions, slip and fall, trip and fall and other incidents caused by someone else’s negligence.  If you would like help following an injury, contact us at 613 233-4529.

     

    Auger Hollingsworth’s Personal Injury Lawyers have 4 Offices to Serve You!

    The personal injury lawyers at Ottawa’s Auger Hollingsworth Professional Corporation are delighted to announce that we now have four personal injury law offices in the Ottawa-area to better serve our clients.  These are fully staffed offices with lawyers and other legal professionals ready to serve you at a time and location convenient to YOU.

    All of our personal injury law offices have free on-site parking.

    Need help with your motor vehicle collision case, your slip or trip or fall or a disability denial?  Let our team of excellent personal injury lawyers help you.

    • West End Ottawa / Nepean:  1443 Woodroffe Avenue, K2G 1W1

    The Woodroffe office is our mailing address.  It is south of Baseline, north of the Nepean Sportsplex on the East side of Woodroffe.  This is a barrier-free office.

    • Kanata / Stittsville: 737 Silver Seven Road, unit 10, K2V 0H3

    The Kanata / Stittsville office is at the Terry Fox exit off the 417.  It is directly across the street from Costco.  It is brand new and barrier-free.

    • Ottawa East: 2540 Lancaster Road, unit 1, K1B 4S5

    The Ottawa East office is close to the Museum of Science and Technology, at Lancaster and St. Laurent.  This office is barrier-free.

    • Downtown Ottawa: 304 O’Connor Street, K2P 1V7

    The Downtown office is just north of the 417, near Waverley.  The office is on the west side of the street.  There are three steps to enter this 100-year-old building.

    All offices are served by a single telephone number 613-233-4529.  As always, we will continue to come to our clients’ homes or hospital rooms as requested.

    21 Tips for a Safe and Prosperous New Year

    Happy New Year!

    There is always lots of anticipation as the clock strikes midnight on December 31st.  Hope for a prosperous and healthy new year is at the top of most people’s New Year’s wish list.  As we say good bye to 2016 and welcome 2017, here are 21 tips that will help you and your family stay safe both physically and financially for the next 12 months.

    Tips for a Safe and Prosperous Year:

    1. Review your auto insurance products.  You want to have the right kind of auto insurance and the right amount of auto insurance. Look at your auto insurance to make sure you have the highest liability policy you can afford.  Check to see what optional coverage you have.  Have you upgraded your accident benefits to ensure you are adequately covered in the event of a catastrophic injury?   Don’t wait until you have an accident to find out you don’t have proper coverage.
    2. Check your home and vacation properties for adequate smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.  Start the year knowing that you and your family will be alerted to any fire emergencies in your home by checking for the existence, expiry date and battery life of your alarms.  The peace of mind is worth this very small investment.
    3. Evaluate your disability insurance policy.  This is expensive insurance but it is a lifesaver if you need it.  If you have a policy, have your needs changed since you purchased it?  Had a baby?  Bought a house?  Make sure you have the coverage necessary to meet your basic needs in the event that you become disabled through injury or illness.
    4. Take care of those minor repairs around your home and business that create tripping hazards.  Every single week the personal injury lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth meet with people like you who have been injured on steps, ledges or cracks that could have been easily repaired.  If you occupy a property, you have to keep it free of hazards or face a potential claim for damages if someone is hurt.
    5. Increase the nighttime lighting around your home and business.  A well-lit property is less likely to result in injuries from unseen hazards.  Lighting is also a major deterrent for intruders.  Having your property illuminated also seems more welcoming to your guests or customers.
    6. Read your homeowner’s liability policy, commercial liability policy and / or tenant’s insurance policy to make sure you are adequately  protected. Among other things, these policies cover you if someone is hurt on your property.  If someone is hurt and you do not have enough insurance, the injured person’s lawyer could claim against your assets.  Think about the number of people who visit your property and what hazards exist.  What is the worst thing that could happen?  Would you have insurance to cover that disaster?
    7. Keep a list of all of the maintenance work you do on your property. Have a binder that records when you inspected your property, what upgrades you did, what service contracts you have, how often you shoveled or salted your walk way.  If someone is injured on your property, you don’t have to show that you were perfect, only that your maintenance was reasonable.  A log will help you prove that you were reasonable.
    8. Choose your footwear wisely.  Almost all of the serious slip and fall injury cases Auger Hollingsworth handles involving icy parking lots also involve pedestrians in running shoes, or worse, flat soled dress shoes.  Want to avoid the slip and fall in the first place?  Wear winter boots.  It’s not a guarantee but it sure improves your odds.
    9. If you have a car collision, or a bike collision, or a pedestrian collision, call the police if you are even slightly injured.  The best way to ensure that you will get the correct info from the other driver and that the other driver won’t change his or her story after-the-fact.  The auto insurance will be easier to deal with if you report the accident too.
    10. Leave more space than you think you need between you and the driver ahead of you.  You have no idea what’s going on in that car in front of you.  Is the driver distracted?  Is it a new driver?   If the driver ahead of you stops suddenly and you are caught off guard, you may be at fault for the accident.  Plus, even if you stop in time, if you are very close to the car ahead of you the driver behind you could knock you into the car ahead.  The more impacts you suffer in a collision, the more likely you are to be injured.
    11. If you are even slightly injured after a slip and fall or an auto collision– seek medical attention.  At Auger Hollingsworth we regularly fight with insurance companies for clients who waited weeks to see the doctor after an injury because they assumed it was just a strain or they assumed they would get better quickly.  They didn’t want to “bother” their doctor.  It is much harder to prove that an injury was caused by a particular event if you wait to seek medical advice.
    12. Keep proper snow removal tools in your car.  In almost every collision scenario the personal injury lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth encounter, one driver did not see the other driver in time.  Stay safe by ensuring maximum visibility.  Use a broom or a brush to wipe all of your windows, mirrors, headlights, break lights and hood.
    13. Be aware of short timelines if you are hurt.  If you are hurt on government property there can be outrageously short timelines to give them notice of an injury.  Sometimes, as short as 10 days.  If you are hurt, even if you don’t know if you want to pursue a claim, let the City/ town/province know about the incident within 10 days.  Need help?  The personal injury lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth can help you give proper legal notice.
    14. Wear a helmet while biking, skating, skiing and  skateboarding.  It doesn’t get much more important than your head. Wearing a properly fitting helmet when engaging in sports with a fall or concussion risk just makes sense.
    15. The left-turning vehicle is almost always at fault.  I repeat: The left turning vehicle is almost always at fault.  Turning left is a huge responsibility.  Even if you believe it should be your turn, the oncoming car should stop at the yellow light or you are “positive” you have enough time to turn left, waiting to be absolutely certain is the right move.  The t-bone collisions that happen when a left-hand turn goes badly are almost always serious.
    16. Apply grit to your walkway, sidewalk, driveway and parking lot.  In Ontario in the winter, a lack of salt or sand will almost always result in a slippery surface.  Even if you clear to the pavement, the black ice can wreek its havoc.  Do yourself, your guests and your letter carrier a favour and apply an anti-slip grit after clearing your surfaces.
    17. Use reflectors at night when walking or jogging.  Most of us wear dark clothing when exercising at night– dark leggings, dark shoes and maybe a hat.  The simple addition of reflectors and a night light can make the difference between being visible and safe and a terrible tragedy.  There are great reflecting dog leashes available too.
    18. It’s okay to help.  In Ontario, there is the Good Samaritan Act that states that if you voluntarily provide emergency first aid at the scene of an accident, you cannot be liable for damages arising from that first aid unless you were “grossly negligent”.
    19. Have a good look at the play structure your kids use.  Have your kids avoid playgrounds without proper cushioning underneath.  Wood chips in particular thin over time.  Let the city or the school in charge know if the cushion is wearing out.  Check too for rusty screw heads that have lost their protective cover, latches that don’t fasten properly and other potential hazards.  Every single year the injury lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth make claims on behalf of children who have suffered broken bones and concussions as a result of playgrounds in a state of disrepair.
    20. Double check that your doggie is covered.  If you have a dog, ensure that your homeowner’s insurance or tenant’s insurance covers injuries caused by your pet.  In Ontario, a dog owner is responsible for injuries caused by their dog, not only as a result of biting but also as a result of an “attack”.  Attack has been interpreted broadly.  While most dog owner cases are relatively small dollar cases, there can be very significant exposure in the most horrific dog bite cases that make the headlines.
    21. In the event of an injury caused by someone else, take advantage of Auger Hollingsworth’s free consultation.  We will speak with you over the phone with no obligation to see if you have a case.  If you may have a case, we will meet with you in person, for free, to provide you with info and an assessment of what we can do for you.  We never get paid until you do.

    Have questions? Want to speak with one of Auger Hollingsworth’s personal injury lawyers and paralegals?  Call us today: 613 233-4529.  Or email us: info@ottawalawfirm.ca.

    Nothing Says Merry Christmas Like an Ice Scraper!

    ‘Tis the season for shopping for friends and loved ones.

    If you are a practical personal looking to make a real difference to a family member’s well-being, consider the gift of safety.

    Here are Auger Hollingsworth’s 16 gift suggestions for those near and dear to your heart:

    For inside the house:

    • Smoke Alarms, Carbon Monoxide Alarms
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Escape Ladders
    • Non-slip Bath mats

    This type of gift is especially good  for friends and relatives who are renters.  Renters are less likely to have working alarms and safety equipment.

     For the Car:

    • Car safety kit
    • Snow brush and scraper
    • Roadside assistance membership

    Remember in Ontario you can get a ticket for having snow on your car.

    For around outside:

    • Ice cleats for winter boots (YakTrax)
    • Shovels
    • Salt spreader (similar to a fertilizer spreader)
    • Clear umbrella so the pedestrian can see and stay dry
    • Cane ice grippers
    • Motion light for the side entry.  Bonus if you have it installed!

    For night time:

    • Reflective gear for the runner or cyclist  in the family
    • Reflective collar, harness and leash for the family pup
    • Running Headlamp

    Nothing says I love you like a gift to keep your loved ones secure!

     

    Happy Shopping.

     

    New Deductibles for Auto Claims

    Monetary Thresholds and Deductibles for Pain and Suffering in your Law Suit against the At-fault Driver

    An Ontario car accident case has to be worth a particular amount of money before the injured person is entitled to get any money at all for pain and suffering.  If your injuries measure below the threshold, there is a deductible.  Since 2015, that deductible has been adjusted with inflation.

    Wondering what threshold applies to your auto injury case?

    The monetary threshold beyond which the deductible amount does not apply is $123,016.99, in the case of damages for pain and suffering for accidents between January 1, 2016 until December 31, 2016.

    The monetary threshold beyond which the deductible amount does not apply is $61,507.99, in the case of damages for a family member’s loss of care, guidance and companionship under the Family Law Act until December 31, 2016.

    Wondering what deductible applies to your auto injury case?

    The deductible for pain and suffering when your damages do not exceed the monetary threshold is $36,905.40 until December 31, 2016.

    The deductible for Family Law Act claims  that do not exceed the monetary threshold is $18,452.70, until December 31, 2016.

    Are you wondering if your case would meet the threshold?  Call Auger Hollingsworth for a free, no pressure consultation.  613-233-4529

     

    Completing Statutory Accident Benefits Forms

    If you have had a motor vehicle accident, you will probably receive forms from your insurance company to complete.  Alternatively, you might download the forms from the FSCO website.  These forms relate to your application for Statutory Accident Benefits, also known as “no-fault” benefits in Ontario.

    In order to claim Statutory Accident Benefits, you MUST complete these three documents:

    • Application for Accident Benefits (OCF-1)
    • Employer’s Confirmation (OCF-2)
    • Disability Certificate (OCF3).

    You will also receive a Permission to Disclose (OCF5), and Expense Claim (OCF6), a Treatment and Assessment Plan (OCF18)  and a Treatment Confirmation (OCF 23).  These forms are not mandatory and are not needed to start your claim.

    Timelines for Completing the Statutory Accident Benefit Forms

    There are timelines for completing the statutory accident benefit forms, but being a little but late will usually not cause problems, especially if there is a good reason.

    The Application for Accident Benefits, OCF1, should be submitted within 30 days from the day you receive the forms.

    The Disability Certificate, OCF3, should be submitted within 10 days of the completion of the Application for Accident Benefits.

    Who Should Complete the Statutory Accident Benefit Forms

    The Application for Statutory Accident Benefits, OCF1, should be completed by the person applying for accident benefits.  That person is referred to as the “claimant”.  A lawyer or a paralegal can help the claimant complete the form.  Auger Hollingsworth regularly assists clients with this form.

    The Employer’s Confirmation, OCF2, has a section that is completed by the claimant.  The balance of the form is to be completed by the claimant’s employer.  If the claimant has had more than 1 employer over the past 52 weeks, each employer should complete a copy of the OCF2.

    The Disability Certificate, OCF3, has a section that is completed by the claimant.  The balance of the form is to be completed by a health practitioner.  This includes a physician, chiropractor, dentist, occupational therapist, optometrist, psychologist, physiotherapist, nurse practitioner and speech language pathologist.  We highly recommend whenever possible that your PHYSICIAN complete the form.  He or she can submit an invoice for completing the form together with the form.

    Where do you Send the Forms

    If you received the forms directly from your own auto insurer, the return address is probably stamped on the forms, or identified in the cover letter that accompanied the forms.  Send them there.

    If you downloaded the forms, you will have to determine where to send them.  Remember that where you send your forms is not dependent on who was at fault for the accident.  Consider:

    • If you have your own car insurance on your own car, send it to that insurer.  That is true even if your own car was not involved in the accident.
    • If you are listed as a driver on an insurance policy, send it to that insurer.
    • If you are dependent on someone or the spouse of someone who has his / her own insurance or is listed on an insurance policy, send it to that insurer.
    • If you do not have insurance and are not a spouse or dependent of someone with insurance, send the forms to the insurance company that covers the vehicle you were in at the time of the accident.
    • If you do not have insurance and are not a spouse or dependent of someone with car insurance and were struck as a pedestrian or cyclist, send the forms to the insurance company of the vehicle that struck you.
    • If you do not have insurance and are not a spouse or dependent of someone with car insurance and the vehicle you were in does not have insurance, send the forms to the insurance company for any other vehicle involved in the accident.
    • If all else fails, send the forms to the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund.

    Need Help Completing your Statutory Accident Benefit Forms?

    At Auger Hollingsworth we help accident victims complete Accident Benefit forms on a regular basis.  Why not give us a call to see if we can help you?  Call us at 613 233-4529 for a free no obligation appointment.

     

    What A Civil Jury Doesn’t Know

    After A Collision, Will You Have a Jury Trial?

    Jury trials can be risky ventures for Ontario collision victims, especially in Ottawa.  Insurance companies often choose jury trials, instead of trials by judge alone,  because they believe that juries are harder on injured plaintiffs than a Judge would be.   For that reason most plaintiffs choose, if at all possible, to settle their cases out of court.  Having said that, sometimes a plaintiff has to stand up for himself or herself and push forward to court.  Having a law firm that is willing to do that for you is very important.

    Some Information is Kept from the Jury

    Part of the problem with jury trials is that for different legal reasons,  secrets are kept from the jury. 

    For example, in a car accident case jurors cannot be told that there is an insurance company who is defending the at-fault driver and who will pay out any judgment.  Often jurors are left thinking that a poor (albeit negligent) driver will be left with a large amount to pay when of course that is virtually never the case.  Nobody would do a significant trial against a defendant who could not pay a judgment.

    There are rules about how many expert witnesses a party may have.  For example, the injured plaintiff may have multiple doctors treating her.  However, only a few will be permitted to give opinion evidence.  That means that even though many doctors have written opinions on how and why the injuries are related to the accident and not some pre-existing condition, they are not allowed to give “opinion” evidence so they cannot comment on the cause of the injuries or impairments.

    There are rules about what type of information can be used to cross-examine an expert witness.  For example, there may be multiple previous reported cases where a defence expert has been harshly criticized by other courts for being “biased”, and yet the cross-examining lawyer is not permitted to raise these cases in front of the jury.

    The jury cannot be told about what other, similar plaintiffs have been awarded for pain and suffering.  Although the lawyers can suggest a range in their closing statements, the lawyers cannot show the jury case law precedents that support an appropriate amount of damages.  The jurors have no idea what an appropriate range is based on established case law.  They have to pick out of the air.

    The jury cannot be told there is a deductible in car accident cases.  For cases where the general damages are under $100,000 (indexed to inflation- now this number is over $120k), there is a $30,000 deductible (also indexed- now over $37k).  In other words, any award for pain and suffering under $30,000 is actually an award to the plaintiff of zero.

    The jury does not know that apart from its verdict, the judge decides independently whether there is a serious and permanent impairment of an important function.   Where the motion result does not match the verdict result, it is very confusing for the injured plaintiff.  The judge clearly believes the plaintiff  has a sound case, but the jury does not.

    The jury cannot know what the lawyers did to try to settle the case before trial or whether offers to settle were exchanged or what those offers to settle were.

    All of these factors, and many more, make a jury trial a gamble for a plaintiff who is looking for fair compensation.

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