In dog bite, car crash, bike accident and brain injury cases, Insurance Companies and Defense Lawyers like delays, extensions and continuances. Why ?
In a word, “money.”
The Insurance Company has collected premiums. They invest this money in order to make more than just simple bank account interest. And the Insurance Companies are not taxed like you and me. If a car crash causes $1 million dollars in damages, and the negligence (fault) is not disputed, then if the Insurance Company and its Defense Lawyers can delay the case by 2-3 years, then the Insurance Company can earn several hundreds of thousands of dollars. And, if the innocent plaintiff dies, gives up, or critical evidence necessary tot he case disappears, the Insurance Company may end up keeping all the money.
Defense lawyers, who do not bill their clients on a contingency fee basis, typically bill hourly. So, the more time a case takes, the more money the Insurance Defense Lawyers make. So, there is no incentive for Insurance Companies and their Defense Lawyers to fairly evaluate and settle cases quickly. That is why the Trial Team at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd., takes on meritorious cases of permanent injury and prepares them for trial from the very beginning. Herndon Reston Virginia Injury and Disability lawyer Doug Landau also does not have much patience for Insurance Company and Defense Lawyer delay tactics and stalling. Once the Insurance Company fails to move forward or respond in a timely manner, the Landau Law Shop files a lawsuit. If, once an injury suit is filed, the Insurance Company’s Defense Lawyers try to delay the case, Landau goes to Court in order to keep the case moving forward to a fair and timely conclusion.