WHAT IS THE MOTIVATION FOR “NUCLEAR VERDICTS”

WHAT IS THE MOTIVATION FOR “NUCLEAR VERDICTS”

There have been a number of studies and publications by the defense and insurance interests about the trend of large verdicts commonly labeled by them as “Nuclear Verdicts. The information is of interest to plaintiff lawyers. Here are some examples of this kind of information. https://www.propertycasualty360.com/2023/07/21/what-are-nuclear-verdicts-and-why-are-they-occurring/ Nuclear verdicts are a relatively new phenomenon in the insurance industry. The term “nuclear verdict” refers to any court award or settlement that is higher than expected, but legal experts officially define a “nuclear…

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THE IMPACT OF INJURY & SUFFERING

THE IMPACT OF INJURY & SUFFERING

       . . To understand how to present evidence of our client’s injuries, we must first understand what the injuries have done to our client. That requires an advance understanding of the nature of injuries and time spent with the client plus those who know or treat the client. Here is a brief outline of the basic impact of injury and sufferings on human beings as a guide. . A.  INJURY CAUSES MENTAL AND PHYSICAL SUFFERING TO PEOPLE 1.It causes: ….

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THERE ARE LIES, THERE ARE OUTRAGEOUS LIES AND THERE ARE STATISTICS” Mark Twain

THERE ARE LIES, THERE ARE OUTRAGEOUS LIES AND THERE ARE STATISTICS” Mark Twain

According to the book “The Body” a French lawyer struck a deal in 1965 with ninety year old Jeanne Calment in which he agreed to pay her twenty hundred Francs until her death. When she died, he would own her apartment Arles. Given her age, it seemed like a good deal. However, she went on to become the oldest person on record by living another thirty two years. In fact, she outlived the lawyer who died at age seventy seven….

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