Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
When Frank Jackson began practicing as an attorney, his boss at the time (although a director of a health insurance company) had an abiding dislike of liability companies. He rarely allowed their adjustors into his office. Instead, he sent Jackson down to try out to verdict all of the cases in the office involving property damage and nonpermanent injuries. He reasoned that Jackson would gain valuable experience and the insurance company would have to pay an attorney, in addition to any verdict that was obtained.
Now over many years, Jackson has developed a more flexible approach. After thoroughly investigating the client's case, the firm is able to assess whether the insurance company is serious about offering a fair settlement or is going to try the low ball game. If the insurance company appears sincere about the settlement of the case, the firm prepares and submits a comprehensive settlement brochure and an attorney (not a legal assistant) follows up with negotiations with the insurance adjustors. If the insurance company is determined to play low ball, we proceed with all necessary haste to prepare the case for trial. If we are satisfied that we know all relevant facts that bear on the case and the client's medical prognosis, we press to have the case placed on a trial docket. Whether by trial or settlement, the firm strives to obtain the best possible result for the client.