With no firm date to resume jury trials in state courts in Connecticut, many plaintiffs attorneys believe insurance carriers representing defendants are taking advantage of that and lowballing settlement offers, often for less than what the medical costs are.

“Certainly, there has been less of an incentive for insurance companies to settle cases because there are not jury trials. It appears to me, at least, that they are using their superior economic position over the plaintiff to try to leverage that into smaller settlements,” said personal injury and litigation attorney Brian Parrott of Isaac Law Offices in Farmington.