Tell us about your biggest win or wins this year.
We convinced insurance companies to accept $7 million in policy limit demands in the first 5 months of this year. In Lee v. Big Time Towing, Inc., defendants elected to pay plaintiff’s policy limits demand of $1 million prior to expiration of the demand. Defendants’ tow truck failed to notice traffic stopping in front of him which caused him to lose control of his tow truck, which crossed the median and struck plaintiff’s vehicle, causing plaintiff’s vehicle to go down an embankment. In Sung Tae Song et al. v. Vickie Boxwell Rigdon, defendant paid $1 million policy limits in a case where plaintiff was crossing a street outside of a crosswalk. In Hyong Sok (“Ricky”) Choi v. JNH Roofing dba Roofing USA, defendant paid their $1 million policy limits when a ladder at work fell injuring plaintiff. Policy limits were paid out in other cases as well.
What’s the biggest lesson you learned practicing law?
It is important to search out and learn all aspects of your client’s case and to present it zealously, but with integrity and civility.
Share an interesting fact about your firm that few know.
We make extensive use of focus groups in order to properly prepare our cases.
Answers submitted by Daniel E. Hoffman, attorney.