A personal injury accident or wrongful death can turn lives upside down. While there is nothing that can be done to undo an accident or the damage it causes, there are things that can be done now to make life easier in the future.
Chris Harris has handled personal injury cases since he was licensed in 1998. For the first few years of his career, Chris worked as an insurance defense lawyer, meaning that he was being paid by insurance companies to defend cases where somebody was hurt due to the alleged negligence of another. As a result of his experience, Chris has fantastic insight into how an insurance company evaluates and values personal injury cases. He knows how they think. There is much more to a personal injury case than “whose fault was it.” Many factors are evaluated that most people would never even consider, such as the legal venue, the track record of the Plaintiff’s attorney (i.e., will he go to court or not, and what are his results), the lifestyle of the parties, social media, etc. Having worked on the defense side of these cases makes Chris an excellent judge of the value of your case, and he will be very honest and up front with you immediately.
Chris wants to meet personally with every injured client during their first visit so that he can assess not just the facts, but the client as well. While Chris has been trying cases for 20 years, the truth is that upwards of 90% of all personal injury cases never go to trial, so it is crucial to have an attorney that knows how to effectively negotiate. It is easier to negotiate against an insurance company when the insurance company knows that you WILL go to trial, if necessary, and Hutson & Harris will absolutely take a case to trial.