November 01, 2014

How Solo and Small Plaintiff Firms Can Defeat a Stubborn Insurance Carrier

Ed Vasquez

The story of how a $100,000 offer in a blame-the-victim wrongful death case turned into a jury verdict of $3.5 million

Just days before trial, attorney Bill Robins of Heard Robins Cloud, LLP of Santa Monica, California, turned down a $100,000 defense offer. The defense held tight to their theory that the entire accident was the plaintiff’s fault. Yet Mr. Robins knew differently, and, after the evidence was presented, a Fresno County jury agreed and awarded $3.5 million to the family of the deceased truck driver.

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