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Attorney Discusses Shift from Jury Trials to Settlements in Virginia

Posted on Feb 09, 2010
John C. was quoted in a recent Virginian Pilot article discussing the increasing number of settlements in civil cases compared to jury trials in Virginia (VA).  "Trial work is becoming a lost art," said Firm Attorney, who has been practicing personal injury law for over 20 years and has argued in front of many juries in the Commonwealth.

In Virginia, civil jury trials dropped 72 percent in the past 10 years, according to state Supreme Court statistics. The trouble is that unless the person hurt in the accident has a lawyer who knows how to try the case, if needed, it is tough to get the "top dollar" value paid by the auto insurance claim representative for the wrongdoer.


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