Here's a post from another weblog that's meant for plaintiffs' lawyers, but which might be instructive for defense lawyers too: "Good Settlements of Personal Injury Cases -- a Provocative Primer."
In the post,
- Study and read about how to be a better trial lawyer;
- Never, ever "beg," "keep after"or try to cajole an insurance company to settle; and,
- If the case does not settle within your deadline, try the case, and try it with focus and determination.
Wesesel also recommends filing suit in every case. To find out why, and to see the entire list, read the post in full. Recommended.