In More effective use of experts in slip-and-fall cases –
The right expert will help you to better prepare the case and win it at trial, attorney David Reinard writes:
We all know slip-and-fall cases are among the most difficult to win. We also know that many people get seriously injured in falls, so we often are called to consider these cases and we are often tempted to take them. Some lawyers wisely use a “no breaky, no takey” rule to determine whether to even consider accepting a slip-and-fall (or trip-and-fall) case. And unless the case has catastrophic injuries,
most lawyers prefer that some theory of liability is obvious from the get-go.
Assuming you’ve made a decision to try your luck, you must take every step possible to make your slip-and-fall case different from so many others – you have to make it a winner. And you have to do that while managing the cost-benefit analysis you face in every case. One key to winning a slip-and-and fall case is to retain the right experts, on the right issues, and then use them the right way.
(The Advocate Magazine, March 2012)
David Reinard is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a member of ABOTA, and is regularly designated a Super Lawyer. He has tried dozens of cases throughout California.