When we are representing a client who has suffered a spinal cord injury that has resulted in paraplegia or quadriplegia, we have a heavy responsibility to make sure to do the very best job possible for that seriously injured client. The best law firms use focus groups as a way to decide how to motivate the insurance company to pay a maximum amount to the injured person, or to convince the jury to do so if the insurer fails to make a fair settlement. Spinal cord injuries can happen in various kinds of accidents in North Carolina (NC) including in a car or truck wrecks, slip and fall injuries, work place injuries including doing railroad work, or as a result of a doctor or hospital’s mistake. Focus groups are a way to present the facts to the kinds of regular citizens of North Carolina who might be on the jury to see what they think is important and what they need to know in order to do the right thing to take care of a person injured in an accident that wasn’t their fault and who is going to need a lifetime of care to treat their spinal cord injury. To read more about our firm’s use of focus groups in catastrophic cases, please click here.
About the Editors: Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton personal My injury lawfirm (VA-NC law offices) edits the injury law blogs Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard, as well as the Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard as a pro bono service to consumers. Lawyers licensed in: VA, NC, SC, WV, DC, KY, who handle car, truck, railroad, and medical negligence cases and more.
Rick Shapiro has practiced personal injury law for over two decades in Virginia, North Carolina, and throughout the Southeastern United States. He is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (ABA Accredited) and has litigated injury cases throughout the eastern United States, including wrongful death, trucking, faulty products, railroad and medical negligence claims. His success in and out of the court room is a big reason why he was named 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” in railroad law in U.S. News & World Report's Best Lawyers publication (Norfolk, VA area), and he has been named a “Best Lawyer” and “Super Lawyer” by those peer reviewed organizations for many years.