There are rules that favor the insurance company and give them an unfair advantage when it comes to personal injury cases in Buffalo and Western New York.
Attorneys and injury lawyers who take personal injury cases to trial are not allowed to mention the word “Insurance.” We can‘t tell the jury the name of the insurance company paying the defendant’s lawyers, or that the insurance company will pay the verdict.
This is an advantage because it creates a false perception that the injured person is personally suing the person that injured them. Almost all personal injury claims are between the injured person and the defendant’s insurance company.
That’s a powerful built-in advantage for the insurance company.
The “I-word” advantage is one reason why you need a qualified personal injury attorney to level the playing field.