What makes a good personal injury trial attorney? The list has been refined to include a handful of undisputed character traits. These traits include impeccable judgment, reasonableness, refined listening skills, quick thinking, mastered cross-examination skills, grit and determination, unmatched story-telling skills, and daunting preparation. How does one find an attorney possessing those traits? No need to look farther than The Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates.
With over sixteen years as a personal injury trial attorney, Samer Habbas is well-known among his colleagues, peers and opposing counsel. Samer is able to quickly determine the facts of the case, substantiate those facts and prepare an argument to defend the facts. He then establishes a value for the case based on injuries, prior medical history, and future quality of life.
Samer has a reputation for doggedly pursuing the claim, and when an adjuster fails to move quickly to settle at case value, Samer will file the lawsuit and make the insurance carrier pay the price. There have been several occasions where Samer has made an insurance carrier pay above their policy limits for unreasonably denying or delaying a response to his settlement demand. For example, Samer represented a pedestrian who was struck by a motor vehicle and suffered a mild traumatic brain injury (concussion). The insurance carrier had a policy limit of $500,000.00. Samer made a demand for the policy limits in the pre-litigation stage. The insurance balked at settling and requested more time. Samer refused to do so and set the stage for a lengthy and contentious litigation. Samer refused to participate in any negotiations and took the defense team head-on at trial. The jury came back with a $1,177,000.00 verdict, well in excess of the policy limits. Samer was not done and made the carrier throw $23,000.00 above that for a total of $1,200,000.00 so a judgment would not be entered against the defendant.
In order to do this, Samer fronts costs on a case well into the tens of thousands of dollars and at times over six figures. From hiring medical experts to records production and hours of depositions, Samer will spare no expense to make a client as whole as possible. Not all attorneys are willing to bet on themselves and their ability to achieve those results. Samer is and will not back down from any challenge. That’s what separates Samer from many personal injury attorneys. He is confident in his ability to navigate the courtroom and is willing unlike many attorneys to spare no dollar to ensure that his clients do not get railroaded by the billion dollar insurance industry.
However, going to trial is no easy task. It is like an ever moving chess board. Samer is always prepared to make calculated moves and adjust his strategies in the middle of the trial. It takes countless hours of preparation, for the attorney and the staff. Samer is up for that challenge, even the many sleepless nights, and aside from the upfront costs he gladly absorbs the time invested for the results he expects.
If you were to meet Samer on the street, you would find him engaging, witty, and confident. He is very personable and enjoys meeting and helping people. That quality is what makes him a great trial attorney. He is genuinely interested in getting justice for his injured clients and treats clients like friends.
Samer would say that he hopes a person never experiences a life changing accident. But if they do, he hopes they will reach out to him and his team at the Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates. He would be honored to take a case to trial and fight for the justice that his client deserves.