Focus On
NEW In-House Counsel | Insurance | Intellectual Property | Immigration | Natural Resources | Real Estate | Tax

My view from ‘the dark side’ of personal injury law | Sandra Kovacs

Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 8:27 AM | By Sandra Kovacs

For the first decade of my legal career I was an insurance defence litigator. Firmly entrenched in that practice, I will reluctantly admit that my then-impression of the opposing counsel who worked for injured plaintiffs, with notable exceptions, was clichéd.

It was convenient for me in my role to blindly accept society’s long tradition of labelling plaintiffs’ personal injury lawyers as stereotypical “ambulance chasers”; to presume these were lawyers who solicited and advanced exaggerated claims on behalf of their clients in order to increase settlement values...