On Defendants Lowballing Due To COVID-19

April 2, 2021

On Defendants Lowballing Due To COVID-19

In the third video of this series, Homampour Law Firm Attorney Arash Homampour discusses how some defendants and insurance companies think they can take advantage, due to COVID-19, and offer much less money than they should. He emphasizes that the Homampour Law Firm never operates from fear and has the resources to wait things out with a full jury trial in order to obtain outlier results.

Video Transcript

Arash Homampour:

We have all experienced that because of COVID, some defendants in insurance companies think they could take advantage and offer a lot less money than they should. Now, we can’t take it personal, business is business, businesses have no heart, they have no soul. These decision makers want to save some money and of course, if they can, they’re going to. So what we’re seeing is many times, defendants, their attorneys and the insurance company is saying, “Look, this is a lot of money. You’re not going to get any money in the next year because the courts are basically shut down, take it or leave it.” And they think that they can strong arm you through fear to take an amount of money that maybe doesn’t represent the true value of your case. Well, if you’re with another law firm, maybe sometimes that works.

But I know that with our law firm, we don’t care. We never, ever operate from fear. We never make decisions because we’re worried about something. We always make the best decision for our client and our firm has the resources to wait things out. We will wait it out and we will wait until we get our day in court and get our chance to get a jury to give us full value. Because if the insurance company and the defendants aren’t going to give us full value, that’s their problem because we will get full value. Frequently full value for me being 10, 100 times more what other people can get, we’re going to get that full value from a jury one way or the other and we’re going to extract it from the defendant one way or the other.

So what I say to these defendants when they low ball is, “Hey, you’re doing yourself a disservice. You want to settle this case, be reasonable. You want to low ball, you’re forcing the matter to trial.” And trust me, I’m not the one that should be worried about trial, it’s you. Because Arash gets, of course, referring to myself in third person, outlier results. I was born to do this. I eat, breathe and sleep winning and getting the best possible result and framing my client’s case in a way that the defense never sees coming, but a jury completely understands and gets and it gets behind. And so for me, when they low ball and act unreasonably, more power to them, because it just fuels our fire and gets us even more justice when the day comes.

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