Matt Willens to Speak on Jury Selection and Trial at the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s legal seminar
A motor vehicle crash case can involve two cars, a car and a bicycle, a car and a pedestrian, a truck and a car…… Get the idea? There are many types of motor vehicle crash cases. Then, there are small motor vehicle crash cases involving fairly minor injuries, (such as temporary whiplash), and there are large MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH CASES involving serious injuries or death.
The way of handling the smaller cases require someone, (usually a legal assistant, paralegal or a low-level associate) to gather some property damage photographs, collect medical records, medical bills and wage loss information, put it together for an insurance adjuster to review and then have a negotiation. The proper way to handle large motor vehicle crash cases is quite different.
The proper way to handle a large personal injury case involving a motor vehicle crash often requires things such as professional investigations, accident reconstructions, black box recovery, extensive litigation and sometimes trial. These types of cases require expertise and frankly, some cash outlay. Not all personal injury lawyers or personal injury law firms are equipped with said expertise or cash. Some may have the cash but don’t want to put it at risk and will not properly investigate or prosecute a large motor vehicle crash case properly. This often results in a reduction in the value of the case.
Matt Willens, founder of Willens Law Offices, a personal injury and wrongful death law firm, has focused much of his nearly 20-year-career on handling large motor vehicle crash cases. He has obtained many large verdicts and settlements in such cases and has written and lectured on many subjects related to the proper way to handle motor vehicle crash cases. He has been called upon again to educate fellow lawyers on the proper way to select a jury for trial in a motor vehicle crash case.
Matthew L. Willens, will be speaking on “Jury Selection & Trial” on September 24, 2013 at the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s (IICLE) legal seminar – Anatomy of a Motor Vehicle Crash Case. The full day program will take place in Chicago and provides six mandatory continuing legal education credits.