Gin (backinblack) wrote in little_details,

Insurance Law specifics; death/casualty, procedure.

Setting: Modern-day, large law firm in Dallas, Texas.

Attempted research: google and wiki (I clicked through a billion pages), search terms including: insurance law, insurance law firm, insurance law precedents, insurance law famous cases, insurance trial, law firm, insurance casualty, and all insurance and law related tags in the comm.

My story is set in a law firm, and my main character is fresh out of law school. He's working in the insurance specialty, although it wasn't his intended specialty, so I can afford some confusion (and probably lack of competency). So far it's worked for me to be vague and give him paperwork and tedious tasks, but I realized I need one big case for he and the partner in insurance to work on.

I'm probably going to make it an injury/death claim, and I need to know how as much as I can discover about how they would go about dealing with it. The firm is representing the insurance company, not the victim/family. What do they do to gear up? I already figured they'd look at medical reports, any police reports, patient history/yet more medical reports, and probably take a bunch of depositions. Am I missing something?

Now, as for the actual trial. I assume the partner would take the case, so would the more junior associate would stick to helping with research and the day to day stuff? How much of the workload would he actually have? How would the trial proceed? Would the junior associate be involved in the courtroom at all?

Any information on cases that involved insurance cases involving death (specifically accidental) would be welcome. I feel like I'm being really vague, but I'm woefully uninformed re: the law, and no amount of googling will fix that, hahaha. Also, if anyone has a magic cure to make this LESS BORING, feel free to give it to me. :>
Tags: ~insurance

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