Four Jury Trial Victories for CWMEB’s Litigation Team
In the past year, Janeen Koch and her litigation team have tried four jury trials and secured favorable verdicts in each case. In three of the trials, Janeen and team defended insurance defense clients from plaintiffs’ claims of permanent traumatic brain injury (“TBI”). The first case was tried in federal court in October 2021, with the defendant admitting liability. While plaintiff’s last settlement demand was $2 million (with the defendant offering $200,000), the verdict was just $10,000.
The second TBI case was tried in Rockbridge Circuit Court, with the jury returning a verdict for the defense.
The third TBI case was tried in Chesterfield County in October 2022, with defendant again admitting liability. While the plaintiff asked the jury for $750,000, she was awarded just $65,000, another favorable outcome for the firm’s litigation team.
Note: Lawyer case results like those noted above depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case undertaken by the lawyer.
Insurance Coverage and Defense in Virginia
Headed up by Janeen Koch, who has been a defense attorney for over 25 years, the insurance coverage and defense team at Chadwick Washington has decades of experience successfully representing insurance carriers, their policyholders and self-insured companies. We regularly defend both individuals and corporations in a variety of matters including automobile accidents, motor carrier cases, product liability, premises liability, D&O claims, and construction defect litigation.
We also counsel clients on a variety of coverage issues. We work with claims professionals in investigating, evaluating and handling coverage claims, draft coverage opinions, reservation of rights letters, coverage denial letters and represent carriers in prosecuting and defending declaratory judgment actions in state and federal courts.
Our philosophy in providing services to our insurance clients is to work closely with the claims professionals in developing an early litigation strategy, to maintain a collaborative approach in handling each claim, and to keep the carriers and their insureds consistently informed and involved at each step of the litigation process.