4 Tips To Overcome Hidden Juror Bias In Injury Trials
Law360 (May 25, 2018, 5:52 PM EDT) -- Sniffing out the biases of prospective jurors is essential since a bad juror has the ability to torpedo a personal injury case. But tactful questions asked during the jury selection process and other techniques can help ensure fairness toward a client, experts say.
Personal injury plaintiffs attorneys say many potential jurors come to court armed with biases that stack the deck against their clients. These include that injury lawyers are “ambulance-chasers” who are only in it for the money, that awards for pain and suffering — brought into the public consciousness by the well-known McDonald’s hot-coffee case — are too high...
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