Recently, several disabled clients from Ashburn, Berryville and Sterling Virginia wanted to watch Doug Landau "in action" trying cases in court BEFORE their own injury trials and on the job accident claims. Unfortunately, they were not able to see the ABRAMS LANDAU trial team "in action," as those cases were either settled or continued by the Court. Fortunately for several of the Loudoun, Fairfax and Prince William County injured workers and accident victims, they were able to settle their cases without the anxiety, cost and time of trial. Furthermore, these settlements prevented appeals, further delays and significant stress.
Cases set on a court’s schedule can be continued, postponed, settled, re-scheduled for mediation or arbitration. So, always call our office the day before you want to come and watch to make sure the insurance company has not paid for the losses caused by the negligent defendant or unsafe employer. Your time is valuable. We do not want any client, family member, friend or neighbor to make a wasted trip. Doug Landau has even encouraged people to observe other cases that are not from the Herndon Reston law firm ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd., when there is little time before a client’s own Hearing or trial. The important part is that your first trip to the court house or hearing facility should NOT be on the day of your trial.
Injured workers and their families can alway learn by attending hearings even if it is not one of our own. Knowing where to go, park, sit, see records and even where to wait and use the facilities are important in that knowing beforehand reduces stress, anxiety and a fear of the "unknown." By doing a "scouting trip," clients can educate themselves, their families and their witnesses, and be better focused on the important parts of their injury or disability case. Doug Landau wishes that all personal injury, workers compensation and Social Security Disability lawyers would encourage their clients to attend hearings and trials well in advance of their own "day in court."