A'nold wrote:Veyron wrote:A'nold wrote:Lol. When I mass mailed a few weeks ago I'd be all like "ooh, this firm look o.k." and then I'd see insurance defense and I'd immediately turn the page.
I would likely leave law before I ever defended insurance companies. That's about my one limitation.
Edit: note that I say "likely." If I could not feed my family or something w/out this kind of job of course I'd do it.
What is wrong with defending insurance companies?
The fact that you'd be defending an entity that its sole purpose and business model is to screw people as much as possible?
Insurance companies transfer risk from an individual to a company that is able to absorb the cost of loss in case such happens. Insurance companies facilitate business activity by shielding projects that people would never undertake without financial protection. Many business wouldn't operate right now if they were not able to insure their operations. It is easy to believe that insurance is evil altogether, but it is very deceiving. Insurance industry is one of the most regulated industries in the U.S.. Everything gets disclosed, competition is extremely heavy. It is almost impossible to make sustainable profit without constant innovation.
Insurance fraud, however, is very serious problem that puts many small companies out of business (especially if you're an auto insurance firm in Florida). Not paying claims is not a way to make money in the long run. Absolute majority of insurance companies realize that and are diligent and fair in paying real claims. There is absolutely nothing wrong with insurance defense and I would have no problem doing that.