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Attorney Korb Shares What It's Like to be a Personal Injury Lawyer

On May 7, 2014, Hupy and Abraham shareholder Todd Korb attended Webster Transitional School’s “8th Grade Career Day” to help young people understand what it’s like to be a personal injury attorney.

In his presentation, Attorney Korb talked about how Hupy and Abraham thoroughly investigates accidents to prove what really happened. Often times, less diligent law firms won’t put enough time into the investigative process and are thus unable to maximize their settlements.

Attorney Korb also discussed the importance of hiring experts when litigating a personal injury case. For example, an attorney isn’t qualified to define the severity of someone’s injuries, but a doctor certainly is. By hiring doctors and other experts to testify in court when necessary, Hupy and Abraham can objectively tell judges and jury members how much money an injured client truly deserves, as opposed to how much the insurance company prefers to pay.

Furthermore, Attorney Korb showed the students how Hupy and Abraham uses surveillance footage to maximize clients’ settlements. He showed them footage used in the Curtis Harris case, the largest police brutality settlement in Wisconsin history, as well as the case of Tanya Weyker, who was T-boned by a deputy who lied about causing her life-changing accident.

For some young people, a career day presentation might be the first time they think about what they want to be when they grow up. That’s why Attorney Korb was so happy to give students a better understanding of his career path.

“It was a real pleasure telling the kids about what a great career the law can be,” Attorney Korb said. “The kids asked some great questions and learned a lot about the challenges and rewards of practicing law. I really enjoyed my time at Career Day and hope to do it again next year.”