At Liskow we represent clients in the most tragic of situations. Our personal injury practice involves catastrophic injuries and death. We regularly represent oil companies, pipeline companies, refineries and manufacturers. We recognize that in these tragic situations, our client is often viewed as the villain, before a single fact is known. In order to successfully defend our clients in these cases, knowledge of the law and the facts in simply not enough. We understand that in addition to our in depth knowledge of the law and the facts of each case, our lawyers must also exhibit two other essential qualities: empathy and credibility.
Liskow trial lawyers understand that in order for a judge or jury to find that our client was not at fault, they must first know that we recognize that a tragedy has occurred. They must see that we truly understand what the injured or deceased victim and their families have been through, and are yet to go through. We recognized that without this empathy, there is no reasonable expectation that the judge or jury will be open to hearing our clients’ explanation of how that tragedy occurred.
Empathy alone, however, is not enough to be able to convey our clients’ message. At Liskow we strongly believe that credibility is key. We know that in order to have credibility, we must speak to our jurors – not at them. Our task is to show our jurors that they can trust us by honestly and plainly conveying the facts in a passionate and persuasive way. We believe that it is this “honest, passionate persuasion” that sets Liskow apart. We take the time and make the effort to dispel the jury’s view of our clients as faceless villains, allowing them to see the actual, caring people who make up those companies, so that the facts, not unfair stereotypes, carry the day.
Whether it’s a fire or explosion at a plant or refinery, or the rupture of a pipeline, or a chemical release, or any other number of tragic events, there are many moving parts in the defense of traumatic injury and death cases. Clients need talented, experienced trial lawyers to guide them through the minefield of litigation. That is exactly what Liskow provides. For decades, our clients have turned to us in times of tragedy, and have been thankful that they did. Numerous Liskow lawyers have received accolades and recognition for their prowess in the courtroom. But our greatest accolade or recognition is the thanks of a satisfied client after a favorable jury verdict, court ruling or settlement. Liskow has received those cherished accolades for decades and continues to do so.
Our strength in the personal injury arena is not limited to the courtroom. When accidents happen we also help our clients respond to inquiries by the numerous regulatory agencies who investigate these matters. Knowing that citations can result in large fines and that investigations can halt operations, Liskow has worked closely and effectively with its clients and regulatory agencies including OSHA, NTSB, Chemical Safety Board, the United State Coast Guard and others to ensure that investigations go smoothly.
Liskow also brings a unique perspective to the table that is not found at many defense firms. In appropriate circumstances, Liskow trial lawyers have also successfully represented Plaintiffs in catastrophic injury and death cases. This ability, and experience, to see a case from the Plaintiff’s perspective allows Liskow to anticipate arguments and strategies in a way most defense firm simply can’t. In fact, this ability is often recognized by our peers as Liskow trial lawyers are often asked to provide Plaintiff perspective and presentations at mock trials in large multi defendant litigation. Being able to view a case from both sides inures to the benefit of our clients.
In short, when tragedy strikes, Liskow is there to make sure that our clients are treated fairly and to avoid or minimize any potential judgment.