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Car accident injury trials: why do defendants choose to have cases heard by a jury?

In most lawsuits for personal injury from a car accident the defendant's lawyers will request that the trial be decided by a jury instead of a judge alone.  In most cases the defendant has the right to request that. Why do defendants request a jury in a car accident injury trial?  Some of the possible reasons that i personally believe play a role are: 1.  A jury is not allowed to be told that the defendant ...

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Settlement Reached in Deering Accident Case

In 2004, sisters Shannon and Erica Deering were in a car accident while traveling along Coates Road to Whitby. While driving their vehicle, Shannon believed she saw an oncoming vehicle approaching in their lane, and swerved off the road landing into a rocky culvert after rolling. Both sisters experienced severe injuries to their spinal cords, and the other passengers in the car sustained injuries. Four of t ...

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