This brief introduction video features personal injury attorney Dave Ring as he talks about his passion for practicing law and what drives him.
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Personally, for me, I have two philosophies that really drive me when I handle my cases. One, I hate to lose. I hate losing. And the second thing is I hate bullies. In our types of cases, those things really motivate me, and so I’m a sore loser, and I do everything I can not to lose, and so every case is super important to me and meaningful to me, because I wanna do the client right and I wanna deliver justice for that client. And that means I have to work hard on every single case to win. The other thing that really motivates me is I do not like bullies, and a lot of times insurance companies and the defendant – it could be a corporation, a school district, whoever it is – they can be intimidating, and they try to bully victims into low settlements, and they try to intimidate them into walking away from their case. I won’t stand for that. I’ll stand up to them. I’ll fight for the client, and I’ll turn the tables on those bullies.
I think what’s really important advice that I always give to people who are – where something traumatic has just happened to them or a family member is consult a civil lawyer like me right away. Don’t wait. There’s witnesses out there that can be found right away. There’s key evidence out there that can be found right away. We found video tapes, surveillance tapes right away that would be gone if we had been hired months later.
Preparation. Preparation is crucial. My goal is to be the most prepared lawyer in that court room, and that goes a long way. And trials are overwhelming in the amount of moving parts and facts and things you have to remember, and preparation is crucial, and that’s why we have a great firm here with a lot of support staff and a lot of great lawyers that make sure we’re the most prepared people in the court room. The other two things that are incredibly important to being a great trial lawyer – you have to be very quick on your feet. Trials are not scripted. All sorts of unusual things happen, and some people are quick on their feet, and some people aren’t, and you’ve gotta be quick on your feet and make decisions in an instant, and I’m really good at that, and I pride myself on that. And then finally, I think the third thing that is really important is you have to be a risk-taker, and we’re risk-takers at this firm. We’ll take on cases and trials that other people won’t, and even during the trial, we’ll take risks, develop theories, question witnesses in certain ways that other lawyers wouldn’t do, because they’re not comfortable doing it, and that’s why we win cases that, frankly, we shouldn’t win or that other people have rejected. We take on these tough cases, and we develop theories, and we pursue them, and we have no fear of the courtroom.