The settlement value of a case is influenced by the opposing lawyer or insurance adjuster's assessment of a likely verdict in your personal injury case.  George Patterson is a nationally recognized speaker on using evidence in personal injury cases to achieve noteworthy settlements and verdicts.  The process of identifying and preserving useful evidence starts from the point a person is injured until they have fully recovered from those injuries.  Bringing in an experienced trial attorney as soon as you are injured improves the chances that the best evidence will be identified and properly preserved.

During these lectures countless numbers of examples are used to show the disparity between the actual injuries a car accident victim suffered as opposed to the injuries documented by certain medical providers.  In one particular case, the emergency room records only documented pain to a person's nose that suffered a bloody and swollen nose and facial burns from an airbag deployment.  If photographs of these injuries were not obtained the insurance company would have only considered pain to this person's nose. 


George Patterson has lectured to national audiences on such topics as Accident Scene Investigations, Medical Evidence of Personal Injuries, Using Evidence to Prove Liability and Evidence of Vehicle Condition.  In addition, George Patterson has demonstrated to local audiences and national audiences on how to use the latest technology to effectively present evidence of personal injuries, damages, and liability in car accident and premises liability cases.  This includes using demonstrative computer medical animation and diagrams.  RGPH's lawyers use a program called trialpad to effectively present evidence in trials, arbitrations, depositions and mediations.

George Patterson on July 14, 2015 presented a seminar with a nationally recognized trial lawyer on using evidence in Auto Injury Litigation for the National Business Institute.  A video of the presentation is available for purchase through the National Business Institute. 


A successful personal injury case starts with the identification and preservation of the best evidence of an injury and liability.  This evidence is what ends up being evaluated.  The best verdicts and settlements start with the best evidence.  The client that contacts a lawyer as soon as possible after an injury will have the best chance of the evidence accurately reflecting the injury and the difficulties that they will endure while recovering.  It is a mistake to believe that a busy emergency room doctor that is focused on identifying life threatening and unstable injuries will accurately identify each and every injury suffered by a car accident victim.  It is also a mistake to believe that each and every doctor that you see after an injury will completely and accurately document each and every aspect of an injury.  Preserving and obtaining evidence of an injury involves photographing injuries, preserving physical evidence that corroborates injuries (such as the clothing worn by a motorcyclist that has crashed ) and being seen by board certified doctors of the appropriate specialty.  It is unrealistic to expect a primary care physician to identify and document the signs and symptoms of a head injury as accurately as a board certified nuerologist.  Choosing the best guide to lead through the process is critical.  George Patterson, Mark Kohl and Maria Patterson have collectively tried over 200 Jury trials and over 1,300 District Court trials.  George Patterson has been certified and re-certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy based on passing a board exam, actual trial experience, recommendations from judges and lawyers that presided over or tried cases against George Patterson. Both lawyers have received the highest honors for their trial and legal skills by several legal organizations. George and Maria Patterson have both been selected by legal organizations to present seminars on trial skills and techniques.