The Litigation Psychology Podcast - Episode 146 - Safety Language in Corporate Policies and on Websites
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Dr. Bill Kanasky, Jr. talks about the risky language in company policies and procedures and the language and information on company websites. Many companies create a level of expectation for safety that is unattainable and put these organizations at risk of being attacked by plaintiff attorneys during litigation. Using language about safety being the top priority in manuals, training materials, policies, procedures, and on websites only creates litigation exposure that can be potentially devastating to the company and often serves no tangible benefit to the company when published. Plaintiff attorneys will use this language to demonstrate that the company didn't meet its own safety standards when focusing on specific incidents and litigation.
Bill also talks about how one of the main goals of Reptile is to beat you and outmaneuver you in discovery. Plaintiff attorneys are focused on destroying witnesses at deposition in order to increase their demand. Their preference is to remove your negotiating power and leverage and get you to settle for a huge amount earlier so they can get their money faster. Reptile is a neurocognitive attack on your brain which requires sophisticated training to protect witnesses from being tricked and trapped by Reptile plaintiff attorneys. Watch the video of this episode: https://www.courtroomsciences.com/r/RVp