Over the past 21 years practicing personal injury law, I have heard hundreds of jokes and about attorneys-
What’s the difference between a lawyer and a boxing referee? (A boxing referee doesn’t get paid more for a longer fight) and What’s the difference between God and an attorney? (God doesn’t think he’s an attorney)
I have also listend to all the derogatory names used for personal injury attorneys such as ambulance chaser. In reality, personal injury lawyers have made this country a safer place to live and work. The following points are intended to illustrate the beneficial effects of personal injury lawyers on society:
Personal injury lawyers:
– force auto and liability insurance companies to provide reasonable claims compensation to injured people;
-force people who have injured someone in a car accident to be held accountable for the damages and injuries they caused in the accident;
-force property owners to be held accountable when their carelessness results in injury to those on their property;
-force employers to create safe working conditions for their employees;
-force landlords to provide safe apartments, free of hazards and defects, to their tenants;
-force individuals who intentionally harm others to be held accountable for their actions or inactions;
-force dog owners to prevent their dogs from biting humans;
-force manufacturers to not cut corners when producing goods and products for society.
-force bars and restaurants not to over serve alcohol to their patrons who could then get in an auto accident and kill someone
– force police officers not use excessive force
These examples are intended to show the beneficial aspects personal injury lawyers bring to society, and how, essentially, they make society safer for everyone.
Whether you are injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall or any other incident, personal injury attorneys will fight to get you compensated. This in turn sends a strong message to others to act safely and reasonably.