I just received a comment from a blog I did regarding the Time Magazine article entitled “Who Can You Sue? Click Here”. The comment was from Michael Tangeman, of the Pen Group. The Pen Group is apparently a public relations agency, and I suspect they work for the whocan__sue website.
This got me to thinking. Aren’t we all helping whocan__sue by blogging and commenting on the website? I just looked up whocan__sue on Google, and there were 1,670 results. Couple that with the Time Magazine article along with the various other news outlets which undoubtedly picked up on the story, they seem to be getting just what they want, and frankly, the Pen Goup is doing their job.
They created a controverial name in order to get this PR. Haven’t we all heard the philosophy, “there is no such thing as bad publicity as long as they spell my name right”?
I think it is time we move on to other things. We should focus on our mission. We aren’t here to find who to sue. We are trying to educate the public on safety issues. We are trying to obtain compensation for those who have been injured as a result of the negligent and wrongful conduct of others. If we do our job, there will be fewer individuals/entities to sue because they will realize they need to be more careful and safer. We aren’t looking for who to sue. We don’t have to. Many insurance companies and corporations are asking to be sued because they aren’t doing the right thing in the first place.