Without trying to be stereotypical, most conservative republicans do not like lawsuits, especially those for injuries or fraud. Many conservative republicans think there are too many frivolous lawsuits out there. They speak out against them. They say that medical malpractice claims are ruining health care and are what cause health care costs to be so high. They say we need tort reform. Our juries give too much money for nothing. Verdicts are too high. Trial attorneys are leaches on society. And on and on and on and on.
Until . . . . . IT HAPPENS TO THEM! A car wreck. A slip and fall. An insurance company doesn’t treat them right. THEN, they want it ALL!! SUE THE BASTARDS!!
How do I know? It’s easy. I represent people, and people don’t care until it happens to them. When their ox is gored, they want blood. It isn’t enough.
Judge Robert Bork. He was the most staunch conservative there was. A proponent of tort reform. He fell. He was hurt. He sued the Yale Club for $1 million.
My clients. Several have come into the office as a result of mortgage issues and fraud. These individuals would never think of filing a lawsuit until . . . IT HAPPENS TO THEM. Many are in car wrecks and have to take time out of their schedule to go to doctors and therapy and maybe even surgery. They never wanted to get involved in litigation. Litigation is wrong. It’s frivolous. Until . . . SAY IT WITH ME: "IT HAPPENS TO THEM."
SO, next time you hear about that frivolous lawsuit. Find out more about the facts. And, think to yourself, "What if that was me?" Mabye then, you will have a different view.