Archive for July, 2010

People Can Be Proud of the Work Done by Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

When people get seriously hurt by the dangerous choices of others, a chain of events follows that devastates victims and their family, friends, and even communities.  Serious personal injuries force people out of good jobs, cost families many thousands of dollars in medical expenses, strain and sometimes ruin family relationships, cause irreversible and permanent damage to lifestyle and ordinary activities, inflict daily pain and numerous personal burdens, as well as burden our community’s workforce, government services, and health care system.  Make no mistake, insurance companies have spent millions of advertising dollars to distract the public from these crushing realities that result from catastrophic and preventable injuries.  Notwithstanding the propaganda pushed by the insurance industry, it is my personal and everyday experience that a primary job of the catastrophic injury attorney is to help put the injured person’s life back together and, in turn, also help repair families and communities.  When this happens, I’m proud of the job done by my fellow catastrophic injury attorneys.  While it would be nice if the public thought so too, it doesn’t really matter as long as a dedicated and caring personal injury attorney still keeps working hard for the “little guy” who gets hurt through no fault of his (or her) own.

Corporate “Personal Responsibility” for Bad Choices

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Bad choices can cause devastating harm to families.  Corporations know this already.  Unfortunately, some corporations still  intentionally take chances with people’s safety in order to increase the “bottom line”.  When corporate choices result in harm to individuals, the offending corporation must take responsibility.  Under law, a corporation is treated as a “person”.  “Person” status benefits corporations in many respects, including giving them the right to contract and reap certain tax benefits.  By the same token, “person” status requires corporations to take “personal responsibility” for their harmful actions.  If they refuse to take personal responsibility, ordinary people can bring corporations to justice in court.