This is a discussion on Blame the Lawyers, should we? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Hopyard Sounds great until you are the injured party hiring a plaintiff's lawyer and you quickly figure out that should you lose ...
I don't know what the answer is because it should be "use your common sense" but that is subjective so it won't work.
Maybe there should be some sort of arbitration panel that lawsuits should have to pass before they are allowed to to forward. A first line of defense so to speak. That way suits by people that make a living suing other people would be stopped before they clog the system.
One time "60 Minutes" (I think it was that show) did a report on a woman that constantly sued everyone she could. She acted as her own attorney so all it cost her was time. She sued one of her neighbors because their kids played basketball in their driveway and the bouncing ball gave her "severe headaches". She sued stores constantly because many of them would just pay her off rather then pay the cost of the court and defense. At any one time she would have as many as 20 cases in the works. Her whole neighborhood was terrified of her because of the lawsuits. She made a fortune causing legal misery for innocent people. Whenever I think of frivolous lawsuits, I think of her. I know she's an extreme case but I bet she's not the only one who does this.
Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.- Mark Twain
"Her whole neighborhood was terrified of her because of the lawsuits."
And the neighborhood should have filed a class action suit against her for causing them "severe headaches."
A drunk driver hits someone and causes injury, he should be fair game. You walk into a store during a downpour, and slip, you should be on your own for having the common sense to realize wet feet and floors don't play well.
But common sense seems to be non-existant these days.
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No money No justice !!! That the way it is sorry,.. Eddie.
Lawyers and polititions make the laws up yes blame them.
I blame the lawyers when they fight over the letter of the law, and this results in distortions of the intent (or sustainability) of a law. Or, in other words,
‘All it takes for evil to succeed is for good people to say, "It’s a business."’