Monday, November 11, 2002

Had a debate over the weekend regarding the role of trial lawyers in society. Apparently, some people (including many politicians) just don't understand that trial lawyers have a meaningful and important role in helping prevent injuries and helping those who have been injured by the improper acts of another. We help those who are harmed get fair compensation for their damages and help people assert the rights they have as consumers of products. Whether it's making the Country safe by taking hazardous product designs off the market, e.g. the Ford Pinto fuel system, or by putting financial pressure on employers to make working conditions safer, trial lawyers are a powerful meaningful voice for true reform. We have helped to make toys safer to prevent choking and children's clothes flame-retardant, and taken harmful medical devices off the market. And we make sure that parties causing the harm are held fully accountable.