With the rise of negligent drivers and companies who put profit over safety, we are seeing a rise in accidents and related injuries. Teens are texting while driving and many lives have been lost. Food companies are allowing high levels of lead and mercury into their food that can cause food poisoning, cancer, or worse. The recent documentary on tort reform, “Hot Coffee” by HBO, exemplifies the importance as a constitutional right to get the help you deserve from a personal injury attorney.
The documentary dispels the common myth about the elderly lady who had coffee spilled on her and filed a frivolous lawsuit claiming millions of dollars. The truth is her burns were devastating and the images, shown on the segment, can barely be seen without cringing. McDonald’s coffee temperature was preposterously hot. Corporations have spent millions in PR and advertising crafting the public’s opinion that filing a lawsuit is bad and often frivolous, even if you were unjustly injured by abuse or negligence.
The truth is it is our right in California and nation-wide to have a life filled with happiness and freedom and a person, group of people, or a company who violates these fundamental constitutional rights needs to provide the victim(s) with compensation. Oftentimes insurance companies fight before they make sufficient payments whether in healthcare, car accident costs, or otherwise. Without the help of an expert attorney, their experience has been to systematically deny the claim and usually the victim, without proper knowledge or paperwork, loses their claim for compensation.
Hiring a California personal injury attorney is ideal when injured in a car accident, product liability case, truck collision, food poisoning, or premises liability case. The list goes on, but any instance where you have been injured or have a loved one who has been abused or has had a wrongful death due to the negligence of another person or entity should at least consult with a personal injury lawyer that provides a free consultation in order to get initial advice and questions answered which may make the difference of a lifetime.