Earlier today I was sent a link to Faces of Lawsuit Abuse and displayed on the front page were links to the craziest lawsuits of the month:
Just as crazy as each headline reads, the stories are even crazier. After reading each story, the only common denominator that I could surmise that each of these stories shared, were the crazy people who filed these lawsuits, and the ambulance chasing attorneys who figure they can make a name for themselves just because a case may be unprecedented, even if it’s a load of bullshit.
Every morning during commercial breaks from the news (and on the google ads in the sidebar) there’s at least 3 commercials advertising injury, medical malpractice, social security attorneys, all claiming they could get you the settlement you deserve. Of course these are the attorneys that people raise an eyebrow to, but there are also attorneys like that in major law firms. They just happen to be types that line K St in DC and Lexington Ave in NYC. Just because they’re not inundating the airways, doesn’t mean they don’t have their fair share of batshit crazy clients and are looking to set precedent & make their pockets fatter.
Of course not all attorney’s are cheap suit wearing ambulance chasers, hell, some of my closest friends are attorneys, but there’s always exceptions to the rule. As long as there are batshit crazy lawsuit whores, there’s going to be attorneys out there willing to take on a case in attempt to make a name for themselves.
He should have added a fist pump to his ad.