Too Many Lawsuits and the Decision to File a Lawsuit

Many people believe that our courts are burdened with too many civil lawsuits. They think that personal injury lawsuits lead to an increase in their insurance rates or that “personal injury trial attorneys” often pursue meritless, frivolous cases leading to the destruction of our legal system.

What is the genesis of this thinking? Here’s the surprise, the advertising, and (mis)information spewed by the insurance companies. Well, that’s not really a surprise! Practically every ballot initiative attempt having to do with limiting damages paid to injured persons has been funded by the