A lot of people think that personal injury attorneys are scum. Recent studies show that the perception of attorneys in the United States, in general, is on par with that of used car salesman . . . not to impugn used car salesman at all, but they didn’t spend tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars on graduate school educations to find themselves saddled with an unsavory reputation.
The truth is that almost all attorneys are in the game together. Personal injury attorneys pursue personal injury compensation claims for profit–a LOT of profit. In same cases, personal injury attorneys take up to 40% of the awards they win for their clients in court. Think about that sum for minute. An individual is injured, a court awards him or her an award to compensate for the injuries, and an attorney takes 40% of it just for taking the case to court! It seems absurd, and it is!
The defense attorneys are no better. They charge hundreds of dollars per hour to defend the suits brought by personal injury attorneys. Many times, insurance companies end up paying absolutely staggering, mind-blowing legal fees to defend lawsuits. While insurance companies may write the checks, it’s you and I that end up footing the bill in the form of increased insurance premiums. And without the personal injury attorneys continually filing lawsuits, defense attorneys would be out of business.
The whole legal profession is a racket designed to do one thing: Transfer wealth from society to the lawyers. Plain and simple.
We are all paying the bill, whether we like it or not. Some statistics indicate that our lawsuit-prone nation costs each individual citizen several thousand dollars per year. These costs come in the form of increased prices needed to subsidize the cost of litigation. The solution is as Shakespeare said, “First, kill all the lawyers!” Then we wouldn’t all be looking for ways to earn extra money to support their lavish lifestyles.