Are There Too Many 'Personal Injury' Suits?

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  1. William Joyce
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    Everyone who gets into a car accident wants a million bucks, whether they got hurt or not. Is that a good system?
     
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    Has anyone here filed one, or been sued in one?
     
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    There need to be laws in place to prevent these personal injury lawsuits. Granted, some people are deserving of compensation if they are injured, but we need to sort the genuine folk from those out to make a quick buck.
     
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    Nonsense

    Well, it is a good system in that when you are injured by somebody else, you have the right to demand compensation for your injuries in a court of law, I think.

    Would you be happier with some other system?

    What would your ideal system look like, William?
     
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    It's a great system for personal injury attorneys.
     
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    I was rear ended in our first new car (3 weeks after getting it, didn't even have the plates yet). I had major nerve damage from it. Had to hire help for around the house. Saw a Dr for several months. The ins company offered $700 in addition to my medical bills and car repair (but not the loss in value due to the crash). I decided then to pull a lawyer in. My out of pocket expenses (baby sitter for my Dr's visits, heating pad, hired housework help) where more than that. It took a while longer but I settled for $4000 in the end. My lawyer got 30%.
     
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    Not sure, but you wouldn't be able to get infinite sums for "pain and suffering." That would be capped by statute -- say $100K. Also, you might have court-appointed doctors take a look at the validity of the claimed injury. Right now, the person with the lawsuit can hire a doctor (who says what he's paid to say), and the person sued can hire a doctor (who also says what he's paid to say). It seems cheaper to have one doctor figure it out instead of two.

    A lawsuit is a major, major expense. I don't think they should be filed willy-nilly, but that's how it goes many times. People don't really need the money most of the time for their injury, they just want to hit the lottery.
     
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    that depends on what is the extent of the accident..
     
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    a good example of why people need to sue in the 1st place Angel....
     
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    No.

    There are too many personal injuries.

     

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