An integral part of my life and the lives of my clients is to ensure that the tragedy they suffered does not happen to another individual or family. From an auto accident, work accident, negligence, medical malpractice and more – Fair compensation is just one factor at play during a personal injury claim. For myself, and for my esteemed colleagues the world-over, changing policy is truly where a legacy is built.
Common Public Misconception
Ambulance chasers. Money grubbers. The list goes on and on, and just like any profession, there is a spectrum of talent, intelligence and dedication for which to measure against. More often then not, the derogatory names and unsavory experiences stem from someone who either has never had to enlist the services of a personal injury attorney, or one that had a poor outcome due to inexperience.
For my clients, we arrive at two absolute certainties in most cases. The first, is that preventable, irreparable actions lead to a catastrophic outcome. Second, in most cases, the rules and governing regulations could use an update, which subsequently lessens the chances of re-occurrence. In my professional experience, unfounded, frivolous claims are the minority. This is unfortunate, because the other side of the coin is the catastrophic, life altering instances that I see all too often for my clients and their loved ones.
How Policy Changes Happen
Policy change is commonly associated with landmark class action lawsuits, but even a personal injury claim, wrongful death or a medical malpractice claim can have a major impact on the way things are done. Think of the landmark medical malpractice case for Emily Jerry – A two year old that died as a result of a medication error right here in Cleveland. As a result of her tragic death, changes were implemented as to how pharmacists and subordinates operate. These changes will save the lives of many others.
As a victim, or if your loved one has been injured at the hands of another, I know contacting an attorney is frequently the furthest thing on your mind. I can tell you from decades of experience that if your case is viable, we can and will work together to make sure it doesn’t happen to anyone else.