Personal Injury Lawyers Are Superheroes

Bad things happen for no good reason, all the time. As Evans Moore Law points out, in South Carolina alone, there’s a fatal car accident every 8.9 hours. Nursing home residents face atrocious treatment, with 95% of residents saying they’ve been neglected or seen others neglected during their time in the home. Almost a third of all nursing homes have been cited for breaking federal guidelines. These are only a couple of basic statistics. There’s far more to be found for the risks people deal with every day with defective products that can lead to injuries or to death, including the very medication they are taking to feel better. Doctors make mistakes and act negligently every day. Business owners don’t keep their premises safe. Employees are constantly at risk of falling or things falling on them because someone didn’t attach the carpet or items on the walls properly.

Again, this is actually just a short list. The point is, bad things happen all the time to innocent, unprepared people. Luckily, in the world we live in, we can go to personal injury lawyers to make sure we get some compensation for those bad things. Personal injury lawyers perform this very important part of our justice system, making sure those who are victims aren’t left destitute when someone else makes a mistake or acts in a malicious fashion.

And yet, personal injury lawyers have such a bad, or at least complicated, reputation in our culture. I find that very puzzling. If we didn’t live in this world, if we lived in a world without personal injury lawyers, it’s true that some big corporations and some businesses would have more money in their pockets, but the most telling difference would be the number of people who are struggling to get by at all, dealing with serious injuries without having any way to pay for them, trying to find a way to earn a living without having the ability to work anymore, all while those responsible never had to pay a cent.

It’s easy, when comparing these two worlds, to see just how important it is we have personal injury lawyers with us. In truth, we should romanticize them in the way we sometimes romanticize court room lawyers, judges, police officers, and firefighters. Like all of those individuals, they are protecting us, holding people accountable, and looking for some kind of justice.

If we sometimes imagine other members of the emergency services and justice system are like superheroes, we really should start to include personal injury lawyers in that list. After all, it’s clear we’d all be much worse off in a world without them. It’s also clear that anytime you talk to someone who has had their financial world and their future saved by a personal injury lawyer, that that is exactly how they see their lawyer already.

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