Why Be Personally Responsible When You Can Sue?

I saw a billboard last week for Who Can I Sue? and nearly puked.  Their stated mission is to:

"provide (i) an efficient portal for its users to browse and find relevant information about a variety of legal claims, (ii) an ability for users to determine if they are qualified for a particular claim, and then (iii) a mechanism for the user to review pertinent information about attorneys and law firms in the user’s geographic area and connect in real-time with the attorney of choice when the user is ready."

To me, this sounds like a bunch of plaintiffs lawyers encouraging the "only" growth industry current in the U.S. I know that there are many people out there with legitimate claims, but from where I sit, I see even more bogus ones.

Viva la lawsuits.  Sigh.

  • This is truly a matter of your perspective being dictated by where you sit. I will admit that I get a lot of calls from people who have "shit cases." As an Plaintiff's employment lawyer, it is difficult to imagine lawyers taking these cases, although I am sure do. However, I see just as many defense lawyers churning files on meritorious cases that should be resolved (and eventually are resolved for an amount I would accepted on day 1). The frivolous suits and the cost of litigation are both problems with our legal system, and I suspect our perspectives will allow us to disagree about which one is the biggest.

    • Fair comment.  But then again, you sound completely reasonable, which in my experience, puts you in the vast minority for the average plaintiff’s lawyer. 

  • which in my experience, puts you in the vast minority for the average plaintiff’s lawyer.