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As most of you know, I am a Personal Injury Attorney and have been representing people like you, me and our family and friends against insurance companies and big business for over 25 years. When insurance companies refuse to fairly compensate people for the way their lives have been changed, we have always been able to present their case to a jury for them to decide what is fair and just.
However, there is a big push in Washington under the new administration to do away with your right to a jury trial, to cap your pain, suffering and loss of quality/enjoyment of life at $250,000.00 regardless of how seriously you were injured or how severely your life has changed due to someone else's carelessness. There is a Bill pending in Congress at this very minute which will severely limit our rights and limit access to our court system when we are injured. This is the gateway to mandatory arbitration anytime you are harmed, and that system tremendously favors insurance companies and big business.
There is no basis in fact for anything they are attempting to accomplish. In states where they have imposed caps on medical malpractice recoveries insurance premiums have actually increased for doctors.
The reality is this Bill will only serve to line the pockets of big business and insurance companies. Our right to a jury trial is under attack, and the name they use for this type of law is "Tort Reform". They call it this because people think that it is will be good for them and save them money from crazy juries...that is complete nonsense. Do not be fooled, these changes will only hurt those of us who become injured and will not reduce any our insurance rates. Just so you know, almost all large jury verdicts are reduced by the Trial court and then even further reduced by the Appellate Courts. Even many not so large verdicts are reduced. You only hear about the occasional crazy verdict in the news, never about the reductions and what the person actually recovers...it is MUCH different.
These Bills are being written behind closed doors because they want to try to pass them before people like us realize what has been taken away.
Below please find the link for you to instantly send a letter to your respective representatives and senators to oppose the assault on our civil justice system. This will take you less than one minute.
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Thanks so much,
Manager Partner, Buttafuoco & Associates
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