Tort reform is a movement to reform the way the justice system considers personal injury lawsuits. Advocates of tort reform claim that their efforts will eliminate the vast number of frivolous lawsuits clogging up the court system, thus freeing up billions of dollars in expenses for the courts to hear these cases.
The problem with that is there is no epidemic of frivolous lawsuits. Our court system is so well designed that it is next to impossible to get a lawsuit heard that is “frivolous” or “unfounded.” This is due in part to the contingency fee and the summary judgement.
Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. That means they work to get you fair compensation, and don’t get paid unless they do. Summary Judgement also protects those being sued by allowing a lawyer to draft a motion for Summary Judgement and present it to the judge. The judge will than more than likely throw out the case if it is considered frivolous.
At Skolrood Law Firm, we believe we have the greatest legal system in the world. We’ve seen it deliver justice for the wronged and uphold the rights of those discriminated against. That’s why we’ve dedicated our careers to helping accident victims navigate their way through the legal process and hopefully come out better off on the other side.