Some people think the world would be great without lawyers. But would it? Where there are no lawyers, conflicts are settled by feuds, gang wars, and revenge killings. Societies without lawyers are societies ruled by violence and injustice. If there were no legal consequences for wrongdoing, no one really thinks that polluters would stop polluting, or that corrupt politicians would stop taking bribes, or that sex offenders would stop offending. Lawyers protect the innocent and hold the guilty accountable. In fact, in the Pasadena and Los Angeles area, if you or someone in your family has been injured by the negligence of someone else, you should take your case to an experienced Pasadena personal injury lawyer as quickly as possible.
Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and Robert Kennedy were lawyers. And the great attorneys of fiction – from Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird to Matlock and Perry Mason – are all based on real attorneys or composites of several attorneys. Imagine if there were no consequences for polluting the environment, producing defective cars, or allowing contaminants into our food supply? We’d eat poison, drive death traps, and breathe pollution. A world without lawyers is a world that no one, really, wants to live in. There would be no justice for the family of 16-month-old Delaney Gonzalez, a precious child who died in Los Angeles after her doctors made a series of negligent mistakes while Delaney was in their care.
Because they fight for consumers – for you – attorneys have enemies. Polluters, food and drug manufacturers, automakers and others ceaselessly work to limit your rights and the amounts you can recover when their negligence injures you. Their claim that there’s an “explosion” of lawsuits is false. In the last decade, personal injury lawsuits are down by 24 percent and awards have dropped by 18 percent. There are no “frivolous” lawsuits either. The few claims that could be called frivolous are tossed out immediately. There’s nothing frivolous about a lawsuit when you’re the one who’s been injured. If you’re injured because of another person’s negligence in the Pasadena or Los Angeles area, let an experienced Pasadena personal injury lawyer do what lawyers do: hold the guilty accountable and fight for your rights. Help is available, but all the lawyers in the world can’t help if you don’t take the first step and make the call.