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In 1978, I opened Delaware’s first suburban law office to respond to the overwhelming need for legal services for the middle income consumer. The rich always could afford attorneys and the poor had free legal services. Middle income consumers always were left out in the cold. Since that time, our firm’s focus has been to help those in the middle. We’ve helped protect the rights of thousands of people in all areas of the state. I am proud of our track record and the help that we have given to middle income Delawareans.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tort Reform Not Needed

Tort Reform Not Needed

By Eric M. Doroshow, Esquire

August 12, 2008

Delawareans may lose their constitutional rights if certain “tort reformers” get their way. During the last few years, so-called lawsuit or tort reforms are debated in Washington and Dover, and if passed, would bar you from using our own Court system. Under these radical “reforms”, if someone injures you you will have no place to turn. You will be expected to cope with your injury as best you can, while the people who hurt you escape responsibility for their wrongdoing.

These so-called reforms protect polluters, careless doctors, makers of unsafe products, drunk drivers and their insurance companies. These “reforms” are opposed by hundreds of public-interest groups, including the American Association of Retired Persons, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, the National Council of Senior Citizens and the Sierra Club.

The more than 300 big businesses pushing these “reforms” say they are aimed at “frivolous lawsuits”. But the proposed changes apply to all lawsuits, questionable or not. Most of the “reforms” would apply only to valid claims, claims made in cases proved in Court. Many of the reforms apply only to the most seriously injured by arbitrarily capping their damages. None of them make it easier if you have a valid claim.

Our Court system, with juries of everyday citizens, provides a fair chance for both sides to be heard. Even an average person can hold the largest corporation accountable. It is a basic check and balance of our society. It is the only place in our government where decisions are made not by politicians and bureaucrats but by average citizens serving as jurors.

If you or your loved one has been involved in a car accident, you will need a Delaware personal injury attorney to review your case. We offer a free initial consultation. Contact us today.


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