Ambulance Chasers: A Damaging Myth

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

In New York City and throughout the entire United States we have laws in place to protect people from needless injury and hold negligent parties accountable for causing injuries.

Unfortunately, we also have a pervasive belief by many that suing to recover financial compensation is greedy and that personal injury lawyers are ambulance chasers who drive up the cost of insurance.

Here’s the truth.

Are there attorneys in this country who pursue lawsuits that are without merit? Yes, but those who do will face discipline from the bar and a loss of stature in the legal community.

The vast majority of personal injury firms and attorneys are focused on helping people get the compensation they are entitled to under their insurance policy and the policies of negligent parties.

This includes compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and property damage. This compensation can make all the difference for individuals and families who have been harmed as a result of negligence.

We do not have a perfect system for making people whole again, but allowing them to collect in personal injury settlements or jury verdicts is the best way available to ensure justice after an accident.

It is our sincere hope that you never need the services of Block O’Toole & Murphy. If you or a loved one is hurt, you can rely on us to make sure you get the best possible outcome.


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