I worked for many years as a claims adjuster and claims manager for a local company investigating accidents, fatalities and lawsuits. Many of the cases from the law firms just wanted to settle the case they didn’t want to go to trial and risk losing. There was a time when there was a minimum of damages before you could bring an action before the courts. That has apparently changed. Now you hear advertisements on TV about how much somebody got for their personal injury and how many billions the law firm has made over the years. The advertisements are the most annoying thing on TV. Even now when you drive down the highway you’re seeing billboards advertising attorneys, personal injuries and how much settlement they received for their injuries.
Nowadays, getting injured in a vehicle, an accident, slipping, falling or other type of accident is like a lottery. It’s easier to win. And you wonder why our homeowners insurance companies are raising their rates and also why your automobile insurance rates are accelerating so rapidly because of these frivolous lawsuits. I rest my case.
This article originally appeared on The Daytona Beach News-Journal: insurance-rates/71500236007/” data-ylk=”slk:Letter: Frivolous lawsuits lead to rising insurance rates;elm:context_link;itc:0″ class=”link “Letter: Frivolous lawsuits lead to rising insurance rates