The tort reform movement started in the 1970s when insurance companies and other large businesses attempted to limit personal injury lawsuits through distrust in the judicial system. In general, tort reform aims to change the civil justice system. This typically results in difficulty filing personal injury claims, fewer damages awarded for injuries, reduced punitive damages, and difficulties receiving a jury trial. Our lawyers at Yosha Law Firm have always advocated for victims of personal injury to the best of our ability. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, do not hesitate to reach out to us to get started on your case.
How Tort Reform Has Impacted Personal Injury Law
Tort reform has impacted some areas of personal injury more than others. It has a significant influence on medical malpractice law, for example. There are caps on damages for these victims in many states to this day, which is a negative aspect both for the client and attorney on a case. While some states have no limit on damage caps in other areas of personal injury law, others have caps on all non-economic and punitive damages. This can be a major deterrent for victims of personal injury, who may not come forward and pursue a lawsuit if they believe they may not get the proper compensation they deserve.
Important Contributions Surrounding the Movement
Here at Yosha Law Firm, we will do our absolute best to help our clients get the compensation they deserve and advocate for the people rather than corporations. Our very own Buddy Yosha, the founding member of our firm, ferociously and effectively fought against the tort reform movement. In fact, the movement started in Indiana, where our firm is located. The story has been covered in The Indiana Lawyer.
Another huge contributor to fighting tort reform was Harry Reid, who recently passed away in December 2021. Starting out as a trial lawyer, Reid made history fighting tort reform through his later roles as leader of the Senate Democratic Caucus from 2005 to 2017 and the Senate Majority Leader from 2007 to 2015. He was a key contributor to fighting tort reform, and like the lawyers at Yosha Law Firm, served for the victims of personal injury rather than for corporations.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer if You Have Been Injured
If you have been injured at the fault of another party, it is crucial that you speak to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Our attorneys at Yosha Law Firm could help you get the justice you deserve. Reach out to us for a consultation on your case today.