Our courts are intended to make people whole. When someone has a serious injury that occurred due to someone else’s negligence, then they should receive appropriate and reasonable compensation.
Unfortunately, we hear time and time again about folks who are using our courts to play the lawsuit lottery. These people are not trying to gain justice – they’re trying to get rich.
A recent story from West Virginia exemplifies this abuse quite well. In 2009, Erica Tamburin incurred injuries in the parking lot of a Cabela’s Wholesale store when another car reportedly hit her truck. Tamburin sued, claiming injuries to her “head, neck, shoulders, back, chest, arms, legs, body chemistry and psyche,” as well as annoyance, inconvenience, pain and anguish.