Why do personal injury attorneys have such a bad reputation?
Much like doctors and other professionals, personal injury attorneys are often associated with unpleasant feelings and painful experiences because most people do not work with a personal injury attorney until they are in a terrible accident and need help. This sometimes creates a negative association even though personal injury attorneys – like all attorneys – took an oath to work zealously on behalf of their clients. Unfortunately, insurance companies and corporate entities often spend huge sums of money lobbying state and federal lawmakers to change laws regarding liability and damages to be more favorable to them. These lobbying efforts do not just target changes in the law – for example, California’s MICRA statute, limiting general damages in medical malpractice cases to $250,000 regardless of the injuries caused by a doctor’s negligence – but also work to change public perception of personal injury attorneys.
Here at Windsor Troy we understand that an attorney is only as good as their reputation and the results they can achieve for their clients. That is why we take a personal approach to every case and fight for the best outcome for each and every client.