If a business told you that they would only sell you their product if you gave up some of your rights as an American citizen, what would you do? How about if it would give you a new job if you gave up those same rights? Well, chances are you've already been in this situation and you've given up those rights already without even knowing it. The civil justice system is under attack by the special interests that represent major corporations. They have zero regard for the average American's civil rights; all they care about is making as much money as possible. Forget everyone else.
As a Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury lawyer, I have 20 years of experience working within the Texas civil justice system. Time and again I've learned that people don't really appreciate what an accident and injury attorney does until they need them. We do not exist to make millionaires out of people who happen to have gotten into a fender bender – we are here to help those people get the medical treatment they need for their serious injuries.
There is a corrupt smear campaign sweeping the nation, the goal of which is to trick people into taking a stand against their own rights. One of the most popular weapons this campaign has is the infamous McDonald's hot coffee case. Everyone know it was a case of a frivolous tort case gone mad, right? Wrong. The victim in the case was 79-year-old woman who spilled scolding hot coffee over her lap while in a parked car. She suffered severe third degree burns and needed years of medical treatment as a result. A shocking documentary detailing the case and three other examples of just how unfair and unbalanced the US civil justice system can sometimes be airs on HBO tonight. If you have any interest in civil law, or if you are concerned about your rights as a citizen being stripped away - and you should be very concerned - then I urge you to watch it and make up your own mind.
“Hot Coffee” airs on HBO tonight at 11pm CST.