In some cases, personal injury lawsuits can do more than get compensation for the victims of negligence. They can also influence change within the community and/or certain industries. In this video, attorney Kathy McArthur explains how the lawyers at McArthur Law Firm work to make the world a better place.
The actual work we do as far as changing the way medicine is practiced through legal actions that point out deficits and things that are just wrong. Changing the way trucking companies do their business. Such that they’re more vigilant. About the health of their truck drivers. Or the fatigue level of their truck drivers. Or, you know. Unfortunately, we find in what we do that a lot of the time people won’t change unless it costs them financially. Particularly businesses and corporations. That unless it costs them financially. If it costs them more not to change, then they’ll change. So, we’re the people that come in and say you didn’t do this on your own. Now you’re going to have to pay the price. Because you didn’t. And going forward into the future, if you don’t change, you’re going to pay even more. Because now you’ve been shown. You’ve been told. And if you don’t do something and correct something after you’ve been told, then punitive damages are later warranted. Because punitive damages are something that are to keep people from repeating bad behavior. So, if a company has been shown to have a process whereby they pay their drivers for the number of miles. Or how far they drive at a time. And it encourages drivers to drive when they’re fatigued. Or they make more money by virtue of—I think the pizza delivery cases were like, we deliver in a certain number of minutes or your pizza’s free. That’s something that has gone out the window because it encouraged drivers to drive unsafely to meet those deadlines. And ended up with a lot of wrecks and they can’t do that anymore. Because it sounded good, but ended up with a lot of unsafe driving. So, they learned a lesson. If they continue to do that, even if they know that it’s unsafe, then punitive damages are warranted. And legal actions change things for the better for all of us. At the McArthur Law Firm, our job is to fight for you. To make sure you get justice and reasonable compensation for your injuries. To get in touch with us, call 1-888-WE-FIGHT, or go to our website www.McArthurLawFirm.com.