The comments people make in response to internet news of tragedy amazes me. Take for example the comments to the article printed BY BETH HUNDSDORFER – News-Democrat regarding the 13-year-old boy who was crushed by an overloaded dump truck. Apparently the company that overloaded the truck knew it, yet failed to lighten the load when asked. Instead they refused. The complaint also brings into question the competence of the truck driver. Anyway, the point is that below the article are the comments and the first one clearly shows someone who understands the purpose of a wrongful death suit and the value of our jury system.
I feel so bad for that family. I hope they get a lot of money. I know money doesn’t replace a life but at least it will be an example for other companies regarding negligence.
To me, this person understands that the lawsuit may change the behavior of the defendant and other businesses for the benefit of society. Obviously, a trial lawyer wants to get a great monetary result for the client. But, the benefit the civil justice system provides to society truely is invaluable and underappreciated.