Protect Yourself From Sharks
Guest Article By Christina Lynn, CDFACEP
We live in a litigious society. Lawsuits fly around courtrooms across the United States. Why? Because sharks smell blood. When you rear-end someone, the shark (the other driver) may smell blood (your German car). Raising an an eyebrow, interest peaked, the shark dials the 1-800-number on the billboard sign in front of him that reads, “Injured in an auto accident? Call our bulldog personal injury attorneys. We fight for maximum compensation!”
$1,000,000 legal settlement later, your nest egg is wiped clean. It’s not fun to restart your retirement plan from scratch.
For better and for worse, the United States protects the rights of an individual to sue another individual, or business, for wrongdoing. Even if there is no foul play on your part, you can’t prevent a lawsuit from happening.
Convinced you can win the lawsuit? Your wallet will still forfeit a hefty sum in attorney fees.
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