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Missouri Legislature Again Tries To Restrict Citizen's Rights

Posted by Alvin Wolff | Feb 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

It's springtime in Jefferson City, Missouri and that means it's time  for our elected senators to play tort reform!  Once again our representatives are playing Russian Roulette with Missouri citizen's rights.  It is ironic that the elected officials must believe that voters who are smart enough to elect their representatives are not smart enough to sit on juries and evaluate cases competently.  For the legislature to tackle this subject over and over again is an insult to anybody who may end up as a random member of the community with a meritorious claim .  If caps for non economic damages are passed, many folks will be told that they're not hurt bad enough to bring a claim. 

Do we really believe that an injured retired person's pain is less than a wage earners?   

I know the reader here will not and is not concerned with my rights or my client's rights.  However, you should be concerned with your rights. The rights and restrictions you support today may be the sames rights and restrictions that will deny you or a loved one justice down the road.

Just remember one thing...nobody wakes up in the morning thinking that a piano is going to fall out of the sky and land on your head.  This is a random act that can happen to any of us.  If you are interested in protecting the community, your family and yourself please contact your representative right now and tell them that tort reform is a bad precedent and a bad idea.

About the Author

Alvin Wolff

Alvin has been in practice for nearly 40 years. During that time, he has handled over 7000 cases and claims and has tried over 100 cases to a jury verdict. Alvin handles all sorts of injury claims, from car crashes, medical malpractice, slip & trip & falls, to dog bites, incorrect prescri...

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