I work in a field that is filled with myths. Myths that there are too many frivolous lawsuits filed; myths that injury victims lie and embellish in order to advance their cases; myths that injury victims are simply looking to get rich when they bring personal injury claims, etc.
Many of these myths are created and perpetuated by insurance companies and lobbyists. These powerful and wealthy groups are absolutely determined to limit access to the courts, and access to justice for the injured. Time and time again they win; they spend countless dollars annually disseminating myths about frivolous lawsuits and how everyone ends up paying for them in one form or another.
Thankfully, every now and again, a concerted effort is made to push back these myths, and to educate the American public in order to reshape the debate. To that end, I encourage you to watch the film "Hot Coffee" that premieres on HBO next Monday, June 27, 2011. Watch the film so you can see the obstacles that have been created by the insurance industry in order to deny American citizens, with legitimate injury claims, access to justice.