The verdict in the recent Jerry Moses lawsuit against the City of New Orleans is a bitter one to say the least. The fact that this man lost his job and was subjected to racial slurs while he was sitting at a counter may seem unfair, but is far from the end of the world. People in other cities have been subject to the same kinds of abuses for centuries. The fact is that the situation in New Orleans wasn’t just about the lack of clean water; it was about the lack of jobs. In other words, the entire reason that people were there in the first place was because they needed a job.
Now, obviously the plaintiffs’ attorneys are hoping to get the verdict set aside so that the case can move forward.
However, that isn’t likely to happen. After all, it costs a lot of money to file a lawsuit these days. In addition, it can take years to actually see some kind of justice done. And most people who file these types of lawsuits don’t really expect much in the way of compensation.
The truth is, there are very few instances where these types of lawsuits actually accomplish what their name indicates.
For example, one of the most well-known of these lawsuits took place in Anaheim, California. African-American and Hispanic men were brutally beaten by groups of local teens in an unruly manner. Many of these injuries would have been prevented had the children involved had they been aware of the legal rights which they had. These lawsuits don’t accomplish anything other than lining the pockets of their attorneys.
This isn’t the only example of frivolous litigation going on.
A Florida man recently sued his local charter school for allowing a boy to play a musical instrument even though the child wasn’t able to play the instrument before attending the school. This is obviously due to the fact that the school wants to be able to hire out the instrument to people who are willing to pay for it. People do lose legitimate employment opportunities because of injuries like this. Many people wind up losing their homes because they can’t afford to pay their way through school.
In one of the more infamous court cases from the past, a white South African was found guilty of ordering his cook to burn his own dish.
The case was thrown out because the victim could not afford to eat more of the food that he had eaten. This man received a significant amount of sympathy because of his status as a poor South African. Unfortunately, not many people give him the credit that he deserves simply because he was unable to eat more of the meal which caused him to contract a dangerous food poisoning disease.
In these kinds of lawsuits, it is clearly vital to understand what the underlying legal principles are.
If you have sustained an injury because of someone else’s carelessness or negligence then you may well be eligible to file a legal suit against that person. There are many lawyers who deal with these types of lawsuits on a daily basis. If you wish to discuss your possibilities with an experienced attorney, contact an experienced Miami personal injury attorney today.