The next time a group supporting tort reform tells you that your vote will result in lower insurance rates for the professional being sued that they are looking to protect, ask a question. Of the states that have passed the tort reform laws you want passed in my jurisdiction, how many have reported a decline in the applicable insurance premiums? If they tell you that some states have, ask them to back up their claim with real statistics. Their logic would hold that virtually every state’s affected professionals would be basking in the relief of decreased insurance premiums. Tell them that you are about to embarrass someone. Post the results here. Embarrass us – but be sure to post the cite to your authority. If you do not want to wander through this charade, ask them how their industry did in 2006 and 2007.
Cum Laude graduate of Cumberland School of Law, Pet Mackey is a civil trial litigation expert who represents plaintiffs in business and consumer tort, contracts and construction, employment disputes and insurance. He is board certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Certified Alabama Mediator, and an “AV” rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell.