I've got a bunch of pals who are in or currently finishing law school, but this is one example of why lawyers (the ambulance-chasing variety) suck: Suit claims restaurant kept giving intoxicated pitcher drinks
From the article: Authorities said the 29-year pitcher had a blood alcohol content of nearly twice the legal limit when he crashed into the back of the tow truck. He was also speeding and using a cell phone and wasn't wearing a seat belt, police chief Joe Mokwa said after the accident. Marijuana was also found in the SUV.
Why would any self-respecting lawyer take up this case? As tragic a story it is that the Cardinal pitcher was killed, just be glad he didn't crash into more vehicles and take out some other lives as well. Why is our society so intent on blaming everyone else for your own mistakes/actions/stupidity? I'm getting fat from eating McDonalds, so rather than eat healthier foods, I'm suing someone. My child is being exposed to too much violence in this video game, and instead of not letting him play the game, I'm suing someone. I spilled hot coffee on myself while trying to smuggle my latte into a movie theater and burned myself, so I'm suing someone.
It makes me think about the end of Rocky V, where Tommy Gunn's money-chasing promoter keeps telling Rocky 'Hit me and I'll sue.' But finally, Rocky just had enough of the jerk and punched him in the face and says "Sue me for what?" (since Rocky had apparently lost all his money in shady deals by his brother in law). If some bastard ever tries to bring one of these frivolous lawsuits against me, that's what I'm going to do.