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1monster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-08 11:42 AM
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86. That does happen. A very successful business woman, whose huband's business
Edited on Fri Nov-28-08 11:44 AM by 1monster
depended largely on her business, was seriously injured in a Huge Discount Chain Store (don't want to name it because I don't want them gunning for me, but you can surely guess which one) when an inexperienced fork lift operator hit her.

She sued. The Huge Discount Chain Store lawyers, with the court's consent, forced her to take an I.Q. test, with which she did not do well.

Then the Huge Discount Chain Store lawyers were able get a drastically low award based on the planted idea that she did not have a large earning capacity because of her poor scoring on the I.Q. test.

The award barely covered medical costs to that date (of courese, her legal fees, too) and didn't address future medical care costs needed as a result of the accident, or that, because she was unable to work for several months, both her business and her husband's business were decimated to the point they ceased to exist.

Moral of story:

1. When suing BIG BUSINESSES, always get the absolute best lawyer/shark money can possibly buy.

2. Always sue for legal fees as a separate issue.

3. Be prepared for any low-down, unfair, quasi-legal tactic the other side can throw.

4. Be prepared to be in court for years, if necessary.

5. Be aware that they will use any tactic to break you down. If you give up the fight, they win.
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