Last month, I wrote about the safety that the American consumer has seen with changes that have been forced on the auto industry as the result of an affective tort system.
A solid example of why a strong tort system makes products safer by holding companies that don’t produce safe products responsible for the damage they create.
I then came upon a story about the governmental effort to make safer cars:
It’s an interesting story of how politics and corporate interests were able to derail safety efforts. This comparison lays out the options for the consumer. What keeps them safest?
– Counting on the free market and corporations doing the right thing?
– Government regulation which is dependent on what the present administration cares about?
– A strong and fair civil justice system that allows people who have been injured the chance to take the most powerful company in front of a jury?
I think there should be a combination. But, with a goal toward long term product safety we have to have an unrestricted tort system to protect people when the first two fail.
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.