The Giant’s Gentle Disguises: Exposing And Refuting Goliath’s Nine Great Myths

by Aaron Gartlan

March 10, 2015 | Lawsuits

It’s high time that you got the truth about Goliath. He and his cohorts have done an effective job creating and spreading around myths about “tort reform” and personal injury lawsuits. These exaggerations, half truths, and outright lies have become pervasive in our society.

Sadly, they are often accepted as fact. These false beliefs can create serious hazards for victims and family members of victims. Tort cases include cases for fraud, bad faith, misrepresentation, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, general negligence, motor vehicle negligence, personal property disputes, real property disputes, wantonness, product liability and wrongful death.

“Tort reform” is simply Goliath’s marketing campaign to smear David in an effort to increase Goliath’s profits. Watch closely how Goliath does this masterful slide of hand. Insurance companies, manufacturers of dangerous products and chemicals, the tobacco industry and other major corporations have waged a nationwide assault on the civil justice system. “Tort reform” advocates have set up dozens of tax-exempt groups to plant their “lawsuit abuse” message in the media and the public consciousness, to influence legislation, judicial elections and even jurors. These groups claim to speak for average American citizens determined to protect consumer interests. But their tax filings and funding sources indicate they actually represent major corporations and industries seeking to escape liability for the harm they cause consumers. These organizations hide their pro-business agenda behind consumer-friendly names like Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, Stop Lawsuit Abuse and Lawsuit Abuse Watch.

Goliath’s myths are hidden obstacles in your way. You won’t recognize how much harm they are causing you – or potentially causing you – unless you surface them, test them for reality (or lack thereof), and protect yourself against them. Many of the big companies’ myths will appear to be ridiculous. You may find yourself scratching your head, thinking, “How on Earth could I – or anyone, for that matter – have come to believe something so silly and, in retrospect, so easily disprovable?” The short answer: Goliath may not exactly win points for moral character, but the giant is one heck of a marketer! It’s time to shine the light of truth on these myths and destroy them forever.

It’s high time that you got the truth about Goliath.He and his cohorts have done an effective job creating and spreading around myths about “tort reform” and personal injury lawsuits. These exaggerations, half truths, and outright lies have become pervasive in our society.

Sadly, they are often accepted as fact. These false beliefs can create serious hazards for victims and family members of victims. Tort cases include cases for fraud, bad faith, misrepresentation, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, general negligence, motor vehicle negligence, personal property disputes, real property disputes, wantonness, product liability and wrongful death.

“Tort reform” is simply Goliath’s marketing campaign to smear David in an effort to increase Goliath’s profits. Watch closely how Goliath does this masterful slide of hand. Insurance companies, manufacturers of dangerous products and chemicals, the tobacco industry and other major corporations have waged a nationwide assault on the civil justice system. “Tort reform” advocates have set up dozens of tax-exempt groups to plant their “lawsuit abuse” message in the media and the public consciousness, to influence legislation, judicial elections and even jurors. These groups claim to speak for average American citizens determined to protect consumer interests. But their tax filings and funding sources indicate they actually represent major corporations and industries seeking to escape liability for the harm they cause consumers. These organizations hide their pro-business agenda behind consumer-friendly names like Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, Stop Lawsuit Abuse and Lawsuit Abuse Watch.

Goliath’s myths are hidden obstacles in your way. You won’t recognize how much harm they are causing you – or potentially causing you – unless you surface them, test them for reality (or lack thereof), and protect yourself against them. Many of the big companies’ myths will appear to be ridiculous. You may find yourself scratching your head, thinking, “How on Earth could I – or anyone, for that matter – have come to believe something so silly and, in retrospect, so easily disprovable?” The short answer: Goliath may not exactly win points for moral character, but the giant is one heck of a marketer! It’s time to shine the light of truth on these myths and destroy them forever.

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Aaron Gartlan is a graduate of Troy University and the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law who focuses his practice exclusively on representing those injured by the wrongdoing of others. He is member of the National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In addition to his legal practice, Aaron teaches Business Law as an adjunct instructor at Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business and serves as a field artillery sergeant in the Alabama National Guard.

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