ANSWER: The American public has been led to believe that there are too many lawsuits, that any lawsuit lost is frivolous, that all injured people are taking advantage of the system and that all lawyers are greedy. Many organizations, including the National Chamber of Commerce and others associated with the insurance industry have spent millions of dollars fostering the myth that lawsuits are bad. There is little statistical data that supports that claim. However, many people have bought into the myth of the runaway “coffee” verdict and others, and it does affect how many jurors perceive even meritorious claims. Finding fair-minded jurors who do not hold these beliefs is one of the many challenges of successfully pursuing personal injury cases. However, our years of experience give you a good chance of having a fair day in court.