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Tort deals with compensation for wrongs and harm done by one party to another’s person, property or other protected interests (e.g. reputation, under libel and slander laws). The goal is to achieve full equality in compensation, while reducing costs by removing the process from courts where litigation is hugely expensive.

Insurance companies make calculated decisions on what claims to pay. They engage in practices that ensure they get the most money possible. They are a profit-driven venture that exists for one purpose: to make a profit. Anything that gets in the way of the purpose is a problem. Guess what? Lawyers get in the way. So insurance companies try to find a way to deal with those problems. One effective way is to find the most ridiculous judgments and talk about them again and again. That’s where we get a call to arms for tort reform.

Attorneys help people who have been victimized and try to get them justice. If you think the insurance company is going to do that, maybe you’ve been eating a little too much of what they’ve been serving you – a healthy dose of tort reform.