There is a common misperception that attorneys who represent injury victims view tragedy solely as an opportunity to profit. In my own case, I believe that the accident victims I have had the privilege of representing and getting to know have sensitized me to the suffering of others.
So when I first saw the news about the tragic Minneapolis bridge collapse, all I could think about was the victims of this terrible event whose lives were either ended or forever changed by it. I also thought about the families of all the victims, people who might be first hearing about this disaster at the same time I was but who would be affected by it for the rest of their lives.
I am hopeful that in the days to come we will get a thorough explanation for why this disaster occurred. When this happens I’m sure that competent attorney’s will protect the legal rights of all the various victims and their families to the extent that they can. But for now, I will simply join all the other Americans whose hearts go out to all the victims of this terrible event.
For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on the Minneapolis Bridge Collapse.