Attorney Douglas Mahoney talks about the role of trial lawyers holding people accountable for their behavior in a time when people are increasingly reluctant to accept responsibility for their actions.
Personal accountability is on the wane. We live in a time in which people aren’t holding themselves responsible for their actions, and often, for the harm they cause. There has never been a greater need for the work that we do as trial lawyers.
These days, you hear people always blaming somebody else for what they have done. And what we try to do as trial attorneys is make sure that the responsible person is held accountable, so that those who have been injured can be made whole.
We have lots of cases where it’s a rear-end car accident, our client was just sitting there at the red light minding his or her own business and someone comes in and smashes into their rear end and the person can’t say they’re sorry. They can’t say, “It’s my fault.”
What they do is immediately start blaming someone else. They blame their mechanic because their brakes didn’t work. They blame their coffee because their coffee spilled on their lap. They blame the sun because the sun was in their eyes.
In fact, the person driving the car is who is responsible. In this time where we have so many people just refusing to accept responsibility for the most obvious things, that’s something we can help with. Something we can accomplish is to say “You know what? You can’t walk away from this. You are in fact responsible.”
If you were injured by someone who you would like to hold accountable for their actions, I’d be happy to sit down and discuss your options with you and what to expect. Please contact me to learn more about how to get started.