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I recently spoke with experienced personal injury lawyer Claude Wyle of Choulos, Choulos & Wyle in San Francisco, CA.  (Video excerpts below).  Attorney Wyle explained a few little known but important aspects of lawsuits.

Most people cringe when they hear the term “lawsuit”.  However, lawsuits are not only a vital tool in the pursuit of justice for individual plaintiffs, lawsuits are also important for the safety of our communities.

First, courtrooms have gallery seating so that the press and members of the community can view hearings and trials.  This exposure sheds light on potential wrongdoing by governments and corporate entities.

In addition to social accountability, jurors (the people) get to help decide what types of corporate behavior they will and will not permit in their communities.  Using the economic penalties of awards for plaintiffs, juries are able to improve safety in their communities by setting standards of performance.

Being a plaintiff is not fun.  No one ever wakes up and says, “I want to sue someone.”  Nevertheless, sometimes it takes a lawsuit to get justice for both individuals and communities.  As Mr. Wyle explains, the protection of law is vital for the safety of our citizens.  It is about accountability.  Government entities and large companies can be morally blind.  Often, economic incentives are the only actions to which large corporations will respond.


Learn more in the video excerpts below:

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To contact Mr. Wyle, call 1-877-702-7800 or visit his firm’s website at

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