Today I want to discuss something that I have been hearing about more and more everyday. Lawsuits, they are a growing practice in today’s society. It seems like everyone is out to get one another in order to get money. Money brings people to do crazy things. I have known three people, friends and family, who have and/or are dealing with lawsuits for reasons that are completely blown out of proportion. In an article in the Insurance Journal, Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform said, "California needs more jobs, not more lawsuits. With one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, California's legal climate is discouraging new businesses and new jobs at a time when the state needs them most." It seems like people are willing to go through the courts and sue instead of work to make their own money. Really makes you think about people’s values, huh? The point of this article is just to bring to everyone’s attention the issue of lawsuits.
This brings us back to the last blog about home and renters insurance. These types of insurance protect the homeowners from lawsuits that could potentially occur during a visit. For example, if someone trips a cord in your home, hits their head, and is rushed to the hospital, your insurance will make sure to cover you and your family as well as protect you from any sort of lawsuit. This type of insurance is really here to help you. Take some time and read over the article “Survey Ranks California's Lawsuit Climate Among Worst in the Nation” at http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2010/03/22/108365.htm. I found this article very interesting and something that every Californian should know. People are making suing others an occupation. So make sure to be cautious, because as upsetting as it may be, this could happen to anyone. It has happened to my friends and family. Make sure to cover your bases and get in touch with one of the talented agents at John E. Peakes Insurance and learn how you can get home/renters insurance as well as other types of insurance that can protect you in other ways. You can also visit www.peakesinsurance.com to learn more about what we have to offer you.