I've had two lawyers ask me so far if I'm doing this to make money. Actually, my wife's not completely convinced that my law practice is intended to be profitable. As she said the other night, "The only thing that amazes me more than what you'll do for money is what you'll do for no money."
Speaking of no money... A personal injury defense lawyer once told me that the McDonald's coffee case was the best thing that ever happened to the insurance industry. More than a decade later, after countless stories of juries returning defense verdicts in cases of admitted liability, I don't think there's much room to debate that proposition.
Actually, there are three different ways in which plaintiffs can get hammered here.