Hunt & Associates P.C.

Oct 3, 2018

What to Do After You are Involved in an Accident

Car crashYou are driving home from work after a busy day speeding down the road when, all of a sudden, another car pops out of nowhere right in front of you so you slam on the brakes, but it’s too late and your vehicles smash together. Now what?

STEP 1

Stop the car. You don’t want to make an accident worse by leaving the scene. Aside from it being morally and ethically wrong, leaving the scene … Read more

Aug 29, 2018

Sovereign Immunity – A License for Abuse?

At what point is it no longer appropriate for government officials to hide behind sovereign immunity in order to get away with committing crimes?  Check out a recent abuse of power story involving Alabama sheriffs pocketing funds earmarked to feed inmates leaving inmates underfed and/or fed unfit food.

What is sovereign immunity?

“Sovereign immunity is a legal doctrine that protects a sovereign body (ie, the federal or state government and their respective agencies) from being … Read more

Mar 23, 2018

Who is Really Benefiting from Tort Reform and Damage Caps?

If you take the media reports at face value, all attorneys are corrupt and only looking to make a quick buck by filing as many frivolous personal injury and medical malpractice lawsuits as possible and litigating them through trial to win exorbitant jury awards which causes everyone’s insurance costs to go up.  The solution currently in place for this “problem” is tort reform legislation, but who stands to benefit from the legislation and who will … Read more

Jan 24, 2018

Is Tort Reform Fake News?

Fake newsDID YOU KNOW?

While much of the American public cries out for tort reform, only 0.002% of Americans filed tort lawsuits in 2015 compared to 0.01% in 1993; however, in November 2016, 87% of voters thought that too many lawsuits were filed in America according to this Wall Street Journal article. Fake news, anyone?

© 1/24/2018 Heather M. Carr of Hunt & Associates, P.C.  All rights reserved.… Read more

May 10, 2017

Law, Logic and Experience

SidewalkMore than a century ago, Oliver Wendell Holmes observed, “the life of the law has not been logic; it has been experience.”   I wonder what Justice Holmes would think of the matter these days when cases come down the pike which seem to run counter to both logic and experience.

For a case in point, consider a report from the Oregonian recently describing how a lawsuit against Washington County for the drowning deaths of four … Read more

Nov 3, 2016

To Sue Yourself as Others Sue You

BarristerAn appellate court in Utah recently ruled that a woman appointed personal representative of her deceased husband’s estate could sue herself on behalf of her husband’s sole heir, herself, for negligently causing the motor vehicle accident that caused her husband’s death.  The ABA Journal story is here.

The appellate decision is wholly insensitive to the absurdity of its conclusion.  Of course, the purpose of such litigation where the only interested participants are me, myself … Read more