I don't like lawsuits. Unfortunately, I will be a major player in one, possibly two, coming up. Ick.
I mean, I'm poor. I've been screwed over a lot. Where the hell is my
money? But really. If something bad happens to you, is it going to better your life that much if you magically get a stack of bills? Will an organization really
learn responsibility and change if you slam them for tens of thousands of dollars? Will your emotional distress magically go away if you get money, after grueling and stressful months of court? Will your dead loved one be righted by a monetary loss or gain on anyone's
Now, I know that the peak of well-publicized, ridiculous lawsuits has come and gone, what with
) and people tripping in parking lots and all. But still. I wonder.
I think that in civil court, there should be Mighty Ducks
-like consequences. More community service, direct action
within the party at fault... I don't know. Put the victim on salary and have them supervise for a month! Donate money to a parallel organization! Put into effect a project that solves the problem
. Just something besides lots of zeroes at the ends of things. I'm so tired of that stuff. Maybe I live under a rock and there's such "justice" in other cases, but in the news I'm seeing, it's all zeroes upon zeroes.
Or are there really benefits to lawsuits that I am not understanding? Monetary compensation = ?
What are your experiences?