For many years the insurance industry and their allies have been offering propaganda claiming that the American legal system is overloaded with frivolous lawsuits. This propaganda is almost always based on misleading information, false urban myths, or the rare case filed by a disturbed individual. The famous “McDonald’s Hot Coffee” case is a good example of the insurance industry’s manipulation of carefully-selected misleading facts in order to create the illusion of an out-of-control legal system.
Nonetheless, while we recognize that this is nothing more than the propaganda, it still reminds us that attorneys to have moral and financial incentives to act as a gatekeeper discouraging such lawsuits. Sometimes, such potential litigants need a lawyer simply to inform them that their case is without merit.
The Law Offices of Howard A. Kapp is dedicated to helping those who have legitimate and significant claims. Mr. Kapp is committed to providing a free initial consultation to determine whether the case has legitimate merit and involves damages which will justify the prospective client’s emotional and other involvement in potentially a couple of years of litigation.
All lawsuits involve some stress, expense and risk for all concerned. Moreover, taxpayer funding for our civil justice system (the courts) has been slashed repeatedly over the past years, leaving our courts crowded, slow and overwhelmed. While legitimate cases should be pursued vigorously and ethically, pursuing frivolous lawsuits simply does not serve anybody’s interest.
Mr. Kapp believes that nobody’s interest is served by a victim’s pursuing a meritless case. How is a client’s interest served by pursuing a dubious lawsuit that is going nowhere? And, unlike many lawyers, Mr. Kapp has decades of intense experience in trialsand appeals experience and legal background to make a responsible initial recommendation about this all-important decision. Mr. Kapp, in other words, knows when to say “no”. He also knows when to say “yes”.
A legitimate, experienced and knowledgeable attorney, such as Mr. Kapp, is not only able to distinguish between legitimate and frivolous claims but is committed to do so.
Because of his careful screening process and his long history of success, Mr. Kapp is known as an attorney to be taken seriously.