SC Poll Reveals Tort Reform Legislation Is A Joke

Posted by Christopher Shumate | Dec 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bobby Harrell is the presiding Speaker of South Carolina House of Representatives. He is another Republican legislator in the Carolinas who supported legislation to alter laws that protect people in North Carolina and South Carolina who are injured.

The S.C. House of Representatives recently passed a bill under the guise of reducing frivolous lawsuits and making the justice system fairer. In reality, very similar to bills proposed in N.C., the bill has eliminated many rights of injured parties.

Interestingly, Representative Harrell's website has a poll where the public is encouraged to voice its opinion regarding the legislation that was passed. I encourage you to view the results. As of the writing of this blog post, 75% of voters indicated they were opposed to the bill.

I encourage anyone who is concerned about the legislation (bills) being introduced by both N.C. and S.C. legislators to immediately contact their local representatives and voice your concerns. These laws will affect your life.

If you have been injured, whether in an auto accident or a workplace accident, it is important that you immediately consult a Charlotte personal injury lawyer. It will become increasingly difficult in the coming months to protect your rights following an injury. Thus, effective legal representation will become increasingly important.

About the Author

Christopher Shumate

Mr. Chris Shumate is a native of Gastonia, North Carolina, and worked various jobs while pursuing his undergraduate and Juris Doctor education, including several heavy manual labor and skilled trade positions. In his practice, Mr. Shumate often encounters circumstances where these prior experiences are helpful in representing you. Upon graduating law school from the University of South Carolina, Mr. Shumate joined one of the Carolinas' larger defense firms, where he represented a diverse set of employers and insurance companies in civil cases and workers' compensation claims across the Carolinas. Chris utilized this experience to obtain a working knowledge of the insurance industry, and build personal contacts used today in representing you. Mr. Shumate ultimately decided he wanted to focus his law practice on assisting those who have been injured, and doing so with the focus on a personal relationship that is uncommon in the bigger firms. Mr. Shumate's also has a passion for assisting those facing the challenges of the criminal legal system. By representing individuals in a variety of criminal and traffic matters, Mr. Shumate works to achieve the best possible result for each client regardless of the charges levied by the prosecution. Chris has tirelessly pursued his mission of helping people from all walks of life throughout the Carolinas with a variety of legal matters. If you are interested in learning more about Chris Shumate and The Shumate Law Offices, please contact us at 704.371.5059. We look forward to assisting you to achieve a positive result in your legal concern. Education J.D., University of South Carolina B.S., University of South Carolina Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice N.C. State BarS.C. State BarU.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina Professional & Bar Association Memberships N.C. Bar Association S.C. Bar Association Mecklenburg County Bar N.C. Academy Of Trial Lawyers American Association For Justice


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