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Compensation

When a business or person breaks the rules and hurts someone, they are responsible for the harm. You break it, you buy it. But, how much does your injury cost? How much does it take to make up for the harm caused?

Compensation in personal injury cases is meant to make the injured person whole again. The compensation should make up for the damage that was done. It’s like when your kid hits a baseball through the neighbor’s window. We teach our kids that not only do they have to own up to their mistake and apologize, they have to pay for the window to be replaced. We understand that it will not be replaced with a cheap knock-off window or half a window - they have to replace the window with the exact quality as the one they broke.

This same idea goes for compensation. A person or business that breaks the rules and hurts someone must make that person whole again. Anything less than full compensation sends the message to the wrongdoer that they can get away with causing harm. Not only is that against the law, it is against American values and norms. Any person or business who refuses to make a person whole when they wrongfully hurt them, or anyone who prevents someone from getting the full measure of compensation, makes each of us less safe.

You break it, you buy it.

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