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Are Americans obsessed with lawsuits?

Posted Jun 23, 2014 by Michael Essany
From a squabble between neighbors in Smalltown, USA, to the nation's largest tech companies battling over intellectual property, Americans -- and American companies -- are filing more lawsuits today than at any other time in history.
Guards stand outside the US Supreme Court on June 9  2014 in Washington  DC
Guards stand outside the US Supreme Court on June 9, 2014 in Washington, DC
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In fact, going to court has become an almost trendy phenomenon, with Americans becoming more comfortable than ever with the thought of suing someone over the most seemingly inconsequential of issues.
But why?
"The American legal system is accessible, predictable, and not corrupt," writes attorney Gil Silberman on Quara. "Second, Americans overwhelmingly believe that people should obey the rules, and accordingly the rules are fairly reasonable. So if somebody does not obey the rules, they are more likely to try to work it out within the legal system instead of using force, violence, pressure, etc. This is a cultural issue."
Notwithstanding the growing acceptance of litigation in the U.S., there are certainly situations that are more logically conducive than others to filing a lawsuit, particularly in matters related to personal injury.
Recently, Adams Davis, P.C. -- one of Utah's top legal firms for accident trial attorneys based in Salt Lake City -- published an insightful infographic that attempts to answer the age-old question: "To sue, or not to sue?" If you're not sure if you should get a personal injury attorney, the new logic-soaked visual may shed some light.
Should you sue? New infographic sheds some light.
Should you sue? New infographic sheds some light.