What effect could President Trump Supreme Court Justice appointment have on personal injury cases in Florida?


As President Donald Trump heads into his second official week in office he is already having a significant impact on a broad spectrum of areas both inside and outside of America. His executive orders have put a freeze on civilian federal government hiring, pulled America out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, threatened “Sanctuary Cities” with reduced funding, called for the construction of a physical wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and put a temporary ban on immigration to the U.S. from seven predominantly Muslim countries.


On tap for this week is the first action our new President will take that could have a significant and direct effect on future personal injury cases and awards. This coming Thursday, February 2nd, President Trump will officially nominate a judge to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.


According to most Supreme Court experts, this first appointment may not alter the balance of the court from when Justice Scalia was alive, no matter how conservative the appointee may be. What they do point to, however, is if our new President is able to appoint a second or third justice during his term. At that point, according to John J. Bursch of Bursch Law PLLC, who has argued before the Supreme Court on many occasions, “dramatic change is possible.” http://howardandhoward.com/user_area/uploads/MLW%20-%20Howard-TE%201-12-17.pdf


Due to the age of two current Supreme Court Justices, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (84 years old) and Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy (80 years old), President Trump getting that chance is a distinct possibility. And if that does indeed happen, then Mr. Bursch sees significant changes that could come in a whole variety of court precedents, including class-action litigation.


And according to University of Detroit Mercy Law School Professor Lawrence A. Dubin, ““In an effort to cut costs, further limits might be imposed on personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice claims.”

To read the entire article that we used to help write this blog from Michigan Lawyers Weekly, go to: http://howardandhoward.com/user_area/uploads/MLW%20-%20Howard-TE%201-12-17.pdf


That would mean a significant negative effect on you if you are trying to receive fair compensation when you have been injured or killed in a severe accident or due to medical or someone else’s willful negligence. Continue to follow our blog to stay up-to-date on tort law reform that may effect you or a loved one in a personal injury case.


At Slinkman, Slinkman, & Wynne, P.A. we realize that a change of several Supreme Court justices during President Trump’s term in office could have a negative effect on the rights of injured people. We help our clients obtain payment to cover hospital and other medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more, if the situation warrants it. If you want to learn more about how we can help you in a situation where you or someone you love has been in an accident or the victim of malpractice, then go to this page on our website: http://sswlawfl.com/areas-of-practice/accidents-serious-injury/.


We specialize in Wrongful Death and Serious Injury, Automobile Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Boating Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Defective Products, and many other types of legal situations where injury or death has occurred. Whether you are in Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Stuart, West Palm Beach or any other city in the state of Florida, you need to find and hire a law firm that has the level of knowledge and experience that will get you the financial results you deserve, while also working with you throughout your case until some type of resolution has been reached.


With over four decades of experience, that firm is Slinkman, Slinkman, & Wynne. Contact us directly at (561) 686-3400, or via email at info@sswlawfl.com.


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