Ralph Nader’s American Museum of Tort Law

by | Jul 13, 2015 | Uncategorized

4469868_s-300x194 (1).jpgPhoto Credit: 123RF Stock Photo[/caption] Museums are popular attractions, with niche museums dedicated to all aspects of American life. There are museums for everything from mustard and baseball, to U.S. history and astronomy. And soon there will be a museum dedicated to tort law. “Tort” is the legal term used to refer to a wide range of civil wrongs that allow an injured party to pursue legal action against the wrongdoer. Tort laws vary from state to state, but they generally fall into one of the following three categories: (1) negligence; (2) intentional torts; and (3) strict liability torts. Ralph Nader, a former U.S. presidential hopeful, plans to open the American Museum of Tort Law in Connecticut, which will be dedicated to “greater citizen understanding of the civil justice system and the crucial role this muscle of justice plays in protecting the health, safety and personal freedoms of all Americans.” According to a press release, the Museum’s “many engrossing exhibits will tell stories that illuminate the underlying principles of the law in accurate language readily understood. It will celebrate both the 7th Amendment to our constitution, which protects the right to trial by jury, along with the many substantive protections arising out of two centuries of judicial decisions throughout our country.” Last month Nader announced that the Museum will be led by Richard L. Newman as Executive Director for the Museum. Mr. Newman said that “The American Museum of Tort Law represents an historic opportunity for citizens of all walks of life to learn about tort law–the law of wrongful injury. I will work to build a museum that will serve as a broad forum to increase our understanding of the civil justice system and the various ways the law has served and can serve to protect our safety, our rights and our freedoms in a democratic society.” Mr. Nader, a long time consumer advocate, has said that the law must be stable, but “must also stand strong against the sustained assault on its overall access to justice for the powerless, the wronged and the harmed. The Museum will serve to organize factual information, display and promote knowledge of tort law and its constitutional foundations, its landmark judicial decisions and its consequential societal functions.” The Chicago personal injury lawyers at Steinberg, Goodman & Kalish focus on tort law and representing accident and injury victims, including those who were injured as a result of negligence. We can help you find the appropriate medical attention, conduct a factual investigation of the accident, file the necessary legal documents, and advocate on your behalf to get you a full and fair personal injury damage award. Contact our office at (312) 445-9084 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Chicago personal injury lawyers.   Steinberg Goodman & Kalish  (www.sgklawyers.com) is dedicated to protecting victims and their families.  We handle medical malpractice, product liability, personal injury, wrongful death, auto accidents, professional negligence, birth trauma, and railroad law matters. Contact us at (888) 325-7299 or (312) 445-9084.

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