The next time James Copland ("Trial Lawyers Still Love Specter," Feb. 15 Perspectives) clicks his seat belt or straps his granddaughter into her car seat, he should thank a trial lawyer.
If he feels confident that he can take his medication or eat a forkful of "fresh salmon" without being rushed to the hospital, he should thank a trial lawyer.
Every time he uses his power mower to mow his lawn without suffering a leg or eye injury from flying debris or cuts a piece of wood with his power saw without losing a finger, he should thank a trial lawyer.
Mr. Copland simply does not understand that there are companies incapable of producing safe products without a little financial motivation from the judicial system.
The amount of money trial lawyers contribute to political campaigns pales in comparison to the amount that the members of the chamber of commerce contribute to avoid accountability for manufacturing unsafe products.
STANLEY M. STEIN
The writer is a lawyer.