Learning from Seinfeld: The Most Important Part of Rules

In one classic Seinfeld episode, a rental car company did not have a car for Jerry, even though he had made a reservation. Jerry tells the customer service rep, “You know how to take a reservation, you just don’t know how to hold the reservation. And that’s really the most important part of the reservation – the holding.” Watch it here.

Many Butler Kahn clients are injured because companies did not follow safety protocol. Like the rental car company in Seinfeld, these real-life companies know how to (and do) create and document safety rules; BUT, they don’t know or follow their own rules – which, as Seinfeld teaches us, is the most important part.

In one recent Butler Kahn case, a large company allowed one of its drivers to drive a company van for up to a week, even though the van’s gas gauge was broken. The company claimed it did not violate any of its policies in allowing the van on the road. In this clip, you can see Butler Kahn attorney Mike Rafi show that 1) the company’s own safety director did not know the company’s rules and 2) the company did not follow its rules.

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Matt Kahn
Matt Kahn is an Atlanta personal injury lawyer and a partner at the law firm Butler Kahn. Matt has dedicated his career to fighting for individuals and families who had been harmed by the negligence of others. At Butler Kahn, he has had the honor of helping families who have lost children in motor vehicle accidents and people who were critically injured. He helped a family secure a $45 million settlement to provide lifetime care for their son, who was critically injured in a motorcycle accident. Matt is a graduate of Emory University School of Law and has been recognized as a Super Lawyers’ Rising Star and by Best Lawyers as One to Watch. He has received an Avvo 10.0 Top Attorney rating. Connect with me on LinkedIn

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