Do people sometimes bring frivolous or meritless claims for personal injury or other damages? Yes, of course, they do. The incidence of such claims, however, is relatively rare, notwithstanding media suggestions to the contrary (which not infrequently misreport the facts of individual claims as well). Attorneys are generally not interested in bringing such claims since they will not be paid if they lose. An attorney and/or his client may also be liable for sanctions or costs in bringing frivolous claims. Juries of ordinary people or judges ultimately decide if a claim is frivolous or without merit.