No, because the plaintiff will generally have no assets and his lawyer will be on commission.
Have the plaintiff's LAWYER be required to pay the legal fees, with his license getting suspended if he doesn't pay within 30 days.
I have no problem with that. The way it is now, the plaintiff’s lawyers have nothing to lose by suing anybody. If they can fool an uninformed and unqualified jury, they hit the jackpot. My company had a permanent legal staff just to defend suits which involved highly technical issues. Neither the judge or the jury was qualified to rule correctly.
Just one example...the users disconnected safety devices, then got hurt losing fingers or even a hand. The jury ignored the cause of accident, and only saw the poor operator as a victim with no hand.
We have 10 times the lawyers/person compared to Japan, and probably much more compared to China.