Lawsuit filed against driver who struck young boys
Original post made on Nov 27, 2013
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on Nov 27, 2013 at 12:04 pm
How awful for everyone. I hope the insurance company for the driver is reasonable and doesn't just put them all through trauma again, but it's not hopeful if the family had to file a suit. (In California, you can't sue the other person's insurance company if they don't pay the policy, you have to sue the other person, who then has to sue their own insurer for bad faith if they end up liable for something they shouldn't have. It's a terrible system with justice delayed and denied no matter what happens.)
All the best to the family of the boys in their recovery. All the best for the elderly man and his family, who have to live with what this man has done to these children.
Seniors, don't wait until this happens to you. Realize you are not immortal and you are likely to be a risk long before you realize it. Mileage adjusted data from the DMV show seniors are as risky as teen drivers, and it gets way worse after age 80. I'm not suggesting seniors don't drive, I'm suggesting they be more purposeful about maintaining their training, skills, and be open to evaluations that may show they are less capable than they think they are. Mental declines are like alcohol - the limitations are usually less obvious to the person experiencing them.
on Nov 27, 2013 at 2:15 pm
on Nov 27, 2013 at 6:13 pm
Who can blame the father for the lawsuit? He now has very large medical bills to pay off, and probably psychiatric bills as well. A ninety-year-old who cannot tell the difference between the brake and the accelerator should not be driving.