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An Abrupt Farewell to You All
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#91
9 Frags +

Kyle I wish your family the best through this, I was in a similar accident 5 years ago and am still dealing with crap from the insurance companies not dropping it. I can only assume that I will not see you at school this upcoming year so take care of what you need to do. If theres anything I can help with feel free to let me know and I will do my best but keep your spirits up and be thankful that your sister is still with you guys.

Take care,
Zach

Kyle I wish your family the best through this, I was in a similar accident 5 years ago and am still dealing with crap from the insurance companies not dropping it. I can only assume that I will not see you at school this upcoming year so take care of what you need to do. If theres anything I can help with feel free to let me know and I will do my best but keep your spirits up and be thankful that your sister is still with you guys.

Take care,
Zach
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#92
15 Frags +
mark7993
in short:
red is sarah
blue is other woman
yellow is how sarah thought the other woman was going to go
http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/8670/he.png

Again, this is just my guess as to how it happened, based on what I know. While it's true this is a very simple explanation, and an explanation that puts next to no fault on sarah, this is the only explanation I can think of that makes any sense, given evidence.

It's very likely that you are exactly right. It is unfortunate that this happened, but this is why it's important to ignore what it looks or seems like another driver is going to do. I see people pulling out in front of oncoming traffic constantly because they see the oncoming vehicle's turn signal and make an assumption that the oncoming vehicle will turn at a certain point. Usually, they're right and all is well, but even in a state that doesn't have the "no fault" crap, the driver pulling out in front of oncoming traffic is considered the cause of the accident when the opposing driver T-bones them in a situation like this.

If you're an experienced driver and you've never been in a situation like that, or if you're not a legal driver yet, I urge you to ignore what you think another driver is going to do and wait for them to actually do it before you commit your vehicle and your life.

Kyle,
Good luck. I hope she recovers and everything works out well for you and your family.

[quote=mark7993]

in short:
red is sarah
blue is other woman
yellow is how sarah thought the other woman was going to go
http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/8670/he.png

Again, this is just my guess as to how it happened, based on what I know. While it's true this is a very simple explanation, and an explanation that puts next to no fault on sarah, this is the only explanation I can think of that makes any sense, given evidence.[/quote]

It's very likely that you are exactly right. It is unfortunate that this happened, but this is why it's important to ignore what it looks or seems like another driver is going to do. I see people pulling out in front of oncoming traffic constantly because they see the oncoming vehicle's turn signal and make an assumption that the oncoming vehicle will turn at a certain point. Usually, they're right and all is well, but even in a state that doesn't have the "no fault" crap, the driver pulling out in front of oncoming traffic is considered the cause of the accident when the opposing driver T-bones them in a situation like this.

If you're an experienced driver and you've never been in a situation like that, or if you're not a legal driver yet, I urge you to ignore what you think another driver is going to do and wait for them to actually do it before you commit your vehicle and your life.

Kyle,
Good luck. I hope she recovers and everything works out well for you and your family.
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#93
2 Frags +

Coming from a state, or at least an area, where turn signals especially, and stop signs, are generally disregarded I see stuff like this happen at least 2-3 times a year.

In general, litigation is probably on the table, especially in the case that Mark is correct and witnesses can corroborate that Sarah didn't do anything wrong. All you have to do in civil court, generally, is show with a reasonable amount of evidence that somebody wronged and/or damaged you. Then the cash reward is related to the degree to which you were wronged, generally. The police report may be enough - I assume ghosts family or insurance will be in possession of this document already, that alone may be enough so long as the reporting officer(s) seem convinced that the other driver was negligent or somehow responsible (even in a no-fault state with no-fault insurance I'd presume).

Being sent to the ICU is probably good enough to show that you were wronged, so long as there are witnesses that say you did nothing wrong, or the police report doesn't contain language like "ran a stop sign" who will file an affidavit or show up in court - generally. The police report should also contain the names and contact information for witness which could be helpful in the event that the police report is too vague to provide reasonable evidence of fault on the part of the other driver.

Coming from a state, or at least an area, where turn signals especially, and stop signs, are generally disregarded I see stuff like this happen at least 2-3 times a year.

In general, litigation is probably on the table, especially in the case that Mark is correct and witnesses can corroborate that Sarah didn't do anything wrong. All you have to do in civil court, generally, is show with a reasonable amount of evidence that somebody wronged and/or damaged you. Then the cash reward is related to the degree to which you were wronged, generally. The police report may be enough - I assume ghosts family or insurance will be in possession of this document already, that alone may be enough so long as the reporting officer(s) seem convinced that the other driver was negligent or somehow responsible (even in a no-fault state with no-fault insurance I'd presume).

Being sent to the ICU is probably good enough to show that you were wronged, so long as there are witnesses that say you did nothing wrong, or the police report doesn't contain language like "ran a stop sign" who will file an affidavit or show up in court - generally. The police report should also contain the names and contact information for witness which could be helpful in the event that the police report is too vague to provide reasonable evidence of fault on the part of the other driver.
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#94
1 Frags +
MarxistComing from a state, or at least an area, where turn signals especially, and stop signs, are generally disregarded I see stuff like this happen at least 2-3 times a year.

Indiana, right? I live in a small town in Southwest Indiana and this happens a lot. People think of stop signs as more of a suggestion, and especially in my rural area, it makes for a lot of unfortunate situations.

[quote=Marxist]Coming from a state, or at least an area, where turn signals especially, and stop signs, are generally disregarded I see stuff like this happen at least 2-3 times a year. [/quote]
Indiana, right? I live in a small town in Southwest Indiana and this happens a lot. People think of stop signs as more of a suggestion, and especially in my rural area, it makes for a lot of unfortunate situations.
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#95
11 Frags +

No fault insurance is truly cancer and is genuinely one of the shittiest policies out there. I live in a no fault province myself, and thanks to that, I got conned out of a lot of money.

So I was on my way to school at like 8 AM when I accidentally bumped into a car in front of me in the traffic pileup—I barely nudged the damn thing. Like sure, that was my mistake, but yeah. The car stops and does nothing for a full goddamn minute, but suddenly this middle aged woman gets out of the car and starts howling like she's having an episode of PTSD. I don't know what the fuck is going on at this point, so I get out and try to help. The red flags started coming once she called 911 and demanded the police to come too—doing that kind of sealed my fate. The next little bit was the police, ambulance, fire department, the whole bit, coming here and shaking their heads at what was probably not the first time they've been called out for stupid bullshit like this. She tried identifying a very slight bump on the back of her car; which could have come from anywhere, really, and I would have been perfectly willing to settle/pay for it without getting the fucking police involved for the tiniest of dents regardless.

I met her in a restaurant a couple of weeks later and she was bullshitting about how her physiotherapy sessions were going, perhaps one of the biggest loads of bullshit I have ever heard in my entire life given how lightly I bumped against her. When I left the restaurant, I came back to finding a happy face drawn in the frost on my windshield.

So yeah, thanks to no fault, that old witch got a bunch of free money and I lost my driver's ed insurance deductible, and I had no power to do anything about it. I really hope this works out for you ghost, it fucking sucks to live in a state like that. Get some good-ass legal advice. I dunno if you remember me at all, but I've always liked you a lot and had fun playing with you. Good luck man, hope your sister has a speedy recovery.

No fault insurance is truly cancer and is genuinely one of the shittiest policies out there. I live in a no fault province myself, and thanks to that, I got conned out of a lot of money.

So I was on my way to school at like 8 AM when I accidentally bumped into a car in front of me in the traffic pileup—I barely nudged the damn thing. Like sure, [i]that[/i] was my mistake, but yeah. The car stops and does nothing for a full goddamn minute, but suddenly this middle aged woman gets out of the car and starts howling like she's having an episode of PTSD. I don't know what the fuck is going on at this point, so I get out and try to help. The red flags started coming once she called 911 and demanded the police to come too—doing that kind of sealed my fate. The next little bit was the police, ambulance, fire department, the whole bit, coming here and shaking their heads at what was probably not the first time they've been called out for stupid bullshit like this. She tried identifying a very slight bump on the back of her car; which could have come from anywhere, really, and I would have been perfectly willing to settle/pay for it without getting the fucking police involved for the tiniest of dents regardless.

I met her in a restaurant a couple of weeks later and she was bullshitting about how her [i]physiotherapy sessions were going,[/i] perhaps one of the biggest loads of bullshit I have ever heard in my entire life given how lightly I bumped against her. When I left the restaurant, I came back to finding a happy face drawn in the frost on my windshield.

So yeah, thanks to no fault, that old witch got a bunch of free money and I lost my driver's ed insurance deductible, and I had no power to do anything about it. I really hope this works out for you ghost, it fucking sucks to live in a state like that. Get some good-ass legal advice. I dunno if you remember me at all, but I've always liked you a lot and had fun playing with you. Good luck man, hope your sister has a speedy recovery.
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#96
8 Frags +

I have to admit, I don't really know you. But I've had the same happen with me. However, it was my mother, not my sister. Still, I want you to know you aren't alone and the steam community as a whole will be here for you and your family. Be strong mate.

I have to admit, I don't really know you. But I've had the same happen with me. However, it was my mother, not my sister. Still, I want you to know you aren't alone and the steam community as a whole will be here for you and your family. Be strong mate.
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