“Driver Who Killed Teen Sues for Damage”

by Walter Olson on January 27, 2008

Spain: “A speeding motorist who killed a teenage cyclist is suing the boy’s parents over damage to his luxury car, the government says.” (AP/WINS, Jan. 25).


1 Supremacy Claus 01.27.08 at 5:53 pm

Now that the parents received $49K for their son’s life from his insurance company, they could certainly afford his $29K car repair, where their son’s body dented it, and car rental costs.

2 Tom T. 01.27.08 at 11:35 pm

Does Spain have a loser-pays rule?

3 Greg Dwyer 01.28.08 at 4:31 pm

It’s simple: if you cause the crash, you pay for the damages. I’m sure no one has the full story, but the fact that the teen died means little.

4 Lisa 01.28.08 at 4:39 pm

C’mon Greg, you have to admit that despite the law, that’s a prime example of heartless douchebaggery.

5 Leafs004 01.28.08 at 5:50 pm

The article states that both parties shared fault. If you are partially to blame, it takes a lot of nerve and a total lack of decency to sue the parents of the deceased.

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