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As tragic as accidents like this are, I don't see the point in the family pursuing the company for damages. It isn't like the driver will pay for it out of his own pocket, the company probably has public liability insurance so they will just make a claim.
If the company decides to appeal endlessly the family will run out of money before they see 1 cent.
Even if the family win (eventually), it is a reflection on how litigious society has become. Imagine if every relative sued for wrongful death in car accidents, the insurance companies would just inflate their prices on ALL policies to cover the claims (they obviously do this already).
Even if you don't drive, house insurance etc. all goes up.
If the cyclist was married with/without children then a suit would help out his dependants, but his remaining family were not dependant (financially) on him.
At the end of the day, the driver still hasn't been punished effectively.
Last edited by Dutchy; 09-08-02 at 11:14 PM.