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Oct 22nd 2019, 12:44 PM   #136
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  Apr 2016
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Bye Felicia... here's to hoping that you and Bubba have a long and healthy relationship.
Oct 22nd 2019, 06:49 PM   #137
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Bye Felicia... here's to hoping that you and Bubba have a long and healthy relationship.
not that there's anything wrong with that.......
Oct 23rd 2019, 07:42 AM   #138
 
  Jan 2016
  Lynnwood WA

  2007 Yamaha FZ6, 2008 Aprilia Tuono & 2009 Yamaha WR250R
Wonder if they're gonna go after the company that hired him.
Oct 23rd 2019, 09:01 AM   #139
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Wonder if they're gonna go after the company that hired him.
Who do you mean by "they"?

I don't know that we've seen anything criminal on the part of his employer, but they certainly are going to find out what happens when the limits of their liability insurance is reached, when they get sued through the civil court system.

Edited by MV Man on Oct 23rd 2019 at 09:07 AM
Oct 23rd 2019, 02:54 PM   #140
 
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Oct 23rd 2019, 07:01 PM   #141
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I don't know that we've seen anything criminal on the part of his employer, but they certainly are going to find out what happens when the limits of their liability insurance is reached, when they get sued through the civil court system.
This is in a state where I do not live so I suppose there could be a variety of outcomes that I could not predict. That said, I can pretty much say what would happen in Oregon.

Businesses here carry some amount of insurance protection. There is a minimum amount required if I recall correctly but no maximum limit. If the company in question had a previous record of accidents at which they were at fault, likely their current insurance rate would be higher than normal regardless. Also, if their vehicles had some history of code violations, that would also increase their insurance rate.

If there was an accident with property damage, injury and or death involved the insurance company would be liable if fault was with the policy holder. That doesn't mean that they would pay the full amount. Lawyers would try to find some way to limit their liability because that's what their job is. All options, blame shifting, minimizing fault, mediation, whatever.

Even if there was total responsibility assigned and the insurer paid the full amount, it might not cover the costs to the affected party. This case would be an example of that. But, back to Oregon, the responsible party could rely on their insurance, declare bankruptcy, sell their assets and say adios. If there were to be some fines beyond those awarded to the defendant, those extra actions may cover that.

If it were to be a small town trucking company, they could fire the driver and shrug their shoulders. "Hey, how did I know he was an idiot. I paid everything I was obligated to and now I have sold my company and its assets. I'm done."

Lawyers get paid, on both sides. And they should. Chances are the outcome for the plaintiff is not as rosy. In the New Hampshire case, money could never cover the loss.

See posts 18 and 23. I am not a lawyer.
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