Q: How do I get repaid for my costs (beyond insurance) caused by the other, at-fault driver's clear/admitted recklessness?
Almost 2 weeks ago, around 3:00 p.m. a careless driver totaled my 16 y/o son's motorcycle. The responding law-enforcement officers documented that the elderly driver had exited a private, gated residential community; then recklessly drove into the lane (county road) where my 16 y/o son was driving his motorcycle (15 mph UNDER the speed limit). An ambulance transported my son to a hospital nearby where his consequent injuries were evaluated, then treated. My son was released into my care. Both parties, all witnesses & law enforcement officers agreed that the driver of the auto was clearly at-fault. Both parties are insured. Nevertheless, through no fault of his own, my son now has no transportation & is unable to work. The potential for him to lose his job is significant. Does the law provide the means for my son to obtain any financial relief from the individual who clearly caused my son's accident & resultant losses?
A: Yes, the law provides for people to collect compensatory damages for injuries and property damage inflicted by another parties negligence/recklessness. For specific advice and direction you should reach out to an attorney that handles automobile/motorcycle accidents.
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