Not to deprive you of the joys of righteous indignation, but let me tell you what's really happening in the Dr. Cyclist v child skater case.
The Dr.'s insurer paid sustantial medical bills on his behalf and now, armed with a right of subrogation under the policy, is attempting to get some of its money back from the child's parents' homeowners insurer. It is one insurance company suing another. The Dr. had no choice in the matter.
The above entry was written by a good friend, who took the time to research the case's background. So who is more at fault here, the insurance company attempting to recover costs or the newspaper who chose to spin the story?
Come on... It's a great story until you find out it's the Doc's insurance company trying to get money back. The other way the Dr was the villen. I mean let's face it the insurance company is always the villian. Jeff
The Doctor may of been the Villan but he was trying to cover his own ass because everyone seems to be bringing litigation for one reason or another now days ... The Doctor obviously didn't need the money but he wasn't going to give up the money he has without a fight either ... His Insurance Company has a vested interest in this and will cut some sort of deal with him out of the picture to recover or not ... Its sad but true sue me before I sue you, is the name of the game today ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
years ago I had a neighbor kid set fire to a garage I owned. The kid brought his own gasoline, had lit another fire in the area previously, and obviously had a problem. He and and my tenant's boy pured some on the ground and were jumping through the flames. In the act of jumping the kid got some on his jeans and was burned in the leg.
Blue cross paid his hosjpital bills through his father's health insurance.
A Lawyer who reads claims for Blue Cross smelled blood, and took off like a dog chasing a gut wagon. He got himself appointed Guardian ad Litem for the kid, and spratyed suits in every direction. My insurance co gave him 2 thousand to go away.
He ultimately got a big award from the kid's dad's homeowners for "not properly supervising" the kid which allegedly led to his injuries.
I wouldn't blame any of the insurance entities for this one.
Also my negative impression of lawyers was triply reinforced.