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To: DuncanWaring
Doesn't Mr. Erzinger's auto insurance provide means to pay restitution?

Do you really think they are going to settle for the policy limit? He probably has a one or two million dollar liability policy. That's a lot of money, but not if the person injured is relatively young and won't be able to return to work. You might cover hospital bills, but not lost wages for a doctor.

Also, throw him in prison for felony hit-and-run/attempted murder, and file a civil personal-injury lawsuit aginst him for twice his net worth.

I understand the hit and run, but attempted murder?

Even if he won a huge settlement in court, it would be reduced by the plaintiff's ability to pay.

He's not going to need his money while he's rotting in prison, anyway.>/i>

He's not going to go to prison for the rest of his life for felony hit and run, and he probably has his own wife and kids, and the courts aren't going to drive them into poverty regardless of how criminally negligent Erzinger was in this one action.

13 posted on 11/11/2010 12:22:35 PM PST by untrained skeptic
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To: untrained skeptic
From the article:
Erzinger allegedly veered onto the side of the road and hit Milo from behind.
Sounds like Attempted Murder to me. Or at the very least Assault With A Deadly Weapon.

From the description in the article, Dr. Milo is maimed-for-life.

In my mind Attempted Murder should be a capital crime. If Erzinger is only impoverished he would getting off lightly.

17 posted on 11/11/2010 3:35:51 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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