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Sharlene Simon told police she was driving 90 km/h in an 80 km/h zone and didn’t see the boys.
In a statement of claim filed with the court last April, Simon is claiming $1.35 million in damages due to her psychological suffering, including depression, anxiety, irritability and post-traumatic stress.
She blames the boys for negligence.
“They did not apply their brakes properly,” the claim states. “They were incompetent bicyclists.”
None of the allegations in the suit have been proven in court.
Simon’s lawyer, Michael Ellis, said the money is necessary to help her with the damages she suffered, including the loss of income and therapy for her emotional trauma.
“This is not a counter suit – it has nothing to do with the insurance,” said Cameron.
Simon’s lawyer, Michael Ellis, admits Simon was not physically injured in the crash. The $1.35 million she is claiming includes her costs for loss of work and medical costs for therapy for her emotional trauma. “She would have lost everything,” Ellis said. “She would have been destitute … homeless.”
But Cameron said the Simons each had one million-dollar insurance coverage which would have been more than enough to cover any claims for the Majewskis or the other boy who was seriously hurt. Plus her insurance company would have additional coverage if she needed emotional counselling.
I would like to know why she wasn’t charged and why she and her husband were allowed to leave the scene.”
I'm ready for the weekend already, LOL!
Thinking about going out bike riding with the family, going to make sure all our safety gear is in good shape first though.
If only all bikers could realize that safety comes first.
originally posted by: IkNOwSTuff
Only in America would someone think to do this and then actually have a legal leg to stand on.
This is one of those situations where I hope Karma is quick and ironic, what an absolute F***ing disgrace of a person and also legal system where this is actually being entertained.
My first thought is I hope her passion is drawing cartoons of historical figures and she decides to open an art gallery of cartoons of said figures.