posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 01:42 PM
mods: not sure which forum to put this in so I put it in a relatively active one. Move post if appropriate...
I was in a rear-end accident a year ago on the 22 Freeway (Garden Grove, CA). I was stopped on the freeway with a stopped car in front of and behind
me. After this sudden stop I automatically looked in my rear view mirror and saw a Jeep (a rental) hauling ass, coming up behind the lady stopped
behind me. He hit her without even hitting his brakes first, at probably 55+ miles per hour. Her car was accordioned and she was really messed up,
taken away in an ambulance. She hit me really hard, causing about $4000 damage to my car and really screwing up my neck and back (prior to this I
thought people claiming whiplash were full of BS, and just looking for money, I've since changed that view)...
Anyways, my lawyer went through the motions to get my medical bills, lost wages, his fees, etc paid from the insurance company for the rental car
agency. Their response was a really lame low-ball figure that wouldn't even cover the medical bills. So the lawyer went to sue the driver and his
insurance. I just found out yesterday that the driver was working for HOMELAND SECURITY at the time. Which means as a government employee I cannot sue
him personally. My lawyer has to contact the US Attorney and has to sue the actual US GOVERNMENT in FEDERAL COURT...
So unbelievable that at first all I could do was laugh. This case now will probably drag out for a long time as the lawyer said the US Attorney will
fight any and all cases vigorously. So he has referred me to an attorney that can handle this type of case. The case it self is pretty straight
forward with the driver admitting fault and plenty of witnesses...
But the fact I have to sue the US is a little frightening, and the fact that their employees can cruise through life/work without any consequences to
their actions is deplorable. I can imagine them looking through my criminal record, really old... (just drug and alcohol related, no thefts or
violence, etc) or going through my taxes and personal stuff...
So My Question???
I wonder what would happen if I took this to the media as an example of run-away, unaccountable government in action....or would this open a huge can
of worms that could ruin what little bit of a life I have?....