Family sues DWI driver who hit boy in...

Family sues DWI driver who hit boy in South Farmingdale

There are 66 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 9, 2008, titled Family sues DWI driver who hit boy in South Farmingdale. In it, Newsday reports that:

The family of the South Farmingdale boy who was hit by a car on New Year's Eve has filed a lawsuit against the driver, who has a history of drinking and driving, according to the family's attorney.

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anon

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Jan 9, 2008
That lowlife b**ch should be tied to a bumper and dragged through the streets.
Sue Happy

Southold, NY

#3 Jan 9, 2008
Hopefully the boy will recover. The family should be concerned with his treatment plan not the winning "lottery ticket" they think they won...disgraceful all around.
Killing Time

Hartford, CT

#4 Jan 9, 2008
2 things...

New Years Eve? What time did this happen. If it was the time of night on New Years Eve that people are driving drunk (10pm+) what the heck was this kid doing walking around?

The kid was unconscious for several days and has brain injuries, yet the family had the time to file a lawsuit within a week? Way to have your priorities set.
no way

Norwalk, CT

#6 Jan 9, 2008
I don't know...if anyone deserves to get sued, it is drunk drivers. Her insurance co. should have been aware of her previous trouble. This is one lawsuit I think should go forward.
Stan Marsh

Mineola, NY

#7 Jan 9, 2008
It is her insurance company that will wind up paying, not her. Now...where does the insurance company get the money for this? by raising my f---n premium!!
Harry Balzac

New York, NY

#8 Jan 9, 2008
Sue Happy wrote:
Hopefully the boy will recover. The family should be concerned with his treatment plan not the winning "lottery ticket" they think they won...disgraceful all around.
Wait a minute-- this is no "lottery ticket", and such characterization is unfair. If this young man never recovers his faculties, how the hell is he supposed to support himself? Or have a fulfilling life? I would rather die than suffer serious brain damage. This family will be rendered destitute paying for quality treatment and care. The cap on the driver's no-fault is a paltry $50,000 or $100,000, which is virtually nothing in terms of good professional care. And the pig that did this to him probably has minimal liability insurance, which is also 50k, at best 100k. I doubt she has a million-dollar umbrella policy(lowlife drug addicts and drunks rarely spend the money on such things, not only because they don't have it, but because they really don't give a damn about the harm they inflict on others) so where is the money supposed to come from to care for and treat this kid for the rest of his life?
As for them suing the town, see above. And if the town was negligent, yes, it will cost taxpayers money. So get out and vote and insist that public officials do their damned jobs and maintain the roads and traffic signals.

“Liberals: America's Cancer”

Since: Dec 07

Baldwin, NY

#9 Jan 9, 2008
Hey shouldn't this drunk driver get a free pass like those drug dealers in Hempstead? What gives?

Since: Dec 06

massapequa, long island

#10 Jan 9, 2008
a lawsuit against the drunk driver i understand. that person should be in jail not on the road. 3 arrests? and still driving?
but the idea of suing the town is nothing but a lawyer looking for money for nothing. this lawyer and others like him are part of the reason for our taxes to be so damn high.
just because the drunk driver isn't worth millions let's sue the town. that makes a lot of sense.
mom

Old Bridge, NJ

#11 Jan 9, 2008
the woman driving the car is definitely at fault
but for all those parents of teenagers
DO NOT LET THEM RIDE BICYCLES AT NIGHT

IT IS DARK...and even a driver, that is not drunk could have an accident, as well as a young inexperienced driver
additionally, helmets should be worn (whether at night or during the day)
missouri

Columbia, MO

#13 Jan 9, 2008
Stan Marsh wrote:
It is her insurance company that will wind up paying, not her. Now...where does the insurance company get the money for this? by raising my f---n premium!!
This is what insurance is. It spreads the risk.

If your premium rises too high, you are perfectly free to go to another insurance company.
Tom

Ronkonkoma, NY

#15 Jan 9, 2008
Killing Time wrote:
2 things...
New Years Eve? What time did this happen. If it was the time of night on New Years Eve that people are driving drunk (10pm+) what the heck was this kid doing walking around?
The kid was unconscious for several days and has brain injuries, yet the family had the time to file a lawsuit within a week? Way to have your priorities set.
9:30pm
parasite

Middle Island, NY

#16 Jan 9, 2008
Suing the town?

The drunk wouldn't have seen the light anyway. Just sue the drunk & leave the town & its taxpayers ALONE!
EnoughsEnough

Mastic, NY

#17 Jan 9, 2008
14 yrs. old and out at night on New Years Eve, in dark clothing?

Where the hell was the parental responsibility, aside from whoeverelse may have been at fault?
Charles

Fort Wayne, IN

#18 Jan 9, 2008
That has to be a record for filing a lawsuit.
wednesday

Melville, NY

#19 Jan 9, 2008
how ridiculous!!! history repeats! Lock Susan Deturris up!!!!

The family should have every right to sue! This young boy has to suffer for the rest of his life as well as the family.
Killing Time

Hartford, CT

#20 Jan 9, 2008
Harry Balzac wrote:
<quoted text>
Wait a minute-- this is no "lottery ticket", and such characterization is unfair. If this young man never recovers his faculties, how the hell is he supposed to support himself? Or have a fulfilling life? I would rather die than suffer serious brain damage. This family will be rendered destitute paying for quality treatment and care. The cap on the driver's no-fault is a paltry $50,000 or $100,000, which is virtually nothing in terms of good professional care. And the pig that did this to him probably has minimal liability insurance, which is also 50k, at best 100k. I doubt she has a million-dollar umbrella policy(lowlife drug addicts and drunks rarely spend the money on such things, not only because they don't have it, but because they really don't give a damn about the harm they inflict on others) so where is the money supposed to come from to care for and treat this kid for the rest of his life?
As for them suing the town, see above. And if the town was negligent, yes, it will cost taxpayers money. So get out and vote and insist that public officials do their damned jobs and maintain the roads and traffic signals.
Minimum insurance is 25,000 per person or 50,000 per occurrence. Given the driving record I am positive she had minimum insurance as she is clearly the definition of "assigned risk"

Still, get a grip on your kids people. I wouldn't let my kid outside walking around at night on New Years Eve (of all days), and hopefully neither would you.

“Liberals: America's Cancer”

Since: Dec 07

Baldwin, NY

#21 Jan 9, 2008
They must have filed the summons and complaint on the way to the emergency room.
Banging Head

Falls Church, VA

#22 Jan 9, 2008
Killing Time wrote:
The kid was unconscious for several days and has brain injuries, yet the family had the time to file a lawsuit within a week? Way to have your priorities set.
A week-ha! They were lawyered up 2-3 days after this happened. Mollins was their mouthpiece when the boy was still unconscious. You would think they would have been at the bedside 24/7 instead of seeking out a lawyer or perhaps-the lawyer sought them out. Either way-strange priorities.
Rita

Massapequa Park, NY

#23 Jan 9, 2008
Come on. Just because she's a weak woman they're going to sue her? People are disgusting. No one ever sues dwi drivers, but now they are going to sue. If that kid wasn't wearing light colored clothing, they are not going to get anything.
Rita

Massapequa Park, NY

#24 Jan 9, 2008
Sue Happy wrote:
Hopefully the boy will recover. The family should be concerned with his treatment plan not the winning "lottery ticket" they think they won...disgraceful all around.
I agree.

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