What Is The Solution?
There are no laws preventing the sale of such a car to any adult. Perhaps there should be at least a required governor placed on such vehicles to prevent them from exceeding a certain speed until the owner / driver is of a certain age. We can possibly look at car accident statistics to determine when is a safe age for an owner / driver to have the governor removed from the car. I believe there should also be laws that prevent vehicles from driving faster than 95 mph, since there is no conceivable situation where a person would legally be able to drive faster than 95 mph on public streets and highways. 95 mph is still too fast to drive on certain roadways. But at least the occupants and anyone crashed into would have a better chance of survival if this were the top speed for motor vehicles.
Wrongful Death Claim After a Car Accident Happens
When someone loses their life in a car accident such as this, the wrongful death claim alone is likely to be worth more than the insurance policy limits, which will mean that all the claimants will want to also research the driver’s net worth, current earnings and earning potential to determine if it would be worth it to file a lawsuit to pursue a judgment for their damages. There is no amount of money that can replace a loved one. However, it is undeniable that each person’s life has a value. It is very difficult to place a value on the loss of a loved one. However, it must be done. It is the only way that our legal system provides a remedy to the person or persons that had injuries.
For a wrongful death claim, in California, the way we measure damages for the loss of our loved ones is as follows: reasonable funeral and burial expenses, estimated amount of income and benefits the deceased person would have earned in their lifetime had the accident not occurred, loss of financial support for the household, loss of services around the household and loss of intangible support such as love and affection.
When it comes to fast cars and harm they can do to the people that drive them and the people driving near them, the better remedy would be to change the laws to keep people safer, but the reality is that auto manufacturer profits outweigh public safety, and therefore, we are left with determining the value of our health and our loved ones when fast cars result in big injuries or even death.