tort law discussion
HYPOTHETICAL: Mary has a standard auto insurance policy which covers monetary losses from personal injuries, medical payments, and collision damages. She was severely injured in an accident with John, who ran a red light. Mary’s husband was killed, leaving her with huge funeral bills.
- If Mary sues John, what damages might she recover?
- If Mary sues John, what is the role of the insurance coverage?
- If Mary sues John and recovers from him, what is the impact of the insurance?
- Discuss any other ramifications that an insurance policy might have on the suit or settlement negotiations.
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