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  •  My wife was healing when hit by the car (14+ / 0-)

    My wife was healing from her back surgery.  We talked about how long it would be before she went back to work.

    Then she was hit, in a crosswalk with a "walk" signal, by a woman who turned left without looking.

    The woman involved had a very small insurance policy; my auto insurance paid for most of everything.  We hired a lawyer to look into whether the city was liable, even a little, due to landscaping that may have made it difficult for drivers to see pedestrians.  No go on that one.

    And my wife felt guilty.  Really- she had a crosswalk and a walk signal, and she still felt guilty that she wasn't prepared for a driver to run her down!

    So for about five years, my wife has been disabled.  She cannot work.  We have been living on my salary and social security benefits.  If it weren't for social security, we could not have kept our house and our daughters would not have gone to the universities they attend.

    Do NOT feel bad about persuing legal options.  Do NOT feel bad about trying to make sure your future is paid for.  You are NOT sinning.  Your feelings about that are from deeply ingrained messages that all people should accept what happens to them, handle it on their own and never expect life to be fair.

    If something was your fault, would you act responsibly?  Why should you expect less of others?

    Create. Build. Serve. Encourage. Teach.

    by algebrateacher on Sun Mar 04, 2012 at 05:53:09 PM PST

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