Point number one. Car from behind rear ended my parents car. My mother suffered extreme neck pain from being hit from behind. The whiplash may have been exacerbated by the car she was in stopping on a decline that led to the street, the car from behind hit right around the time my father had stopped the car, causing a double jarring affect. The stopping of the car did not cause a problem, however that was the moment when the car from behind hit, causing the whiplash. There was over $3,000 dollars of damage to their car.
Point number two. The accident may have caused two my mother to experience two TIA's. She had never had a TIA before the accident.
Point number three. The elderly should not be required or forced to go to the same amount of therapy sessions as someone half their age. We maintain it is age discrimination to require the elderly to do the same level of therapy as someone half their age or receive a smaller settlement as a result.
Point number four. The insurance company can make an effort to help their policy holders avoid confrontational situations when exchanging insurance information after an accident. The insurance companies refusal to print a civility reminder into their insurance policy to be civil after an accident, especially if the cost is neglible to implement is an arrogance that can be addressed in a court of law.
Refutation of the morality vs legality argument.... When a product or service is MANDATED by law, the purchaser should expect a reasonable standard of care or service by the provider of said service or product. If the insurance provider is not providing that standard of service or care, the insurance company should be held accountable since the buyer of the product IS FORCED TO BUY THE PRODUCT BY LAW.
This is not about me over dramatizing what happened to my parents as somehow being more important than any one else's parents. This is about protecting the elderly from insurance behavior that is discriminatory. Please get involved, we need a lawyer and are located in southern california.