Join Date: May 2012
Location: Collegeville, PA
I've been in a few accidents, but never been at fault. Sure hte insurance eventually pays out, but you have to go through countless hours of hassle to get everything fixed, correctly, on top of the headache of dealing iwth issues, time to wait where you can't ride, and so on. After all is said and done, sure you get your bike, but there's zero compensation for the hassle of the process, which is completely due to the other drivers negligence. And the driver who was an idiot is out... nothing, because his insurnace takes care of everything. So where's the lesson for him to not drive like a moron? I'd feel the same if it happened to a guy's car, too. If it happened to me, due to my gross neglegence, I might feel bad for a few bumps, but I certainly would feel for the owner of the other vehicle(s), because they have to deal with the hassle of getting hteir bikes fixed. I've never been opposed to a well deserved whooping, even if it were my own.
When I was young, I was messing around on the tractor, and lost control and hit a tree. Stripped the bolt off the driveshaft. My old man beat my ass, but it was a deserved beating, I did something retarded. I did not hold it against him. I don't see how this is different.
2001 Yamaha Roadstar