Saturday, April 26, 2014

How To Look Like A Scumbag In One Easy Lawsuit

In October, 2012, three teenage boys, as teenagers tend to do, decided to go on a 1:30 a.m. bike ride.  
Brandon Majewski, 17, died in 2012 when
he was hit by an SUV while riding his bike late at night
Now, the woman who hit him is suing him and his
family for $3.5 million.  

Not necessarily the best idea, but, we've all done things that aren't great.

This ended in tragedy, however. An SUV driven by Sharlene Simon, 42, slammed into the three teens, killing Brandon Majewski, 17, and injuring the other two.

Some authorities said she was speeding a bit and probably should have seen reflectors on the bikes. But if we left the situation as is, it would be a horrible tragic accident. Depressingly sad, but not criminal

But, in a move that's sure to make Sharlene Simon at least temporarily one of the most hated women in the world, she has launched a $1.35 million lawsuit against the family of the deceased teen, according to the Toronto Sun, and the deceased teen as well. 

She's also suing the two surviving teens and their families. She says she's suffering psychological suffering, including depression, anxiety, irritability and post-traumatic stress.

Yeah, and I'm sure the family of the dead kid are just hunky-dory. Right.

In fact, an older brother of Majewski later died of a drug and alcohol overdose. Their father said he was self medicating to dull the pain of the death, the Sun reported.

The Majewski family lawyer says he's never seen anything like it.

"In all of my years as a lawyer, I have never seen anyone ever sue a child that they killed...It's beyond the pale," said lawyer Brian Cameron.

It's true Majewski's family is also suing Simon, but such lawsuits against the driver of a car involved in a bicycle death on a road are common.

Not to trivialize a tragedy, but is Sharlene Simon the worst person in the world at PR.  I hope she didn't think this lawsuit would be kept secret. Everyone would blab about this in outrage.

Geez, she's not a little selfish, is she?

I don't know if she'll win or not, but if she does, I hope she enjoys the money. She won't have much else, since everybody would hate her so much.

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