Msg#: 3558069 posted 6:57 pm on Jan 25, 2008 (gmt 0)
"It's the final straw, a stab in the back," Iriondo's mother, Rosa Trinidad said, according to El Pais. "Before the lawsuit we thought the poor guy would find it hard to live the rest of his life with the thought of having caused our son's death.
Msg#: 3558069 posted 11:21 am on Jan 26, 2008 (gmt 0)
He probably has no choice; it's the insurance company.
A few years ago, a parchutist, on her first jump, landed on a helicopter as it was landing. Picture the scene.
A couple of years later, the helicopter owner sued the deceased's estate for the damage; it wasn't personal, they knew that she would have had parachutist's insurance, and they knew they had a reasonable case for negligence / poor training, and therefore could force them to pay up.
Tragically, I don't know the outcome!
But likely they won; sounds horrible, but that's insurance law for you.