I Believe Greedy People Live In America

John - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Entered on April 8, 2008

The majority of United States citizens would sue for any reason if they had the chance. I learned that the hard way. Eleven days before the fall semester of my freshman year in college, I was in a vehicle accident with my brother’s car. I was crossing an intersection when another driver slammed into the front right side of the car I was driving. We got out, exchanged information, made sure everyone was okay, called the police, and then talked about what just happened. A police officer came twenty to thirty minutes after the crash occurred. His “ruling on the field” was that the accident was my fault because I had a stop sign and the opposing traffic didn’t.

So when would I find out that greedy people live among us? Today? Tomorrow? Next year? Several weeks later, James, my little brother, told me “the people from your accident are suing Sonny,” my older brother. I started laughing because I thought he was joking around with me. In November of 2006, Sonny and my older sister were arguing about car insurance and why her car couldn’t be in his name. Since my brother keeps everything bottled up inside him, he then exploded and stated that he was being sued as the owner of the car. It was like shaking a soda bottle really hard, and then watching as it explodes. After I heard what was said, I started to think, “If I wasn’t alive, then none of this would be happening and Sonny definitely wouldn’t be getting sued.”

There is one question that I have for people who sue because of car accidents. If hospital bills are fully covered, the wrecked car gets completely taken care of and money doesn’t come out of your pocket, why is it necessary to sue? I believe the answer to the question is that people are greedy. We look for any and every opportunity to receive compensation without working for it. The other driver and her sister clearly weren’t hurt, but they saw an opportunity to receive extra cash, so they took advantage of us. Now it would be a whole different story if they had to pay for their hospital bills and to repair the wrecked vehicle. It would then be necessary to sue especially if you can’t afford the price of the damages and bills.

All of the above is why I believe America consists of greedy people!