A five-year-old girl was riding in her family car, in a car seat, strapped in, when a pickup truck hit them from behind.
The driver of the truck never touched his brakes. There was alcohol in the truck, and the driver had a history of alcohol use on the job. The company the driver worked for knew of this. This little girl never had a chance.
Because her death represents very little economic loss, noneconomic damages are the only kind her family could sue the company for.
With Issue 1 in place, there would be a $500,000 price tag on this little girl’s life — even if a judge and jury believe the amount should be higher.