The writer Alexander Pope is credited as writing, "To err is human, to forgive divine." Humans are prone to make mistakes, but the court of law, generally speaking, does not forgive. Laws are in place in the United States to protect Americans and to protect Americans' rights.
A traffic accident can be over in just moments, but its effects can linger on for the injured and their families for years.
We have all seen it before. Maybe it has even happened to you. You are walking through a grocery store and hear, "clean up in aisle 6" or something similar. When you get to aisle 6, you see an old man standing next to a broken glass of tomato sauce on the floor, and a worker scrambling with a mop to clean it up. Accidents happen to everyone. But do you notice how quickly most stores clean up messes or spills or leaks?