Over 4 years ago my hubby was in a car accident. He was on the highway and he was cut off, slammed on his brakes, lightly hit the guy in front and was rammed by the woman driving behind him. The car in front that caused the accident took off leaving my hubby and the woman at the side of the road. Our car was a right off and my hubby was lucky that he not only walked away from the wreck, but walked away without a scratch. The woman also at that time reported no problems to the police who responded to the accident and her big boat of a car only sustained minor damage. My hubby was very upset by the accident as he is a very good driver and feels like he should have been able to avoid it. He finally put it behind him when we recieved notification that the woman who hit him was suing him for 1.5 million dollars. Our insurance would only cover 1 mill if she wins the whole settlement. She filed the suit just at the point the statue of limitations was up on it so we could not countersue her. This was just over 2 years ago and he has become paranoid of me driving - he panics when I go out in the car alone to the point of breaking out in cold sweats. To avoid this stress I haven't driven in close to a year - it just seemed easier at the time. Last year he did discovery with the courts to see if it would go to court - he refuses to call and find out the status - he says he is afraid. I can't handle this hanging over us any more and me not driving. Every time I mention the lawsuit he gets in a crabby miserable mood and becomes depressed to the point all he wants to do is sleep. I don't know what to do? Do you have any ideas?
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11/5/02 at 7:34am