Originally Posted by UKFlounder
The guy seems like a scum, but if somebody ran an airplane into my house, would I be tempted to sue them/their family? Is it really that unreasonable?
Maybe I'm just not thinking straight about this or overlooking something, but how many of us would be satisfied with insurance settlement if something so strange happened to our home.
What am I missing? I don't want to approve of suing a dead man's family - that certainly does nothing good as they continue to mourn - but I can kind of see why he would do that.
I have earthquake insurance on my house but it has a 15K deductable. Maybe for such an incident, especially for an apartment building, he has a huge deductable. I think he deserves to get back every dime he has coming to him. Lost income and the amount of the deductable. he should not make a profit however.
I know this Larry Rosenthal, he refers to himself as "dentist to the stars." He was doing cosmetic dentistry before it was sexy. He does wonderful work, and does CE courses all over the world. I doubt he is still "homeless." With that being said, if I lost my house, and my insurance did not cover everything, I deserve to be compensated and "made whole." The article did not say weather or not his insurance covered his loses. Maybe they screwed him over and said that he did not have "airplane crash coverage into your living room coverage." Also since he owned the apartment, it had to decline in value after the accident, like a car is not worth as much, even after you fix it after a crash.