Trucking company sues estate of man who died in Highway 5 crash

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I'm deeply unsettled to see a Q Line Trucking Ltd. of Saskatchewan is suing the estate of a man who died in a collision with one of their trucks. The 39 year old man had three children and a fourth on the way at the time of the accident. Road conditions were treacherous after heavy snow falls in February 2020. The deceased was a working man who left little behind for his children. Now Q Line Trucking Ltd. have laid claim to $33,000 that will come out of the pockets of the surviving children. Very sad to see.

Mr. Reg Quiring and Russ Quiring of Q Line Trucking Ltd., do the right thing and withdraw the lawsuit.

https://www.castanet.net/news/Kamloops/ ... R4-ctdp6PU
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This pretty damn low of the trucking to take moneys away from children of dead man. Isn’t this reason for insurance to cover losses. Maybe customers should be pulling their contracts away from this trucking company.
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GordonH wrote: Jan 11th, 2022, 6:07 pm This pretty damn low of the trucking to take moneys away from children of dead man. Isn’t this reason for insurance to cover losses. Maybe customers should be pulling their contracts away from this trucking company.
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Is that the tow truck Quirings from Highway through Hell tv show? That's gotta be bad optics if it is....
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nucksRnum1 wrote: Jan 11th, 2022, 6:31 pm Is that the tow truck Quirings from Highway through Hell tv show? That's gotta be bad optics if it is....
This trucking company not a towing company plus it based out in Saskatchewan, Quiring towing is based out of Langley BC.
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GordonH wrote: Jan 11th, 2022, 7:21 pm
nucksRnum1 wrote: Jan 11th, 2022, 6:31 pm Is that the tow truck Quirings from Highway through Hell tv show? That's gotta be bad optics if it is....
This trucking company not a towing company plus it based out in Saskatchewan, Quiring towing is based out of Langley BC.
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bodnarm wrote: Jan 11th, 2022, 5:09 pm I'm deeply unsettled to see a Q Line Trucking Ltd. of Saskatchewan is suing the estate of a man who died in a collision with one of their trucks. The 39 year old man had three children and a fourth on the way at the time of the accident. Road conditions were treacherous after heavy snow falls in February 2020. The deceased was a working man who left little behind for his children. Now Q Line Trucking Ltd. have laid claim to $33,000 that will come out of the pockets of the surviving children. Very sad to see.

Mr. Reg Quiring and Russ Quiring of Q Line Trucking Ltd., do the right thing and withdraw the lawsuit.

https://www.castanet.net/news/Kamloops/ ... R4-ctdp6PU
It is not the trucking company that is suing! It is the insurance company on behalf of the trucking company. Title of this thread should be changed to reflect Insurance Company is the one who filed suit.
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The company, or apparently in this case, the insurance company, is out $33,000 due to no fault of their client.
To go after the estate of the guilty party is not uncommon.

From a emotional point if view it may not seem right, but from a realistic point, yes, its the right thing.
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When I first saw this news item, I wondered how many would be offended, because of the way it sounded.

This happens all the time, the estate of a person killed in a motor vehicle collision is sued.

What the sensational story seeking reporter didn't speak of is,,,, the suit is against the deceased's insurance. It has absolutely no affect on his family. In a vehicle collision the person being sue is covered by their auto insurance company, even when they are dead.

I strongly doubt Quiring Towing is a company registered in Saskatchewan.
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bb49 wrote: Jan 12th, 2022, 1:37 pm The company, or apparently in this case, the insurance company, is out $33,000 due to no fault of their client.
To go after the estate of the guilty party is not uncommon.

From a emotional point if view it may not seem right, but from a realistic point, yes, its the right thing.
Yeah I know, it just sucks for kids.
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GordonH wrote: Jan 12th, 2022, 2:11 pm Yeah I know, it just sucks for kids.
The kids own an insurance company ! ?
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my5cents wrote: Jan 12th, 2022, 3:19 pm
GordonH wrote: Jan 12th, 2022, 2:11 pm Yeah I know, it just sucks for kids.
The kids own an insurance company ! ?
:135: kids of Joey Ressler own an insurance company, wth are you talking about.
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GordonH wrote: Jan 12th, 2022, 4:30 pm
my5cents wrote: Jan 12th, 2022, 3:19 pm
The kids own an insurance company ! ?
:135: kids of Joey Ressler own an insurance company, wth are you talking about.
You stated "..it just sucks for the kids"

A civil suit launched against the deceased driver is the responsibility of the driver's insurance company. It doesn't change anything to do with the kids. Any death benefits the family is scheduled to receive, they still get. Nothing is taken from the kids or the family. It's just a line on the 3rd Party Liability payments paid by the deceased's insurance company.

The payment of the towing is likely the trucking firms insurance company subrogating from ICBC and for some reason ICBC is holding back payment, thus the suit.
  • "Subrogation is the mechanism by which an insurer can recover monies that it has paid to its insured by bringing an action in the name of the insured as against a third party who is responsible for the loss."
The "third party" being the deceased. His descendants simply forward the writ of summons to ICBC, who handle it.

The paper work reads that the trucking firm is suing the deceased, but it's a technicality. It's really one insurance company suing another insurance company.

As I said, it's a misleading news item, either out of ignorance on the part of the reporter or for sensationalism. If sensationalism, it apparently worked.
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my5cents wrote: Jan 12th, 2022, 5:04 pm
GordonH wrote: Jan 12th, 2022, 4:30 pm

:135: kids of Joey Ressler own an insurance company, wth are you talking about.
You stated "..it just sucks for the kids"

A civil suit launched against the deceased driver is the responsibility of the driver's insurance company. It doesn't change anything to do with the kids. Any death benefits the family is scheduled to receive, they still get. Nothing is taken from the kids or the family. It's just a line on the 3rd Party Liability payments paid by the deceased's insurance company.

The payment of the towing is likely the trucking firms insurance company subrogating from ICBC and for some reason ICBC is holding back payment, thus the suit.
  • "Subrogation is the mechanism by which an insurer can recover monies that it has paid to its insured by bringing an action in the name of the insured as against a third party who is responsible for the loss."
The "third party" being the deceased. His descendants simply forward the writ of summons to ICBC, who handle it.

The paper work reads that the trucking firm is suing the deceased, but it's a technicality. It's really one insurance company suing another insurance company.
So all icbc clients will be paying few cents each. [icon_lol2.gif]
Writer of article should have done their research better and not mention anything about Joey Ressler estate.
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GordonH wrote: Jan 12th, 2022, 5:10 pm
my5cents wrote: Jan 12th, 2022, 5:04 pm
You stated "..it just sucks for the kids"

A civil suit launched against the deceased driver is the responsibility of the driver's insurance company. It doesn't change anything to do with the kids. Any death benefits the family is scheduled to receive, they still get. Nothing is taken from the kids or the family. It's just a line on the 3rd Party Liability payments paid by the deceased's insurance company.

The payment of the towing is likely the trucking firms insurance company subrogating from ICBC and for some reason ICBC is holding back payment, thus the suit.
  • "Subrogation is the mechanism by which an insurer can recover monies that it has paid to its insured by bringing an action in the name of the insured as against a third party who is responsible for the loss."
The "third party" being the deceased. His descendants simply forward the writ of summons to ICBC, who handle it.

The paper work reads that the trucking firm is suing the deceased, but it's a technicality. It's really one insurance company suing another insurance company.
So all icbc clients will be paying few cents each. [icon_lol2.gif]
Writer of article should have done their research better and not mention anything about Joey Ressler estate.
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