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boobagins On August 03, 2013
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#1New Post! Jul 12, 2011 @ 13:56:58
A ten year old girl is suing her father for 10 million dollars for staring a chain of events that lead to a horrific road rage incident.

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Kaitlyn Timko's father was driving her back to her mother's house after a visit with him when another driver shot him in the head during a road-rage dispute in Philadelphia. He slumped over the wheel and the car was bloodied as Kaitlyn sat in the back seat.

Neither the four bullets fired nor the flying glass struck the 9-year-old. But she was barely responsive when a counselor interviewed her that week, and her mother said she remains traumatized two years later.

Now Kaitlyn - through her mother - has sued her dad, charging that he set off a chain of events that led to the gunfire by cutting off the other driver.

"He cannot provoke other drivers, especially when he has his kid in the car," plaintiff lawyer Christopher Culleton said. "Mr. Timko gave him the finger, through the sunroof. That escalated the situation."]


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The October 2009 expressway shooting near the Walt Whitman Bridge left Thomas Timko with permanent brain injuries, a disfiguring scar and high medical debts. Shooter Christian Squillaciotti, a schizophrenic ex-Marine, is serving a 13- to 26-year prison term after being convicted of two counts of attempted murder and weapons charges.

Timko's lawyer calls the shooting unforeseeable - and argues that his client did not directly cause it.

"In no way was Mr. Squillaciotti's act of shooting another driver a normal consequence of driving into the lane of travel of another vehicle," lawyer Kevin McNulty wrote in a motion to dismiss the case. "Mr. Squillaciotti is the proximate cause of her alleged emotional distress, not her own father."


I think this is wrong and makes me angry at the daughter and mother. Yes, he cut off the driver that lead to this incident, but everyone at one point or another on the road have done things deemed "reckless" whether is talking on the phone and driving, switching radio stations and driver, not having both hands on the wheels, or not having an indicator light on while changing lanes, or cutting someone off by mistake or because we're in a hurry. While I agree it is reckless, driving itself is a risky thing and there are certain things that within the acceptable realms. How can anyone foresee someone coming back and shooting you for cutting them off? I don't know, I'm at a loss at what to think, but I hope the girl and mother don't win. The father has probably suffered as much if not more MORE than the daughter and this is like vindictive behavior because you're angry at him for making a mistake.

This whole article however seems contradicting and raises question. If a mother and daughter are suing the father... how does it not "break" their relationship and cause tension? So.. at this point, I think the mother and daughter are suing the father to get money to cover medical cost. And since they are going after the fathers auto insurance, it seems like a ploy to get money to cover the daughters medical needs and I can sort of see the father going through it. I don't know.

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Timko was driving his daughter home that day from his home in New Jersey, where they had gone swimming and shopped for clothes. The dispute occurred on the bridge, and continued until the shooting on a nearby expressway. Timko managed to bring his car to a stop on the shoulder.

A woman who saw Kaitlyn's face pressed against a rear window stopped to help the child.

Hardwerk does not accuse Timko of routinely driving recklessly, or using profanities, in their children's presence. And there are no custody or child-support fights, and the lawsuit has not caused a rift between them, or between Timko and Kaitlyn, Hardwerk said.

"She knows why I'm doing it. She knows it's for her well-being," Hardwerk said.

Timko's visits with his children continue - but at Kaitlyn's request, his girlfriend does the driving, Hardwerk said.

McNulty argues in court papers there is case law to support his position that Timko's actions "are too remote" to have directly caused Katilyn's alleged emotional distress.

He noted that in 2000, a state Superior Court ruled against a Philadelphia police officer who lost her job after shooting her husband with her service revolver, then sued a hospital that had misdiagnosed her newborn baby with syphilis.


https://autos.aol.com/article/girls-sues-father-road-rage/
Sparklegirl On December 13, 2019
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
#2New Post! Jul 12, 2011 @ 14:17:43
wow. if somebody shot my father in the head- irrespective of who 'started it' i would be baying for THEIR blood not blaming my dad! im outraged atthe whole story. far too much of suing people nowadays its too commonplace
sojahseh81 On July 25, 2011




San Antonio, Texas
#3New Post! Jul 12, 2011 @ 15:22:33
Wow indeed...it could have easily happened if mama was putting on makeup or talking or texting and cut someone off...shame on her..
hoppy On August 27, 2013




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#4New Post! Jul 12, 2011 @ 17:03:22
It's amazing how mercenary some people can be.
sTreetAngeL On November 27, 2019
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#5New Post! Jul 12, 2011 @ 17:14:57
Wow. What a bunch of s***!

That man in NO way deserved what happened to him (I don't give a damn HOW pissed someone is...If they can't control themselves, they shouldn't be allowed to drive PERIOD. )

He most certainly didn't deserve a bullet; OR for his own kid, (who I have no doubt, is prompted by the mother) to sue him.
THAT is just insult to injury! f***ing disgusting. That ex should be ashamed of herself. Deeply.
Lili On July 12, 2019
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#6New Post! Jul 12, 2011 @ 17:22:21
Why aren't they suing the guy who actually shot him in the head? That seems to be more directly related to the trauma she experienced.
boobagins On August 03, 2013
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Astral Weeks, Florida
#7New Post! Jul 12, 2011 @ 17:48:52
@Lili Said

Why aren't they suing the guy who actually shot him in the head? That seems to be more directly related to the trauma she experienced.



Apparently, the guy that did do the shooting got convicted and is serving 13 - 26 years in prison.

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Shooter Christian Squillaciotti, a schizophrenic ex-Marine, is serving a 13- to 26-year prison term after being convicted of two counts of attempted murder and weapons charges.


I honestly believe this is a ploy for money to cover medical bills the the family can't afford.
chisa96 On December 29, 2014
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#8New Post! Jul 12, 2011 @ 18:08:47
@boobagins Said

I honestly believe this is a ploy for money to cover medical bills the the family can't afford.



Well, if they're interested in maintaining healthy relationships, why not just ask for his help instead of suing him?
galastaray On June 08, 2016
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#9New Post! Jul 12, 2011 @ 18:19:15
Just slap the stupid girl and send her to her room.
boobagins On August 03, 2013
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Astral Weeks, Florida
#10New Post! Jul 12, 2011 @ 18:20:08
@chisa96 Said

Well, if they're interested in maintaining healthy relationships, why not just ask for his help instead of suing him?



I don't know. But that is part of what I mentioned in my thread. According to the article... the mother, father, and daughter, and other son still have a cordial relationship and the father STILL gets regular visits and stuff. According to the article, they have a healthy relationship.

That is why I think it's a ploy for money. Father can't afford to pay bills. So the mother and daughter are suing the father for his auto insurance policy. I'm not completely sure, but that's what it seems like.
DiscordTiger On about 20 hours ago
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#11New Post! Jul 12, 2011 @ 18:29:02
@boobagins Said

I don't know. But that is part of what I mentioned in my thread. According to the article... the mother, father, and daughter, and other son still have a cordial relationship and the father STILL gets regular visits and stuff. According to the article, they have a healthy relationship.

That is why I think it's a ploy for money. Father can't afford to pay bills. So the mother and daughter are sewing the father for his auto insurance policy. I'm not completely sure, but that's what it seems like.



It makes me wonder, if the suit is just a formality to get money from the insurance to cover her bills.

There are some states, and now I can't remember which ones, but basically, in order to get a payment on an insurance policy there has to be a lawsuit. Even if the people agree, it has to go to court.
It ends up making some people that are involved in accidents look like a*****es because they are suing, where in other states it just would have been dealt with differently. I think there have been people in the pubic eye that have had this problem.

anyway, it just makes me wonder.
chisa96 On December 29, 2014
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#12New Post! Jul 12, 2011 @ 18:34:32
@boobagins Said

Father can't afford to pay bills. So the mother and daughter are sewing the father for his auto insurance policy. I'm not completely sure, but that's what it seems like.



Ah, I didn't think about the insurance. I was thinking the daughter had some sort of therapy bills that mother couldn't afford, and I totally missed your point.

Your explanation seems likely though.
boobagins On August 03, 2013
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Astral Weeks, Florida
#13New Post! Jul 12, 2011 @ 18:37:47
@DiscordTiger Said

It makes me wonder, if the suit is just a formality to get money from the insurance to cover her bills.

There are some states, and now I can't remember which ones, but basically, in order to get a payment on an insurance policy there has to be a lawsuit. Even if the people agree, it has to go to court.
It ends up making some people that are involved in accidents look like a*****es because they are suing, where in other states it just would have been dealt with differently. I think there have been people in the pubic eye that have had this problem.

anyway, it just makes me wonder.



Yep. That is what I gather from the article.

Quote:
"There's no question ... the mother and her lawyer had to sue everybody," said Vidas, a Philadelphia lawyer who serves on the executive board of the American Bar Association's family law section. "The dad probably has no objection, and said, 'Do whatever you need to do because I can't support her.'"

However, Culleton must prove to a judge or jury that Timko should have foreseen the distress suffered by his daughter.


Sounds like the in order to get the money had to sue everyone and that included the father.

To me, it seems more like the father is up to doing it because he cares for his family a lot. It's hard to say what the motivation is for the mother other than the money, but since the father and mother have a good relationship, it looks like this is just the process they need to go through.

I just hope it doesn't backfire on all of them. They may be friendly now, but there is no guarantee of what will happen when it gets to court and they need to present the father in a bad light.
sTreetAngeL On November 27, 2019
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#14New Post! Jul 13, 2011 @ 13:26:51
@boobagins Said



I just hope it doesn't backfire on all of them. They may be friendly now, but there is no guarantee of what will happen when it gets to court and they need to present the father in a bad light.



Well, if your suspicions are correct, I am sure they will 'all' have no problem doing so; and him playing along. 'Whatever it takes'. -'If' such be the case.
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