Except the difference here is that the public, not management, suffers. For most people, there is no other travel option. If some auto company strikes and production is lost, the public is not directly hurt, but if doctors, transportation, utilities etc strike....see Ronald Reagan v. air traffic controllers.
I refer to germany as the land of "precision is not perfection". I live, part-time, in the States. If I took the time to "report" every infraction I saw on a daily basis (driving while on the phone, turning without signal, not coming to a complete stop or, heaven forbid; a dog off the leash) I'd have to give up my day job. Trolls were in DL long before the internet.
@lisa13...the only person saying "car insurance is the same as legal insurance" is you. Likewise, no one is saying " no one in the US has legal insurance". Ask someone to help you with the internet, English comprehension and frustration management.
@ el jeffo...I think your viewpoint is not mine. Yours is from the plaintiff's, mine's the defendant. Germans appear to have legal insurance for Defense Against Other Germans and from the discussions on TT, that seems to be appropriate.
Aside from your childish remarks, the U.S. might just have a lot of lawyers because of the size of its economy, its military, its governments and its prison population. We also have a Small Claims Court where disputes are adjudicated without lawyers. Contingency representation is an option for costly litigation as is retained counsel for those with means. I think when someone has a service insurance, they tend to use it without question or hesitation and the insurance system encourages use to perpetuate their business model.
In the OP's case, the police determined it was a civil issue. For the amount in question, no lawyer would have taken the case on contingency and I doubt any civil court would hear the case. The plaintiff could sue in small claims court, but then you really have to rationalize the "provable" costs vs. possible outcomes, not to mention collection of judgement. When you add in someone's time in proving his claim, one might end up concluding it's just not worth it which is what I thought when I first read the thread. If, all I had to do is file an insurance claim and let others fight my battle; what do I have to lose? What's "trivial"?
Not indignant, just never heard of this level of knee-jerk litigation. Maybe you can quote some stats on the comparison between DL and USA? Thanks for pointing out the existence of disputes in the U.S. I'd never heard of legal insurance before coming here and I know no one in the States who has it. Here? Everyone I know. Explain that.
Exactly, my point. Hence, legal insurance, extortion, trivial matters decided in courts, exaggerated costs, self-righteous blame, detailed laws for every instance of error, gotcha. Never heard of anything like this until I got to Germany. Anybody know if this is widespread in Europe?
No one suggested looking at what programs were running at Startup. I run ccleaner after every update and (generally) delete the programs that added themselves to the list. Whenever a friend complains of slow booting, that's the first place I look.