It'll bite you in the ass every time.
Today, we had to go to a hearing for the guy who caused the accident we were in last month. We were witnesses in said hearing. It was interesting on an intellectual level because I've never been to anything like that before. It was in front of a district magistrate, so it was pretty laid back. Fortunately, the magistrate wasn't buying the guy's story and his citation stands. Actually, the outcome of the hearing wasn't going to affect my life one way or the other but my annoyance factor over this whole situation has been elevated lately, so I was hoping he'd get yelled at by the magistrate (I heard they do that sometimes), and I was not disappointed. The State Trooper who was in charge of the prosecution thinks that this guy might appeal the verdict and we'll have to do this again in a month or two at the county courthouse. Terrific. Brian and I actually don't believe he will appeal, but maybe that's just wishful thinking. Stay tuned for more information next month.
In even better news, his insurance company called me last week to tell me that they were accepting responsibility for the accident. We've already received our "lost wages" check from them for the sick day we took after the accident. Now, I'm just waiting on our insurance company to refund my deductible and at least the insurance part of this situation will be done with.