Take a moment and think about which of these four scenarios are reasonable. Assume for each case the person died in a car crash that was not their fault:
Case 1. A jury awards $2,000,000 to the parents of a 17 year-old who died the day before she turned 18.
Case 2. A jury awards $0.00 to the parents of an 18 year-old who died the day after she turned 18.
Case 3. A jury awards $2,000,000 to the retired parents of a 35 year who hadn’t seen his parents in 5 years but had been helping them pay their rent
Case 4. A jury awards $0.00 to the retired parents of a 35 year old who had been living with them, providing emotional and domestic support but not financial support.