Many years ago when I was 16 I was driving the family car home on a boulevard with two lanes in each direction. There were left and right turn lanes at each traffic-light-controlled intersection. I was in the left lane approaching a red light and was slowing to a stop. The light turned green so I began to accelerate when a car that was stopped in the right-turn lane made a left turn in front of me. I struck his car in the rear door on the driver’s side. The police came and dealt with the accident quite efficiently (plenty of experience, I guess). A week later I received a letter from the other driver’s attorney asking me to pay for the repairs to his car.
Our insurance agent took care of it. I saw the letter he sent. In the letter he repeated my description of the accident. He then inquired as to whether the attorney was aware that the police had issued his client a citation for an illegal left turn. We soon received a check for the damage to the family car. I had previously been to the hospital for a septic liver cyst which had enlarged to the point it had collapsed the lung. The treatment was to drain the cyst and inject an alcohol solution to kill off any remaining bacteria. Three months later, I began having the same symptoms. Returning to the ER with a 103 temperature, I told the doctor that I though the cyst had returned.