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BANGKOK 19 August 2019 09:44
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Verdict on Chiang Mai fatal crash deferred as additional Bt5m demanded

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3 minutes ago, Just Weird said:

"Here"?  You seem to be suggesting that compensation for accident victims or their families doesn't exist anywhere else.   Sad really.

No, this was a dig at the police farce and the rule of law here including the courts and their ability to be bought. I was suggesting that compensation seems to be the only way for the little man to get some kind of justice in this sham of a legal system.

But hey, you just go ahead and have your pop any way. It's what you do!

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On 8/8/2019 at 3:13 PM, amykat said:

Isn’t this what is done in every other country??  Pay money for negligent deaths we cause???  If not, better to kill someone than cause massive injuries you have to pay for.

 

in many countries even though killing someone by car is often treated more leniently than by other means the judicial system is usually able to punish those responsible with incarceration, driving ban as well as financial compensation. in Thailand the judicial system is not really fit for purpose and/or corrupt so the only recompense many victims can get is financial. 

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24 minutes ago, thequietman said:

No, this was a dig at the police farce and the rule of law here including the courts and their ability to be bought. I was suggesting that compensation seems to be the only way for the little man to get some kind of justice in this sham of a legal system.

But hey, you just go ahead and have your pop any way. It's what you do!

Hey, you just go ahead and have your Thai-bash anyway. It's what you do!

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On 8/9/2019 at 1:54 PM, Srikcir said:

Yes and no.

In developed countries with democratic judicial systems, there are dual judicial systems: civil court and criminal court. They only overlap with regard to evidence but operate separately and independently with regard to personal adjudication. The civil court deals with compensation issues under the rules of reasonable doubt while the criminal court deals with incarceration and/or capital punishment under the rules of beyond a shadow of doubt. As such one might be found innocent in the criminal court for an alleged act but guilty for compensation for the same alleged act. See O.J. Murder case in the U.S. as an example. 

But in Thailand the civil case for an alleged act seems to tie directly to the criminal case involving the same alleged act. If the civil case is settled to the satisfaction of the plaintiffs (in this case the survivors), the criminal case ceases. Basically, for the sake of money, criminal adjudication is sacrificed. This is not democratic justice.

But it works for Thais it is how they precieve justice and how they get justice.

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Posted (edited)

 No amount of money can bring back the dead, but more focus really needed to quell the Montecarlo raceway antics of that inside lane. The lines are clearly painted; to depict the U-Turnexit lane, the NoMansLand stripes, and the Entrance lane from the crossover. 

The arrogant ignorance against lawful usage of the lanes will always be deadly...

No different than the drivers ignoring all pedestrian lights elsewhere in the country.

 

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