were speeding down our private street, which had young children who
played on it. I suggested that speed bumps be installed to slow cars
down. We have over 400 units in our complex with a huge monthly budget
and the cost for the speed bumps was
only $300. The board denied my request. One of the board members stated
board is insured for one million dollars so if anyone is injured or
killed by a speeder and the board is sued for lack of action, they were
covered. So why spend the money?" Is the board potential liable if someone is injured by a speeding car?
I would hate to defend that board member's statement to a jury. The attitude of "what
do we care if someone gets killed, we have insurance" would likely
result in punitive damages against the directors. Juries like to punish
defendants who have a reckless disregard for public safety. Since
punitive damages are not covered by insurance, your penny-pinching
director could be paying out of his own pocket.
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