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Ted Frank over at Overlawyered brings my attention to an $18 million verdict in a recent South Carolina sudden acceleration lawsuit. Ted argues that the plaintiffs should have turned off the cruise control or slammed on the brakes to prevent an accident that killed one girl and paralyzed another, but I say you can never tell how people are going to react when they panic in such a situation, and maybe the automaker should create cruise control systems that function properly.

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