What of the most disgraceful things about the American way is the sue first and put human decency second. Canadians aren't like that and it is ok to apologize for doing something wrong without risking getting your a$$ sued off. It is actually the right thing to do, and offering support and help is also the right thing to do. It is disgusting the way fear of lawsuits takes away decency.
Back in March some irresponsible jerk hit my mother-in-law in a parking lot, no apology and I only got to see her this week for the first time since irresponsible driving incident. Failing to shoulder check can hardly be called an accident. She's 82 and several times she said "the guy didn't apologize or check up on me once." F--king jerk.
The think that really got my gut was when she said "I didn't feel old before he hit me, now all I do is go for therapy. I used to enjoy getting out playing my golf and things and now I'm in just too much pain."
This kind of "accident" should automatically result in a driving suspension of a year. There is no excuse what-so-ever for failing to look where you are backing your car into.