First off Jerry is a fucking idiot for street racing and hitting a tree. Obviously he wasnt very good since he hit a tree, and because as you had said before your brother called it that he was going to die in an accident. Now I know the friend was probably in the car under his own wishes but still Jerry was the one who risked his friends life. Now the worst possible situation went down and now the both families are out a son. I think that the friends parents have every right to sue Jerry. Now the suit isnt going to be against the parents. It will be against Jerry and Jerrys insurance will have to cover it. Sad thing is, alot of insurance companies have ways of getting around street racing shit. They dont insure people to drive their cars like idiots and its sort of viewed as the same thing as leaving your door to your house open and getting robbed. Insurance doesnt cover that. Street Racing is gay, your buddy paid a price and his parents and his friends parents are paying the ultimate price.