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Originally posted by TWILITE22
If I was the judge I would reward her medical expenses,then deduct for moral and ethical purposes and for not having a shred of empathy or soul.she would walk away with a negative cool million.So the next person that shows up with a lawsuit like this will think real hard about being greedy.
Originally posted by trustnothing
LOL usual crap from America, tragic example in this case but your "jump in front of a car and sue the driver culture" is a joke. Can I sue all you fruitcakes for emotional stress re all the end of the world /nibiru nonsense? Well considering an American sued god.... I love this quote from that case, sums it all up
"The Constitution requires that the courthouse doors be open, so you cannot prohibit the filing of suits," Chambers says. "Anyone can sue anyone they choose, even God."
If anyone is liable it should be the operators (person was injured standing on their platform by a freak accident) and it should be to the extent of her medical bills not a penny more, going after the family is low.
Originally posted by detachedindividual
Originally posted by ladyteeny
it's sad the lad lost his life, of course... but that doesn't take away from the fact that it must be extremely traumatic to not only be hit by a severed limb, but to also be incapacitated financially and bodily because of it. lets not forget it's not exactly a walk in the park to have a broken leg and wrist. why on earth would anybody make provision for an accident that somebody else causes?
Last year I left my job for medical reasons. I didn't claim benefits, but I had savings to cover me for a few months while I started my own business. My ill health wasn't the fault of anyone else, and it certainly wasn't the fault of my employer. But my employer was decent enough to pay me all my owed holiday, which I should have legally lost. They did everything they could to get me well enough to return, and they kept my job open until I made the decision that it was an impossible situation.
supposing your ill health HAD been the fault of someone else, someone else DIRECTLY and SOLELY responsible for your bad health? suppose you didn't have savings? what then? all i'm saying is that without the full details it's easy to judge based on limited information. i put myself in that situation, if i'd been hit and fairly badly injured by a flying limb what would it affect me like right now.... i'm self employed, middle aged woman, in the uk where insurance isn't as life threateningly bad as it is in the us, ...i'd be up the proverbial creek, the economy being what it is i don't have much in savings, i rent my property, living from week to week has become the norm for a single mum who works. i'd lose my home, everything in it with no living family to help, and all through no fault of my own. i can't help looking at
Originally posted by PhoenixOD
This is one crazy story but i just cant make my mind up about it. On one had the idea of suing a dead person just seems so typically American but on the other hand she did receive some injuries that were not her fault.
edit on 29-12-2011 by PhoenixOD because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
reply to post by SolidFaith
The LA Times article mentions a broken wrist and bruised shoulder.
Typically what happens when a fatty hits the ground.
...sorry, that's not very nice, but neither is this woman apparently.