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(ESPN)   Guy decides to play human hockey puck as part of a stupid publicity stunt. Things go wrong during practice and he breaks his leg. Decides only thing to do is sue the hockey team   (espn.go.com) divider line 29
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2012-08-09 01:06:16 AM
It's the American way.
 
2012-08-09 04:10:05 AM
He's suing to get money from the insurance company. This doesn't hurt the team's coffers at all.
 
2012-08-09 04:10:44 AM
During what?

wingedkat: It's the American way.


Subby clearly wouldn't know that.

/So I told that teacher lady...
 
2012-08-09 04:12:58 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: He's suing to get money from the insurance company. This doesn't hurt the team's coffers at all.


Except when the team's premiums go up following the suit. It's reasoning like this that has led to such high insurance premiums in general.
 
2012-08-09 04:22:21 AM
[x] sues [y] for [z], awaits out-of-court settlement.
 
2012-08-09 04:28:35 AM
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-08-09 04:28:58 AM
The trick was supposed to use a sled and giant slingshot to propel Davis across the ice rink

But the simulation they were using said it'd work perfectly!

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2012-08-09 04:30:11 AM
Let me see...

Hockey team invite guy to take part in activity they are arranging.
Activity goes wrong, causing injury.
Guy lives in country where basic healthcare costs a lot of money.
Guy sues for the cost of the healthcare to cover his injuries (a mere $25,000).

What's wrong with that?
Unless he signed some kind of waiver and/or he was made very specifically aware that the stunt was potentially dangerous and he'd be liable for his own medical bills in the event of any injuries I think it's one of the most reasonable law suits I've seen on Fark.
 
2012-08-09 04:37:32 AM
'Cause it's so dangerous you have to sign a waiver.
 
2012-08-09 04:46:46 AM

Pert: Let me see...

Hockey team invite guy to take part in activity they are arranging.
Activity goes wrong, causing injury.
Guy lives in country where basic healthcare costs a lot of money.
Guy sues for the cost of the healthcare to cover his injuries (a mere $25,000).

What's wrong with that?
Unless he signed some kind of waiver and/or he was made very specifically aware that the stunt was potentially dangerous and he'd be liable for his own medical bills in the event of any injuries I think it's one of the most reasonable law suits I've seen on Fark.


What he said. From what the article mentioned, I'm not seeing the "dumbass" part of this.
 
2012-08-09 04:53:55 AM

Gyrfalcon: AverageAmericanGuy: He's suing to get money from the insurance company. This doesn't hurt the team's coffers at all.

Except when the team's premiums go up following the suit. It's reasoning like this that has led to such high insurance premiums in general.


No, it hasn't. These are called friendly suits and are done when insurance companies are jerks and dispute the facts.
 
2012-08-09 04:57:27 AM

Pert: Let me see...

Hockey team invite guy to take part in activity they are arranging.
Activity goes wrong, causing injury.
Guy lives in country where basic healthcare costs a lot of money.
Guy sues for the cost of the healthcare to cover his injuries (a mere $25,000).

What's wrong with that?
Unless he signed some kind of waiver and/or he was made very specifically aware that the stunt was potentially dangerous and he'd be liable for his own medical bills in the event of any injuries I think it's one of the most reasonable law suits I've seen on Fark.


agree. 101%
 
2012-08-09 05:17:33 AM
So you are going to...

propel me across a sheet of ice on a sled I can't control?

Yeah right.
 
2012-08-09 05:20:29 AM
Where's Don Rickles when we need him?!?
 
2012-08-09 05:59:30 AM
YouTube video of the injury can be watched. Link and story on www.ontheforcheck.com.
Sorry no HTML Fu from mobile. Some nsfw language.
 
2012-08-09 06:38:44 AM

halB: Gyrfalcon: AverageAmericanGuy: He's suing to get money from the insurance company. This doesn't hurt the team's coffers at all.

Except when the team's premiums go up following the suit. It's reasoning like this that has led to such high insurance premiums in general.

No, it hasn't. These are called friendly suits and are done when insurance companies are jerks and dispute the facts.


bingo! this is an adult who was injured. this guy is missing work = no paychecks coming in. and the hospital has to be paid. and the patient will probably require therapy. he probably has no choice but to sue. if he doesn't he will wind up homeless, in deep debt and still in need of medical attention. this is not a frivolous lawsuit. he's doing what he has to do.
 
2012-08-09 07:45:40 AM
photo.goodreads.com
 
2012-08-09 08:05:07 AM

halB: Gyrfalcon: AverageAmericanGuy: He's suing to get money from the insurance company. This doesn't hurt the team's coffers at all.

Except when the team's premiums go up following the suit. It's reasoning like this that has led to such high insurance premiums in general.

No, it hasn't. These are called friendly suits and are done when insurance companies are jerks and dispute the facts.


Yes, it has. The rates go up no matter who is at fault or who is being a jerk, because that money has to pay out. The only place the insurance companies get money is from those who pay premiums.
 
2012-08-09 08:35:00 AM
CSB:

Used to do PR for a (really shiatty) Arena Football League team. Is that redundant? Anyway, a local sports guy wanted to do a 'look at me participating in a practice' story. Good guy, told him no way. For this reason alone: "You don't need the bullshiat that will follow in the event you get hurt."

Knew the team wouldn't screw him if it happened, but I knew the insurance company certainly would.
 
2012-08-09 09:19:06 AM

Pert: Let me see...

Hockey team invite guy to take part in activity they are arranging.
Activity goes wrong, causing injury.
Guy lives in country where basic healthcare costs a lot of money.
Guy sues for the cost of the healthcare to cover his injuries (a mere $25,000).

What's wrong with that?
Unless he signed some kind of waiver and/or he was made very specifically aware that the stunt was potentially dangerous and he'd be liable for his own medical bills in the event of any injuries I think it's one of the most reasonable law suits I've seen on Fark.


THIS

Unless he signed a waiver, his lawsuit is perfectly cromulent.
 
2012-08-09 09:23:06 AM
Unimpressed.

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2012-08-09 09:31:33 AM

Gyrfalcon: AverageAmericanGuy: He's suing to get money from the insurance company. This doesn't hurt the team's coffers at all.

Except when the team's premiums go up following the suit. It's reasoning like this that has led to such high insurance premiums in general.


Well too bad then. Don't go around breaking people's legs.
 
2012-08-09 09:41:27 AM
bthroughz.com
"Made money by being a Puck, you say? Hmmmm"
 
2012-08-09 10:32:00 AM

Ess_Aytch: Unless he signed a waiver, his lawsuit is perfectly cromulent.


And signing a waiver does not wave his right to sue if there is gross negligence involved. Like slinging the guy into the sideboards instead of down the ice.
 
2012-08-09 11:16:52 AM

Pert: Let me see...

Hockey team invite guy to take part in activity they are arranging.
Activity goes wrong, causing injury.
Guy lives in country where basic healthcare costs a lot of money.
Guy sues for the cost of the healthcare to cover his injuries (a mere $25,000).

What's wrong with that?
Unless he signed some kind of waiver and/or he was made very specifically aware that the stunt was potentially dangerous and he'd be liable for his own medical bills in the event of any injuries I think it's one of the most reasonable law suits I've seen on Fark.


Based on another report, there was no waiver and the team failed to inform him about the risk involved.

http://rbr.com/wrvw-fm-dj-suing-nashville-predators-video/
 
2012-08-09 11:53:58 AM

Gyrfalcon: AverageAmericanGuy: He's suing to get money from the insurance company. This doesn't hurt the team's coffers at all.

Except when the team's premiums go up following the suit. It's reasoning like this that has led to such high insurance premiums in general.


So you are saying that needing to use the services that insurance companies provide is why insurance premiums are too high for many working Americans to afford?
 
2012-08-09 12:02:56 PM
Sounds like there's plenty of stupid to go around.
 
2012-08-09 12:15:22 PM
Good, maybe they'll come up with more interesting intermission "stunts" between periods this season.
 
2012-08-09 07:06:01 PM
This may be the best thread ever with a sweet, relevant picture from the second greatest Arnold movie ever (you cannot beat Kindergarten Cop) and a subtle, yet beautiful use of the "word", "cromulent." Not to mention someone uses the "cromulent" post in a quote with no reference to the word cromulent but, instead, the issue at hand.

And, at time of posting, only 28 people have commented here? Talk about a diamond in the rough.
 
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