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(Iowa City Press-Citizen)   Woman sues restaurant for "physical and emotional trauma" after she walked straight into a glass panel next to the glass door   (press-citizen.com) divider line 27
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2013-06-12 11:55:28 PM
6 votes:
I just don't understand this.  I've walked into a floor to ceiling plate glass window in public before, and it hurt like hell, and all I thought was "boy am I an idiot".
2013-06-13 01:26:15 AM
4 votes:
How the hell fast was she walking?
2013-06-13 01:03:09 AM
3 votes:
McCarthy dislocated her jaw, broke her nose, tore a rotator cuff and sustained soft tissue injuries to her neck and back

How the shiat can you sustain all those injuries from walking into a window? I tore my rotator cuff once too but I had to get hit by a car to do it.

/also, she sounds fat
2013-06-13 12:29:56 AM
3 votes:
kids.indymensa.org

/oblig
2013-06-13 12:07:47 AM
3 votes:
Woman sues others for her own stupidity. News at 11.
2013-06-13 04:04:12 AM
2 votes:

cardex: I have seen 6 or 7 adults walk into glass objects of one kind or another and they have all been girls has anyone ever seen a guy walk into a wall is it just bad luck or is it related to the female inability to park inside the lines.


I've only ever seen women walk into glass.

But I have seen a TON of men try to walk through screen doors. I mean, a ton. WTF? I wonder if there is some sort of brain difference:

Women: "I can see through it!" *BANG!*

Men: "I can hear/smell through it!" *RIP*

Of course, alcohol makes both scenarios far more likely. That and stupidity.
2013-06-13 01:56:35 AM
2 votes:
The part that really screams scam artist is the claim of "soft tissue injuries to her neck and back ."  A claim that can not be proved or disproved medically, but is chronic, requiring years of treatment (read, really big settlement).
2013-06-13 01:36:43 AM
2 votes:
The restaurant should put up a sign that says "If you are a stupid farking moron, this is called 'glass.' You cannot walk through it."
2013-06-13 01:30:13 AM
2 votes:
FTA: "Essentially there should been some kind of markings on it - a decal, a bar across - something to indicate this was not open space."

You know what might be a pretty good indicator that something wasn't open space? A door attached to it.
2013-06-13 01:25:50 AM
2 votes:
How did she enter the restaurant without injury?
2013-06-13 02:17:20 PM
1 votes:

I sound fat: And I do understand the knee jerk "she is blaming them for her stupidity", but she is not stupid, she didnt know the glass was there.  its clear, like say, water on a slick floor.

We all know that is something that people get sued over all the time.

Like it or not, this does seem like negligence.  The sealer would be if ANYONE had ever walked into that glass before, which, again, judging by what people will ADMIT in here, seems highly likely.

It just seems that they chose to put an aesthetic feature in and completely ignored the fact that people run into these things.  I bet the staff has even laughed at people before.


So what?  If people are so stupid/rushed/idiots/fat/moronic/whatever as to WALK into a GLASS wall and INJURE themselves, why is that anyone's problem except the stupid person?

You make a very reasonable sounding argument, like a lawyer would.  But you and the lawyers fail to understand a very important point.  It is not my fault you are farking incompetent.

Luckily, I made my business the kind were people don't come to me, I go to them.  That way, I just have to worry about one of you retards bumping into the mirror on my car.  (it sticks out, so naturally idiots run into it all the time)

Also, and I know this won't fly, but, you know that you can see glass walls, and water on the floor, if you bothered to actually LOOK at something besides your cell phone and your to go food bag.
2013-06-13 01:32:51 PM
1 votes:

I sound fat: you people are HARSH.

Even the ones who have done it are still saying its her fault despite the window not being visible.

Was it that first pilot in Independence Day's fault that he ran into the force field of the alien ship?  No, of course not, he didnt see it, it was invisible.

How are you supposed to avoid something you don't know is there?  Like I said before, there is next to zero chance this is the first person to walk into that wall.  The restaurant knew it had a something that had the potential to cause injury, and it chose to leave it unmarked, presumably for the entertainment value.

ALL of you have seen stories like this before.  At some point you have to stop blaming the victim.

/ no, I have never walked into a glass wall... I am MALE for god sake, im not that stupid.


If there's an open space next to a DOOR, then it is not an open space. Why the hell would someone put a DOOR next to an open space? Pay some goddam attentio to where you're going and get off the farking phone when walking.
2013-06-13 08:06:29 AM
1 votes:

pheed: I worked at an Apple Store for 7 years. The entire front of our store was glass and someone would run into it at least once a week. Usually little kids. They would bounce off and cry, but they were always just fine. Occasionally though you'd get an idiot, real life troll who'd loudly start wondering "Who's gonna pay for my toof?!"



CSB:
When I was in Japan, the (ex) wife's family took me to this huge indoor waterpark. Large pools, slides, wave pools, diving tanks, all that cool stuff. They had this really cool clear acrylic pool bridge that spanned between two elevated pools. You could walk under the bridge and see people swimming above you, or swim (or walk across...maybe 3 feet deep) and see people under you. We had been there all of 5 minutes. The first thing I did was swim across. I passed over some Japanese lettering went to look down for a closer view, and *BLAM* face first into the bottom of the glass. (which was truely invisible being underwater). Something didn't feel right in my mouth and I realised I broke off 1/3 of my front tooth. As I stood up, the (ex)wife says "I need to tell you that sign says 'no underwater swimming here' because you can't see the bottom " Oh? Okay, good to know. "What happened to your tooth?" Uh...someone kicked me in the face.
2013-06-13 06:58:18 AM
1 votes:
I once broke a bullet proof glass gate with my body. I didn't try to walk through it, I came running towards it, filled with glee, and slipped on some water just infront of it. The glass shattered into hundreds or thousands of small glass cubes, spraying around me like hail as I slid foreward on my bum.
Ten minutes later I got told that my ass was bleeding. One of the pieces was stuck in my left buttocks. Only needed three stiches.

Lesson learned: Bullet proof glass is made to withstand bullets, not bigger stuff moving at slower speeds. It also taught me humility. I didn't even consider suing. Why should anyone else pay me money because I'm stupid?
2013-06-13 05:18:16 AM
1 votes:

yukichigai: Discordulator: Yelp review pics show the front door as having horizontal and vertical crossed bars.  And on every window.  And decals/signs on the doors.

And this looks to be the standard for Culvers in *every* google image search of the restaurant itself.

So the only way I could see a glass panel not having the bars or signage would be if it was just recently replaced and hadn't had the extra bits installed.  If this is the case then, yes, the restaurant (and/or the contractors involved) would have been negligent.  If this is not the case then it is quite likely that the lady is a farking moron and walked into a marked window and simply doesn't remember it accurately.

Don't you come in here with your FACTS and your LOGIC.  Fark comments are meant to be like AM talk radio - a fact-free zone!


If we're at the point where someone can be so terrible at being alive they can sue someone else for having a window then just let China go ahead and take over.
2013-06-13 04:18:25 AM
1 votes:

I sound fat: Even the ones who have done it are still saying its her fault despite the window not being visible.


Refractive index:
Air: 1
Most non-scientific glass: 1.5 - 1.7
Plexiglass (PMMA): 1.5

for reference, water is 1.3

A glass panel is  entirely visible (critical angle's only like 40 degrees), just because it's not opaque doesn't mean that missing it isn't entirely your fault.  If nothing else, you should see the frame, but that's basic logic and common sense, so not as fun to make a post about as one pointing out that you should have tried harder to stay awake back in high-school physics, heh.
2013-06-13 02:54:51 AM
1 votes:

cardex: I have seen 6 or 7 adults walk into glass objects of one kind or another and they have all been girls has anyone ever seen a guy walk into a wall is it just bad luck or is it related to the female inability to park inside the lines.


I think it's got to do with their inability to use punctuation don't you think I do
2013-06-13 02:06:34 AM
1 votes:

"Normally this tactic is employed by "Shaquina" ..."



You're such a bigot.

2013-06-13 01:58:18 AM
1 votes:
I have seen 6 or 7 adults walk into glass objects of one kind or another and they have all been girls has anyone ever seen a guy walk into a wall is it just bad luck or is it related to the female inability to park inside the lines.
2013-06-13 01:47:49 AM
1 votes:

crazydave023: Didn't Matthew Perry do that in "A Whole Nine Yards"?


That's the first thing I thought of. I was going to find a pic of that but I was too lazy to GIS it. So here's a pic from the same movie.

NSFW
2013-06-13 01:47:30 AM
1 votes:
"McCarthy dislocated her jaw, broke her nose, tore a rotator cuff and sustained soft tissue injuries to her neck and back, in addition to emotional trauma"

F=ma

I'm on the "she sounds fat" bandwagon too considering the injuries. Someone of a less massive stature would have probably just kinda bounced off.
That's not the issue, though. The issue is that she's an idiot and of course that's someone else's fault.
2013-06-13 01:43:27 AM
1 votes:
Send her a bill for cleaning the window.
2013-06-13 01:39:51 AM
1 votes:

SearchN: Last time I walked into a glass door/wall it was after talking to a pretty little thing. My head was thinking to much, my brain not enough.


So it coldcocked you?
2013-06-13 01:37:09 AM
1 votes:

Mugato: McCarthy dislocated her jaw, broke her nose, tore a rotator cuff and sustained soft tissue injuries to her neck and back

How the shiat can you sustain all those injuries from walking into a window? I tore my rotator cuff once too but I had to get hit by a car to do it.

/also, she sounds fat


Or she... you know... is faking.
2013-06-13 01:33:11 AM
1 votes:

ThatDarkFellow: "McCarthy dislocated her jaw, broke her nose, tore a rotator cuff and sustained soft tissue injuries to her neck and back, in addition to emotional trauma"

...what? Did the glass panel beat her afterwards?


No it just called her stupid and laughed at her, hence the emotional trauma.
2013-06-13 01:31:44 AM
1 votes:
"McCarthy dislocated her jaw, broke her nose, tore a rotator cuff and sustained soft tissue injuries to her neck and back, in addition to emotional trauma"

...what? Did the glass panel beat her afterwards?
2013-06-12 10:30:20 PM
1 votes:
can the restaurant sue her for being inept at walking?
 
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