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(CBS4Denver - KCNC)   Man saved from drowning in his car: A) thanks his rescuers, B) demands they pull his car from the flood waters, or C) sues his rescuers for $500,000 for not saving him fast enough   (denver.cbslocal.com) divider line 74
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2014-03-10 12:21:45 AM
Drag him back to the river.

Hold his head under till he drops the suit.

Leave him on the bank.
 
2014-03-10 12:32:03 AM
This guy wasn't rescued in time to prevent injuries that are still haunting him 6 months after the incident.

If we had universal coverage and a health system that wasn't designed to bankrupt sick people, this guy wouldn't need to sue his rescuers. He'd already have the medical help he needed and wouldn't be forced to look for scapegoats to pay for his bills.
 
2014-03-10 12:34:15 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: This guy wasn't rescued in time to prevent injuries that are still haunting him 6 months after the incident.

If we had universal coverage and a health system that wasn't designed to bankrupt sick people, this guy wouldn't need to sue his rescuers. He'd already have the medical help he needed and wouldn't be forced to look for scapegoats to pay for his bills.


But if he'd have had escape goats, he wouldn't have been trapped in the first place.

Merica!
 
2014-03-10 12:48:53 AM

doglover: AverageAmericanGuy: This guy wasn't rescued in time to prevent injuries that are still haunting him 6 months after the incident.

If we had universal coverage and a health system that wasn't designed to bankrupt sick people, this guy wouldn't need to sue his rescuers. He'd already have the medical help he needed and wouldn't be forced to look for scapegoats to pay for his bills.

But if he'd have had escape goats, he wouldn't have been trapped in the first place.

Merica!


Perhaps he doesn't have the proper carrybag for escape goats.
 
2014-03-10 12:55:21 AM
You need to hope that you don't need any more rescuing fat boy. Karma might see to it that you drown/ burn/ bleed out. Possibly all three.
 
2014-03-10 12:56:51 AM
Ortiz said he has suffered a total of $500,000 in damages.

No way his car is worth that much.
 
2014-03-10 12:59:30 AM
FTFA:But authorities at the North Metro Fire Department are happy they were able to rescue Ortiz.

And they'd probably do it again in a heartbeat, you fat fark.

FTFA: His legal papers claim the washed out road should have been closed, or at least marked during the rains.

Just what kind of idiot drives across flowing water on a road. It only takes an inch of it, dude. One inch.

FTFA:Ortiz said he has suffered a total of $500,000 in damages.

Of course he has. But at least he has gained 50 pounds.

www.rawstory.com
 
2014-03-10 02:02:05 AM
Well, that's all right. We can put him right back in there.
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-10 03:35:41 AM
What you don't understand is that wasn't just his car that was washed away, that was his house...and real estate prices are pretty high right now. Without that 500 000 where is he and his 22 family members and their pets all gonna live now?
 
2014-03-10 03:38:36 AM
us.resiliencesystem.org

yup. no way to tell the road was washed out.

none at all...
 
2014-03-10 03:39:41 AM
Charge this asshole for the cost of the rescue. Let him cry some more.
 
2014-03-10 03:48:13 AM
He should be thankful his old, broken down POS was totaled. THey're not worth much from the time they come off the "assembly" line. 500,000? I colrado, he can "disappear for a couple grand, just get one of those Craigslist hit men.
 
2014-03-10 03:48:24 AM
What are your damages sir?
"$500,000"
I'm sorry, your actual damages?
"....Baba Booey Baba Booey!"
 
2014-03-10 03:55:34 AM
Not sure about the details about this particular case but that flood was absolutely insane...from what I saw on television that may have been the earliest they could have reached him.  The first responders were working around the clock in hazardous conditions and there were a lot of people scattered across the state that needed immediate help.
The other part of this is that while on the 12th Boulder County received 9 inches of rain it didn't let up for days...they received their annual average in precipitation in a 5 day span on top of a lot of floodwater from the mountains and foothills.
I'm sure a lot of people saw this on national news and on the web but I watched a lot of the live coverage from the local news and it was absolutely amazing to see just how much water there was.  It was very difficult to believe what I was seeing but it was very real.
 
2014-03-10 04:05:54 AM
Put his ass back in the river.

Oh, and put his attorneys next to him. Head down, and use extra cement.
 
2014-03-10 04:06:26 AM
Two minutes of internet research indicates to me that, according to legal precedent, the defendants in this case "do not have a general duty to rescue the public within the scope of their employment." They cannot be sued for failing to rescue somebody, much less for their punctuality in successfully rescuing somebody. It took me two minutes with Google to learn enough about 'lawyerin' to throw this asshole's lawsuit out the window.

I should have stayed in college...
 
2014-03-10 04:06:31 AM
FTA: "He says he needs help paying medical bills."

The whole insane lawsuits US situation in a nutshell.
 
2014-03-10 04:16:51 AM
No good deed goes unpunished....
 
2014-03-10 04:19:54 AM

Solstafir: Two minutes of internet research indicates to me that, according to legal precedent, the defendants in this case "do not have a general duty to rescue the public within the scope of their employment." They cannot be sued for failing to rescue somebody, much less for their punctuality in successfully rescuing somebody. It took me two minutes with Google to learn enough about 'lawyerin' to throw this asshole's lawsuit out the window.

I should have stayed in college...


If his lawyers had had the information you found earlier, they would not have filed that suit. Expect to be sued by them shortly...
 
2014-03-10 04:24:02 AM
I swear, I'm becoming more of a misanthrope all the time.  Hang this corpulent twat with piano wire in the town square.  Maybe the other twats will start to catch on.
 
2014-03-10 04:26:36 AM
I hope he gets hit with all the defendants' court costs after he loses, and that the court costs are not dischargeable in bankruptcy.
 
2014-03-10 04:34:17 AM
I am sure the rescuers had absolutely nothing else going on, so it is their fault his tired ass didn't get rescued just as soon as he wanted.
His rescuers represent the better side of humanity, he is the worst.
 
2014-03-10 04:37:41 AM
FTA: He says he needs help paying medical bills.

If only there were some other way this guy could have his medical bills paid for, other than having to sue his rescuers...
 
2014-03-10 04:49:28 AM

ghostwind: FTA: He says he needs help paying medical bills.

If only there were some other way this guy could have his medical bills paid for, other than having to sue his rescuers...


Incarceration?
 
2014-03-10 05:06:56 AM

Gyrfalcon: Put his ass back in the river.

Oh, and put his attorneys next to him. Head down, and use extra cement.


Do you have any idea how bad lawyers are for fry? We'll lost this entire season's trout.
 
2014-03-10 05:13:18 AM
I'm torn on this.  It did take them two hours to get him out of the car even though his brother and wife were telling rescuers that he was in there.

I guess my questions are:
1) why did it take them two hours to rescue him?
2) did they think he was dead or not in any danger?
3) what are these medical bills that add up to $500,000?
 
2014-03-10 05:14:33 AM
Pretty sure Rule #1 for driving across roads with rushing water is: Don't.
 
2014-03-10 05:20:31 AM
f.kulfoto.com/hot
 
2014-03-10 05:23:32 AM
FTFA:  He says he needs help paying medical bills.

Thanks Obama.
 
2014-03-10 05:29:50 AM

MikeZ3: I'm torn on this.  It did take them two hours to get him out of the car even though his brother and wife were telling rescuers that he was in there.


so? because his wife and brother told them he was in there, that means suddenly rescue workers can work faster? also there were two other people on scene needing rescue too. it's most likely that either they were in more danger, or that he was the most difficult to reach.

I guess my questions are:


1) why did it take them two hours to rescue him?


https://www.google.com/search?q=colorado+2013+flood&safe=off&espv=21 0& es_sm=122&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=94QdU7nVG4fk2QWdzYCYAQ&ve d=0CCcQsAQ&biw=1920&bih=955 

2) did they think he was dead or not in any danger?

why would they think either of those things?

3) what are these medical bills that add up to $500,000?

better question...why does he think the people who rescued him should have to pay those medical bills?
 
2014-03-10 05:49:27 AM
I'm trying to think of any way to justify this, but I can't.  Not even the unmarked hazard angle makes a lick of sense given the conditions that everyone had to know about at the time.  You can't expect the government to be everywhere at all times, removing every hazard from life so you can just go wherever and do whatever.

Modern entitlement and greed is all this is.  I agree...put him back in the river.
 
2014-03-10 05:52:49 AM
There's this word I think we need, starting with an O and rhyming with hobjectivity.

If the rescuers were at Denny's on the clock or saw him and decided to point and laugh for an hour, then yeah, you got negligence and/or malice. Not showing up in the time frame you would have liked isn't going to cut it in the burden of proof arena. And "I gotz billz to pay" isn't the clinching argument you think it is.

Then again you can't claim that civil rescuers are doing this out of the good of their hearts. Dude pays taxes, votes in elections, requires services. It's a kind of contract that's difficult to enforce but does exist. "You'll get the civil service you get and like it" isn't a cool argument. If you can prove the service was significantly mismanaged or discriminatory in application you've got something to legit gripe about.
 
2014-03-10 05:53:48 AM
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log_jammin: MikeZ3: I'm torn on this.  It did take them two hours to get him out of the car even though his brother and wife were telling rescuers that he was in there.

so? because his wife and brother told them he was in there, that means suddenly rescue workers can work faster? also there were two other people on scene needing rescue too. it's most likely that either they were in more danger, or that he was the most difficult to reach.

I guess my questions are:


1) why did it take them two hours to rescue him?

https://www.google.com/search?q=colorado+2013+flood&safe=off&espv=21 0& es_sm=122&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=94QdU7nVG4fk2QWdzYCYAQ&ve d=0CCcQsAQ&biw=1920&bih=955 

2) did they think he was dead or not in any danger?

why would they think either of those things?

3) what are these medical bills that add up to $500,000?

better question...why does he think the people who rescued him should have to pay those medical bills?


Never, ever sue poor people - the city has the money so you sue the city.  He will sue the car manufacturer next because "Dont drive across washed out roads!" wasnt stenciled across the steering wheel.
 
2014-03-10 06:26:25 AM
FTFA: "His attorney says the filing was made to preserve Roy Ortiz's rights."

What in the world does this even mean? What rights would this lawsuit preserve?

/facepalm
 
2014-03-10 06:28:37 AM

Fizpez: Never, ever sue poor people - the city has the money so you sue the city. He will sue the car manufacturer next because "Dont drive across washed out roads!" wasnt stenciled across the steering wheel.


People are morans like that.  I once had a guy demand we replace his month-old laptop for free because he cracked the screen.

He cracked the screen by grabbing it between thumb and fingers with thumb smack in the middle of the panel.

He picked the laptop up this way because the instructions didn't say specifically not to handle it by the screen.

/sigh, people
//never want to work in user support again
 
2014-03-10 06:42:59 AM

Sass-O-Rev: FTFA: "His attorney says the filing was made to preserve Roy Ortiz's rights."

What in the world does this even mean? What rights would this lawsuit preserve?

/facepalm


From:  http://www.milehighlaw.com/CM/Custom/FAQ.html
Colorado public entities: For any claim against the State of Colorado, any of its political subdivisions (state agencies, counties, cities, special districts, etc.) or any employee thereof, a written notice of intent to sue must be given within 180 days after "discovery of the injury, regardless of whether the person then knew all of the elements of a claim or of a cause of action for such injury."

So the Letter of Intent to sue preserves his right to sue.
 
2014-03-10 06:50:39 AM

Sass-O-Rev: FTFA: "His attorney says the filing was made to preserve Roy Ortiz's rights."

What in the world does this even mean? What rights would this lawsuit preserve?

/facepalm


Why, his 2nd Amendment rights!

/got nuthin'
//back in the water with him
///slashies come in threes!
 
2014-03-10 07:03:00 AM
The guy is a DISGRACE to his immediate family, and all other living human beings!

/I fail to detect any gratitude, thankfulness or appreciation
//it should be profuse, considering that without their aid, he would be dead
///anybody who knows that turd should probably shun him until the day he dies
////if his momma is still alive, she needs to be slapped for raising such an entitled and self-centered dirtbag
 
2014-03-10 07:06:29 AM

MathProf: Sass-O-Rev: FTFA: "His attorney says the filing was made to preserve Roy Ortiz's rights."

What in the world does this even mean? What rights would this lawsuit preserve?

/facepalm

From:  http://www.milehighlaw.com/CM/Custom/FAQ.html
Colorado public entities: For any claim against the State of Colorado, any of its political subdivisions (state agencies, counties, cities, special districts, etc.) or any employee thereof, a written notice of intent to sue must be given within 180 days after "discovery of the injury, regardless of whether the person then knew all of the elements of a claim or of a cause of action for such injury."

So the Letter of Intent to sue preserves his right to sue.


Oh, okay. That makes sense.

/still think the lawsuit is wrong.
 
2014-03-10 07:06:57 AM
Since when does getting wet result in medical bills?
Why didn't he just get himself out?
 
2014-03-10 07:08:30 AM

log_jammin: yup. no way to tell the road was washed out.

none at all...


I'm a bit torn on this case...
But I just wanted to ask if you were referring to the 1st car, 2nd car or 3rd car?
 
2014-03-10 07:15:26 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: doglover: AverageAmericanGuy: This guy wasn't rescued in time to prevent injuries that are still haunting him 6 months after the incident.

If we had universal coverage and a health system that wasn't designed to bankrupt sick people, this guy wouldn't need to sue his rescuers. He'd already have the medical help he needed and wouldn't be forced to look for scapegoats to pay for his bills.

But if he'd have had escape goats, he wouldn't have been trapped in the first place.

Merica!

Perhaps he doesn't have the proper carrybag for escape goats.


What type of carry bag would be appropriate for escape goats? Some sort of fast action tote, perhaps?
 
2014-03-10 07:21:29 AM

Resident Muslim: log_jammin: yup. no way to tell the road was washed out.

none at all...

I'm a bit torn on this case...
But I just wanted to ask if you were referring to the 1st car, 2nd car or 3rd car?


so you're saying that since three cars wrecked that the road that the road wasn't closed or marked properly and that the drivers helplessly drive over the edge like lemmings one at a time?
 
2014-03-10 07:45:12 AM

log_jammin: Resident Muslim: log_jammin: yup. no way to tell the road was washed out.

none at all...

I'm a bit torn on this case...
But I just wanted to ask if you were referring to the 1st car, 2nd car or 3rd car?

so you're saying that since three cars wrecked that the road that the road wasn't closed or marked properly and that the drivers helplessly drive over the edge like lemmings one at a time?


Or that maybe there was no way to tell the road was washed out?
From the downpour? Or that section is right after a turn?
Because I think that would have a higher probability than three cars all being in the same spot in the same moment.

I'm also guessing that this picture was taken in fairer conditions.

/but you know what they say about when you 'assume'
 
2014-03-10 07:51:48 AM
I'll give the guy the benefit of the doubt and assume an insurance company is behind this lawsuit.
 
2014-03-10 07:59:41 AM
Has he actually filed suit or just that he may file suit?
 
2014-03-10 08:05:36 AM
Did any Farkers commenting on the headline read the article and see that he is suing because the road was not closed. From what I read he is not suing for the speed of his rescue.

Remember Farkers, what is in the Fark headline and what is in the linked article are often two different things
 
2014-03-10 08:09:37 AM

Waldo Pepper: Has he actually filed suit or just that he may file suit?


Did you click the link to read the article to see if perhaps your question was answered?
 
2014-03-10 08:11:08 AM

ChubbyTiger: AverageAmericanGuy: doglover: AverageAmericanGuy: This guy wasn't rescued in time to prevent injuries that are still haunting him 6 months after the incident.

If we had universal coverage and a health system that wasn't designed to bankrupt sick people, this guy wouldn't need to sue his rescuers. He'd already have the medical help he needed and wouldn't be forced to look for scapegoats to pay for his bills.

But if he'd have had escape goats, he wouldn't have been trapped in the first place.

Merica!

Perhaps he doesn't have the proper carrybag for escape goats.

What type of carry bag would be appropriate for escape goats? Some sort of fast action tote, perhaps?


I've seen those on late-night TV. The Scottish family up the street bought several for their flock. They have a cute nickname for when they stuff the animals into the bags, but I forget what it is right now.
 
2014-03-10 08:14:43 AM

nunyadang: Waldo Pepper: Has he actually filed suit or just that he may file suit?

Did you click the link to read the article to see if perhaps your question was answered?


yes I did and it wasn't exactly clear if he is actually going ahead with the lawsuit or just "maybe" going to sue. 

FTA:
A Broomfield man who was saved in a dramatic rescue last September during Colorado's historic flooding has filed papers indicating he may sue his rescuers.

Six months after the rescue, Oritz has reluctantly filed a notice of intent to sue his rescuers and other authorities.
 
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