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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 21
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2014-03-10 12:32:03 AM  
10 votes:
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 04:06:31 AM  
4 votes:
FTA: "He says he needs help paying medical bills."

The whole insane lawsuits US situation in a nutshell.
2014-03-10 12:21:45 AM  
4 votes:
Drag him back to the river.

Hold his head under till he drops the suit.

Leave him on the bank.
2014-03-10 05:49:27 AM  
3 votes:
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 04:06:26 AM  
3 votes:
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 03:39:41 AM  
2 votes:
Charge this asshole for the cost of the rescue. Let him cry some more.
2014-03-10 04:58:16 PM  
1 votes:

SordidEuphemism: 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.


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2014-03-10 06:28:37 AM  
1 votes:

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 06:26:25 AM  
1 votes:
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 05:13:18 AM  
1 votes:
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 04:37:41 AM  
1 votes:
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 04:34:17 AM  
1 votes:
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 04:26:36 AM  
1 votes:
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 04:24:02 AM  
1 votes:
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 04:19:54 AM  
1 votes:

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 04:16:51 AM  
1 votes:
No good deed goes unpunished....
2014-03-10 04:05:54 AM  
1 votes:
Put his ass back in the river.

Oh, and put his attorneys next to him. Head down, and use extra cement.
2014-03-10 03:48:24 AM  
1 votes:
What are your damages sir?
"$500,000"
I'm sorry, your actual damages?
"....Baba Booey Baba Booey!"
2014-03-10 12:56:51 AM  
1 votes:
Ortiz said he has suffered a total of $500,000 in damages.

No way his car is worth that much.
2014-03-10 12:55:21 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:48:53 AM  
1 votes:

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.
 
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