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2014-04-24 12:59:41 PM  
Gaber, of Delaware County, was scheduled to be arrested Wednesday but committed suicide last week after an initial court proceeding

Gaber's attorney did not immediately return a request for comment Wednesday evening.


Why would a dead guy need an attorney?
 
2014-04-24 01:30:52 PM  
I currently live in an upper white class area.  We have nice paved sidewalks running through a small greenfield.  Due to root growths, the sidewalks have become uneven.  There's a place near my home, where the difference in elevation between one section and another is at least 1/2", and probably closer to 3/4".  I've stubbed my tow or nearly fallen a half dozen times.  Its been that way for years.

Surprised no one has sued the city yet.
 
2014-04-24 01:53:14 PM  

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: I currently live in an upper white class area.  We have nice paved sidewalks running through a small greenfield.  Due to root growths, the sidewalks have become uneven.  There's a place near my home, where the difference in elevation between one section and another is at least 1/2", and probably closer to 3/4".  I've stubbed my tow or nearly fallen a half dozen times.  Its been that way for years.

Surprised no one has sued the city yet.


99.999% of those suits are settled out of court for between $5000 and $10000 and typically covered by liability insurance.  Nothing will happen until the insurance company bugs out.
 
2014-04-24 02:39:28 PM  
Slip and falls became such a cottage industry from shady PI law practices in Louisiana that they overhauled the law to make it harder to prove fault and the claims disappeared overnight. Most PI lawyers won't even look at it unless it's an egregious case. People would just spill water on the floor of a store and then fall down. It used to be you didn't have to prove the property owner was aware of the hazard, so once they added that in, they all went away.
 
2014-04-24 03:57:27 PM  

Nabb1: Slip and falls became such a cottage industry from shady PI law practices in Louisiana that they overhauled the law to make it harder to prove fault and the claims disappeared overnight. Most PI lawyers won't even look at it unless it's an egregious case. People would just spill water on the floor of a store and then fall down. It used to be you didn't have to prove the property owner was aware of the hazard, so once they added that in, they all went away.


why isnt it legal to beat these people with sticks?
 
2014-04-24 04:16:43 PM  
Remember when you slipped and fell and it was your fault? not the sidewalk owner's?
I can but, barely, but I am old.
 
2014-04-24 04:29:32 PM  
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2014-04-24 05:46:15 PM  

namatad: Nabb1: Slip and falls became such a cottage industry from shady PI law practices in Louisiana that they overhauled the law to make it harder to prove fault and the claims disappeared overnight. Most PI lawyers won't even look at it unless it's an egregious case. People would just spill water on the floor of a store and then fall down. It used to be you didn't have to prove the property owner was aware of the hazard, so once they added that in, they all went away.

why isnt it legal to beat these people with sticks?


It is.  Just follow the rule of thumb and don't tell anybody.  Or leave witnesses
 
2014-04-24 06:04:09 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: namatad: Nabb1: Slip and falls became such a cottage industry from shady PI law practices in Louisiana that they overhauled the law to make it harder to prove fault and the claims disappeared overnight. Most PI lawyers won't even look at it unless it's an egregious case. People would just spill water on the floor of a store and then fall down. It used to be you didn't have to prove the property owner was aware of the hazard, so once they added that in, they all went away.

why isnt it legal to beat these people with sticks?

It is.  Just follow the rule of thumb and don't tell anybody.  Or leave witnesses


So what you're saying is I should search ebay for super strong, lightweight wood (even endangered species) to make a quality staff.
 
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2014-04-24 06:11:41 PM  
Gaber allegedly told another claimant that he'd pay extra for SEPTA-referred claims, though prosecutors said he soured on the agency after surveillance cameras were installed throughout its transit lines.

The MBTA put cameras on buses. After crashes cameras would show people entering from the street, waiting for emergency response, and posing and pretending to be injured. I forget whether claims stopped with cameras or if there's an endless flow of scammers. Probably the latter, because the only downside is you lose your case if the camera was working.
 
2014-04-24 06:14:47 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Smeggy Smurf: namatad: Nabb1: Slip and falls became such a cottage industry from shady PI law practices in Louisiana that they overhauled the law to make it harder to prove fault and the claims disappeared overnight. Most PI lawyers won't even look at it unless it's an egregious case. People would just spill water on the floor of a store and then fall down. It used to be you didn't have to prove the property owner was aware of the hazard, so once they added that in, they all went away.

why isnt it legal to beat these people with sticks?

It is.  Just follow the rule of thumb and don't tell anybody.  Or leave witnesses

So what you're saying is I should search ebay for super strong, lightweight wood (even endangered species) to make a quality staff.


Bamboo
 
2014-04-24 08:00:23 PM  
Call Ken Nugent. He'll get you the $$$ you don't deserve.
 
2014-04-24 08:43:30 PM  
With helpful picture of the living embodiment of every mental image of a shady attorney short of scarface...
 
2014-04-25 07:09:52 AM  
Poor people and lawyers ripping off insurance companies?

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This is why your premiums are so high.
 
2014-04-25 02:41:07 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Smeggy Smurf: namatad: Nabb1: Slip and falls became such a cottage industry from shady PI law practices in Louisiana that they overhauled the law to make it harder to prove fault and the claims disappeared overnight. Most PI lawyers won't even look at it unless it's an egregious case. People would just spill water on the floor of a store and then fall down. It used to be you didn't have to prove the property owner was aware of the hazard, so once they added that in, they all went away.

why isnt it legal to beat these people with sticks?

It is.  Just follow the rule of thumb and don't tell anybody.  Or leave witnesses

So what you're saying is I should search ebay for super strong, lightweight wood (even endangered species) to make a quality staff.


No, an aluminum bat will work, just put a removable sheath over it so no marks make it onto the bat's surface itself.
 
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