Good Samaritan faces lawsuit (in Off-topic)


AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] December 22 2008 2:45 PM EST

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Colonel Custard December 22 2008 2:49 PM EST

That sucks.

At the same time, though, it sucks. You know? I mean, I think I can see both sides of the issue.

Brakke Bres [Ow man] December 22 2008 2:49 PM EST

just lovely the American justice system, you can't even help anyone out in a car wreck without being sued.

Meh, next time anyone sees an accident happening they would just let the victim burn.

Just great.

Colonel Custard December 22 2008 2:58 PM EST

Exactly, Henk. It's a stupid lawsuit, and it would set a stupid legal precedent if it is won.

But it would also suck to be paralyzed because someone sucks at pulling people out of their cars in an emergency. Especially if her car didn't even blow up in the end.

My question, though, is whether her neck was really broken by someone grabbing her, or by the fact that she drove into a pole at 45 mph. Seems more likely the latter.

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] December 22 2008 3:00 PM EST

if any of you are in a car wreck with me and you sue me for trying to pull your sorry but to safety I will beat you with a tire iron xD

Brakke Bres [Ow man] December 22 2008 5:16 PM EST

I rather risk the chance of being paralyzed then burned alive.

Besides this lawsuit will never hold up.

The judge will probably see the crash as the cause of the broken neck rather then pulling the victim out of the car.

That woman should be thanking her savior

BadFish December 22 2008 5:22 PM EST

This woman is a complete loser. Not only did she have to drive her car into a lamp post like a moron, but she alienated her friend who was willing to help her in her time of need with this lawsuit. If I was that friend I'd be like, "Wow, thanks. When you drive your motorized wheelchair off a cliff, which you will because you're stupid, I'm not helping you."

PearsonTritonRaveshaw December 22 2008 9:10 PM EST

She broke her back, not her neck. What I still don't understand is why the writer of the article didn't include if the car actually DID explode/catch fire or not.

Ernest-Scribbler December 22 2008 9:36 PM EST

This is disgraceful. I would have thought the car crash would have done the damage. I am glad though to know that she went out of her way to have it confirmed that it was not the car crash that did the damage( if she did prove that ).

Rawr December 23 2008 12:51 AM EST

*sigh*

Suing is a hobby nowadays isn't it...

kevlar December 23 2008 12:59 AM EST

I saw this yesterday and it is one of those "wow" topics

if someone who was not qualified and had no idea what to do was acting out of human instinct and pulled you out in a totally inappropriate manner/angle etc.. and broke you back, is that right?

So then, should a good samaritan ask for permission before action? ...then what if unconscious?

What if a similar thing happens in the future and people hesitate because of precident set in this case and someone dies?

more of this type of situation??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuxGh5axb2k


alaskanpsyko December 23 2008 11:22 PM EST

:)) darn gotta love America :D..i also don't like the spell check as much as i should....oh well its required for forums :D:D

Daz December 23 2008 11:34 PM EST

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