Intern Adam Breaks Ankle, Sues Preds
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08-09-2012, 01:06 PM
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I'm not really sure why that logic leads to "stupid lawsuits". The guy was sent to participate in a stunt by his employer, sure, but isn't it the responsibility of the Predators to ensure he is safe while participating? Is it only stupid because the defendant has deep pockets? The legal system is actually easier to use if you have money. I don't see any exploitation or black mailing going on here. He just wants his medical bills paid.
He wilfully engaged in an activity that no one can "ensure" is safe. I dont see how there's any negligence on anyone's part.
You know why he wants 25k? Let me tell you - 25k (give or take) is the range that most liability insurance carriers usually won't go to court to fight. I used to investigate auto accidents for a major carrier. I can't tell you how many demands we got from accident "victims" requesting 20-30k.
The lawyers know that they won't have to step foot in a courtroom, they get 40% of it, the "victim" gets a little cash to play around with, and the insurance companies just raise everyone's rates a little.
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