when they first built a local grocery store here back in about 2004, a lady walked into the EXIT door(had signs saying EXIT ONLY)
it was one of the auto doors that when you walked to door it opened, , which could only happen from the inside the store leaving, as there were rails separating the enter from the exit doors!
BIG spray painted yellow markings in front of door, again stating exit ONLY.
well, lady walked into the exit door and someone inside was trying to come out at same time and , she got hit with the door , when it opened,
sued store, claiming Tennis elbow from the injury that would not heal, and won something like 2 million bucks in the OUT of court settlement, according to local new paper that ran the story!
the store ended up closing, shortly there after! or should say moving to a new location, and now has different doors that open to the side, so no one could ever get hit with them LOL
its a sad world we live in where everything must be so idiot proof, have so many waning labels and stickers and darn instructions in 20 different languages, so no one can say they couldnl;t read them due to not in there language!
and I always wonder WHO these lawyers are that are willing to take some of these cases on, I mean , like WOW, got to have some confidence in being able to win, based on knowing others will award money, hoping some day its there turn to get some! OR??
local paper here used to run a column about crazy lw suits and over the yrs I read a bunch that made me wonder,
one was a DOT worker/electrician, that, worked in Ca. installing traffic lights, and he some how ended up installing traffic lights upside down,(green at top and red at bottom, got fired for doing so, then sued, and it turned out he was color blind, and won a crazy award due to some discrimination deal on him being color blind?/ and getting fired due to the mistakes caused by his disability!
BUT I then wondered, WHY anyone who is color blind would want to work worth high voltage that many wires are color coded??
seems to be a bad carreer choice, but what do I know!!
another one I recall, was a high end chief working i some super fancy restaurant!
that had some new propane stoves and such installed and they ended up being installed incorrectly and they blew up!
NOW< poor chief, was scared to death to go near a stove again, so couldn;t work, so sued for his out of work and career deal, as a chief!
so, sued and was awarded a few million due to he couldn;t be a chief no more! LOL
again, used to scratch my head and wonder WHO these folks are on jury's that would , some how come up with a number (X millions) for these claims/awards?
what is there mind set when picking a number, and where do they THINK this money comes from!<
seems like they must think its free money, so, HEY< let's give the persona LOT< s, then some day when we do something dumb, we too can sue and win big!
but then, I think, a Judge, too has to approve things, so, WHAT are they thinking too!
Sort of makes me think, as I been saying all the while,in this tread!
at what point in life, should folks be held more accountable for there own actions??
I mean everything cannot always be someone else's fault, RIGHT???
Remember when you could get a Blitz gas can for $5 at Walmart? Blitz was in Miami OK, got sued out of existence by idiots and scumbag lawyers.
Here's one of the scumbag's websites.
I had a buddy pour gas on an open fire, set himself on fire, and ended up with some nice doctor bills. He didn't sue anyone. He was an idiot, knew he was an idiot, and paid for his injuries himself, all the while listening to all of his friends and family make fun of how stupid he was.
Ultimately this kind of crap is ruining our country. That's why as much as I don't want jury duty, and most people I know try to get out of jury duty, DECENT PEOPLE NEED TO SERVE ON JURIES WHEN CALLED. People who work for a living, intelligent people, decent people all try to get out of jury duty. Then we end up with idiot parasites making these decisions.
A larger and larger portion of our society thinks that money is free from big (eat the rich), government owes them something (government money comes from taxpayers), and that when anything bad happens to them, they are entitled to help. They don't ask for it, they demand it, because they are entitled.
At some point, our society will fail, probably when the people who have common sense and try to have a little personal responsibility get tired of all of these parasites and stop supporting them. Probably gonna be violent when it happens too, because these parasites think they are entitled to what they want.