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01-05-12, 09:33 PM #1
Woman sues dead teen for injuries
You think you've heard it all until I tell you that an appeals court in Illinois recently ruled that a woman is allowed to sue a dead teen's estate for injuries caused by his flying body parts. The 18-year-old boy was running across the Amtrak tracks to catch another train but didn't make it -- he was hit by an oncoming train going 70 mph and his body was torn apart by the force and flung onto a nearby passengers' waiting platform. The woman, 58, was struck by a sizable chunk of the boy's body and was knocked to the ground, breaking her leg and wrist. The court ruled that the boy's death was "reasonably foreseeable" and that his estate can be held responsible for his negligence.
I'm sorry, but who goes around suing a dead teen whose body was ripped to shreds in one of the most gruesome ways imaginable?
I can't say that my first or even fiftieth instinct after being pummeled to the ground by half of a bloody torso would be to raise my fist in the air and declare that whoever had the nerve to let their body explode and land on me will most certainly pay in court. Even if my leg was shattered, I still can't imagine going after the dead teen's estate.
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01-06-12, 01:04 AM #2
Wow.....Alpha Phi Sigma Alum - Alpha Delta Chapter
01-06-12, 01:41 AM #3
01-06-12, 01:47 AM #4
Surprised she's not suing Amtrak.
You know , just because you can do something doesn't necessarily mean you should.
I really don't think she has a leg to stand on in court.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
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01-06-12, 03:12 AM #5
01-06-12, 06:40 AM #6
I have no problem with this.
Sure, it's a weird story. But how it is any different than if he was mindlessly screwing around with his car instead of playing with trains, got intimate with a telephone pole, and a piece of automotive debris caused injury to another? Either way he's dead (so sad), either way his reckless actions resulted in someone else getting seriously injured. Either way that bystander should be compensated toward their recovery. Or so it seems to me.
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01-06-12, 09:37 AM #7
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01-06-12, 10:13 AM #8
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01-06-12, 12:07 PM #9
I should think Amtrak would have handled her medical costs if she didn't have her own insurance. If she's after recompensation for pain and suffering, that's life. It sucks sometimes, deal with it. Loss of income from the injuries, maybe. It's the psychological damage that would haunt me though.\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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01-06-12, 12:20 PM #10
You got to love lawyers.
I don't know how much money is in the estate but surely it is unlikely to even cover legal costs unless he was an internet millionaire or the son of a politician or lawyer.
The court should award her $1 but not costs, but then she would sue them I expect."all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" Edmund Burke.
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01-06-12, 12:28 PM #11
she is stupid
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on his wearing his sidearm. "Sheriff, I see you have your pistol. Are you
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01-06-12, 01:25 PM #12
01-08-12, 03:02 AM #13
I'm sure that 18 year old must have a massive "estate" to go after. Grandma may spend thousands to try to win an ipod, a playstation 3 with a few games, and maybe some Hollister clothing.CHIRP! CHIRP!
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