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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    How many times have ALL of you been walking in a supermarket or a costco or samsclub or kmart or wallyworld or any store like them...and actually walked around the store LOOKING DOWN to see if theres something on the floor you might slip on...are you kidding me lol
    These stores are designed for you to walk and look at the shelves not stare at the floor for hazards...I was in samsclub two weeks ago a woman healthy, my age or so was walking pushing the carriage she was slightly in front of me to the left and I just happened to be looking at her when she shot straight down to the ground in front of my carriage...I knelt next to her and asked her not to move until she determined everything was ok...she said my ankle..I looked down and her ankle WAS HUGE she could not stand...so an employee called an ambulance...on the floor where she was walking was cooking oil on the floor..obviously someone dropped a jar and it was poorly cleaned up and she slipped and really turned her ankle...now is that HER FAULT...cmon...thats why they are called accidents.

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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    Don't just look at the extreme cases. I think a case in the middle is more likely than either of these. You could assume she was capable af seeing where she was going, was somewhat careless, and is now seeking to cover her financial obligation of medical bills instead of just some big payday. Still, in this case, the accident being due to carelessness on her own part should imply she is responsible for her own medical bills.
    How do you know she's seeking a big payday and not just actual damages?

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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    If she doesn't have the ability to watch where she is going how many spills is she causing running into everything?
    I've made this point several times. It's a reasonable guess that she drove herself there. If she can't see where she's going then I better hurry up on those self-driving cars I'm designing.
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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    How do you know she's seeking a big payday and not just actual damages?
    Did you even read my post which you quoted???
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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    Did you even read my post which you quoted???
    Misread it, yes. Sorry.

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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Misread it, yes. Sorry.
    That's alright.
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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    What should we do with blind people? Confine them to seeing impaired colonies?
    No, we should give them all drivers licenses and the ability to sue the owner of any building or structure that negligently gets in the way of where they're going.
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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    How do you know she's seeking a big payday and not just actual damages?
    I'm the one who suggested that lawsuits are filed even if the person suing is 100% at fault with the hopes getting of a big payout or, at least, a decent settlement. You cannot tell me that does not occur.
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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    No, we should give them all drivers licenses and the ability to sue the owner of any building or structure that negligently gets in the way of where they're going.
    That might be going a little farther than just asking the proprieter of a store to keep its aisle's reasonably clear of slippery liquids to insure the safety of its customers.

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    Re: Costco can't move "I slipped on a slurpee" lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    That might be going a little farther than just asking the proprieter of a store to keep its aisle's reasonably clear of slippery liquids to insure the safety of its customers.
    Sure, we should expect that to the extent that it's reasonable expectation. Any place open to the public means that, sometimes, through no fault of the business, somebody could drop something that's a hazard to other people. The person who's in the best position to avoid an accident is, well, you (meant in the general sense), not some third party.
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