- Oct 23, 2010
Then don't ever go to New York City in the winter. It's The Land of the Six-Foot Snow Drifts. : ]Evilsanta said:Hmm...I think i missunderstod you. Or you me. Anyways i was talking more about if i tripped on the sidewalk and sueing the city for that. Not big cracks or potholes. That is something the goverment can be sued by over here. I think. And there arent any here...The only thing that is annoying here now is the god damn snow.JDKJ said:So what are you saying? That the City should be free to ignore its responsibility to properly maintain the sidewalks (a responsibility paid for in advance by collecting taxes from the hard-working citizens of New York) and if injuries are caused by that failure, that's not the City's fault and they shouldn't be held responsible? If you live in a city where your local government is free to leave a huge pothole in the sidewalk deep enough for you to have to be rescued from it like a Chilean miner should you happen to fall into it and you don't get to sue for the time spent waiting to be rescued, then I'm wondering why you'd ever want to go anywhere near those sidewalks.Evilsanta said:I really hope that is not possible...If it is I am going on a lawyer rampage, Who is with me?JDKJ said:Of course you can. And if the City was somehow negligent in its maintainance of the sidewalk and that's caused you injury and financial loss (e.g., the City failed to promptly fix a big-ass and obvious crack in that sidewalk on which you stubbed your toe, breaking it and causing you to a trip to the emergency room and to miss 3 days from your paying job), why shouldn't you sue the City? And why shouldn't the City be made to set you back in the position you were before you stubbed your toe on their jenky-ass sidewalk?Evilsanta said:This.ShadowsofHope said:..So basically:
USCG: "Damn you, we're losing now! We're going to sue you for making the people we legally prey on smart enough to hand us our asses. That was our job, jerk!"
U.S., your legal system fails. Hard.
OT: So helping people stand up to the big evil corporation is bad for their buissnes and now they are suing him...What the fuck is wrong with the US legal system...Not that ours in Sweden is any better but it seems that you can sue anyone for anything in the US.
An example:If i hit my toe on sidewalk in New York, Can i sue the city? Because sometimes it sure looks like you can do that.
Ah...USA the land of oppurtunitys indeed...
Where do you live? In Sweden? The Land of Jenky-Ass Sidewalks with Potholes a Mile Deep and Where You Can't Sue Your Own Goverment?
And where we might have missed each other is the key element of "fault." If you trip on the sidewalk owing to your own fault (e.g., that you're a clumsy oaf), then you can sue the City all you want, but if you can't prove that the City was somehow at fault, then you ain't gettin' a dime.