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Posted: Sat May 10, 2008 11:09 PM
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Just got back from LA. In 2004 I was riding with my friend in his Manx clone at the Hungry Valley off road area near Gorman CA. The car ended up rolling after hitting a large rut on the side of the road. The back seat passengers either jumped or were thrown out in the roll. She got a dislocated elbow, he had a broken arm. The driver (my friend) was uninjured, I had a crushed hand. (don't try to protect your head in a rollover. lol)
The back seaters sued for $250,000 EACH, claiming we weren't off roading. After 4 days of testimony and 1.5 days of deliberation, the jury decided we were off-roading in an off-roading designated area. What's the chances of that happening, especially in California!?!?!
So, it all worked out OK for my friend, except for his $35K attorney bill. Rolling Eyes


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People suck.


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$35K attorney bill?

does he have to pay all of that?

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$35K attorney bill?

does he have to pay all of that?
Yeah, that was his attorney's billing for his defense.


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now who were the people in the back????


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now who were the people in the back????
They were friends of a co-worker of ours at the time. We were all out camping & off roading for the weekend.


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Frivolous lawuits....what a failure of our legal system. Everyone is sue-happy.

I say, if you sue for a ridiculous reason like that, if you lose, YOU pay what you were demanding. Better make damn sure you deserve it...

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Hopefully a lesson learned in seatbelts for everyone. wear em.


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dang
thats sucks.


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