Poll: Who can she sue?
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The driver
8 16%
The company
23 46%
Both
10 20%
No one. There is no case.
9 18%
Voters: 50.
#1
Recently my mom was involved in a minor car accident. It was a rear end collision where a Comcast (cable/isp prover) driver (in the comcast car) hit her from behind because he wasn't paying attention. Although it was minor, my mom has a bad back and had to be taken to the hospital in an ambulance and has been going to a doctor ever since getting MRI's and x-rays.

Before the accident she was and is still going to have surgery next week for a problem related to her back.

Someone working for the ambulance company told my parents that they can sue Comcast. They can get a lawyer who will only get paid if they win the case.

Now I understand one might sue to pay for the medical bills, but shouldn't they be suing the driver? Or can they sue the company?

Edit: in my opinion they shouldn't sue the guy. The company maybe.
Last edited by metaldud536 at Apr 1, 2011,
#3
Comcast is partly liable for their driver's actions. Talk to an attorney and they'll tell you exactly what to do to be rolling in dough.
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#4
The driver probably gets insured through Comcast. That insurance would be the one paying your mom. Get a lawyer.

Edit: I would think it would be a settlement, as well, not a lawsuit.
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#5
water from a stone situation. sue the guy, cant pay up, goes to jail, u don't get anything. sue the company, get rich!

but yeah the insurance will pay for everything. no need to sue really
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#6
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water from a stone situation. sue the guy, cant pay up, goes to jail, u don't get anything. sue the company, get rich!

but yeah the insurance will pay for everything. no need to sue really

But I don't like Comcast. And I want a new tv
#7
The driver's not going to go to jail if he can't pay. Sue everyone. Why not? Unless you like the driver or feel bad for him for some reason even though he's the one who wasn't paying attention and injured her.
#8
This only increases my lack of faith in the medical service and humanity. One of the first things a paramedic states is that you can sue?
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#9
The company hires the guy, so he is the company's responsibility. Sue the company, they have more money.
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#10
It is a existing condition so I don't see you having a case in court on that. They should pay for the damage and that's probably it.
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This only increases my lack of faith in the medical service and humanity. One of the first things a paramedic states is that you can sue?

It was a private ambulance company. My dad worked for them once. And it wasn't a paramedic who said that.
Last edited by metaldud536 at Apr 1, 2011,
#13
I thought the same when I injured my back in a car crash last summer.

The thing is, the insurance company will cover it, it won't come from his pocket. Aswell, since he was on company duty, the company's insurance might have to pay for it.

Although yeah, if it was pre-existing then they'll get out of it through that.
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#15
He can be sued for negligence and even though your mother's condition was pre-existing, lawsuits can be filed in most states for aggravating a pre-existing condition. I would talk to a lawyer to see what the law is in your state.
#17
Sue the shit out of Comcast! They deserve every penny squeezed out of them!

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#18
The first thing anyone involved would do is investigate the severity of the accident to judge whether or not an injury claim could even be justified. If it truly was minor, and she's just using it as an oppurtunity to try to collect, that would be fraud.

But I wouldn't dare judge your mother. I bet she's an honest lady.
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I'm NOT asking for legal advice guys. I'm not the one suing. I'm just trying to understand what they're doing.
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#20
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It was a private ambulance company. My dad worked for them once. And it wasn't a paramedic who said that.



Still, it was an employee, quickly read over originally.

But you see my point, why sue? Claim on insurance any damage to the car and then any extra medical costs, theres no reason to make the other driver lose more money, his insurance will already rocket and he'll get in shit off his boss's.
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#21
she can definitely get some compensation, thats what insurance is for

and i think she can sue the company, they decided the driver was good enough to drive their van.
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#22
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Charging $60 for a 6mb internet connection

Wow, and discriminatory pricing too huh ($60 = 15mpbs here). And they make their service areas exclusive so I can't choose something better. Assholes.

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Still, it was an employee, quickly read over originally.

But you see my point, why sue? Claim on insurance any damage to the car and then any extra medical costs, theres no reason to make the other driver lose more money, his insurance will already rocket and he'll get in shit off his boss's.

I truly think they will only consider the company not the driver.

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The first thing anyone involved would do is investigate the severity of the accident to judge whether or not an injury claim could even be justified. If it truly was minor, and she's just using it as an oppurtunity to try to collect, that would be fraud.

But I wouldn't dare judge your mother. I bet she's an honest lady.

She is honest. But like I said she had a pre-existing condition and depending on the results of the medical tests, it could have been made worse. Now she has to wear one of those belts until the surgery.
#25
I think the typical legal procedure involves suing everyone you possibly can and knowing that at least someone will pay.
#26
In England if you hit the back of someone it is ALWAYS your fault. The person in front can't drive for you.
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#27
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Recently my mom was involved in a minor car accident. It was a rear end collision where a Comcast (cable/isp prover) driver (in the comcast car) hit her from behind because he wasn't paying attention. Although it was minor, my mom has a bad back and had to be taken to the hospital in an ambulance and has been going to a doctor ever since getting MRI's and x-rays.

Before the accident she was and is still going to have surgery next week for a problem related to her back.

Someone working for the ambulance company told my parents that they can sue Comcast. They can get a lawyer who will only get paid if they win the case.

Now I understand one might sue to pay for the medical bills, but shouldn't they be suing the driver? Or can they sue the company?

Edit: in my opinion they shouldn't sue the guy. The company maybe.

That's exactly what the defending attorney would point out, and your case would be dissolved to finding some way to prove how the accident actually affected her, if at all.
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#28
I think she should sue the company but I'll have to ask my lawyer about how a case like this works

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#29
Well, you'd sue the company as they're vicariously liable for any breaches by their employees.

With the back thing, is the pain worse?
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#30
sue the smegma off comcast
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#31
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I think she should sue the company but I'll have to ask my lawyer about how a case like this works

That is not an April fools joke I actually have a lawyer

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Company truck, company driver, doing company work, you sue the company. You can sue the driver, too, but he'll probably be insured through the company and it's the company's insurance company that will be paying you, if anything.

You can find lawyers who work on contingency fees all over the place -- the way it works is that you cover clerical costs and they get 1/3 of your winnings if you get a settlement or favorable decision. You can find them on TV, in the phone book, etc. Pre-existing condition is going to be a problem, of course, but that's something for the lawyer to take care of.
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#32
My brother got in a pretty bad crash when a california water truck pulled out in front of him when he was driving on the highway, since it's california the settlement should be around a mil or so.

But yeah, since it wasnt just a person she could probably get the cash that company has set aside for settlements
#33
You don't sue anyone.

Just claim insurance like a normal human being.
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