Teen was texting when she fell into an open manhole
1. ralph_denicia (Posts: 14; Member since: 30 Apr 2009)
I may not have been there, but I have seen construction/work sites in the city, and I can tell you that despite the lack of cones or workers in the site I wouldn't have fallen on an open manhole unless I was extremely retarded and occupied with txting, LOL... No offense to the parents, just the fact that you want to sue liability for her walking into the open manhole is laughable!
6. exidor (Posts: 9; Member since: 28 Jun 2009)
the girl is totally to blame. its like walking down the street and getting hit by a car. legally pedestrians have the right of way however if you have ever been hit by a car when walking down the street you will learn that legally the driver is at fault but in the end its your own ass so u better watch out for your self no one else is. now parent will sue and have a legal edsge to stand on but the kid better watch out going forward or she isnt going to loose just a shoe.
2. gomets15217 (Posts: 38; Member since: 13 Jul 2008)
ok serious question guys, who do you think is stupider: the girl who fell in the frickin manhole cuz she was busy texting... OR the parents who want to sue because their child is retarded? i mean, im a guy. guys cant multitask, but i can walk and text without even bumping into a wall or missing a turn or doing anything wrong besides maybe almost skipping a step on a staircase or something like that. this is just beyond stupid. and then stupider than that is that the parents say its not her fault! like when i read this, i didnt know whether to hysterically laugh my ass off at them, or just repeatedly say wow and slap my forehead. =/
4. neutrality (Posts: 22; Member since: 28 Apr 2009)
No matter what you think of the girls intelligence level, laws were broken in this incident. City workers are constantly making careless errors like this, and legally, the parents have every right to sue. Why not get some money out of the situation? They're legally entitled to it. 'Turned away briefly' is certainly an understatement. With my run-ins with city construction, its more like 'went to go smoke a pack of marlboros and could give two sh!ts what happens in the mean time'.
8. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)
Come on now... We live in the America, land where everybody sues for everything. This situation is the American dream, someone make a mistake that will allow you to sue and never have to work again. She probably saw the hole and kept walking anyway just to make a buck.
5. B_Adams (Posts: 24; Member since: 25 May 2009)
4 words;; D.A.M.F. its a sad situation, but funny as hell. seriously...WTF
7. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)
I think if she had a Razor with a Razor she wouldnt have fallen...