Biggest moron ever=expensive mistake
Posted December 23, 2001 - 10:28 PM
Posted December 23, 2001 - 10:34 PM
Posted December 23, 2001 - 11:37 AM
Posted December 23, 2001 - 12:46 PM
I believe there is an unspoken brotherhood among all motorcycle riders. Especially out on the track. Suing the guy sucks.
Posted December 23, 2001 - 01:02 PM
Posted December 23, 2001 - 01:16 PM
I think you should take the 7 and go.
I am not sure but I think that when you enter a track they make you sign a release. At least every one I have been to.
I think this releases them and anyone else on the track from liability. Kind of like skiing or owningg a house on a golf course. No reprocutions availible.....
Even though the guy is an idiot.
If you think that is bad.......(and it is) check this out.......
Last yr at our local track , it was towards the end of the day and the "lady" at tthe gaurd shack on the way in was on her way down to tell us that they were lockin the gate in 1/2 hr. She saw a couple of guys practicing 1 jump in the middle section of the track and cuttin back to do it again.......no cuttin track!!!! They were in a wide open portion of the track circling around practicing a cool table.(no big deal). She saw it and in her 1988 chibby blazer came screamin' down the hill between the start gate and the finish line 90'table.(kinda blind) She cut across the bottom of the landing ramp about 10' from the end of the ramp. A guy on a 426 went up the hill flipped the 180 and down the hill into a little bit of a dip that is the approach to the 90'er. He was wide open in 4th and just cresting the top of the takeoff when I saw her cut across the landing!!!!! He was commited. Luckily he was a good rider!
He kicked the back end around to the left and landed crooked to shoot him to his right narrowly avoiding "THE STUPIDEST PERSON ON EARTH" by less than a foot. She had NO clue that anyone nearly clipped her or that she crossed the track evidently!
I thought I was goin to witness a DEATH!!!
As she pulled up to yell at the kids practicing the table about being "UNSAFE" he came up and nearly sideswiped her as he approach screaming profanities!!! I came up and started to add my $.04 worth and she threatened to kick us off of the track for "profanity"?????
I guess swearing and a few "F"bombs will hurt someones feelings but driving a 6000lbs truck out in front of a 250lbs motorcycle hurling thru the air and nearly killing someone is ok if you are a BLM "COP"!!!!
Give a BROAD........excuse me that is not politically correct......."grandma" a patch and a gun and she thinks she is a cop / invinsible / and NEVER WRONG!!!!!
Man I am madder than hell just thinkin about it again!
Posted December 23, 2001 - 02:55 PM
Now the lady with the blazer, she needs to be replaced!
Posted December 23, 2001 - 03:30 PM
Posted December 23, 2001 - 03:32 PM
Posted December 23, 2001 - 04:17 PM
If you went to court, his lawyer would introduce the "release", the judge will ask if that is your signature and when you respond yes, he will dismiss the case.
Is there a place to ride without morons?
I doubt it! Besides the occasions when we become morons ourselves. Not me....but I've heard of others.PT
Posted December 23, 2001 - 05:10 PM
Posted December 23, 2001 - 06:56 PM
Be glad you got $700, to help fix your bike.
Fix your bike, go moto and enjoy it.
The last thing we need is to sue each other. The industry does not need another black eye.
Lifes to short.
Posted December 23, 2001 - 07:24 PM
Posted December 23, 2001 - 07:49 PM
Take the money and be done with it. I can tell you from experience, even if you're 100% correct you still only have a 50% chance of winning (at best) in court. There's a saying in the legal profession, "court is for suckers", that's why you see so much wheeling and dealing going on resulting in "settlements" out of court.
I know, I've been sued many times, it sucks and there is never a garauntee you're gonna win...remember the O.J. trial??
I'm very sorry to hear about your ordeal. Hope you get the bike back together and enjoy the cool temps and nice track conditions.
You should be allowed to tatoo that guy so the rest of us can readily see what a moron he is without having to slam into him to find out. Just a suggestion....
Posted December 23, 2001 - 08:15 PM
My .02. And no I wouldn't sue this guy. I agree... Take the $700.00 It sucks, but it's a lot more than you would get from many people.
Posted December 23, 2001 - 09:28 PM
Posted December 23, 2001 - 09:43 PM
Posted December 24, 2001 - 12:17 AM
Maybe you should get more money - as long as you agree to pay 500,000.00 or a million to someone after you've made a "questionable" move and hurt someone. To say you never make mistakes is to say that you never crash. We are all human, unless you take an unusual interest in Sci Fi.
Lawyer: Your honor, we have proof that he tried an obstacle beyond his ability (he only clears that jump 99.4% of the time), and the resulting crash caused my client to try and avoid him, which in turn caused him to crash and break his big toe. We also have witnesses that saw him (the defendant) drink a beer the night before, which could have slowed his reflexes by .02 seconds. Can we say negligence, negligence, negligence....I think five million will do.
If we could sue everytime we got hurt at a track, all tracks would shut down over night.
The guy may have been a stupid mo' fo', but he was the most generous around if he gave you 700$.
Posted December 24, 2001 - 05:24 AM
Taking him to court will net you nothing since motocross is an "implied risk" sport. Take the money and run. I'd also thank him for being as gracious as he has offered at this point. He doesn't *have* to pay for anything.
Just my two cents worth....
Posted December 24, 2001 - 06:19 AM
I'm still a believer that everything happens for a reason. Being that you were not injured in the wreck only makes me think moreso that it happened so that something later wouldn't happen.
Anyway..the "it is dirt biking" is crap...yes, it is, but you shouldn't have to always wonder if someone is on the other side of a jump, if they are not crashed.
But also...it IS A DIRT BIKE. Yeah, we all like em to look nice....but it's not going to be showroom forever. I had a guy take me out once, (completely his incompitance), and bent my sub frame. I was bummed, but I cut it at the cross-spar, stuck a 1/2 inch bolt in it, and welded it up. Straight as new. (my KX250) Oh well. Stuff can be fixed, it doesn't have to be replaced...my fix's cost was nothing, instead of $350 or so for a new subframe.
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