$24 Million for landing on your tail. Ouch
Posted July 16, 2002 - 07:46 AM
Not speculating on what the guys going through because that would be one of the worse things to get paralyzed. But to be able to sue for $24 million dollars doing something you know has great risk.
Course there are factors like, Did Yamaha know that the carb was defective and sell the bikes anyway. (If that was even the case.) I see something about the chrome peeling.
However, the ultimate thing to me here. According to the article, "A week before the accident the guy noticed that the motorcycle would hesitate for a few seconds in returning to idle after he released the throttle."
HELLOOOOOOO?????? My throttle is hanging, however I'll just keep riding it.
Also, the jumps were 2 to 3 feet high and 12 ft apart???? You could almost run and jump that far.
Posted July 16, 2002 - 07:50 AM
This quote is revealing also:
"O'Brien had owned a smaller motorcycle and rode regularly as a boy and into his early teens. He later rode all-terrain vehicles and other friends' motorcycles until he bought the Yamaha two weeks before the accident."
Posted July 16, 2002 - 07:54 AM
Gad ok My Ass wipes tore my tender buttocks cheecks I want 60 million for each freaking bun...
Gad this makes me sick.
I have a friend who is a parapalegic, got that way on a 3 wheeler before the ban. He knew what the story was it was his fault, he understood, he did something real stupid beyond his ability..
Gad that pisses me off...
Posted July 16, 2002 - 08:02 AM
I don't see how they can pin this squarely on Yamaha. Bike ran fine for the first few weeks, the guy was totally aware that the bike wasn't running right, this was a totally isolated incident, & this is a fricken dangerous activity !!
I agree with EGO, this is the same damn thing as that person suing McD's for having "HOT" coffee.........what, how dare they make their coffee hot !!
Total BS for sure.
Man, maybe one day I'll get rewarded for my stupidity...............hasn't happened yet thought, and probably never will.
Posted July 16, 2002 - 08:05 AM
If you know that your throttle is sticking, then you dont ride it till its fixed by a yamaha certified technician. If it stuck after that, then you might want to sue the shop that did the work, not Yamaha.
I like the part "O'Brien and his friends who examined the motorcycle could not determine the cause of the problem"
So I guess that if you and your hillbilly friends cant find the problem of the stuck throttle, there must not be a problem and its ok to ride.
Posted July 16, 2002 - 08:23 AM
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Posted July 16, 2002 - 08:35 AM
I say we kill him. Put him out of our misery. Im sure I have Darwins vote.
Posted July 16, 2002 - 09:58 PM
I was out in Reno in 98 and I remember hearing a story about a Heart Surgeon that was walking across a parking lot at Wal-Mart. He was strolling along and hit his shin on a reciever hitch on a truck. So he sued Wal-Mart for millions because he claimed his hands trembled too much from the accident and he could no longer preform surgery.
I say we take all these people, lock them in a car with 130 degree heat and roll the windows up.
Posted July 16, 2002 - 10:13 AM
Posted July 16, 2002 - 10:18 AM
then Im going after all you guys who gave me advise on what oil to use
Ya that is right what oil
I see it this way
If I did not get any advice I would not have slipped in the garage after I spilt 4 qt's of oil on the floor trying to fill my gas tank.
And Shawn said to go have a beer, becouse I dont drink I lost control after 3 sips and tripped over my cat poop eatin dog which made me spill more oil causing my freind to fall over a friend who had a friend that dated a girl in High Scrool that became a hooker who now does a lawyer near wher shes works
Yepo Easy Moola
Hoped that took some of the frustration out of us on this post.
Posted July 16, 2002 - 10:25 AM
I agree take responsibility for your actions. He will probably sue his parents and go through years of therapy now because it was his dad that first bought him a dirt bike when he was a kid.
Posted July 16, 2002 - 10:37 AM
It's always easy to point fingers until your the one in the wheel chair and can never walk or pee on your own again.
Posted July 16, 2002 - 10:40 AM
this guy definitly needed more expierience and the skills to be able to correct stuff like that when it happens such as body motion, or pulling in the clutch, or stomping the rear brake, or just jumpin off before you even take flight instead of just loopin out
and i dont know about you guys but i would feel like a major dick if i decided to sue someone for my stupid actions or just plain old my fault. i never think about suing anyone whenever i get hurt doing anything because most of the time it was my fault or it was the name of the game.
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Posted July 16, 2002 - 10:55 AM
Sirthump is calling for Tort reform. Ya like the congress is gonna do that! Good luck......Until these jackasses start dropping like flys, the only consideration to filing the suit is managing the pretrial debt. If they have to manage possible death as the result of filing the suit, it might, MIGHT, slow the filing of this type of BS.
Posted July 16, 2002 - 11:01 AM
by your remark, I would not put it past you to do the same thing.
Its only what I got from yopur remark it si not a personal shot or flame.
But look at it, I have doen things all my life up until I was 25 Drunk, Stoned or just plain stupid. I got hurt plenty of times, was it my fault yes, was I doing something beyond my ability, sometimes yes, did I find a snake for a lawyer to sue becouse I broke my foot on private property, (Where I was Not supposed to Be)
or Sue the Land owner becouse I fell through a skylite trying to rob the place (Not Me but an actual event)
Will I sue your moma (Funny Vegas Just A funny)
There is no other side of it except the guy crippled "HIMSLEF"
It was not yamahas fault, it was not the throttle manufa fault it was dumb luck, accident, in-experiance and a greedy SOB
Posted July 16, 2002 - 11:06 AM
No $$$$$ here.I cant sue for me just being too much of a puss to go fast enough to clear it.
We all know the risk when we start the sport.
Posted July 16, 2002 - 11:16 AM
A true story in Los gatos Ca some time back
A widow sued a Porsche Dealership and Porsche America, after her husband bought a new 930 Turbo Carrea.
He killed himself not two hours after he drove out of the parking lot of the dealer.
She Claimed the dealership had no responcibility in selling him such a supped up racing car.
She One Millions
Two LA teenagers started to break into the High Scrool the attended to steal some computers as they say. One fell 30 foot through a skylite, causing him to be a parapalegic. He sued and was successfull, the claim was the schroll had not secured the skylite.
and the list goes on and on and on, as long as there are greedy freaking people and a shyster attorney to help, there wil be crap like this happening all the time.
I was rearended by some dirtbag hag, on the way home from work, the impact shattered my once solid Back fusion form my first back surgury.
Did I sue, No I settled for the loss of my car lost wages and compensation, with the insurance companys thats it what did I get all I wanted was medical and things replaced. 100k did it. I could have taken the hag to the cleaners along with the employeer of which she was driven there vehicle. I chose not too, WHY ?
Becouse it was an accident,
If the Hag was drunk, or neglagent or running from the cops or soemthing stupid, then its not an accident....
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Posted July 16, 2002 - 11:20 AM
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