Posted Monday, December 6, 2010 12:11 PM | Contributed by Jeff
Local thrill parks generate a ton of revenue for the community and lawsuits have become part of the cost of doing business. The majority of the lawsuits stem from injuries guests sustained on rides.
Read more from The Sandusky Register.
WHAT: On Jan. 6, 2008, Blarek was walking near the children's pool when she slipped on water, causing her to fall and twist her ankle. Her lawsuit is seeking reimbursement for medical costs of about $42,000, plus lost wages. She sued Kalahari Resorts and Kalahari Management for awards in excess of $25,000 each. She also sued Blue Care Network for coverage of all medical bills relating to the incident, but the insurance provider was dismissed from suit.
Who would have thought there was water at a waterpark near the children's pool?
$42,000 for a twisted ankle?
My daughter tripped and fell in our living room the other day....Should I file a lawsuit against the carpet company?
I wonder what other countries think of the U.S and our legal system?
This lawsuit beats the water park lady my a mile....
Despite that it's easy for us to poke fun at this stuff (me included of course!) stuff really does happen around alot of water!
I fell HARD on my side the year Holidayworld/Splashin Safari put in that big toilet bowl slide (name escapes me). I mean hard. Like knocked the wind outta me.
I let staff know about it, and suggested they put more anti-slip stuff (it was the new water attraction, after all).
A couple days later, I took a picture of the bruise (and still have it, PM me if u really want to see!) after it set in. Very painful.
While I will agree that some lawsuits can come from people who just want to find a scheme to get rich quick, there are also some lawsuits that can be considered necessary.
I thought the rest of the cases appeared legit in the story. This one (the one I quoted) seemed a bit of a reach...
$40k is hardly getting rich, quick or not.
...According to you. If I had an extra $40k, I would consider myself rich. Heck, Jeff, I consider myself rich when I can afford paper plates. lol
In other words, ymmv and everyone's different.
I believe that there is inherant risk that someone might slip on water in a waterpark, shower, etc. The dollar amount of the suit is irrelevant. Walk around water and you put yourself at risk for fall related injuries. Now those other cases where intertubes deflated, etc all seem like legit cases.
I wonder about the woman who missed the step too. I understand that sometimes there is poor construction or shoddy maintenance that leads to possibly unsafe conditions. I also don't know whether this particular step has a history of people missing it. But it 2 million people manage to navigate it, but one person fails, I'm not sure it's the park's fault.
Also, asking for $250,000 when your expenses are only $35,000 makes me a bit less sympathetic, even if you have an existing disability, and you're anticipating future medical expenses directly related to the accident.
I was "gray" on that case too Bear...so I let it slide. People are mad enough at me around here for questioning that Pippen finance situation...last thing I wanted/needed was to be the poster questioning the disabled person. :)
You really don't get it, do you?
I get that I have a disgruntled stalker or two who can't wait to respond to my every post... ;)
Yeah whatever. You haven't seen me disgruntled, I'm only annoyed at you, but I'm going to break this whole thing down for you:
It isn't about who does or doesn't agree with you. This is a theme park discussion forum, and yet you found your way here as a means to bash a Muslim group. You're an outsider who has come here and inserted yourself in conversations simply to assert that your political opinion is superior, or at least relevant.
You occasionally spit out some coaster rhetoric in threads seemingly in an attempt to validate your continued presence. But if you can, you tend to delve into politics or insert politics in any discussion you can.
There are plenty of people on here that I disagree with, but I'm still able to read the majority of their posts because they actually have a point or at least something to say. You spout off a ton of gobbledegook and expect people not to notice because you've said so much.
If you really contributed something to the community like everyone else tries to do, I'd disagree with you but at least respect you. Instead youre a poser who likes to argue politics on a coaster board. That comes across as desperate and pathetic, but as usual your mileage may vary.
Apologies to those who were discussing lawsuits...
The first synonym for disgruntled on thesaurus.com is annoyed...just saying. Tek, you need to end your obsession with trying to respond to everything I say or do. I get it, and so do others, you don't like my style or opinions. This is scary personal for you. I don't ask that you agree with anything. You are free to ignore. Just as I ignore MOST of your one line insults.
As for your assertion that you don't like my political tilt in posting, or that I'm not "rollercoaster" enough for you (whatever that means), I apologize that I do not meet your high standards. Is there some secret handshake or rollercoaster count that somebody needs to hit in order to meet your approval? I have posted plenty of rollercoaster opinions. I also note that the political threads you claim to dislike get a lot of views. Why not ignore them if you don't like them? I have pointed all the political topics that OTHERS brought to the Pippen thread...way more than I did for the record. I don't see you stalking them and finding every chance you can to insult them.
I stand by my assertion that my opinions are what irks you. Rather than keep the focus on opinions/arguments, you and others try to personalize it. I'm just a guy with an opinion, you wouldn't recognize me on the street. I'd say it is a bit unhealthy to let somebody you don't know annoy you so much.
I think that a lot of people feel the way Tekwardo feels. He's not alone, Aamilj. I wish we were having a real conversation in person here, because you'd be getting interrupted all of the time, after people got tired of hearing you ramble. You'd probably just get mad and go home after a while.
+1's for Tek and Travis.
You can stand by that assertion all you want but here's the thing, I disagree with a crapton of what LostKause says. I poke fun at him at times, all in good fun and I'd expect it back. But I read and reply to his posts because he makes a point, he is part of the community, and he stands by opinions that he has without blabbering on endlessly.
Heck I don't know what most of your opinions are because I tend to not read your novel sized posts. I may agree with a lot of what you say, but I dontbknow mist of it because you post such long diatribes. Which should be obvious to you at this point since you yourself have commented about accusations of others against you or your thoughts, and how had they read everything you posted they wouldnt misquote you. Ever think the reason people are confised isn't because they lack understanding, bur because you're failing to communicate, be it by posting too much?
I tried reading your trip report. You spent thirteen paragraphs on one coaster, and it took you seven paragraphs to even start discussing the topics at hand. Do you really think that flies on a niche forum? I could and do ignor people here but it's hard to ignore a post that takes a gig of bandwidth to download. Besides, this is a forum. Discussion is the point.
And even the people that agree with you aren't jumping to your defense on this. They're likely not reading most of your junk too.
But the fact that the webmaster of over ten years commented on the length of your posts, yet you're still deflecting may not say much to you, but it speaks volumes otherwise.
You can make this personal all you want but you're too new and not involved enough for it to be personal. And no, I don't think you're 'coaster' enough. That is the point of this site. Again, your paltry coaster comments that I contend are an attempt to look relevant aren't adding to the community at all.
PS Sorry for the typos, I'm on my iPhone.
You know, I don't post as often as some do. Roller coasters and amusement parks are a huge passion of mine, and those are the discussion topics I follow most closely. I'm not knowledgeable about some other topics discussed here. But I do read a lot of it, if not all. And aamilj's posts are not of the variety I enjoy reading. They read..to me..like invitations to confrontations. He's obviously quite well-versed in this stuff..more power to him. Tek referenced aamilj's Trip Report. I'm a woodie guy myself, but that ramble-thon didn't even leave me with a sense of whether I'd like the DBH or not.
Thanks, but other than my ubiquitous pop culture references, I'll stick to posting about what I know and love so much.
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