GM FAM, TODAY'S HOT TOPIC A GUY IN COLORADO WAS RESCUED DURING FLOODING AND NOW WANTS TO SUE HIS RESCUERS...READ THE STORY BELOW AND TELL ME DO YOU AGREE WITH HIS LAWSUIT OR DOYOU THINK IT IS UNWARRANTED?

Editorial: Bad lawsuits? Here's one: Colorado flood victim may sue his rescuers

By The Denver Post, Digital First Media
Posted:   03/10/2014 04:33:02 AM PDT | Updated:   a day ago

A woman takes photos of a guard rail at a flood-damaged bridge outside Longmont, Colo., during the height of major flooding last year.
A woman takes photos of a guard rail at a flood-damaged bridge outside Longmont, Colo., during the height of major flooding last year. (Matthew Jones, The Daily Times Call/Digital First Media)
 

This one definitely belongs in the “you can't make this stuff up” file.

A guy whose car plunged into Rock Creek during the floods of last September appears poised to file a lawsuit against his rescuers.

Roy Ortiz told news outlets that rescuers and first responders failed to close a dangerous road during the floods and took too long to rescue him from his car, which went off the road at U.S. 287 and Dillon Road in Lafayette.

Ortiz seems to have mixed feelings about this whole lawsuit thing. CBS4 Denver reports that Ortiz “reluctantly” filed a notice of his intent to sue. The Broomfield man apparently has $40,000 in unpaid medical bills from the accident, and is seeking $500,000 in total damages.

Now, if there is evidence that rescuers were grossly negligent, that would be one thing. But Ortiz and many others were victims of a natural disaster of epic proportions. Perhaps he should sue Mother Nature, too.





Lee Michaels

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