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Ambulance chasers

Postby Jogeephus » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:17 am

The ads in the media selling legal services seems to be getting more frequent. I really don't know what the answer is but it seems everyone is looking for a check.

Just a few weeks ago my wife, who is a nurse, told me about a lawsuit they just got served with concerning the wrongful death of one of their patients. The ironic thing about this is one of the CNA's caught wind of the lawsuit and informed them that this was her uncle and he wasn't dead but was living in Florida. The facility's attorneys checked in on this and found it to be true and questioned the law firm doing the suing how they proposed to sue them if they didn't possess a death certificate.

This firm is going back to the drawing board and have requested all the patient's records because they intend to sue but they just don't know what for just yet. My wife should know what they are suing for in a few months but in the mean time she had to spend her time making copies of the records rather than doing her job. Is this insane or what?
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Re: Ambulance chasers

Postby snoopdog » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:05 am

Yeah , it's disturbing , I think I read somewhere that the average payout for a cmv accident was 100k, even if the cmv is not at fault . Cheaper to pay than a court battle . It seems as if right and wrong is unimportant.
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Re: Ambulance chasers

Postby Ryder » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:05 am

Sad to say this seems to be the American way.
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Re: Ambulance chasers

Postby Craig Miller » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:28 am

Our company was sued 2 years ago because some people claimed they were owed overtime on their bonus checks....they lost. Also were sued at the same time by some of our salaried employees claiming they worked more hours than what that got paid for....they also lost. No telling how much the company spent in lawyer fees to fight them
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Re: Ambulance chasers

Postby Bright Raven » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:02 am

I get 3 TV channels out of Lexington. About 50% of the advertising is law firms that specialize in some form of tort law.

For example: if you used XYZ herbicide and you are ill, please call us.

Or if you were in an accident and you have neck or back pain, please call us.

It goes on and on. Everything from malpractice to anything that happened during employment. In Eastern Kentucky several law firms made a lot of people rich suing for blacklung disease. None of this is new, being going on for years. The difference is - they dominant the advertising.
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Re: Ambulance chasers

Postby D2Cat » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:17 am

A lawsuit is indirectly the reason I came to this forum!

I have 50 acre farm and bought it to get away and take our horses there to ride. Neighboring farmer wanted to rent the grass for some calves, so I agreed. Then he put 2000 bales of wheat straw in the barn because he had a contract with the KC zoo, which was not agreed to. The second year, in the fall, I was off loading a manure spreader from a trailer with mounted ramps.

He was there giving range cubes to the calves and came over to see what I was doing. After some visiting I told him I needed no help, but he jumped up on the trailer and somehow the spreader wheel hit the ramp and the tongue came over and hit his ankle.

Long story short, he sued me. So I told him to get his property off of mine and decided owning some cattle would be cheaper than jacking with someone like that.

Turns out he and his brother farm several farms and had a party around Thanksgiving time and his injury became part of the BS discussion. One of the guys there was an attorney and his son was also an attorney and said he should sue, they would handle it.
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Re: Ambulance chasers

Postby Bright Raven » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:25 am

D2Cat wrote:A lawsuit is indirectly the reason I came to this forum!


Liability insurance is your best friend if you got anything to lose!

People can be downright evil. I bought my farm when I was living in Montana in about 2004. I allowed the previous owner to continue to run cattle on it. There were some oral stipulations - never do that again, in this world a charitable act will result in being run over. To make a long story short, I fundamentally had to threaten to blow his head off before he would get his cows off my farm.
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Re: Ambulance chasers

Postby 1982vett » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:35 am

Ryder wrote:Sad to say this seems to be the American way.

Wouldn’t say it’s the American way.....but we have more people looking for a way to enrich themselves by any other means than work than ever....
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Re: Ambulance chasers

Postby jltrent » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:59 am

Lawyers need cases and some will take anything it seems. This is one of the big reasons robots, computers, technology, Mexicans etc. are taking a lot of jobs, as a lot less lawsuits.
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Postby ALACOWMAN » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:00 am

Jogeephus wrote:The ads in the media selling legal services seems to be getting more frequent. I really don't know what the answer is but it seems everyone is looking for a check.

Just a few weeks ago my wife, who is a nurse, told me about a lawsuit they just got served with concerning the wrongful death of one of their patients. The ironic thing about this is one of the CNA's caught wind of the lawsuit and informed them that this was her uncle and he wasn't dead but was living in Florida. The facility's attorneys checked in on this and found it to be true and questioned the law firm doing the suing how they proposed to sue them if they didn't possess a death certificate.

This firm is going back to the drawing board and have requested all the patient's records because they intend to sue but they just don't know what for just yet. My wife should know what they are suing for in a few months but in the mean time she had to spend her time making copies of the records rather than doing her job. Is this insane or what?
they'll figure out what to sue for pretty quick.. Just need a little time to get creative...
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Re: Ambulance chasers

Postby D2Cat » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:10 am

Oh yes, we had insurance policies. But it aggravates me I have to go to depositions, etc and in the end the ins. co. pays off to eliminate the cost of trial. And he wasn't "really" hurt, it was just an opportunity for some easy money. And the fact I did not need his help and told him so several times made little difference, and he told me several times, "s-it happen, it's not your fault" ....he got hurt and I had to pay!

At the deposition in KC, with both attorneys there, I told his attorney he better have the straw out of my barn by (one week) or I would remove it. Made him aware it was not in our agreement and I was done with him using my barn as a "mouse house". His brother was there with his big JD with the square bale grapple and loaded it out in a few hours. He knew I would destroy it as I removed it, and it was too valuable to argue about for him.
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Re: Ambulance chasers

Postby Bestoutwest » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:18 am

My favorite TV lawyer is the Binder & Binder the SS Disability advocate. I can't imagine how many of our tax dollars he's pulled in on bogus claims.
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Re: Ambulance chasers

Postby Bright Raven » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:19 am

D2Cat wrote:Oh yes, we had insurance policies. But it aggravates me I have to go to depositions, etc and in the end the ins. co. pays off to eliminate the cost of trial. And he wasn't "really" hurt, it was just an opportunity for some easy money. And the fact I did not need his help and told him so several times made little difference, and he told me several times, "s-it happen, it's not your fault" ....he got hurt and I had to pay!

At the deposition in KC, with both attorneys there, I told his attorney he better have the straw out of my barn by (one week) or I would remove it. Made him aware it was not in our agreement and I was done with him using my barn as a "mouse house". His brother was there with his big JD with the square bale grapple and loaded it out in a few hours. He knew I would destroy it as I removed it, and it was too valuable to argue about for him.


Everyone should make sure their farm liability insurance is high enough that your insurance company is motivated to prevent a large pay-out. That is their incentive for fighting for your interests.
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Re: Ambulance chasers

Postby TexasBred » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:32 am

Got a nephew that's an ambulance chaser. Millionaire many times over but will never have enough. Has testimonials on his website....it's laughable. Has huge house, his own chapel on the grounds, an antique car collection and not 3 friends in the world but he's a liberal democrat so doesn't worry about morals, ethics are having friends.
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Re: Ambulance chasers

Postby TCRanch » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:40 am

Bright Raven wrote:
D2Cat wrote:Oh yes, we had insurance policies. But it aggravates me I have to go to depositions, etc and in the end the ins. co. pays off to eliminate the cost of trial. And he wasn't "really" hurt, it was just an opportunity for some easy money. And the fact I did not need his help and told him so several times made little difference, and he told me several times, "s-it happen, it's not your fault" ....he got hurt and I had to pay!

At the deposition in KC, with both attorneys there, I told his attorney he better have the straw out of my barn by (one week) or I would remove it. Made him aware it was not in our agreement and I was done with him using my barn as a "mouse house". His brother was there with his big JD with the square bale grapple and loaded it out in a few hours. He knew I would destroy it as I removed it, and it was too valuable to argue about for him.


Everyone should make sure their farm liability insurance is high enough that your insurance company is motivated to prevent a large pay-out. That is their incentive for fighting for your interests.


Precisely why we have a ridiculously huge umbrella. We were thiiiis close to getting sued by parents of a kid that was not only trespassing, but riding his 4 wheeler. He didn't see a barbed wire fence through the high grass and ended up breaking his shoulder. He's lucky he didn't lop off his head! We're also fortunate to have a no-nonsense Sherriff that told the parents to drop it.
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