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Old 07-02-2008   #21
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I bet it was that chick with the whistle is suing Grif's negligent ass.

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Old 07-03-2008   #22
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I bet it was that chick with the whistle is suing Grif's negligent ass.
Grif can turn around and sue the turkey leg retailer. Sounded like it played a significant part of that debacle, as it was so scrumptious a turkey leg, he couldn't divert his attention away from it.

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Old 07-03-2008   #23
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Turkey should come with a warning label.

Warning: May cause drowsiness, do not operate heavy equipment, rafts or kayaks.
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Old 07-03-2008   #24
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Originally Posted by grandyoso View Post
Most likely they would go after the one with the most money, insurance companies. They would be in for a the long haul trying to garnish the guides wages..
They will sue everyone involved. It's called deep pocket doctrine; sue everyone and find out who can afford to pay during the process. A 20 year old college kid guiding in the summer is a prime target because Mom and Dad back in Iowa have home owners insurance. Their dependant college student is good for about a million bucks because most home owner's policies include personal liability coverage.

I was covered in this way when I was in school and my dog killed an alpaca. I got sued for $7,000! That's a fancy llama....

If you're not a dependant, get property insurance. It might make you a liability target, but it does protect you, and you can bet they'll settle for your maximum coverage so you can save that wage garnishment for your baby mama. My renter's insurance provider gladly bumped my personal liability coverage up to a mil without even asking what I do for a living. I pay $150 a year for that plus coverage of my property, which basically equals a raft and a guitar....
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Old 07-03-2008   #25
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Llama killer.
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Old 07-03-2008   #26
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Seriously, not to threadjack, but I am intrigued by the alpaca comment. Those are not the smallest of animals, what kind of dog?
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Old 07-03-2008   #27
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Maybe they should sue the paramedics for not saving him.
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Old 07-03-2008   #28
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What about private boater?

Randaddy and all,
Do you know how this all carries over to the private boater community? I am a private boater and have been taking a bunch of friends rafting on my boat, and have been wondering about liability should something happen. I am sure there aren’t laws, State or Federal protecting me, do you know? Also I have a lawyer friend, (who is legally not allowed to give me legal advise for free, you gotta love that), tell me I should do waivers. Other than being pretty lame to make my friends sign waivers, would the waivers have any weight? Its not my friends that I am worried about, but rather their families should something happen. What about renters / homeowners insurance, does that cover me in my boat on the river if someone gets hurt?

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Old 07-03-2008   #29
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As for private boating, I'm thinking that if something happens it's likely the same sort of situation if you had a car accident and your buddy got hurt. However, I doubt any of your insurance is going to apply.
That's my guess anyway.
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I believe it to have lots of limitations if you are common adventures.....ers

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