Ex-Chrin worker awarded $16 million

Ex-Chrin worker awarded $16 million

There are 38 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jul 1, 2009, titled Ex-Chrin worker awarded $16 million. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

A Palmer Township man who lost his legs after being run over by a bulldozer at the Chrin Bros.

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Local guy

Allentown, PA

#1 Jul 1, 2009
Boy, if your co-workers just watched while you laid there helpless and you had to call 911 yourself, it just goes to show who your friends are. That's really low. You deserve every penny you got! Good for you. Live happy and don't let this get you down.
Maybe

Easton, PA

#2 Jul 1, 2009
Yeah, but to sue Caterpillar? Just because they made the bulldozer it's their fault also? What about it you get hit by a Ford? Do you sue Ford? Nope.
tonto

Bethlehem, PA

#3 Jul 1, 2009
Sue caterpillar? He should have sued his mommy for having him, his shoe company for not having quick feet, the garbage industry, the city of easton. Stupid. This is why our insurance rates are so f'n high.
Oh snap

Emmaus, PA

#4 Jul 1, 2009
Coworkers stood by when he got run over then the guy had to call 911 himself? Those stupid coworkers should've been sued, too. Sounds like a great place to work.

To Maybe: The bulldozer may have had a malfunction and chances are, even if it didn't, his lawyer or insurance company made him sue the manufacturer. Happens every day in every courthouse across the US.

Since: Mar 09

South Amboy, NJ

#5 Jul 1, 2009
Local guy wrote:
Boy, if your co-workers just watched while you laid there helpless and you had to call 911 yourself, it just goes to show who your friends are. That's really low. You deserve every penny you got! Good for you. Live happy and don't let this get you down.
Perhaps he was the only guy(gal) with a cell phone.
Tyler

Newtown Square, PA

#6 Jul 1, 2009
Another big winner in the lawsuit lottery. Sure he is entitled to something, but 16 plus million? Of course, the lawyers get at least a third for their contingency fee which is in excess of $5 million, and there are court costs etc. In the long run we pay for all this with higher product costs and higher insurance premiums. I do not begrudge the victim, but he may get less than 50 cents on the dollar out of all this. There may even be outstanding medical bills to be paid.
IAMAL

Northumberland, PA

#7 Jul 1, 2009
carelessfills wrote:
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Perhaps he was the only guy(gal) with a cell phone.
Brilliant answer.

Since: Feb 07

Middle Village, NY

#8 Jul 1, 2009
Ah, gotta love the mcall. Just enough information so that there can be wild speculation!
I consider my legs worth more then 16 million.
Uncle Jessy

Bethlehem, PA

#9 Jul 1, 2009
tonto wrote:
Sue caterpillar? He should have sued his mommy for having him, his shoe company for not having quick feet, the garbage industry, the city of easton. Stupid. This is why our insurance rates are so f'n high.
Exactly, this guy deserved something, but to sue Caterpillar. Greed on the part of him and his lawyer. They need to limit these type of lawsuits. That would be a start for healthcare as well.
Sean McHugh

United States

#14 Jul 1, 2009
Great news Scott!
Freedom Fighters

Allentown, PA

#15 Jul 1, 2009
Y sue in Philadelphia Common pleas the accident was in Northampton County only the lawyers were from Philadelphia sounds really fishy to me. Could defense counsel be sharing in the settlement too?

Since: Feb 07

Middle Village, NY

#16 Jul 1, 2009
thanks wrote:
<quoted text>I have seen your legs....You would be forced to sell them at a FLEA MARKET !!!
Oohh, you've hurt my wittle feewings! Not. You don't know me, or else you'd take the one to the scrap yard for the metal! Ha Ha!(and I don't care - metal, a couple of little scars - they get me around and I am REALLY grateful for that!)
annoyed1

Allentown, PA

#17 Jul 1, 2009
And why didn't he move out of the way?

The equipment has a back up alarm....guess he was on his cell phone or not paying attention.
If So

Skippack, PA

#18 Jul 1, 2009
Where the lawyers are from has nothing to do with it. Many (if not most) corporations have a corporate location or an office that can accept legal process in Philadelphia County. All you need is for one defendant to be in Philadelphia County and you can file there.

This happens quite frequently when there are corporate defendants. Philadelphia County is generally a much easier county to deal with on these types of cases.
Freedom Fighters wrote:
Y sue in Philadelphia Common pleas the accident was in Northampton County only the lawyers were from Philadelphia sounds really fishy to me. Could defense counsel be sharing in the settlement too?
Les in the Pocs

Hazleton, PA

#20 Jul 1, 2009
Oh snap wrote:
Coworkers stood by when he got run over then the guy had to call 911 himself? Those stupid coworkers should've been sued, too. Sounds like a great place to work.
To Maybe: The bulldozer may have had a malfunction and chances are, even if it didn't, his lawyer or insurance company made him sue the manufacturer. Happens every day in
every courthouse across the US.
Sad, isn't it? The demise of our manufacturing industries continues. Now CAT will be known as a cakewalk for liability suits, and they'll eventually perish as well.
Tha Troof

Allentown, PA

#21 Jul 1, 2009
16 million ain't enough!
Freedom Fighters

Allentown, PA

#22 Jul 1, 2009
If So wrote:
Where the lawyers are from has nothing to do with it. Many (if not most) corporations have a corporate location or an office that can accept legal process in Philadelphia County. All you need is for one defendant to be in Philadelphia County and you can file there.
This happens quite frequently when there are corporate defendants. Philadelphia County is generally a much easier county to deal with on these types of cases.
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Oh so they register in Philadlepha county so they can be more easily sued by Philadelphis lawyer. LOL
GTFU
Chris

Bethlehem, PA

#23 Jul 1, 2009
Leave Kelly Alone!!! She is good people. Stop being mean!
Legal Eagle

Northampton, PA

#24 Jul 1, 2009
Maybe wrote:
Yeah, but to sue Caterpillar? Just because they made the bulldozer it's their fault also? What about it you get hit by a Ford? Do you sue Ford? Nope.
That is standard procedure in these types of lawsuits. If they didn't call in Caterpillar and the others in the lawsuit, then Chrin would have brought them into the suit.

Since: Feb 07

Middle Village, NY

#25 Jul 1, 2009
Chris wrote:
Leave Kelly Alone!!! She is good people. Stop being mean!
Thanks Chris. Some people just like to be mean or make rude comments. I figure it speaks more about THEM then it ever will about me.

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