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#43 Jul 14, 2009
I own a two year old John Deere X724 riding mower.
The PTO that runs the mower deck disengages unless the PTO override is manually engaged. And you have to manually engage it EVERY TIME you back up if you want to keep the mower running.
I also have a John Deere 425 riding mower (13 years old). Once the PTO is on, it stays on.
Maybe Deere learned something in the process?
I agree with the verdict though. It's the operator's responsibility to be aware of the surroundings to avoid injury to themselves and others.
Since: Jun 08
#44 Jul 14, 2009
If I'm injured and it's from someone else's negligence, sure, I'll consider a lawsuit.
But if it's my own fault, then no. I'm not suing.
I have something that a lot of idiots out there lack.
If I'm riding a mower, I'm looking in the direction I'm going.
If I'm opening a coffee, I'm not doing it in a moving vehicle, while holding it betwixt my thighs.
I don't look down the barrel of a gun and pull the trigger to see if it's loaded.
Now, if I do something stupid, I am man enough to own up to my mistake, no matter the consequences.
Because I have a sense of decency, a sense of right/wrong, and, hackneyed as it sounds, I have a sense of honor.
Suing a large manufacturer because you made a stupid mistake, and justifying it by saying, "they have a lot of cash. They can afford it.", shows exactly what kind of person you are.
It shows that they are greedy leeches on society, who refuse to take responsibility for themselves.
People in America wonder why people in other countries look down on us.
It's people like these parents.
Take a good look at yourselves people.
And, we will all be happier.
#45 Jul 14, 2009
I agree 100% with you.
Personal Injury lawyers can be RELENTLESS in getting a victim to sue. They will play on the victims emotions and do everything they can to convince the victim to sue. After all, they have much, much more to gain and less to lose. Its a law of averages game that is tilted heavily in their favor.
Maybe the lawyers should reimburse the defendant for the costs. I'm betting that would make them think twice about lawsuits that go against common sense.
Saint Paul, MN
#46 Jul 15, 2009
I LIKE the idea of losing LAWYERS picking up the cost (or a share) of the winning side in a lawsuit. They are the ones who know the law better than the person injured and they are the ones who know the real chances of a ruling. Now if they can not win, they have just lost time so they sue with poor logic. The companies have to spend a LOT of effort defending because nobody is sure of what 12 people will decide.
#47 Jul 15, 2009
you can't fix "stupid."
Since: Mar 08
#48 Jul 15, 2009
Too many people are exactly like this. I, myself, find it repulsive.
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