thats dumb as hell, im gonna side with a boarder for the first time ever...
and also dad gets 25% son 75%?? wtf? if the kids that young im confused at why hes getting $22500? thats fucked up
This is what I was thinking. I mean seriously? First of all, there isn't any kind of conclusive evidence that this is the boarders fault. If he was going 40 mph and was totally out of control, I might concede that he should have to pay the hospital bill and maybe a couple thousands in fines and have a pass revoked, but it sounds like the boarder had mountain knowledge and was just carving and the kid hit him. Maybe I read that incorrectly But $30,000? The kid probably won't make that much in the next three or four years with a part time job.
wow, just gonna have to say that this is exactly what is wrong with the legal systems. they had some one judging the case who probably knew nothing about the "skiers Code" or even general knowledge of mountain etticate(spelling?)
/threads to bring up in school 2moro
Untrue. I consider skiing down a hill with people on the same level of responsibility as driving a car. If you have the ability to seriously injure, even change someone's life, then you should be held responsible for your actions. You actually do agree with the principle I bet, but you just don't see it with this incident. For example, say you were in the park and crashed on a jump and were walking back up the landing to get a ski that you lost when a kid come flying over the jump and hits you causing brain injury which alters your intelligence. Would you then say that he shouldn't be fined or punished? No, you wouldn't. I guarantee you would be upset, as would anyone. So, just because an incident is less serious doesn't mean that someone should all of a sudden be freed from their obligation to follow the rules and watch out for others safety. If someone runs into another skier or boarder and causes injury, their should be a repercussion.
Don't take this way out of text and think I support BS legal cases and lawsuits. I hate greedy people. My point about the couple of thousands was that there should be some tangible punishment. Maybe it should 200 hours of community service. Do you see my point? I am sure you didn't mean to convey it that way, but your comment makes it seem like you think skiing shouldn't have consequences to negligent actions just because it is a fun sport.
"Again - I ask you, who would charge them, (THE LAW/GOVERMENT) what would the charge be for(RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT), and who gets the money he is charged?(AGAIN, it doesn't have to be money)"
I am actually incredulous that you think one's actions on the mountain should be without any recompense. Shocked. For real. You are really arguing that someone could be skiing completely out of control, paralyze another rider on the hill, and then shoudn't have any punishment because it is a sport? And don't try to compare it to other sports, it is totally different than someone getting hurt in football or soccer. What is funny about the universal healthcare system as well is that every person is chipping in their hard earned dollars to pay for your neglegence on the ski hill. I can't believe we in the U.S. are following suit. That is for another day, however.
Your insurance analogy is not even close. Not to be mean, but it is terrible. We aren't talking about insuring oneself. We are talking about taking responsibility when your actions have a detrimental effect on someone else's life. Do you get that? Am I being obtuse? I must be explaining it poorly or something because I have seen other posts of yours and you are an intelligent guy, it isn;t like you don't understand me.
thats so gay, i feel bad for the kid its not like hes pressing charges, its his shit dad, he just wound up with a broken leg and a shitstorm of reporters on his dick.
it also sucks ass for the boarder, it doenst seem like it was his fault at all...
you know what. I did learn something today. if i ever hit someone im geting the fuck out of their. lol