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Postby pjalst » Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:46 am

I Feel bad for Lidle's family and all, but this guy should not have to pay for damages that were not covered by his insurance. That's like you sitting at a stop sign minding your own business and someone rear ends your car. Even if the driver dies, why should you have to eat any "out of pocket expenses"? I'm just curious how much of a claim( if any) did this dentis receive from his Insurance company. 7 Million seems like an exessive amount to be uncovered.
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Postby Madison » Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:44 am

I see both sides. Sure, it doesn't look good to sue someone who passed away, but at the same time, that guy's actions shouldn't cost anyone a ton of money, so I don't blame the dentist for not wanting to lose $7 million due to Lidle.
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Postby AcidRock23 » Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:13 am

Even if the dentist 'just' pursued his claim through his insurance company, the insurance company would very likely turn around and pursue Lidle's estate for what they paid for too.

It is analogous to if a driver drives their car into your house. They owe you for the damage. It is certainly unfortunate that Lidle died but that does not relieve him of responsibility for the damage. Unless they can find something wrong w/ the plane or some error on the part of air traffic control people (neither of which have appeared in the press that I've heard about...) he would be on the hook for it.
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Postby JTWood » Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:49 am

I'd sue, too.
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Postby nsulham » Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:56 am

Jerky Boys wrote:SAUL ROSENBERG: Is it possible in any way, then, to sue you people?

LAWYER: Sue who?

SAUL ROSENBERG: You. I'm asking you for help.

LAWYER: Sue who, me?

SAUL ROSENBERG: Yes.

LAWYER: Why do you wanna sue me?

SAUL ROSENBERG: Well I'm trying to explain, I had a terrible accident.

LAWYER: What's that gotta do with me?

SAUL ROSENBERG: I'm asking you for help. And maybe I could sue for punitive damages that you're giving me.

LAWYER: I'm giving you?

SAUL ROSENBERG: Yes.

LAWYER: Me?

SAUL ROSENBERG: Yes.

LAWYER: What did I do to you?

SAUL ROSENBERG: Punitive damages here.

LAWYER: I'm...you...I'm a lawyer. What did I do to you?

SAUL ROSENBERG: The side car smashed into a pole and everything. I'm trying to explain this to you.

LAWYER: Okay. And you wanna sue me?

SAUL ROSENBERG: Why not?

LAWYER: Me?

SAUL ROSENBERG: Sue everybody.

LAWYER: Sir. I can't help you.

(Pause.)

SAUL ROSENBERG: Hello?

LAWYER: Yeah.

SAUL ROSENBERG: The people that you work with and handle--I probably will sue them too because I'm not getting--

LAWYER: Who do I handle? Who do I...? I dunno what you're talking about.

SAUL ROSENBERG: I had a terrible accident, sir!
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:40 am

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davidmarver wrote:Yeah, seriously, trying to rightfully get money over your destroyed property is terrible. ;-7


:-? isnt that why you buy homeowners insurance?

I haven't gone over my home insurance forms but I don't think plane crash is covered.

I don't see the big deal. The guy's home was destroyed and he is trying to get reimbursed for the damages.
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Postby Simulacrum » Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:38 am

Is it really a 7 million dollar home?? He must own the entire apartment building or something.

It's a tragedy, but from what I remember, Lidle wasn't supposed to be flying there anyway. Personally, I would approach the family with a request to reimburse for the damages. I would also let it be known that I would not hesitate to sue if they did not willingly pay for said damages. I would not try to turn any sort of a profit from it though, just reimbursement.

And honestly, Lidle seemed like a nice guy. I'm sure he would want to pay for damages he caused with his accident, if he could.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:47 am

Simulacrum wrote:Is it really a 7 million dollar home?? He must own the entire apartment building or something.


Take a look at real estate prices in New York some time.
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Postby chadlincoln » Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:09 pm

I don't care who it was, if they crashed their plane into my home, they're going to pay for all damages/losses. If you're not willing to take that risk, don't fly a plane.
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Postby soxfan364 » Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:01 pm

Yes it was a luxury apartment building in NYC... so $7 million is not that crazy. Still it would seem to be partially covered and this guy sounds wealthy. But he lost his home.

I had flooding in my house, filed a claim and then the next year the insurance co. dropped us. Insurance companies will try to screw you every time, it's their job to protect their payouts.
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