Another reason to stay out of the lakes

Discussion in 'The DIS Unplugged Podcast' started by jcb, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. jcb

    jcb always emerging from hibernation

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Messages:
    3,901
    From WFTV.com:

    http://www.wftv.com/news/28404970/detail.html
     
  2. Avatar

    Google AdSense Guest Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  3. nancydrew79

    nancydrew79 <font color=green>Next we will have to park our ow

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2007
    Messages:
    116
    So stupid! How is it Disney's fault that he didn't know how to drive the boat? he shouldn't have rented it. Some people...:rolleyes:
     
  4. *NikkiBell*

    *NikkiBell* The WDW Merchandise Walking Bible Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2005
    Messages:
    12,384
  5. lugnut33

    lugnut33 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2008
    Messages:
    6,426
    Well, that one kid got 50K for hot cheese, just imagine how much this family stands to make.

    Hopefully I get injured at Disney during my upcoming August trip that way I can sue and buy more DVC points. <obvious sarcasm should be obvious>
     
  6. roomthreeseventeen

    roomthreeseventeen Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Messages:
    8,047
    We took out a boat last time we were at WDW, and we were instructed to stay FAR AWAY from the Friendship Boats (I'm assuming that's what caused the accident.)

    Also, I think we had to sign a lot of papers saying we were responsible for ourselves.
     
  7. mikelan6

    mikelan6 World Traveler, Usually Optimistic

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2000
    Messages:
    4,015
    It would be interesting to read the details of the incident.

    After seeing the HBO documentary "Hot Coffee," I am not so sure that all these law suits are frivolous.

    Those boats they rent at the marinas are pretty slow and easy to operate and the Ferry captains are professionals and well trained.
     
  8. Hendo22

    Hendo22 Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2011
    Messages:
    15
    If they were over by the MK they give you specific directions to get thru the channel that the ferry's use quickly. The ferry's are huge how could they not see it coming from a distance
     
  9. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2006
    Messages:
    11,199
    One of the commenters posted this:

    Well, call me jaded, but if the husband turned directly into the path of the ferry, makes me wonder if it was an accidentally-on-purpose whoops. Lots of people have been known to deliberately get into accidents in order to be able to sue... It's a very profitable racket.

    Just sayin'

    Sayhello

    ETA:

    http://www.ilkleygazette.co.uk/news/8126942.Woman_hurt_in_holiday_boating_accident/

    http://articles.orlandosentinel.com...0427_1_boat-crash-small-boat-treehouse-villas

    http://www.cbs12.com/articles/boat-4725799-ferry-wormald.html

    These articles from April actually make it sound like the husband was just stupid. Amazing suing Disney because your husband is stupid...:confused3
     
  10. tzeitel

    tzeitel Toadi Acceleratio Semper Absurda

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Messages:
    1,702
    I just watched that! Very interesting documentary that makes me think twice before crying "frivolous" but most of these lawsuits sound pretty ridiculous when we don't get much info.
     
  11. Cherinva

    Cherinva Co-Host of the Va. DIS Meet and avid pin collector

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Messages:
    6,063
    tisk, tisk.....
     
  12. dmccarty

    dmccarty DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,233
    The McD's Coffee lawsuit was valid but it made great headlines. It is a great example of the stupidity of the press and should be a lesson for anybody listening or watching the press for "information."

    A great many people are just daft. I remember as a little kid riding in a boat on the St. Johns river. We were returning from one of the springs and there was a barge going down the river. There was another couple of boats that were zooming in front of the barge and then away from the barge. They were getting very close. One of the people lost there ball cap which right under the barge.

    A barge takes a long time to stop if the tug captain had even seen the boat in the first place. If the boats zooming in front of the barge had an engine failure everyone on the boat would have died. They were so close to the barge they only had a 5-10 seconds before the barge ran them over. By the time they figured they had a problem they would have been dead.

    I could not have been more the four or five when I saw this happen.

    It would not surprise me at all if the man was playing around in the boat and was trying to scare the wife. You just cannot miss seeing the ferries or even the smaller bus boats. In any case he was the operator of the boat and it was his responsibility not WDW.

    I would be shocked if Disney does NOT have a boating accident report stating what happened. I would suspect they had at least a few witnesses. I hope Disney does not settle this out of court....

    Later,
    Dan
     
  13. Cheshire Figment

    Cheshire Figment <font color=red><marquee behavior=alternate>Friend

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2001
    Messages:
    38,647
    Maybe Disney should look into the background of the attorney and file charges or lawsuit claiming barratry on the attorney.
     
  14. JKMJ441724

    JKMJ441724 Um, I'm going to go with "NO."

    Joined:
    May 16, 2005
    Messages:
    1,699
    :thumbsup2
     
  15. JKMJ441724

    JKMJ441724 Um, I'm going to go with "NO."

    Joined:
    May 16, 2005
    Messages:
    1,699
    My understanding of the McDonalds case was that the woman had to have multiple plastic surgeries on her undercarriage. Totally worth $5M.
     
  16. darrengs

    darrengs DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Messages:
    965
    "Wormald is suing for negligence."

    I hope she is suing her husband.
     
  17. JKMJ441724

    JKMJ441724 Um, I'm going to go with "NO."

    Joined:
    May 16, 2005
    Messages:
    1,699


    :lmao::rotfl2::lmao::rotfl2:
     
  18. dmccarty

    dmccarty DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,233
    Well.....

    She married him. :confused3:lmao::rotfl::rotfl2:

    Later,
    Dan
     
  19. WorldWacky

    WorldWacky DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Messages:
    858
    :thumbsup2 My thoughts exactly!
     
  20. BriarRosie

    BriarRosie <font color=blue>Creator of Tag Fairy Haiku:<br>Cl

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2002
    Messages:
    11,162
    It takes more skill to drive a freaking car than to drive one of the watercraft rented at the marina. There should be absolutely no reason they should have been anywhere near the Disney watercraft.

    These are people that should be thinned from the herd.
     
  21. jcb

    jcb always emerging from hibernation

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Messages:
    3,901
    Maybe the husband was driving on the left side of the lake.
     

Share This Page