1285 users online (295 members and 990 guests)  


Websleuths News


Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    In heels
    Posts
    27,889

    Lawnmower death prompts parents to file $6 million lawsuit

    The parents of a small boy killed when a riding lawn mower ran over him have filed a $6 million lawsuit that seeks answers and accountability for the accident.

    Justin Simmons was playing unsupervised in the back yard of a home-based day care center in Botetourt County the morning of April 22 when he wandered into the path of the lawn mower as it backed down a slope.

    The 4-year-old died of massive head injuries.

    A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Roanoke Circuit Court places the blame for the accident on four defendants:

    MTD Products, the Cleveland-based company that manufactured the lawn mower; Lowe's Home Center, the store that sold it; Orvil Reedy, the man who operated it the day of the accident; and Reedy's wife, Roberta, who was caring for Justin at a day care business run from her Daleville home.

    "The parents of Justin are really looking for some accountability and they want to make sure something like this does not happen again," said Roanoke attorney Brent Brown, who represents Ron and Kristie Simmons.

    The proceedings could shed light on what might have been done to prevent Justin's death and others like it.


    http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke%5C12487.html

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    2,384
    Its the DayCare operators fault and possible the OPERATOR of the mower not the mower company!!!!!!!!!!
    The saints are the sinners who keep trying...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    6,932
    Yet another fool who thinks they are going to win the "lawsuit lottery." What about the day care provider? Why was he unsupervised? When will people learn that frivolous lawsuits are ruining this country? Who do these people think pays for this? The consumer...through higher prices! I am so #$%^ sick of reading about these stupid lawsuits!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    5,940
    Lawsuits like this should not be allowed. It's like sueing the manufacturer of an oven because you got burnt. Mowers are dangerous, that is a fact. It is the responsibility of the adults in charge of the child to keep the child safe.



Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 21
    Last Post: 09-13-2013, 04:16 PM
  2. Inmates file lawsuit over prison menu
    By Reality Orlando in forum Up to the Minute
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-28-2011, 10:20 AM
  3. 'Zombies' file lawsuit against city of Mpls
    By PlasmaFiend024 in forum Up to the Minute
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-29-2006, 08:43 PM