Trucker Suing Bass Pro For Injury

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  2. LameMule

    LameMule Light Load Member

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    "Don't put your hand anywhere you wouldn't put your pecker"
    -- some old timer

    I think this accident could have been prevented had he had the guidance of some old timer.
     
  3. Gdog66223

    Gdog66223 Road Train Member

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    typical it's not our problem, it's yours. I have encountered this so many times with Furniture loads. TQL almost didn't pay me because dude made a count error and said it wasn't his fault and was mine. He re-counted and found the missing furniture that was in fact damaged because people loading it just threw it in there.
     
  4. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    I hate to tell you driver but u took all responsibility for that load when u signed the BOL saying it was in good condition. The only case u got is if it was a sealed trailer.
     
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  5. TokyoJoe

    TokyoJoe Medium Load Member

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    The dude is just now suing for an incident that happened in 2016?
     
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  6. Cattleman84

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    Sounds more like he should have filed for workmans comp, IMHO
     
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  7. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Sounds like a bunch of he said, she said. For all we know he could have caused a load shift enroute.
     
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  8. buddyd157

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    that's what i am thinking as well. in my state, there IS a time frame to file for w/c.

    then, once you do, again in MY state, you cannot sue anyone

    i have been thru at least one w/c claim in my life, so i can ONLY speak from the law in MY state.

    further, like someone else said, "you sign it, you own it"

    he could have asked to exam the load, before it was sealed, or he could have asked to inspect it, and they break the seal and re-seal it.
     
  9. mjd4277

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    This is one of the reasons why I always put on my BOLs:
    “Shipper Loaded,Counted & Sealed”and either:
    “Preloaded Trailer-Seal Intact” or
    “Live Loaded-Driver Not Allowed On Dock”,
    it solves a lot of liability issues and if there is a load shift or other issue I take photos and send them to the claims department. I wonder if the driver did file a workman’s comp with his employer,only to get turned down.
     
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  10. rachi

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    Sounds like another phony case.
     
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