Skip to comments.Broomfield [Colorado]man rescued from Rock Creek during September floods could sue his rescuers
Posted on 03/06/2014 10:18:57 AM PST by catnipman
A Broomfield [Colorado]man who was rescued from his submerged car during the September floods has filed papers indicating he might sue his rescuers and first responders.
Roy Ortiz was rescued by North Metro Fire Rescue District and others who responded to the scene after his car was washed off the road on Sept. 12. He says crews took too long to respond to the accident after he became trapped in his upside-down car near the intersection of U.S. 287 and Dillon Road in Lafayette.
He also claims the road should have been closed, thus the accident that left him trapped in the submerged car would never have happened.
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Gotta blame someone if you cannot accept responsibility for your own actions.
I guess its too late to throw em back!
I saw this in the Camera yesterday. From the comments there he better not show his face in Boulder anymore.
“From the comments there he better not show his face in Boulder anymore.”
He’d fit right in actually. Boulder is a libtard cesspool.
Not entirely, my son and his family live there. But university towns are for the most part majority liberal.
Roy Ortiz told CBS4 that, despite having already saved his wife and brother, rescue crews didnt realize that he was trapped inside his upside-down car. I started yelling again and I started making noise to let them know, those people, that Im alive, he said.
The lawsuit claims that rescue workers ignored pleas from his wife and brother that there was another person in the car. Ortiz had jumped into the backseat of the overturned vehicle to prevent himself from drowning, and it took his rescuers two hours to locate, then extricate him.
He told CBS4 that he needs help paying his medical bills, and suing those who saved him is his only option.
Ortiz has incurred about $40,000 in medical bills from the accident, and about $500,000 in total damages, according to the document.
CBS 4 reported that Ortiz reluctantly filed a notice of intent to sue because he needs help paying medical bills.
North Metro Fire personnel rescued him from his submerged car. Farris said records indicate rescuers had Ortiz out of the car in just a little more than an hour after the 911 call was received.
Jim Chalat, a Denver personal injury lawyer not related to the case, said it is not uncommon for people to sue public entities such as ambulance companies or fire departments. To win a case, however, the plaintiff must be able to show that the company showed gross deviation from reasonable care or that the plaintiff received care or services that caused them a significant or unreasonable injury.
It would have to be a type of Oh my God screw-up, he said.
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Roy Ortiz Huh?
Down here in South Texas anyone with a Spanish surname is a very likely source of a lawsuit over anything. Play the race card or simply lie is the rule of life down here.
Compare it to the “who wants to be a Millionaire” show here. Open a phone book from a town of 22,000 citizens and there will be more than 50 lawyers advertising to sue someone in in the “get rich” game.
10 to 1 odds his suit gets tossed. Unless he became a quadriplegic, he has no chance!
Probably yackity-yacking away in some south-of-the-border lingo and the rescue crew had no idea what they were on about.
Given the magnitude of the flooding that morning, he is lucky he was rescued at all.
This is sad. There is a lot of money to pay for his medical bills. I remember the articles after his rescue where he was giving praise to God for his rescue. Wonder if he tried fundraising for his medical bills; would be better received.