In Reply to: I just love this country...(read more) posted by Mel - Seattle on October 23, 2000 at 13:05:15:
Think about how Roger must have felt while in the hospital getting stitched (or stapled). What if you were injured in a bus or plane crash, would you not seek compensation?
I'm against the 'sue to get rich' mentality but I believe that when someone hurts you, you are entitled to compensation. This isn't some idiot that showed up in court over a fender bender with a neck brace and crutches.
The taxi driver was careless and it resulted in real injury. The driver needs to be more careful and Roger should be compensated without having to sue for it.