Glad I didn't write a check for that Jeep truck yesterday.
But at least I'm not Roy Ortiz, so that's something positive.
For those of you not familiar with that name yet, Ortiz is the guy in Colorado who drove his truck through water over a road during a flash flood, only to wind up trapped inside his flipped over vehicle, neck deep in water. He was saved, however, by the highly-trained rescue personnel of the North Metro Fire Rescue District, who rushed a dive team to the scene and got him out of the mess that he got himself into. So what does the typical "grateful to be alive" guy do these days in the land of the bottom-feeding tort lawyers? That's right...he sues the people who saved him, because doggone it, he's got a new truck coming and he was
Broomfield man rescued from Rock Creek during September floods could sue his rescuers
He claims $40,000 in medical bills and property loss, but rather than try to work something out with the medical providers, he says that he should just get $500,000 of the fire department's money.
I'm thinking that the next time there's a flood at that spot, the fire department guys should go to his house, snatch him up, and toss him and Ed Ferszt, his sleazebag lawyer, right back in.