Re: Maybe it's best to just let some people die
I don't know. I didn't understand the details of the case I was involved in, but it seemed more like a malpractice claim. For the most part, I believe it's a steep climb to successfully sue a city for the actions of its fire department. After all, in many cases the variables are so numerous that it's hard to say what the causes of the problem would have been. I mean, if a firefighter slips off a roof gable and damages his equipment then it's easily a five minute delay while he goes and gets another saw or axe, then ascends the ladder again to start over. That time lost could result in many problems and even injury or death. But, it's not negligence by any stretch.
Post edit: I was under the impression also that municipalities had some sort of immunity against suits like this, such as "good samaritan" laws. Legal experts can elighten us here, I guess.
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Last edited by SunDeck; 08-06-2005 at 02:24 PM.