Được cứu sống còn kiện ân nhân nửa triệu
Roy Ortiz ở Colorado lái xe đi làm bị nước lụt đè tràn vào không thể mở cửa xe nên đã trườn ra phía sau kiếm không khí để thở. Sau 2 giờ thợ lặn đã kéo được xe ra khỏi vùng lụt đã cứu Roy thoát chết. Tiền bệnh viện lên tới $40,000.00 nên Roy đã thưa kiện thành phố cứu lụt nửa triệu đô đã gây cho mình bị thương tích. Hành động làm giầu bất chính và cứu nhân trả oán của Roy bị truyền thông chỉ trích nặng nề và sẽ rất khó khăn cho Roy được thắng kiện.
Colorado Man Could Sue Divers Who Saved Him From Submerged Car
10 Mar 2014
By ALYSSA NEWCOMB | Good Morning America.
A Colorado man, despite acknowledging that he's lucky to be alive after being trapped in a submerged car, has filed an intent to sue his rescuers for half a million dollars.
Roy Ortiz filed his intent to sue the county of Boulder and his rescuers for a tentative $500,000 as a "preservative" measure, his attorney, Ed Ferszt, told ABCNews.com.Ferszt said the county should have closed the road during floods in September.
He said the first responders were also included because they did not realize Ortiz was trapped in the car until they prepared to lift it out of the water."He was not seen or it was assumed no one could have survived it," Ferszt said. "No one discerned he was there."
The incident began Sept. 12 when Ortiz was driving to work. His vehicle hit part of a washed-out road and then plunged into a creek.
"He tried to feel even above his head and all he felt was water everywhere. It was not much of an air pocket," Ferszt said.Ortiz was able to find a small air bubble in the back of his car where Ferszt said his client spent two hours waiting to be rescued.
Since the accident, Ortiz has racked up $40,000 in medical bills and still has shoulder issues and trouble sleeping, including a recurring dream of shivering to death, Ferszt said.Whether a future lawsuit is filed will depend "on Roy's medical treatment and how that pans out," Ferszt said.
David Hughes, Boulder Deputy County attorney, told ABCNews.com the county is following procedure with Ortiz's claim."When we receive a notice of claim, we follow the same process," he said. "Right now the claim is under investigation."