Here is something kind of interesting, tell me what you think?

@Citychic (4078)
United States
August 3, 2009 6:22pm CST
Hey friends, not long ago, there was a man that was bitten by a rattle snake at one of the stores. You might have heard of this on the news. Anyhow the man was bending down to pick up his baby's pacifier that had fallen on the ground. When he bent down the rattlesnake came out of the bushes and bit him. Now the rattlesnake was on the store property. Do you think that there are grounds for a lawsuit? Do you think that the owners of the store should be held liable? Tell me your thoughts on it. Thanks for sharing, Happy mylot! BTW, I think the man is doing okay, presently he just wants to get home to his wife and baby. Also would you be thinking about suing someone if this happened to you?
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• Canada
3 Aug 09
I would only press charges if I had proof the rattlesnake was owned by the Store owner, or if the store was indeed a pet store. In my country, we have free medical car, so I wouldn't worry about not paying the bills. If it was very serious and he couldn't use the arm again, I would be thinking about suing someone for being not disabled.
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@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
3 Aug 09
Legally I think that the store could be held responsible, but I don't believe that it was really their fault. There's no way that they could've foreseen or prevented that from happening. Just sounds like some rotten luck to me. If I were in that guys shoes, I wouldn't try to press any charges against the store, unless perhaps I couldn't afford the doctor bill on my own. And really there would be no need to sue anyways, I bet if he wanted to just ask the store to pay for the doctor's bill, they probably would, just to keep customers and the general public happy and to avoid a lawsuit. No company wants a bad rep.
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@AmbiePam (50053)
• United States
4 Aug 09
No, I don't think the store should be liable. Animals are animals, and they are hard to near impossible to control when we're not talking about the pet variety. Say I'm allergic to bees. I go in a store, but during the hours the store has been open, a bee came through the door when people were going in and out. If I get stung by the bee in that store, it isn't their fault if I go into shock because of my allergy to bees. Stuff happens.
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@Citychic (4078)
• United States
4 Aug 09
I agree that stuff happens but the store should do all that is reasonably possible to ensure the safety of their customers. In the case of the rattlesnake, they should have had an area of hard cement paved for the customers to walk which was away from the bushes. As most snakes will not come out on the hard pavement. As for the bee incident. If the store owners are doing what they can to make sure that the doors are closed behind every customer and a bee just so happen to slip in while a customer is coming through and it just so happen to fly over to you, sting you and then you go into shock from Allergies. It would be most unfortunate but if you decided to sue them but then again that is what they have insurance for. Happy mylot.Personally I don't believe in suing anyone but if I happen to walk in a store and fall down to due to them having some kind of gunk on the floor, well then let's just say they should have cleaned the mess up before I came there.
@icehut (508)
4 Aug 09
When did Wally world start selling pygmy rattlesnakes? There's nothing they could've done since those small rattlers are native floridians...
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
4 Aug 09
I don't believe in suing people, myself, so I wouldn't. He just might do it, though, and the store owners should be aware of this. People will do anything to get money these days. I don't think they should be held responsible because this could happen anywhere. There was probably no way of their knowing that a snake was on the property. Kathy.
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