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Mon 17 Sep, 2018 12:57 am
Not a happy subject, but a couple of outdoor business attractions have been under the pump with lawsuits lately. One because some guy apparently broke their leg in an area they had entered without permission. Not too common to see this up here but I assume being its all the rage in the USA its probably occurring in the more populated areas of Australia as well? I find it disappointing if things are going this way. Also when it comes to meeting up with hikers online, maybe even transporting folks in your car or for walks on private land, is it worth the risk?
Mon 17 Sep, 2018 2:27 pm
Litigation rate has certainly gone up dramatically over recent decades. Obviously all levels of society has contributed to it, but this perception of blame is at the core. People are less willing to responsibility for themselves. Great for the legal profession, great for the insurance industry, great for those who can scam the system for multi-million payouts. The rest lose.
Wed 03 Oct, 2018 12:21 pm
And I guess there will be a new generation that sees it as the only way to function, having not lived through an era when things functioned without it. Main reason I started the thread as was thinking of offering to drop online friend to trailheads and areas. But wasn't sure if this is seen as a generally bad idea. Someone gets lost and breaks a leg, are you responsible in some way for driving them to the area?
Wed 03 Oct, 2018 12:34 pm
If you take money for it, then there’s potential liability. Fact is, never know what weirdos one will encounter and the hassles they can bring, even if there’s no hope of making a successful case against you. But for the 99% of those who you assist, it’ll be a pleasure for both.
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