Sunday, January 23, 2011

So Sue Me: Part I

This just goes to show you how skewed the thinking is of at least one of our local politicians. Local NY Senator, James Alesi, is suing a Perinton couple because he fell in their home, which was under construction, claiming they did not take the necessary measures to ensure the safety of the unfinished house.

Here's what happened:

1. In 2008, the  house was under construction. A stairwell was still unfinished, so a ladder was the contractor's only access from a basement to the first floor, according to the builder.

2. Alesi and another individual went inside the unfinished house, not knowing it was owned, through an unlocked rear door.  There was nothing indicating the house was a model available for viewing. In fact, it was private property, and was still under construction.

3. Alesi proceeded to climb the ladder from the basement to the first floor, then fell while climbing, breaking his leg. Now he claims he suffers permanent injuries.

4. Alesi is now suing the builder and the owners after a two year period of time.

My burning question along with the builder is, "Why would anybody other than the house's owner or builder think they had a right to scale a ladder within a privately owned structure under construction!?"

If this is the kind of horse pucky a NY Senator can pull  on NY State constituents, what does he do when he's in Albany!? I'm sure that's the tip of the iceberg as far as politicians are concerned.

Personally, I'm totally disgusted with our local Senator. Again, I concur with the builder when he says, "I guess anybody can sue anybody."

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