A Tesco delivery driver is suing one of the supermarket’s customers after injuring an ankle while dropping off groceries at his home.
Years ago I use to watch American TV and the news from the US aghast at the stories of people suing one company after another for trivial reasons, such as falling, tripping or generally just being a clumsy oaf.
I’d chuckle at these stories, safe in the knowledge that we are far too sensible in Britain to ever have anything like that happen here; how wrong I was!
Any excuse for the lazy good for nothing idiots in this country to make a few quid with no effort.
I’m amazed that this idiot of a van driver (what kind of a buffoon gets out of a vehicle without looking where he is placing his feet?) even has the right to sue, I have always thought that if someone tripped, fell, or somehow injured himself on my property it would be his own fault for entering my property and not taking due care; but it seems not.
Does this mean that I should beware of lawsuits from the young man that delivers that stupid free paper everyweek that I throw straight into the bin, should he ever have the misfortune to take a tumble walking down my drive? What about the milkman, postman or even those annoying charity collectors?
Will home owners now have to display signs such as:
WARNING RISK OF INJURY: ENTER AT OWN RISK
Just to be sure that they are not leaving themselves open to court cases?
I hope that this case will just be thrown out and the driver shown up for the malingering layabout that he is. He’ll probably be caught out refereeing some football match at some point like the other fakers.
In any event there is one thing that is certain occur because of this case, my insurance premiums will go up.