Normally you don’t expect an injury that leads to a lawsuit… at a wedding! But what wedding planner includes drones in the wedding reception? And so the story goes…
A groom recently married in August is now facing a lawsuit by two of the wedding guests, who claim that they were hit in the head by a drone that he flew during the wedding reception. You might want to read that unbelievable sentence again.
The defendant and his wife were married at Searles Castle in Windham, New Hampshire. The “fairy tale” wedding included using a drone to snap reception photos from high above. Unfortunately, the drone crashed into two of the guests and the two women claim in their lawsuit that they were injured by the drone, while they were dancing. (Mass Live)
One of the women says she suffered a concussion and fractured her nose and orbital bone. The other plaintiff contends she suffered a gash requiring 20 stitches. They both claim they have suffered permanent injuries. The groom admits owning the drone but claims he was not operating it.
I guess the moral of the story is, if you are thinking of buying a drone for Christmas, you might want to go with the Nerf toys instead. And for wedding planners… stay with the rice! Just a holiday thought.
And for the Christmas spirit, here’s pic o’ day:
A look back in history provides a reminder of a man who seemed to have everything, and yet had very little because of pain.
George Eastman was the founder of the Eastman Kodak Company. He was also the inventor of roll film. He is credited with playing a lead role in photography. He transformed photography from a range of an expensive hobby to something that all could enjoy.
In his final years, Eastman was suffering from a heart condition, diabetes, and a degenerative spinal disease. Basic walking caused him great pain. As time passed, he grew more depressed.
He shot himself on March 14, 1932. His suicide note read, “To my friends, my work is done. Why wait? GE.”
People that cause permanent injury with their cars sometimes don’t even show up for Court. Defense attorneys spend all trial explaining why the person that was hurt, was not really that hurt. They asked the jury to ignore the medical testimony as though it is concocted by the lawyer.
A person only has their day in Court. They cannot ask the jury to come back to the Courtroom in 10 or 20 years. Instead, that person must just live with the pain and hopefully a verdict to help get treatment or fight the pain. You don’t have anything if you don’t have your health.
Over the weekend, I wasn’t feeling well. Thankfully nothing serious. My only real loss was my Monday blog. Still, a reminder of how important “just feeling well” can be.
I can always count on pic o’ day to make me feel better: