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Author Topic: Suing Cabela's - Again  (Read 361 times)

Offline BoBallistic

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Suing Cabela's - Again
« on: August 22, 2018, 07:07:01 PM »
https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/woman-sues-cabelas-for-a-crossbow-lesson-that-ended-with-weapon-recoiling-into-her-eye-082218.html

It sure seems like since Cabela's and Bass Pro Shops have merged, it sure seems like they are getting more and more lawsuits on their hands.....the above link is just the latest in a string of law suits brought on by someone not knowing anything about a product....

The questions remain - Where did she get her "lesson" from which store and person, are they in working together, is she a pawn in a bigger scheme...did a lawyer put her up to it?? who knows and she might have a case here but I think all she is trying to do is to get money from a big box store....

Would be interested in hearing your point of view on this and other cases against Cabela's and/or Bass Pro Shops......
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Re: Suing Cabela's - Again
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2018, 07:36:25 PM »
My goodness Bo, I'm not even sure where to start on my rant here.  I'll start with the bottom line:  The judge needs to throw this silly wench and her silly lawyer out of the courthouse after fining them several thousands of dollars for wasting the court's time.  Lawyer should lose his/her license for bringing such frivolous crap to the court.  Until some of that starts happening this stupid crap will continue to grow.  Yeah, the lady needs an MRI and neurological study for sure - to figure out if she even has a brain and if so where it is located.  Recoil so strong that the scope hit her eye?  The only way that's possible is if one of the limbs hit something solid (like a support column in the building) as she pulled the trigger, forcing the bow backwards.  Aside from that it's basic laws of physics which will ensure there is no recoil to speak of.  I'd have to do a little figurin' but I think the sharpest "recoil" pulse on a conventional Xbow is actually pulling the bow away from the shooter rather than towards them.

Any company with deep pockets is subject to this frivolous crap - people can make up all sorts of bizarre schemes to bilk a company out of a fat check.  Makes me sick.
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Re: Suing Cabela's - Again
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2018, 08:21:02 PM »
mad hit it on the head. it will be cheaper to throw her some money vs atty cost, but no way. kick her to the curb. on a side note, if the court starts charging idiots for wasting their time, the lawsuits get cut down significantly.

in my business, they throw money away instead of fighting. until they stop, everyone is at risk for the stupidest lawsuit. drives me nuts. if you are right, FIGHT
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Re: Suing Cabela's - Again
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2018, 09:29:08 PM »
I've been puched in the eye more than once from scopes on rifles. Never from a crossbow, not sure how thats even possible.

Even when punched by a rifle scope I just walked it off and never needed an MRI and neurological exam.

I'm calling BS and overexaggeration of events.
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Re: Suing Cabela's - Again
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2018, 08:24:13 AM »
I'm just shaking my head, another money grub looking for a quick buck. My only hope is that the judge is a crossbow shooter/hunter.
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Re: Suing Cabela's - Again
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2018, 08:54:51 AM »
Money grab for sure!! My 13 yo son has been shooting my Excalibur since he was 7 and hasn't been injured. Even if she had the scope touching her eye when she shot I doubt it would cause a black eye!! I am with Mad on this fine them for wasting the court's time.
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Re: Suing Cabela's - Again
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2018, 03:20:14 PM »
Let me play devil’s advocate.  I had personal experience with Bass Pros incompetent archery staff.  I had them tie a D-loop for me.  They the “archery technician” took me into their range to shoot a couple of arrows.  As I was drawing the first arrow the D-loop came untied and my fist slammed into my cheek. I thought I just got mugged!  Yep I just gave myself a black eye!   No I did not get a lawyer, but once I got my composure I walked out the door.  Lesson learned Never use their service.  Its cash and carry only. 
So does she have a case?  Maybe!  Did she hold the cross bow correctly?  Why did it recoil?  You are right there should not be any recoil.  She has to prove it did and how they are at fault. 
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Re: Suing Cabela's - Again
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2018, 06:42:27 PM »
I shoot a Barnett Brotherhood crossbow and I don't recall any recoil with it. It's a little noisy but I've never noticed a recoil. As far as she experiencing nausea, I think she is rather giving it to us, not actually having it herself. Throw it out. I seriously doubt everything that she said happened actually did. MRI etc. Seriously?
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Re: Suing Cabela's - Again
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2018, 08:10:21 PM »
Sad thing is that companies will often settle rather than fight it in court if they see it as the less expensive  and less damaging route.  We then pay for it at the check out counter.
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Re: Suing Cabela's - Again
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2018, 08:30:21 PM »
MIB - for sure - the system today rewards that bad behavior on the part of a few bad apples and the rest of us at the end of the day get to pay for it all one way or the other.  With all of the militant PETA/Antifa/etc kooks these days you start to wonder if it's not some sort of underhanded scheme to make it very unattractive for a business to sell firearms & other hunting & shooting equipment.  Wouldn't put it past them.
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