I am sure the money she is asking is going to solve all her traumatic problems. It will also teach everyone a lesson so that this doesn't happen again. I wonder if accidents just happen and no one is at fault. Why take the chance - its better to assume everyone is at fault and grab as much money as possible. If this is the way this person thinks, she will never be happy. She must go through life thinking she is a victim and material possessions is the way to happiness. Good luck with that!
Filing a lawsuit against her employer B&Y is ridiculous, they are tenants in this office building and do not own it. The Property Owner is responsible for the building's mechanical systems keeping in safe working order, and have an elevator company who handles the maintenance and repairs. She probably has a legal case for compensation for emotional trauma as to paying for long term therapy.
I could see whomever is in charge of maintaining a safe elevator making direct payments to a therapist for billed services helping this woman deal with the trauma of witnessing this awful accident but beyond that is ridiculous.
Witnessing something like that can be completely dibilitating. My mom witnessed something similar as a teenager and had anxiety attacks for years. She still has horrible nightmares 30 years later. Her quality of life was greatly affected. If the company who maintins the elevator did (or didn't do) something that caused this she should be able to sue for mental trauma beyond just therapy. However, if it was just a freak accident that wasn't in any way preventable I agree just the bills should be enough.
I am quite sure it was a terrible sight to witness....but...hey....things happen and suing due to whatever is not going to change anything...except her bank account. I agree people are sue crazy and prevent other cases from getting their day in court. In a "free" .....so called society...she has a right.
I would be very surprised if the family didn't sue, if anything so steps are taken so this never happens again. Witnessing this had to be awful but the real victims was the women who died this way.
This was a horrific incident, but I'm not clear what the employer could have done about it if the elevators had passed city inspection, and I don't think Y&R owned the building. I thought they were in the process of moving out in a few months anyway.
she needs to get over it. this country is out of hand
Hey, they paid all the relatives of the people in 911 that perished, why shouldn't they pay this Lady? I think the Gov't should kick in a few million for her pain and suffering also. And all those people made to take the steps while the elevators are down should be entitled to a few hundrew thousand by the Gov't also.
That's a pretty horrible thing to witness. I feel for her. I'm not sure money will help, but it will take a long time to recover from that trauma. Unless you've seen a friend or relative die a violent death you don't know what she is going through. But in time she will heal. Condolences to her and to the family of the victim.
OMG - not ANOTHER lawsuit! Well, I guess you might as well make a few $$$$ off your friend's demise!