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Old 02-17-2012, 08:22 PM
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That is the best post on this thread yet in my opinion. I raced offshore for three years ('99, '00 & '01), and can tell you that there was a strong level of comfort that the divers "had my back". Did I look at them as being able to save me in any circumstance? No, but they were a good "safety net"....or "back up" plan. I liken it to skydiving. You know the potential for accidents, but you put a certain level of trust in the company that is taking you up, packed your chute, and went over all of the safety rules/recommendations. All of a sudden your main chute doesn't open, you expect for the back up/secondary chute to work right? What happens if the secondary chute doesn't open quick enough? The skydiving company said that it would be an extra level of safety....

I think those of you that are criticizing the Grattons are underestimating the family. I knew them very well when I raced and still think the world of them. In my opinion, they are suing to obtain factual data regarding the accident - something that hasn't been shared with them voluntarily. Just one man's thoughts and opinions.....
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Does Florida have limitations to the percentage of the award that a trial attorney can receive? Just curious.
33% pre suit, 40% post lawsuit filing up to $1 mil, 30% up to $2 mil and 20% after that. I am admitted in Florida and practice PI.
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33% pre suit, 40% post lawsuit filing up to $1 mil, 30% up to $2 mil and 20% after that. I am admitted in Florida and practice PI.
Brett is one of the few good guys in this proffesion in my opinion
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