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Roy Ortiz filed his intent to sue the county of Boulder and his rescuers for a tentative $500,000 as a “preservative” measure, his attorney, Ed Ferszt, told ABCNews.com.

Ferszt said the county should have closed the road during floods in September. He said the first responders were also included because they did not realize Ortiz was trapped in the car until they prepared to lift it out of the water.

“He was not seen or it was assumed no one could have survived it,” Ferszt said. “No one discerned he was there.”

The incident began Sept. 12 when Ortiz was driving to work. His vehicle hit part of a washed-out road and then plunged into a creek.

“He tried to feel even above his head and all he felt was water everywhere. It was not much of an air pocket,” Ferszt said.

Ortiz was able to find a small air bubble in the back of his car where Ferszt said his client spent two hours waiting to be rescued.

Since the accident, Ortiz has racked up $40,000 in medical bills and still has shoulder issues and trouble sleeping, including a recurring dream of shivering to death, Ferszt said.

Whether a future lawsuit is filed will depend “on Roy’s medical treatment and how that pans out,” Ferszt said.

David Hughes, Boulder Deputy County attorney, told ABCNews.com the county is following procedure with Ortiz’s claim.

“When we receive a notice of claim, we follow the same process,” he said. “Right now the claim is under investigation.”



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This guy has to be a liberal, he just has to be.

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Criminals sue citizens who stop them. Robbers sue cops who shoot them while they are in the act or trying to escape. More and more people are realizing any good deed that they do could result in a suit. That is why people drive by auto wrecks and step over people who have fallen on the sidewalk. Why bother helping. You could get sued.

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Criminals sue citizens who stop them. Robbers sue cops who shoot them while they are in the act or trying to escape. More and more people are realizing any good deed that they do could result in a suit. That is why people drive by auto wrecks and step over people who have fallen on the sidewalk. Why bother helping. You could get sued.

There was a case years ago where a man saw a bad wreck - I think with fire, not sure - on the other side of a divided highway. He stopped on the shoulder, ran across 6 lanes of highway traffic, jumping the divider, and pulled the people from the car (they weren't badly uninjured), taking them to the shoulder out of the way of traffic. One idiot woman ran BACK into traffic and got hit, again not badly.

 

She sued him, saying once he saved her, he was responsible for her and her running back into the road was his fault for not stopping her.

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There was a case years ago where a man saw a bad wreck - I think with fire, not sure - on the other side of a divided highway. He stopped on the shoulder, ran across 6 lanes of highway traffic, jumping the divider, and pulled the people from the car (they weren't badly uninjured), taking them to the shoulder out of the way of traffic. One idiot woman ran BACK into traffic and got hit, again not badly.

 

She sued him, saying once he saved her, he was responsible for her and her running back into the road was his fault for not stopping her.

And if he kept her on the shoulder, she would have had him arrested for unlawful detention or even kidnapping. No good deed goes unpunished.

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