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Glen Garoutte
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 1999 - 1:20 pm:   

Darryl thankyou for the posting that you provided. We all know that Worley is a reputable firm and will do everything in its power to help the Bobbitt family. I urge each and every one of us to step up and make a donation to the family in this time of trying times. I know the Bobbitt family will be in our prayers and hope for the best for you Allen.
Darryl Martin
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 1999 - 12:40 pm:   

Although I have tried to stay out of this since at times I speak for the Company and at times I speak for myself I will give some information.

Allen was working through Worley and as such was covered by WC coverage. Worley has gone beyond it's legal responsibilities in this matter. I will not go into that as it a private matter between the Bobbit's and Worley. From what I know it appears that the roof was an 8/12 gable roof and no one forced him to climb it.

I agree with Glen that right now our concerns are with the Bobbitt familty and I feel moral support, whether anything monetary is done, would go a long way in letting the family know that they are not alone.

I sign my name on my postings!
Don Politte
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 1999 - 9:04 am:   

Just a note to wish all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
My check is in the mail for the Bobbitts', I hope the rest of the adjusters who monitor this site have taken the time to do the same, if not please take the time to do so.
Speaking of accidents, what ever happned to Ray Smith, who also had a ladder slip out from under him a while back? I heard he had to quit adjusting due to his injuries.
Jim Flynt
Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 1999 - 4:48 pm:   

Glen, my check and a Christmas card to Allen Bobbitt are in the mail to Allen and his family. I pray for a speedy and complete recovery for Allen and encourage everyone to send a donation as well. Just remember, it could happen to any of us next.

Thanks Glen for bringing this to the attention of the catastrophe adjusting commmunity.
Dick Benson
Posted on Monday, December 20, 1999 - 11:21 am:   

My thoughts and prayers go out to Mr Bobbitt. During hurricane Floyd my ladder slipped out from under me , falling 2 stories which resulted in a couple of broken bones. I know I appreciated others that expressed concern's. At this joyous time of the year, my family would like to wish Mr Bobbitt and family, not only a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, but also speedy recovery. Our christmas card is in the mail.
Glen Garoutte
Posted on Monday, December 20, 1999 - 7:25 am:   

Oldtimer I just wanted to apoligize for the comment that I made to you. I know that you are just wondering what will happen on the legal side of the coin for his family. Its just a sad thing to happen this time of year. Hope you have a Merry Christmas with your loved ones.
Tom Weems
Posted on Sunday, December 19, 1999 - 12:47 pm:   

Hmmm....if he has a broken back or neck, I don't think email is on his mind right now. I would like to know who he was working for. It will be interesting to see if the vendor lives up to their responsibilities to the adjuster. MY check is in the mail. I hate to see a fellow adjuster get hurt. Remember folks, it's about to be winter storm season. Be careful, it can happen to any of us any time we get on a roof.
Posted on Sunday, December 19, 1999 - 12:01 pm:   

I know that should I fall and be severely injured I would appreciate any acknowledgement from others. At the same time this is what I call a "survival claim". Whether Mr. Bobbit wants to file a suit or not he will have care providers that will pursue subrogation.

While I join with Glen and will send a check, I also see the reality of the situation and the view of the "Old Timer".

Does anyone have an email address for Mr. Bobbitt?
Glen Garoutte
Posted on Sunday, December 19, 1999 - 8:26 am:   

Oldtimer personally I am sending $50 to the family. All I am saying is send what you can. Sure he has medical bills, but his family also has to eat for which it is their choice for whatever they use the money for. What are you a blood hungry lawyer looking for a case? Have a little sympathy for this individual and let his family deal with the legal problems the way they see fit. We as adjusters have to pull together in cases like this and help one another in a time of need. You get real.
Old Timer
Posted on Sunday, December 19, 1999 - 7:48 am:   

An adjuster who is paralyzed from the waist down should be looking at "legalities" rather than relying on $5.00 handouts for support for his family, his future, and his ongoing medical expenses.

Get real Glen. Get real.
Glen Garoutte
Posted on Sunday, December 19, 1999 - 7:16 am:   

At this moment all I know is that he is hurt and am sure that he could use some support from his fellow adjusters. In a time of need I am not worried about the legalities here, I am just trying to get the word out so that we may pull together with some donations for this man and his family.I think that we as adjusters ought to put together a fund so that when things like this happen, that the one that is affected may draw from it. If we all put $10 a month in a Mutual Fund and let Roy or someone like that control it, then there could be something for this type of occurance. I am a little miffed at the fact that you old timer show only concern for sueing someone instead of showing some compassion for this gentleman and his family.You should be ashamed for even mentioning it when we have a fellow adjuster that from what I understand is paralized from the waist down.I challange each and everyone of us weather it be $5 or whatever to send your donation to support one of our fellow adjusters that is going through a time of difficulty not knowing what his future holds for him.
Old Timer
Posted on Sunday, December 19, 1999 - 6:44 am:   

Just out of curiousity, what has the vendor done to help this injured adjuster?

Was he covered under the vendor's worker's compensation insurance?

Was he covered under hospitalization and medical insurance by the vendor?
Was he covered under disability insurance by the vendor?

Was he "required" by the vendor or carrier to inspect the roof from which he fell?

Was there "negligence" on the part of "others" which might allow the adjuster to recover in a court of law for his injuries?
Glen Garoutte
Posted on Saturday, December 18, 1999 - 4:29 pm:   

One of our fellow adjusters have been injured by falling off of a roof.His name is Allen Bobbitt and it appears that he has breaks in his neck and his spine. If anyone would like to make a donation to help out his family then they may do so by sending it to : Allen Bobbitt
300 Ridgecrest Dr.
Tyler Texas 75701

I know that whatever we can send as individuals would greatly be appreciated by him and his family.

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