is it legal for comcast to run cable down you

May 12, 2011 at 02:54:13
Specs: Windows 7
My son tripped on the cable line running across our living room floor, down the hall way and into our back bedroom. At the end of our hallway is a door leading to our basement. My son actually tripped and fell down 4 or 5 stairs before he was able to catch himself. Two days later he was complaining that his back still hurt and I took him to the doctor and they xrayed his back and gave him pain killers. His back still hurts and this was over a month ago when it happened.

I complained to Comcast 3 or 4 times before my son fell and got no results. I finally left a message telling them that this was my last call and that they would be hearing from my lawyer. I then received a call that day or the next and they sent a technician out the very next day and they ran the cable outside of the house to the back bedroom.

I then called them to let them know that I expected them to pay for the doctor visit, xrays and medication. Once again I got no response until I mentioned a lawyer. He made an appointment for between 1 and 2:00 pm. and after 2:30, I left the house. I called again and the rep there told me I only called once and that they fixed the problem. This really made me mad and I told him he was wrong and to check their records. I spoke with a lady once and I took her name and number and I also spoke with the guy who made me mad. The other calls I made to the lady who gave me the phone number to call her went to an answering machine. After leaving my messages without a call back, that is when I stated they would hear from my lawyer and I received a call from them the next day.

After the man I spoke to today told me I did not make 4 calls, I told him I did not want to argue with him and that he would be hearing from my lawyer. He said he would give my file to their legal department and I said that that was fine and I wrote down the number he gave me.

I would like to be reimbursed for my out of pocket doctor expenses and for the pain and suffering my boy is still experiencing from his fall.

Please refer this to a good lawyer in or around Corvallis, Oregon. I live in Albany Oregon but I work in Corvallis. Do I have a case?

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May 12, 2011 at 03:19:00
Honestly not trying to be rude, but we are technical experts here. Not legal ones. And it's unlikely that very many of us live anywhere near Corvallis, Oregon. Personally, if you were unaware of the cable line running on the floor, I'd suspect you do have a case. If you did however know about it, then you may be wasting your time with a lawyer.

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May 12, 2011 at 18:34:43
Might contact your local building code officer.

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May 12, 2011 at 22:44:59
I find it hard to believe their original installation was just loose cables running across the floor. Are you sure that wasn't done maybe by previous owners? But assuming that's the way they did it just grab your local yellow pages and look for a lawyer. Or aren't there ambulance-chasing lawyers advertising on your local TV? We sure have them here.

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