TeeShirtSoup Presents: Asshole Or Not An Asshole? You Make The Call

Joe Hart, a passenger on US Airways flight 1549 received a letter of apology from the airline as well as a check for $5000 to help with “immediate needs.” Each passenger of that flight, which thanks to the heroic actions of Captain Sully “landed” pretty much uneventfully in the Hudson River, received the same compensation.

Hart, who suffered a bloody nose and some bruises said he “would like to be made whole for the incident,” that he has certainly lost more than $5000 worth of items on the plane.

But in addition to recovering any losses, he says he is concerned about having trouble flying. He’s been on six flights since the incident twelve days ago, and each has gotten “progressively worse.” He says he was very tense, he sweated and he “felt every bit of turbulence” on an LA to Philly flight. (All things he would not be able to do if he died last week)

Mr. Hart, who has spoken to a lawyer in his home state of North Carolina, says it is too soon to determiine what emotional distress he has suffered, and has not yet determined whether he will take legal action. “I want to see how things play out with US Airways,” he said. “I’m hopeful US Airways understands the significance of the incident.”

I should mention that a New York law firm who has represented plaintiffs in crash cases, claims to have been contacted by several passengers of that flight. Another passenger, Dave Sanderson, who also claims to have lost more than $5000 worth of belongings, says he was just happy to celebrate his 48th birthday with his family on Friday, and has no reason to talk to an attorney.

Joe Hart: Asshole or Not An Asshole?

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One Response to “TeeShirtSoup Presents: Asshole Or Not An Asshole? You Make The Call”

  1. The style of writing is very familiar to me. Have you written guest posts for other blogs?