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$136M Powerball winner sued for 'dooring' cyclist

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Posted: June 22, 2015, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

Very tacky of the lawyer to mention he was a lottery winner.  What does that have to do with what happened?  It could have been a penniless person being careless too.

Probably attempting to get Jr to Settle. 

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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    Posted: June 22, 2015, 4:13 pm - IP Logged

    Banana WOW Banana............

    Anthony Perosi, U got $39 mil outta $136 million won<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<............Congrats, but don't spend it ALL on a bicycle>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Better yet, Psyko can give U a good Cannondale 4 FREE & have

    2 left 4 me!!!!!!!!! Anyway....counter sue D sucker 4D $136 million cause he scrached UR truck doorChair>Bang Head>Hit With Stick !!!

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      Posted: June 22, 2015, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

      Every lottery winner or people of means should consider getting an LLC.  Over the years I've seen several winners pictures and as an example it will say Johnson LLC.  It makes it hard or sometimes impossible to get to someone's assets.

      LLC are not bullet proof from lawsuits, particularly when injury is involved.

      The bottom line here is this: Reasonable efforts by both the rider and the Owner of the vehicle.  Did the rider attempt to avoid the incident? Had the driver at the time been aware of his cautionary efforts in opening and closing the door. Variables were in play and any good judge would address both sides on cautionary efforts. 

      We are human first, capable of injury or great deeds, money doesn't change that....

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        Posted: June 22, 2015, 4:35 pm - IP Logged

        thats why you always get chaufered when  you win big, and you  lease your house. then gold diggers can sue the  car company and property owner not you.

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          Posted: June 22, 2015, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

          thats why you always get chaufered when  you win big, and you  lease your house. then gold diggers can sue the  car company and property owner not you.

          Right Goose- leasing a property does not absolve you of responsibility. People in Stockton who walked away from their homes during the Countrywide Real estate collapse were not off the hook- they still had to pay despite not living in those houses anymore. Lease companies are not idiot's, they looked at all the angles before going into the business.They cannot be left holding the bag for their clients lack of vision. Read the fine print next time you lease Anything. ..

          People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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            Posted: June 22, 2015, 4:57 pm - IP Logged

            W/ a big win you need a lawyer anyway, be sure to get one that can take care of this kind of stuff, have them on retainer.

            One thing I'm sure they'll tell you is that you need insurance w/ an excessive claims clause.

             

            Fed up w/ people on bikes that think they're bulletproof !

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              Posted: June 22, 2015, 5:07 pm - IP Logged

              all the more reason to invest in heavy metal or something high speed & goes just about any whar

               

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                Posted: June 22, 2015, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

                Let's hope for both of them that Mr Perosi,Jr. has good liability coverage for this accident.

                His Insurance co is going to have to defend the lawsuit.

                Mr Perosi best seek legal counsel to make sure his Auto Carrier defends the case in good faith and let's him know in advance if his policy limits  will be exhausted by the damages, which in all probability will occur.

                If the verdict exceeds the limits of his policy, hope his personal attorney defends him as well so that all his winnings are not all awarded to the Plaintiff.

                Those bikes can sometimes sneak up even if you check for clearance, either with the side view mirror, or gradually opening the door, ever so slowly to peak out for cyclists. 

                NY is a pure comparative negligence state. The Jury in NY will no doubt, award the Plaintiff a big award for his injuries, loss of income, and consortium. 

                Yeah, we always have to be careful when operating a motor vehicle.

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                  Posted: June 22, 2015, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

                  A perfect example for why jackpot winners should be allowed to remain anonymous. If your win is publicized, some one, somewhere, some how, is going to be looking for a payday.

                  Now, common sense tells me, if I'm on a bicycle in a bike lane, and I DON'T want to run into someone's car door, I ride far enough away from the cars that it won't happen. DUH!!!

                  It is the same thing you do when walking down the aisle of a parking lot. If you hear a car motor running, a car start up, or you see a cars back up lights come on, you either stop, or move out toward the middle of the aisle so the person doesn't back up into you. Because there may be a good chance the person does not see you. You can't just assume the driver will see you in their back up camera. They might not have one. Pay attention!!! YOU HAVE TO BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS!!!

                  If you're in a bike lane look ahead. Did you see someone pulling into a parking space, did you see someone's tail lights go out? If so, then someone may be getting out of the car!!! Move away from the car and you won't run into the door. What is so hard about that?

                  Drivers are supposed to give bike riders at least 3 feet of space when they pass them on the road, maybe cyclists need to give cars at least 3 feet of space also.  Rant

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                    Posted: June 22, 2015, 7:03 pm - IP Logged

                    Bike lanes are about 5 feet wide and most car doors are about 3 feet wide. This type of accidents must happen thousands of times everyday in US cities. I can't take a side on this lawsuit until more information comes out or maybe video evidence is obtained and shared with us.

                    That money's gone fo ever

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                      Posted: June 22, 2015, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

                      That sucks.  But I agree,  countersue for the damage to the door.

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                        Posted: June 22, 2015, 8:25 pm - IP Logged

                        I ride every day believe me when I say cyclist go to fast in and out of Traffic. The bike lanes are a good way to get doored I've came close a few times but I don't hug the cars. Because cyclist is such a small item its really my responsibility to be careful. guarantee this guy was riding to fast. now wants payment

                        Btw I ride 10 to 15 Miles a day 4 to 5 days a week and no not because I got a DWI.

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                          Posted: June 22, 2015, 9:36 pm - IP Logged

                          Image result for cyclist being doored     This is how it should be.

                          People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                            Posted: June 22, 2015, 9:50 pm - IP Logged

                            BAN BIKE LANES

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                            oh no. Just make sure you look out ur mirrors . you need to any ways as other cars may be coming and no one wants to win the door prize lol or we could say the cyclist won the door prize in this case

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                              oh no. Just make sure you look out ur mirrors . you need to any ways as other cars may be coming and no one wants to win the door prize lol or we could say the cyclist won the door prize in this case

                              This certainly sets a precedence.  I generally stay away from bike lanes, as they are on high volume roads.  I haven't had any close calls with the "door prize", but I think from what I have read about road safety, that is is more of the bikers responsiblity to avoid the cars then the other way around.  Thats another reason I avoid bike lanes.  There is really no way for a biker to avoid the moving cars and avoid the parked car open door at the same time.