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$136M Powerball winner sued for 'dooring' cyclist

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Posted: June 22, 2015, 11:22 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.

How can they have a bike lane between the road and the parking spaces without expecting lots of accidents?

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    I have yet to see someone riding a bicycle on the road that obeys traffic laws!

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      Posted: June 23, 2015, 2:06 am - IP Logged

      WTF? They took a 100 Million out for taxes? That is BULL<snip>

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        Posted: June 23, 2015, 8:25 am - IP Logged

        What a <snip> this biker is.

        Why don't they just play the lottery themselves if they want a payday.  It's way too easy to win in New York, all you gotta do is buy a ticket there & bam you win!

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          WTF? They took a 100 Million out for taxes? That is BULL<snip>

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          That 136 million was probably the annuity amount. If he took the cash amount the taxes weren't 100 mil.

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            Posted: June 23, 2015, 9:05 am - IP Logged

            How can they have a bike lane between the road and the parking spaces without expecting lots of accidents?

            i have no idea. Usually the bike lane is usually sandwiched between the curb and the parking space making it tricky for anybody exiting from the passenger side. 

            But that's what car insurance is for. The jackpot winner shouldn't have to worry. I think

            That money's gone fo ever

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              Posted: June 23, 2015, 9:08 am - IP Logged

              Most bike lanes in NYC are poorly designed, one of the reasons cyclists are killed routinely. Area's in Brooklyn like Park Slope are one of the focal point areas for the Mayor's Vision Zero plan. I wouldn't doubt if this cyclist is a proponent of the plan and this is his way of pointing out how 'dangerous' cars are. He should just be lucky he didn't end up as a stain on the street. Sue for medical if he doesn't have coverage but that's all.

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                Posted: June 23, 2015, 9:57 am - IP Logged

                Wonder why he didn't file a claim with his insurance company What???? Now you will have any and everybody coming out trying to sue.

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                  someone jumps a fance on your ressidence, and cuts there arm. they're trespassing. but you as property owner get sued. masybe they  break a leg jumping down, but uyou have a high fence. do they sure the leaseor or leasee? any unsafe   property injury claims must surely go against the owner, not the tenant.

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                    Posted: June 23, 2015, 11:20 am - IP Logged

                    What a <snip> this biker is.

                    Why don't they just play the lottery themselves if they want a payday.  It's way too easy to win in New York, all you gotta do is buy a ticket there & bam you win!

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                    That last sentence had me rolling!

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                      Posted: June 23, 2015, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

                      These bikers are a scourge, they fly down the street at breakneck speeds and then it's your fault when they screw up and get hurt. He should have rolled over him with the truck. 

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                        Posted: June 23, 2015, 6:01 pm - IP Logged

                        i have no idea. Usually the bike lane is usually sandwiched between the curb and the parking space making it tricky for anybody exiting from the passenger side. 

                        But that's what car insurance is for. The jackpot winner shouldn't have to worry. I think

                        Several cities here have bike lanes, but I don't see how a bike running into an open car door is any different than another car hitting an open door. The person on the bike should have known of the possibility of a car door opening. My guess is the biker found out the car owner won the lottery and is hoping for a large settlement.

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                          Posted: June 23, 2015, 6:03 pm - IP Logged

                          Wonder why he didn't file a claim with his insurance company What???? Now you will have any and everybody coming out trying to sue.

                          Because the insurance company didn't just win the lottery.

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                            Posted: June 23, 2015, 7:02 pm - IP Logged

                            Shake-downs come in many flavors.  If there's a big winner there will be people standing in line in hopes of throwing themselves in front of your car and then claim it was your fault.  Sue the bicyclist for damaging the door and speeding. 

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                              Posted: June 24, 2015, 1:00 am - IP Logged

                              Wow, this story stinks. The guy probably just got his money this week and there's a someone out to sue him already. Too bad because that could happen to anyone of us.

                              However, I hate bicyclist. They make me nervous when I'm driving near them. Especially when they're in packs!

                              packs of bicyclist  packs of bicyclist

                              I hear about these types of accidents all the time on the New York News.

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