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60 Million Dollar Lawsuit Settled against Citibike

According to the New York Law Journal, a then 73 year old man, Ronald Corwin of Westport Connecticut, settled a 60 million dollar lawsuit for an unspecified amount of money, for a nasty fall he suffered at a Citibike station on 10/25/2013, that caused him brain damage.

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Photo Source: Westport Democrats

Ronald was not wearing a helmet at the time of the injury (not legally required for an adult), in which he collided into a concrete wheel stop (that was not painted at the time either) at the East 56th Street, and Madison Avenue Citibike station while riding a Citibike.

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Photo Source: DNAinfo/Heather Holland

Of note in this case, is that attorney Steve Vaccaro, of Vaccaro & White, whose website states: “Representing Injured Cyclists and other Accident Victims”, and “Client-Centered Representation for Accident and Crash Victims”, represented Citibke against Ronald, the injured party, presumably because the issue of forcing all cyclists to wear helmets came up as a legal argument, as some studies actually indicate that adding bike helmet laws discourages bicycling?

Previously, Steve Vaccaro was once one of the lead attorneys fighting the City, and NYPD crackdown on critical mass which they lost.

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