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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Bicycle Accident Results in NJ's Largest Settlement of 2014

According to the New Jersey Law Journal, the largest personal injury settlement in 2014 was $20.5 million. The payout was the result of a bicycle accident that left a boy unable to use both of his legs and an arm. The boy, who was five at the time, was struck by his great-uncle's truck as it was backing out of a driveway.

You can find the original article HERE.

If you or a loved one was injured in a bicycle accident, contact an attorney at Philly Bike Lawyer.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Woman Sues City of Chicago for "Unsafe and Dangerous" Bike Path that Left her Paralyzed

A teacher has alleged that an "unsafe and dangerous" bike path left her paralyzed. In her lawsuit against the City of Chicago, the teacher claims that the City was negligent in warning her of a an abrupt drop. The lawsuit alleges that the bicycle crash caused her to suffer three fractured vertebrae, fractured shoulder blades, and a punctured spine.

Read more here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-woman-sues-over-accident-on-bike-path-that-left-her-paralyzed-20141230-story.html

If you are the victim of a bicycle accident or crash, contact Philly Bike Lawyer for a free consultation at (267) 423-4464.

(Armando L. Sanchez, Chicago Tribune)

Monday, January 5, 2015

Lance Armstrong Details Doping Program in Interrogatory Answers

In 2013, the United States filed a False Claims Act lawsuit against Lance Armstrong- United States ex rel. Landis v. Tailwind Sports Corp., et al., No. 10-cv-00976 (RLW) (D.D.C.). The original whistleblower lawsuit was brought by Armstrong's former teammate, Flyod Landis. Both lawsuits allege that Armstrong and the USPS team defrauded the government in collecting sponsorship money.

According to the complaint, "Riders on the USPS-sponsored team, including Armstrong, knowingly caused material violations of the sponsorship agreements by regularly and systematically employing banned substances and methods to enhance their performance."

Last April, the government quietly released Armstrong's interrogatory answers from a prior case. In his answers, Armstrong admits to cheating in dozens of races throughout his career. Armstrong also names several teammates and managers that participated in the doping program.

This past June the government defeated a motion to dismiss the case.

You can read Armstrong's answers below:

Lance Armstrong Interrogatory Answers.pdf