It is quite rare for a person to be injured because of the condition of a bicycle. Perhaps they'll have to ride slower or stop. Riding in traffic or over rough surfaces can be dangerous no matter what condition the bike is in.

I'm not a lawyer, but I don't know of any case where a bike shop was successfully sued for damages from a bike accident.

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Could the collection be done has effectively without the Big Ten guys?

On Saturday, November 9, 2013 3:42 PM, mike r <> wrote:

Hello, I'm in NY the "litigation state" and am trying to get my former employer, a BIG Ten employer to organize a bike collection event at their local manufacturing facility.
The company has DEEP pockets so they get concerned about the potential for liability in the event that a donated bike ends up injuring someone due to defects that existed when it was donated, or that occurred when it was repaired before it was given away.
Let me know your experience with this, from legal prospective, please don't reply with complaints about the "system" as we all know the system s**ks!

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