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Comment #4737449 by Beano

Beano Feb 5th 2016, 6:38 AM #

Good luck sticking two kids on the back of a bike, dropping them to school/crèche, then cycling up the N7 to work every morning

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Woman awarded €16k in damages after suffering whiplash when driver 'tipped' her car

Woman awarded €16k in damages after suffering whiplash when driver 'tipped' her car

The woman said she suffered injuries to her neck and left shoulder.

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    Favourite NO 2 FF/FG/LAB
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    Feb 5th 2016, 6:32 AM

    Or ditch the overpriced car and take the bike, bit of exercise and no insurance needed. See when it comes to water people don’t have a choice nor do they have an exemption. Bad comparison really

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    Favourite Beano
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    Feb 5th 2016, 6:38 AM

    Good luck sticking two kids on the back of a bike, dropping them to school/crèche, then cycling up the N7 to work every morning

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    Favourite iohanx
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    Feb 5th 2016, 6:47 AM

    Goverment won’t change the law because it’ll be less work for solicitors and barristers. And that’s it in a nutshell folks!

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    Favourite NO 2 FF/FG/LAB
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    Feb 5th 2016, 7:12 AM

    It’s an option for many but of course not for all. Too often I see motorists stuck in traffic into town, 20 something year old half asleep sitting in traffic.

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    Favourite mr magoo
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    Feb 5th 2016, 7:50 AM

    Nonsense to imply that insurance companies wouldn’t rip you off if no one claimed. They are the same as the banks and even inn some cases owned by the bank. Their sole purpose is to squeeze as much out of people as possible and then whinge when they occassionaly have to pay out. Pathetic to hear people fighting their corner for them. They are vulture corporations and we are supposed to think its bad they had to pay out 16k like 16 euro to them. Now go ring that freephone number they give you to rat on your neighbour. Look out for your insurance company they need you.

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    Favourite Mjhint
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    Feb 5th 2016, 7:59 AM

    Insurance companies are the worst type of scam merchants out there. If you think that insurance fraud drives high premiums you are being niave.

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    Favourite iohanx
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    Feb 5th 2016, 8:06 AM

    You want your pension fund to grow right?

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    Favourite Fergus Fring
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    Feb 5th 2016, 8:07 AM

    I’m glad these people are getting the media attention though, particularly yer one who sued the Parks Service last week for falling in the Wicklow mountains.
    If there’s one deterrent in Ireland for spurious claims its media scrutiny.

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    Favourite Aine Morris Doolan
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    Feb 5th 2016, 8:07 AM

    About time insurance companies coped on and gave same as uk

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    Favourite John Moylan
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    Feb 5th 2016, 8:14 AM

    They don’t grow. Checked one in recent years ??

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    Favourite Matt Connolly
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    Feb 5th 2016, 8:15 AM

    If you bothered to read the court reports you will see there is a misrepresentation by the journal regarding personal injury claims in the courts.

    & regarding whiplash – I received whiplash 25 years ago – I got some compensation, but believe me it still does not make up for the pain that surfaces now on cold & wet days.

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    Favourite Patrick King
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    Feb 5th 2016, 2:02 PM

    Interesting…it may be time to consider introducing compulsory third party cover for cyclists.

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    Favourite Deirdre Maher
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    Feb 5th 2016, 10:57 PM

    I agree i tipped a car and there wad no damage even the garda agreed he could see no damage but my insurance paid out €800 when i questioned thrm i was told i coukd pay to have assest mysrlf which would have cost nearly €500 .. The man thenhad the car repainted withiut any repairs and he had it fone in the garge he owned .. Scam all the way im sick of it

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    Favourite Joe Dobias
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    Feb 6th 2016, 2:59 AM

    Easy. It’s called cargo bike and when electric you can even pick up groceries after work.

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    Favourite Owen McDermott
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    Feb 6th 2016, 10:55 AM

    Become a politician – all those problems go away!

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