Getting Hit by the Subway Can Be Very Lucrative, If You Live

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29:  Commuters wait for the subway August 29, 2011 in New York City. One day after Hurricane Irene hit New York the mass transit system, including subways and buses, began moving again in a limited capacity in time for Monday's rush hour.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Photo: Joe Raedle/2011 Getty Images

A New York City homeless man, who was "high on street drugs prior to the 2006 accident," in which he lost a foot, has been awarded $1.9 million in damages after a jury found the Transit Authority 40 percent at fault. The city will appeal.