Posted: February 16th, 2012
A woman who walked into a Dublin advertising poster, and sustained head and neck injuries, has settled her low hanging poster injury compensation for 38,000 Euros.
Sandra Memery (48) was leaving her local McDonald´s restaurant with her child on 16th September 2009 when the accident occurred. Having turned back towards her daughter to give her a bag, she started walking forward again, and immediately hit her head on the corner of the low hanging poster campaigning on behalf of Fianna Fail for a “Yes” vote in the second Lisbon Treaty referendum.
After feeling sick for a day, Sandra visited her doctor, where she was diagnosed with lacerations to her scalp, a swelling over her right temporal and soft tissue damage to her neck. Sandra, who is 5 ft 5 in tall (1.65m) made a low hanging poster injury compensation claim, stating that the campaign poster should have a minimum of three metres clearance from the floor.
In contesting the claim, Fianna Fail and Executive Posters Ltd jointly claimed that Sandra was responsible for her own injuries through contributory negligence and should have paid more attention to where she was walking. However, shortly before Sandra´s case was about to be heard at Dublin´s Circuit Civil Court, her legal representatives announced to the court that a low hanging poster injury compensation settlement had been agreed upon in the amount of 38,000 Euros.
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