Tuesday, 7 February, 2012
A woman, who sustained a head trauma and neck injury after walking into a poster board, has settled her compensation for advertising poster injury claim against Fianna Fail and Executive Posters Ltd shortly before her case was due to be heard at the Dublin Circuit Civil Court.
Sandra Memery (48) from Dublin had just left the MacDonald´s restaurant on the Navan Road with her daughter Nikita when the accident occurred. Having turned to hand her daughter a bag as she left the restaurant, Sandra struck her head against the poster board as she turned back; sustaining a cut to her scalp, a swelling over her right temporal and soft tissue damage to her neck.
Although an x-ray revealed that no bones had been broken, Sandra, who is 1.65 metres tall (5 ft 5in), made a personal injury compensation claim, stating that the advertising poster – campaigning for a “yes” vote in the second Lisbon Treaty referendum – had been placed too low and there should have been at least 3 metres clearance between the ground and the lowest edge of the campaigning poster.
The two defendants disagreed, and alleged that Sandra had failed to care for her own safety by not looking where she was going. However, shortly before her case was due to be heard at the Dublin Circuit Civil Court, Sandra´s legal team announced that a settlement of 38,000 Euros had been agreed in compensation for advertising poster injury.
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