A woman who walked into a Dublin advertising poster, and sustained head and neck injuries, has settled her compensation claim for low hanging poster accident for 38,000 Euros.
Sandra Memery (48) was leaving her local MacDonald´s restaurant with her daughter on 16th September 2009 when the low hanging poster 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 for Fianna Fail for a “Yes” vote in the second Lisbon Treaty referendum.
After feeling unwell for a day, Sandra visited her doctor, where she was diagnosed with cuts 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 compensation claim for low hanging poster accident compensation, stating that the campaign poster should have a minimum of three metres clearance from the floor.
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 going. 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 compensation settlement had been concurred upon in the amount of 38,000 Euros.