A 61 year old woman – who was injured when she was struck by a large sign blown off the front of the Kitchener and Thomas electronics store in Windsor Road in 2014 – is now reported to be claiming damages of £200,000.
WalesonLine reports that the woman Mrs Petula Chapman (61) sustained broken bones and mild brain damage.
Mrs Chapman had been leaving the store when a large Euronics sign above the shopfront was dislodged by high winds and struck her.
A writ issued at the High Court in London says she was taken to hospital and was left with “serious disabling injuries and mild brain damage” .
Mrs Chapman has sued the store’s owners Kitchener and Thomas Ltd for more than £200,000 in damages. The High Court writ is reported to state that the firm has accepted liability for the accident.
At the time of the accident Mrs Chapman of Bissoe Road, Carnon Downs, Truro, Cornwall, was with her son Ian, who was less seriously injured and whose claim against the company has been settled without legal proceedings
Mrs Chapman, sustained the fracture of three ribs, her spine in three places, and suffered multiple fractures to her shoulder, wrist and both legs according to her barrister. The writ is reported to state that “Complicating the effects of her brain injury is the significant psychological problems she has suffered which are in turn driven by the pain and problems created by her orthopaedic injuries. Underpinning her depression and brain injury is the very serious orthopaedic injuries she has suffered.”
WalesonLine reports that the company’s defence to the action was not available from the court and the claims made in the writ have yet to be tested in evidence before a judge.