A 16 year old male, who sustained deep cuts in his thigh when climbing over a grocery store parking lot fence, has had a supermarket parking lot injury compensation settlement of £44,555 approved.
Michael Hogan was eleven years old when the accident happened in 2006. Climbing over a grocery store parking lot fence, he caught his leg on an unprotected and protruding nail, which tore a deep V-shaped wound into the inside of his left thigh.
Michael’s injuries were so severe that he had to have a double layer of inner flesh stitched together while under a general anaesthetic and, although he has recovered now, will be left with a permanent scar as a reminder of his injury for the rest of his life.
Liability was uncontested by the owners of the shopping centre and the judge was told that the defendants had made a settlement offer of £44,555. The judge approved the settlement offer, also ordering that it should be invested in court funds until Michael’s 18th birthday in March 2015.