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Segway to Pay $10 Million to Connecticut Man


A Connecticut man was awarded $10 million in a lawsuit against Segway Inc. after the man fell from a Segway he was riding in Sept. 2009 and suffered a traumatic brain injury.  Lawyers for the man claimed Segway staff should have supplied the man with a helmet.

The then 23-year-old man was riding in “the Segway Challenge” during a fundraising event at Southern Connecticut State University for the Special Olympics.  The man rode the obstacle course, that was set up by Segway employees, with a blindfold on. He fell backwards off the Segway, hitting his head on the floor.

Segway employees are asked to wear helmets, however, the employees did not have any helmets available for those participating in the event.  The man’s lawyer claimed that as a result of his brain injury, the accident victim had to drop out of college and has not been able to pursue his dream of becoming a police officer.  He currently works as a handyman.

If you have been injured or a loved one died in a personal injury accident that was caused by another person’s carelessness or recklessness, you may be able to recover damages that include medical costs, property loss, lost wages, and pain and suffering.  Please call Munley, Munley & Cartwright’s lawyers at 877-918-1198 for a free assessment of your case or use our free online case evaluation.

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