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JURY VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS
Miami-Dade Circuit Court
$600,000 awarded to family of woman who fell in day-care center van
An adult day-care center agreed to pay $600,000.00 to the family of an elderly woman who falls out of her wheelchair while riding in the defendant’s van.
J.A., 73, was a passenger in a West Active Day Center van when the driver stopped short. The lap belt that attached her wheelchair to the floor of the van became loose, causing her to slide out and hit the floor when the van stopped.
The driver acknowledged he never used a shoulder strap and was never trained to do so.
The Plaintiff sustained a severe leg injury.
CASE: Estate of Aguilera v. ACSR, Inc.
Case No,: 06-5423 CA 08
Plaintiff's Lawyers: DAVID W. LIPCON and MITCHELL J. LIPCON, of LIPCON & LIPCON, P.A.