A Connecticut jury has awarded $10 million to a 23-year-old man who suffered a brain injury in an incident involving a Segway vehicle. The jury in the Bridgeport Superior Court found that New Hampshire-based Segway Inc. and two employees were responsible for John Ezzo’s injuries. The incident happened in September 2009 at a company demonstration of its two-wheeled vehicle at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven.
The Segway is a two-wheeled electric scooter. It’s described as a pedestrian enhancement vehicle that is designed to operate in close quarters. Ezzo was riding the Segway blindfolded and without a helmet through an obstacle course set up by company workers when he fell off and injured his head. Ezzo had to drop out of the university because of the injury and now works as a handyman. Robert Adelman, a lawyer with the Bridgeport law firm of Adelman, Hirsh and Newman, represented the Plaintiff in this case and did a very good job.
Source: Claims Journal
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