$300K settlement in sidewalk injury accident

Royal Oak has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle a woman’s lawsuit after she suffered a broken hip and wrist during a biking accident caused by an uneven section of sidewalk. Judith Angeloff, 49, claimed in her lawsuit the accident also aggravated an earlier back problem and her injuries caused pain, suffering and lost wages, according to the settlement.

Angeloff filed her lawsuit in 2013 in Oakland County Circuit Court. Royal Oak was unhappy with the court decision in Circuit Court and appealed it to the Michigan State Court of Appeals but failed to get a decision in favor of Angeloff overturned.

The state appeals court rejected Royal Oak’s argument that Grand Trunk Railroad was responsible for the sidewalk area beneath the viaduct where Angeloff had her accident.

Royal Oak’s liability insurance is covered through the Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority and the city hired an attorney to handle the Angeloff case. The city’s insurance requires that Royal Oak pay a $250,000 deductible on claims that are paid out.

To read the entire article, follow this link: http://www.theoaklandpress.com/general-news/20160426/royal-oak-pays-300k-settlement-in-sidewalk-injury-accident

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