A former principal is being sued after allegedly beating a five-year-old elementary school pupil with a paddle, leaving him badly bruised and terrified to return to classes. Elizabeth Boyd, ex-principal of the Sunbright Elementary School in Tennessee, is being sued for $1.7million by parents Sandra Hall and Jason Williams over the treatment of their son Lukas last year. The couple said that although they had given verbal permission for their son to be gently swatted if he misbehaved, they claim Dr Boyd hit the boy eight times with a paddle because he had thrown some crayons. If your child has
A woman is suing police officers after she fell out of a moving patrol car while handcuffed, shattering her jaw and suffering brain bleeding, it was revealed today. Kim Nguyen, 28, filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department claiming that she was ejected from a moving patrol car. Nguyen was arrested for public intoxication outside a Koreatown restaurant in Los Angeles in March and handcuffed. Nguyen says that she shattered her jaw and had brain bleeding. She has had three surgeries on her jaw and lost several teeth. Police patrol cars are fitted with special locks that prevent
In today’s media world consumers are often misinformed. I regularly speak with negligence victims who have preconceived notions about what their case is worth. Everyone knows about the Macdonald’s coffee case. Everyone has a friend who got X amount of money for X injury. Unfortunately, neither the Macdonald’s case or the friend’s case can give much insight to the value of the victim’s case. There are many factors that play into what a person’s injury is worth. Ultimately, a case will settle for the amount the two parties agree on. Most all cases will settle prior to a trial. Many
There is a saying in my profession…a good lawyer never loses a slip and fall case because a good lawyer never takes a slip and fall case. While that can represent reality in a lot of slip and fall cases, there is always the exception. A grocery store or other business is responsible to make sure that their property is safe for their business invitees. When the grocery store knows or should have known there was a dangerous condition in their store and someone is injured due to that dangerous condition, they may be liable for the person’s injuries and
As parents, we trust that our children will be safe while under the care of a school. Every day in Phoenix, Arizona children return home from school with injuries. While some injuries simply happen in the course of life, other injuries can and should be avoided. When our children are injured by the negligence of another person, a parent can pursue damages on behalf of the injured child. When a child is negligently injured at school, parents must understand that the school carries liability insurance. With an attorney’s help, a parent can pursue a claim against the school and potentially
When you are hit by another driver it is important that you remain at the scene to allow the police to document the facts surrounding the accident. It is also important that you immediately seek medical attention and follow the instruction provided to you by your medical practitioner. The insurance company will want to talk with you about a cash settlement. Make sure your treatment has concluded prior to negotiating a cash settlement following a car accident. You would hate to settle your claim and then learn you have additional medical needs. If you can reach a cash settlement following
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