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Broward County reaches settlement with injured passenger's family

Posted on July 13, 2015

Brian Turner
Brian Turner

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Broward County officials reached a $300,000 settlement with an area family whose father suffered traumatic brain injuries when his wheelchair fell off a paratransit van wheelchair lift, NBC 6 reported.

Despite being slowed by a rare spinal condition, the man was working at Goodwill Industries in 2012, when his wheelchair slipped off a lift that had been recalled as defective, but not repaired.

In addition to reaching a $500,000 settlement with the county’s then-paratransit contractor, the man’s family reached undisclosed settlements with the lift manufacturer and the insurance company for the paratransit provider. For the full story, click here.

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