Delaware Woman Files Personal Injury Lawsuit Over Softball Incident

Melissa Dill was playing right field in a softball tournament in August 2007 when an incident occurred that allegedly left her with an injury to the leg that she is seeking restitution for.A Delaware woman has filed a lawsuit against the town of Ocean City, Maryland, following an injury that was suffered while playing softball at a local field, according to DelmarvaNow.com.

Melissa Dill was playing right field in a softball tournament in August 2007 when an incident occurred that allegedly left her with an injury to the leg that she is seeking restitution for, reported the news source.

The incident allegedly occurred when she was chasing down a foul ball in the outfield. Dill had thought that the line that marked fair and foul was made of chalk, and she dove to try and catch a ball that was landing right next to the marker, DelmarvaNow reported.

It was during the dive that she noticed that the line was actually made of a whitewashed wooden plank and she allegedly tore apart her leg above the knee during the fall. Dill allegedly was left with a significant gash that would require more than 25 stitches that left her with more than $4,000 in medical bills, according to the news source.

Dill filed the lawsuit against the town of Ocean City due to the fact that the foul line was made of a piece of lumber, and she went as far as to claim that the wood itself was a public nuisance. She is asking for more than $29,000 due to the alleged negligence of the town, reported DelmarvaNow.

Another personal injury lawsuit case has moved forward, as a jury has awarded a Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway employee more than $2 million in a lawsuit that was filed in 2001, according to The Associated Press.

Chad Silliker had filed the lawsuit in Billings, Montana, after he had allegedly suffered an injury while working in Whitefish during September 2001. The individual claimed he tripped on a radio headset cord and had fallen down three steps, leading to an alleged severe back injury, reported the news outlet.

The alleged injury has led to Silliker needing medical attention, as he reportedly suffers from chronic back pain and claims he needed several surgeries to limit the pain that stemmed from the incident, according to the AP.

After reviewing the case, the jury awarded Silliker the money due to the fact that the train master allegedly threw away the headset in an attempt to remove the evidence, reported the news source.

The Southeast Texas Record reported that another personal injury lawsuit was filed recently, as a Marshall, Texas woman had allegedly suffered a brain injury during a car crash and was seeking restitution from Kia due to the alleged incident.

Whitney Maze filed the lawsuit claiming she was not properly cushioned by the airbag of the vehicle and allegedly suffered a severe brain injury because of this lack of impact restraint, according to the news source.

“The subject vehicle’s structure and occupant restraint system was defectively designed so as to render it unreasonably dangerous because it was incapable of providing adequate protection to a properly belted occupant during an ordinary and foreseeable frontal off-set collision,” the lawsuit stated.

She is seeking damages for physical impairment, incapacity and disability, physical pain and suffering, mental damages, medical expenses and court costs from the alleged incident. The defendants are accused of design defect, manufacturing defect and negligence, according to the Record.

The lawsuit was filed on August 24 in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division, reported the news source.