Pennsylvania Family Settles Personal Injury Lawsuit for $70,000

Lawsuit claimed son was injured at a recreation parkA Pennsylvania family who had filed a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of their son in 2009 recently agreed to a settlement of $70,000 to put an end to the litigation.

Renee and Christopher Ryan had filed the suit against the borough of Stone Harbor and several other defendants, claiming their son suffered injuries as a result of the defendants' negligence, according to PressofAtlanticCity.com. 

Court records reportedly indicate that the Ryans claimed that their son had suffered injuries after tripping over metal wires sticking up out of the ground at one of the borough's recreation parks. The incident allegedly occurred in 2006, and the Ryans filed their personal injury lawsuit against Stone Harbor, Stone Harbor Recreational Park, the Stone Harbor Department of Public Works and a local electricity company in January 2009, according to the news source. They reportedly claimed that the defendants' negligence contributed to their son's fall and subsequent injury.

The Ryan family's litigation was brought to a close when they agreed to the $70,000 settlement. They had initially sought more than $75,000 in damages, the news provider reports.