Settlement Reached in Forklift Personal Injury Lawsuit

Settlement reached in forklift injury suitA Kansas woman's personal injury lawsuit against SMG, a convention center management company, recently ended in a settlement.

Mysel Sherraden had filed the lawsuit against SMG for the company's alleged negligence in allowing Sherraden to trip over a forklift while exiting the Kansas Expocentre after attending an event inside the building, the Topeka Capital-Journal reports.

According to her lawsuit, Sherraden and other invitees to the event were made to enter the Expocentre through a loading dock. Inside the dock, she took notice of a parked forklift with its forks flat against the ground. When exiting the building after attending the event, she allegedly tried to avoid tripping over the forks, but failed due to poor lighting conditions and an uncertainty about how far the forks protruded, the news provider reports.

Sherraden claimed the fall caused her to sustain permanent injuries and disfigurement, and her lawsuit alleged that the defendant did not provide reasonable care regarding the safety of the building.

Court documents indicate that she sought damages in excess of $130,000, but the amount of the settlement was not revealed, according to the news source.