Big Court Settlement For Family Of Trike Accident Victims

The fam­ily of a man from Cecil, includ­ing his sur­viv­ing spouse, have been awarded $2.7 mil­lion as a result of a set­tle­ment after a fatal acci­dent that hap­pened in Defi­ance County almost exactly four years ago. It was in May of 2011 when James and Pamela Wor­man were rid­ing a Honda Trike on Ohio 18 in Defi­ance County, when the right rear axle broke. The motor­cy­cle went off the road and into a ditch, cat­a­pult­ing the cou­ple from the trike. James Wor­man was par­a­lyzed from the chest down. He died a lit­tle more than a month later. Pamela Wor­man suf­fered mul­ti­ple frac­tures to her legs, arms and ribs and needed five surg­eries. The Ful­ton County Jury found Hart’s Machine Ser­vice of Cecil, was liable for sell­ing a sub­stan­dard part that was not safe for its intended use, and then awarded Pamela Wor­man $1.33 mil­lion in com­pen­satory dam­ages, and returned a $1.42 mil­lion ver­dict for James Worman’s sur­vivor­ship and wrong­ful death claims.

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