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October 2010

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Passenger in wheelchair injured in fall when bus driver lowers lift incorrectly

The plaintiff alleged that the bus driver was negligent in lowering the lift platform too far, causing the wheelchair to drop, and in removing her safety restraints before lowering the platform—a violation of company policy. The jury awarded about $4.17 million. Allgeier v. MV Transp., Inc.

 

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