December 13, 2010
Christmas decorating leads to lawsuit
Ah, the Holiday tort season! Its not uncommon for people to sustain injuries with holiday/winter related activities such as shoveling driveways, putting up decorations, shopping (the last one might apply to the author)… Recently, a Highland Park, Illinois man claims he permanently injured himself while hanging garland around his front door in December 2008, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Plaintiff, Michael Montalbano said his palm was pierced, permanently injuring his thumb and forefinger while he was hanging holiday decorations around his door when a metal fastener attached to the garland decoration gouged through his palm. He sued the seller of the decoration.
The Chicago Tribune article can be found here