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Paralysed man who sued Sembawang Town Council for negligence has died

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Mr Aw Kian Chow, the man who sued Sembawang Town Council for damages after he slipped and fell near his block, has died reported the Chinese newspaper Wanbao. He was 59 years old.
Mr Aw fractured his spine and became paralysed from the neck down and was seeking compensation for medical expenses, loss of future earnings and transport costs; loss of pre-trial earnings, pain and suffering. He claimed that the town council had failed to properly maintain the walkway to ensure that it was safe for residents.
Mr Aw’s wife, Madam Angeline Zeng, who testified at the hearing of the case in 2013 said that the accident on 26 August 2008 had robbed her husband of his life and shattered their family situation. She said that the walkway between Blocks 415, 415A and 419 at Sembawang Drive would become slippery when it rained, and that her family had not used the walkway since the accident.
The lawsuit against the town council which had been scheduled for five days came to an abrupt end when it was amicably resolved. Lawyers for both sides said that the terms for resolving the case were confidential.Follow us on Social Media

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