After Lincolnshire mum Emma Grady stubbed her toe on the grass outside a pensioners home, she won her case for compensation and the homeowner who erected the sign ordered to pay her £2,500 for her injuries.
When retired footballer Malcolm White allegedly put up a sign asking that locals, 'please do not park on the grass', Miss Grady claims she stubbed her toe on a rusty nail sticking out of the home made wooden sign.
The sign measuring 10in x 4in, was placed onto the grass verge outside Mr White's detached property requesting that parents dropping off and collecting children from the local primary school do not park on grass verges, as a courtesy to residents.
Miss Grady lives in the neighbouring village of High Hykenham, half a mile away but was collecting her daughter from school in November 2012 when she stumbled on the plaque, tearing her toe nail off.
Lincoln County Court heard that Miss Grady's toe nail took six months to grow back and it has been left deformed. The victim successfully sued Malcolm and his wife Valerie, leaving them to pay almost £25,000 in legal bills.
District Judge Chris Cooper spoke at the hearing, "It is clear that the claimant suffered sizable injury after the accident". I am satisfied that it happened in the way that she said it did and she stubbed her toe on the offending sign".
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