A Connecticut Superior Court found that Designing Nature, a landscape company in Easton, Connecticut, was responsible for injuries sustained by a 9-year-old boy. The accident involved a dump truck, owned by the company, and a car owned by Thomas McCauley. Designing Nature was found responsible for the negligence of the truck’s driver.
The dump truck reportedly crashed into McCauley’s car as he was driving with his two sons, one of whom was seriously injured in the wreck.
Designing Nature was ordered to pay $2.98 million in economic damages and $5 million in other damages to the boy’s family, for a total of about $8 million. However, millions more could potentially be added on to the award for the plaintiff’s lawyer fees.