Compensation awarded over injury caused by falling mattressA man has been awarded nearly £4,000 in compensation after a mattress fell on his car.
According to the Scotsman, Sheriff Peter Hammond ruled that 71-year-old Clydebank resident Thomas McKenna suffered injury after part of a bed came loose and fell from another vehicle.
The incident occurred on the M8 between Edinburgh and Glasgow, with Thomas Aitchieson - who had been transporting the mattress - admitting liability.
Last month, the Echo reported that 62-year-old motorcyclist Richard Tait is going to the High Court in London to seek £250,000 in compensation, after a car entered his lane from the left hand side and crashed into him.
And in Mr McKenna's case, Sheriff Hammond observed that he sustained a whiplash injury to his neck, aggravating a problem caused by a previous road accident.
"The symptoms spoken of by him were entirely consistent with the views expressed in the agreed medical reports and there is no question, in my view, of the pursuer exaggerating his symptoms," the written judgement stated.