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Farmer-Lanctot v. Shand

The plaintiff brought this case forward seeking damages for personal injuries sustained as a result of the defendant’s alleged negligence. The plaintiff suffered personal injuries as a result of the defendant’s allegedly negligent operation of a motor vehicle. The plaintiff claims that on the evening the incident occurred, she and a group of several people were walking down a road in a residential area. At the same time, the defendant was driving his car in the opposite direction. Upon seeing the defendant’s headlights, the plaintiff feared she would be struck by the vehicle. To avoid being struck, the plaintiff jumped out of the road into a grassy island in the center of the road. As a result of the jump, the plaintiff fell and broke her arm. The plaintiff now seeks damages for both emotional and physical injuries which she suffered after the incident.