City of Prague to pay over half a million Czech crowns in damages to British citizen injured by falling Christmas tree

01-07-2010

The Supreme Court has ruled that the city of Prague is to be held responsible for an accident that happened six years ago, when a British citizen was seriously injured by a Christmas tree that toppled over on the city’s Old Town Square. The man, who spent several months recovering from the accident, will receive 560,000 Czech crowns in compensations. Previously, the city of Prague appealed a verdict from 2006 under which the injured man was to receive 2.5 million Czech crowns, on the grounds that the organizers of the Christmas market were responsible for all safety issues. The verdict of the Supreme Court cannot be appealed.