A Fairfax County jury returned a $4.75-million verdict Friday for a county woman who suffered brain damage and other injuries when a wayward rocket exploded next to her in 2007.
The verdict comes in a suit filed by Kathryn Hollis against fireworks company Schaefer Pyrotechnics. That firm also faces a claim from Hollis’ young son, Max, who was injured in the same accident, reports The Washington Post. Similar claims from another family injured in the accident were settled for undisclosed amounts, according to the paper.
Hollis was represented by Scott Surovell of Fairfax. Schaefer was represented by Francis Prior, also of Fairfax.
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