I read in the papers about a very unfortunate case about a man who accidentally slipped and fell on a walkway wet from rainy weather, causing him to be paralysed from the neck down.

He is now suing the town council for negligence and seeking compensation for medical expenses, loss of earnings, transport costs as well as pain and suffering.

Here is an excerpt of the news article:

Sembawang resident Aw Kian Chow was walking back to his flat in Block 415, Sembawang Drive on a wet evening in August 2008 when he took a tumble on a sloping ramp near his block.

He fractured his spine and became paralysed from the neck down.

Now, three years down the road, the 46-year-old father of two young children is still bedridden and cannot speak; he also needs life support equipment, regular hospital care and caregivers to turn him on his bed …