An Austrailian woman is suing her former fiance after a drunken fall off a veranda left her impaled on a garden picket in November 2008.
South Ballarat woman Michelle Egglestone is suing for damages and loss of earnings after being injured at the home of Leslie Furness at Smythes Creek near Ballarat.
The document states the 35-year-old was urinating off the side of a veranda in the back garden when she fell onto a star picket underneath.
She suffered pelvic, lower abdominal, vaginal, rectal and bladder injuries and required surgery.
Ms Egglestone's lawyers say she has since suffered post traumatic stress and depression.
It is alleged Furness, her former partner and owner of the premises, was negligent for failing to adequately light the veranda and for failing to erect a balustrade around it.
The writ states he created a "situation of danger" and exposed her to injury by not capping the star picket onto which she fell and for not warning her of the risk.
The personal injury claim is expected to go to trial at a date to be fixed.