Bill Keville and Shannon McQueeney Doherty successfully obtained a jury verdict for the defendant in a slip and fall case. The plaintiff fractured her shoulder when she fell down stairs at a facility that was managed by the defendant, a national property management company. The plaintiff argued that the defendant was negligent in failing to repair a defect in the carpet on the stairs, which caused her to fall. The carpet was replaced after the fall. We repeatedly thwarted plaintiff’s attempts to introduce evidence of this subsequent remedial measure. Bill and Shannon argued that no defect existed on the stairs and the mere fact that the plaintiff alleged the carpet was worn did not amount to a defective carpet or a hazardous condition. The jury agreed, rendering its verdict in less than ten minutes.
Need representation? Contact Melick & Porter.