GMR Wins Schenectady, New York Crumbling Curb Jury Trial

GMR Partner Warren Holland won a jury trial where Plaintiff alleged he tripped and fell on a crumbling curb on Defendant’s property in the early morning of September 6, 2015.  He sustained a broken leg which required two surgeries to correct and allegedly led to permanent neurological damage.  

At trial, Plaintiff testified he was on his way to investigate a nearby fire when he fell off Defendant’s curb.  He produced photographs of the curb, showing it was dilapidated.  On cross-examination, however, Warren deftly impeached Plaintiff’s testimony in several ways, and his testimony was ultimately unconvincing.  After brief deliberations, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the Defendant.