BODILY INJURY LAW – Superior Court reduces $880k pain and suffering award to $60k

2015-05-11 | Matthew J. O'Keefe
mjokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

Category: Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Matthew J. O'Keefe

The plaintiff’s decedent slipped and fell on ice, and then died after approximately several hours before she was discovered face down on a sidewalk at her apartment complex. 

The jury’s award was found excessive and shocked the court’s conscience.  The amount was reduced to $60k and then further reduced to $42k to account for a 30% contributory negligence finding.  If the remittitur was not accepted a new trial was to be held. 

Estate of Marshall v. Norwalk Housing Auth., (March 31, 2015)

If you have a possible claim, you will need to review your options timely. For assistance, call the attorneys at Jackson O’Keefe now at (860) 276-8100.

With offices in Southington and Wethersfield, as well as satellite offices in East Haddam, Bloomfield and Farmington, our lawyers strive to meet the needs of area residents, making getting your legal services easier than ever.  Call us now to speak with us about your case.  860.276.8100

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