PERSONAL INJURY DAMAGES – Jury award of $120,000.00 for fall outside police station

1/24/2017 | Matthew J. O'Keefe

Category: Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Matthew J. O'Keefe

The plaintiff allegedly tripped and fell on a defective sidewalk when he left the Town of Monroe’s police department.  The jury awarded economic damages of $9,296.00 and noneconomic damages for pain and suffering in the amount of $110,704.00.  The sole issue on the plaintiff’s Motion to Set Aside were allegedly improper remarks during closing argument by plaintiff’s counsel to the effect that the Town should have placed a warning sign, cone or used paint to warn of the defective condition.  The court found that the remarks were not improper and even if they were improper, they had not created a manifest injury.  Hernandez v. Town of Monroe, CV14-6044783 (Kamp, J.) (12/05/16)

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