FKB‘s Nicholas Lewis has obtained a defense verdict for a hospital in a GL premises case yesterday in Kings Supreme.
The plaintiff in this case had stumbled over an “open, notorious and visible” 2-inch elevation in a sidewalk at the hospital and sustained knee and shoulder ligament tears that led to surgery.
Mr. Lewis’ cross of the two plaintiffs ultimately led to concessions that they in fact were aware of the defect, did not look where they were stepping, and could not say he actually tripped on the defect. The jury found no causation. As a result, the jury found in the Defendant’s favor.
Congratulations Mr. Lewis on a well-deserved win.
If you have any questions about this decision, please contact Nicholas Lewis for more information.