Our client, William McMenamin,
slipped and fell on black ice in the designated employee parking area at his place of work,
Redner’s Market. The black ice developed over a week after snow
had been plowed into the curb along the employee parking area where it
was left to “melt and refreeze.” Mr. McMenamin slipped and
fell only 1 week later when he tried to get into his vehicle during his
lunch break, resulting in his full weight coming down onto his elbow,
fracturing his ulnar. Unfortunately, this required surgical repair with
ten screws and a plate, leaving him out of work for 3 months. Over time,
Mr. McMenamin made a good recovery but is currently left with mild residual
discomfort which worsens considerably when it rains.
The Property Manager contracted Merit Service Solutions to remove the snow
and ice, which then subcontracted the work to a local outfit, Triton Landscaping,
and was paid $137,705. Merit Service Solutions paid Triton Landscaping
approximately $96,393, netting $41,312 for subcontracting the work to
Triton. The Property Manager testified photographs did not show any defect,
and he would not direct his snow and ice removal outfit to clear it away.
Our legal team argued this testimony was particularly reprehensible, given
at least 1 person had already been seriously injured.
The jury found no comparative negligence on our client, and instead found
the Property Manager to be 25% negligent, Triton Landscaping to be 20%
negligent, and Merit Service Solutions, the contractor meant to do the
work, 55% negligent. The verdict was $250,000.
Contact Our Montgomery County Personal Injury Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident due to the negligence
or misconduct of another, our
Montgomery County personal injury attorneys of Mayerson Injury Law, P.C. want to fight for your rights. Allow us to
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Contact us at your earliest convenience by calling (610) 492-7155.