Jack Simons, a partner and certified civil trial attorney in our firm had a major victory in a recent trial. Jack represented a snow removal company in a slip and fall case that was tried to verdict in Union County before Judge Ciarrocca. Plaintiff’s demand prior to trial was $5 million and the jury found no fault on either of the defendants.
Jack established that the snow removal company applied salt and calcium chloride at the appropriate times they were contracted for (3-4 occasions during the on-going ice storm), and that they took reasonable steps to clear the sidewalk of snow and ice. In addition, Jack introduced evidence that discredited the Plaintiff’s claims of permanent injuries as a result of the fall.
On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, the jury found that neither the snow removal company nor the co-defendant bank were negligent and returned with a verdict of no cause of action.