Hills & Ridges Jury Verdict

Posted on: July 10th, 2012       Attorney Thomas Newell

A Lackawanna County PA slip and fall victim fell while exiting a VFW Post in Moscow Pennsylvania during a snowstorm. He allegedly sustained some physical injuries and lost time from work. A settlement could not be reached and the Pennsylvania slip & fall attorney filed a lawsuit. At the conclusion of the trial, the jury found the Defendant to be 55% at fault and the Plaintiff 45% comparatively negligent.

Lawyers for both parties filed post-trial motions. The Lackawanna County Trial Judge denied the Defendant’s Motion to Reject the jury’s decision on liability. The Court found that there was sufficient testimony for the jury to conclude that snow had accumulated in ridges or elevations that unreasonably obstructed travel and was a danger to persons traveling on the walkway. Shebaugh v. Michaels Memorial Post 5207, Lackawanna County, 05CV243 (Aug. 4, 2009)