Howard Trafman Obtains A Directed Verdict in Favor of Contractor in Construction Site Injury Case
Howard Trafman obtained a directed verdict in favor of a contractor following a 1-week trial in Cook Co. in a construction site injury case involving serious injuries to a construction laborer. Plaintiff alleged $552,137 in medical expenses (shoulder and spinal surgeries) and a career-ending injury with a claimed wage loss of $1,162,753.00. The defense successfully argued that Plaintiff’s employer and/or another party contractor were responsible for ensuring that the junction boxes at issue were de-energized before demolition work, Plaintiff failed to follow his training to stop his work as soon as he uncovered a situation potentially involving live electricity and that Plaintiff’s injuries were not related to this occurrence but were actually the result of a 30-year career of manual labor. Bryant v. Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc., et. al. August 2018.