Howard Trafman Obtains a Not Liable Defense Verdict in Trip and Fall Case
Howard Trafman obtained a not liable defense verdict in favor of the defendant’s homeowner in a trip and fall over a metal track for a sliding door located between the defendant’s kitchen and family room. Plaintiff tore his rotator cuff which required surgical repair. The defense successfully contended the condition at issue did not present an unreasonable risk of harm, that the defendant had no knowledge of an unreasonable risk or harm, and the condition was open and obvious. Plaintiff asked the jury to award $125,474.00. DeBold v. Coyle. March 2000.