▪ 2022 ▪
Outstanding Defense Verdict in a Premises Case
Back and Leg Injuries Allegedly Caused by Lack of Handrail in CTA Station Not Guilty
PLAINTIFF ASKED $14,500,000 DEFENSE OFFER $50,000 VERDICT For the Defense
T his case involved a 34-year old women exiting the CTA “L” station at Randolph/ Wabash on a December morning. As she was walking down the staircase to the street level, she slipped and fell down seven stairs suf- fering back and leg injuries with expected future surgeries. Plaintiff contended the stairs lacked
anti-skid plates and a handrail. The defense contended there was an overnight storm that covered the stairs with ice and freezing rain, and that was the sole proximate cause of the plain- tiff’s fall. The defense also argued that there was a handrail and that some of plaintiff’s injuries were based on pre-existing conditions.
24 JURY VERDICT REPORTER • 2022 ANNUAL TRIAL LAWYER EXCELLENCE AWARDS
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