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Million Dollar Personal Injury Verdict

  • May 22, 2018

Wappingers Falls, New York–A Sullivan County jury awarded a verdict over a million dollars on Tuesday, May 22, to a couple who were seriously injured when a deck collapsed at a home they were visiting after a trial. Stenger, Roberts, Davis & Diamond, LLP (SRDD Law) Personal Injury Team represented the couple at trial.

The husband and wife fell 15 feet onto a cement landing when the wooden second floor deck collapsed underneath them. SRDD Law attorney Jessica Segal had represented the couple in the previous trial on liability in which a jury found that the building’s owner was responsible for not maintaining the premises. The couple were visiting a friend at the residence when they fell. The jury awarded $1.1 Million to the couple.

The wife suffered fractures to her hip, femur and knee requiring surgery.  The husband suffered multiple burst fractures and herniated discs to his back.

“Landlords have a responsibility to keep their buildings safe both for tenants and guests,” Segal said. “Our firm is dedicated to making sure Landlords who fail in that responsibility are held accountable.”

For more information on the case, or to find out more about our services, please contact us here. For more about Jessica Segal, click here.

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