Record Setting Verdict Upheld by Court

On August 28, 2009, Catania, Mahon & Rider, PLLC obtained a $977,544 verdict for an 84 year old woman who had been badly injured after slipping and falling in the parking lot of a commercial premises located in Monticello, New York. As a result of her fall, our client suffered a fracture of her femur (commonly known as the thigh bone) which required multiple surgeries which left this vibrant and active woman severely impaired.

After the insurance company for the defendants refused to offer any type of reasonable settlement, especially in light of the substantial medical expenses which were liens against this injured accident victim, the case was tried by Steven I. Milligram. Finding that the defendants were negligent and that their negligence caused our client's life changing injuries, the jury gave our client a verdict of $977,544.

Still unwilling to admit their fault, the defendants and their insurance company challenged this verdict by appealing it. Our appeal brief was written by one of the bright, upcoming associates Catania, Mahon & Rider, PLLC has been fortunate enough to bring on board, Holly L. Reinhardt, and argued before the appellate Court by Joseph A. Catania, Jr.. The work of our team of attorneys resulted in the Appellate Court upholding our client's verdict in its entirety, raising the bar for the amounts injured victims of negligence may be able to recover.