Premises Liability

In a construction site liability matter, we limited a verdict in a trial against a general contractor and subcontractor involving an eight-year-old girl who fell into a manhole that was left open, sustaining permanent injuries.  The jury found significant comparative negligence of the girl’s mother for allowing her to be outside at night in a known construction zone.  Despite the plaintiff’s attorney’s request for $3 million in closing argument, the jury awarded only approximately $30,000 against our client.