In a slip and fall case involving snow and ice and allegations of CRPS/RSD after multiple foot surgeries, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant hospital’s parking lot had not been properly cleared after the historic blizzard of February 8, 9 and 10, 2013 on Long Island.
Plaintiff claimed the parking lot was improperly plowed, negligently sanded and salted and not properly inspected and monitored thereafter. Plaintiff asserted that the claimed negligence allowed an unreasonably dangerous condition to develop and exist in the early morning hours of February 11, 2013, when plaintiff fell while traversing the lot.
A ‘snow removal expert’ was called by the plaintiff to bolster the negligence claims. On cross examination, Mr. Boranian was able to establish the witness’ unfamiliarity with premises. In addition, the “expert” could not state whether the claims of negligence in any way contributed to the plaintiff’s fall.
With the helpful testimony of our client’s maintenance staff, Mr. Boranian successfully argued that the lot was properly cleared of snow and ice, was appropriately monitored thereafter, and was reasonably safe at the time of the incident.