Jury Verdict - Bicyclist Rides Into Trench Under Construction
Scott D. McKenna and Mathew K. Hargrave
Plaintiff alleged that Defendant plumbing company failed to properly barricade and otherwise warn of work it was conducting in the roadway. Plaintiff, while riding a bicycle, rode into a trench and sustained significant neck injuries including a claimed permanent spinal cord injury resulting in a two-level fusion and significant current and future impairments. After a week-long jury trial, Plaintiff asked the jury to award $3,400,000, but the net award was nearly $2,000,000 less.