For Painter Injured In Fall From Scaffold

The firm was able to settle a case for a 39-year-old painter who fell off a scaffold that collapsed under him while on a job in Coney Island. The plaintiff sustained injury to his knee, requiring arthroscopic surgery, and suffered injuries to his spine. A blow to his head resulted in a concussion. The firm was able to maintain the value of the plaintiff’s projection for lost earnings, even after the judge struck the expert witness’ testimony for lack of factual basis for the claim—since the client had a poor work history. The case was settled after the trial but before the verdict. The only issue at trial was the amount of damages, as Mark Freeley had obtained summary judgment on liability prior to trial.