Jun 6, 2017

Keller & Wise Prove Defendant Was Not Negligent

In May of 2017, Mr. Keller and Ms. Wise of Deutsch Kerrigan LLP defended a homeowner in a claim filed by a painting contractor in St. Tammany Parish.  The contractor claimed the defendant let go of a ladder while he was 15 feet in the air causing him to fall and sustain serious injuries to his heel, head, spine and shoulder.  Plaintiff underwent two surgeries to repair a broken heel and incurred past medical expenses of approximately $112,000.  In closing arguments, Plaintiff’s counsel argued that the case had a total value of $1,000,000.  After four days and two hours of deliberation, the jury returned a defense verdict finding that the homeowner was not responsible for the accident. As a result, the insurer did not have to pay any amount.