Leav & Steinberg LLP recently represented a man who was injured in a slip and fall accident on an icy and snowy parking lot. The defendant, a snow removal company, tried to file a motion for summary judgment in their favor, rather than going to trial or settling out of court. Associate Julia Slater successfully defeated the defendant’s motion.
After his shift at work, our client (the “plaintiff”) was walking through his employer’s parking lot toward his car, when he slipped and fell on black ice and snow that was not properly cleared from a snowstorm the night before. The plaintiff fell and broke his right ankle. We filed a lawsuit against the snow removal company responsible for clearing the employer’s parking lot. The snow removal company filed a motion against the plaintiff, asking the judge to rule in its favor and that the case should be decided, based on summary judgment, right then and there, arguing that the company was not liable for our client’s injuries.