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Brief Description of Case:

52 year old mother of two suffered fractures to right malleolus and navicular, failure of left total knee replacement, revision of total left knee replacement with future surgery after trip and fall on broken pavement in elementary school parking lot.

Court or Jury’s Decision and Reasoning:

Defense Verdict. While District was found to be negligent the defendant’s negligence was not a substantial factor causing the accident. Rather, we were able to conclusively demonstrate that the accident was solely caused by plaintiff’s negligence.

The Best Possible Defense


James V. Derenze, Esq.

Party We Represent:

Longwood Central School District


Supreme Court, Suffolk County


April 2019