Nice Win for Brady O’Malley in Monroe County

Brady O’Malley obtained a defense verdict in Monroe County after a seven-day jury trial. Brady represented a defendant contractor who had milled a keyway on the shoulder of a county road in preparation for a re-paving project. The plaintiff, a 25-year old graduate student, was riding her bicycle at a high rate of speed along the shoulder of the county road when the tire of her bicycle struck the 1.5” saw-cut edge of the keyway, causing her to fall from her bike and sustain a traumatic brain injury. At trial, the plaintiff established that the defendant had not obtained a permit to perform the subject milling work on a public right-of-way, and that the defendant did not leave behind any signs, cones or pavement markings to warn bicyclists and pedestrians of the alleged hazardous condition. The plaintiff sought $1,200,000 in lost wages and additional damages for pain and suffering. After two hours of deliberations, the jury returned a defense verdict in favor of the defendant contractor.

Brady, please accept my thanks for your masterful work in defense of the Glens Falls CSD. We’re grateful to you.

Patrick T. Murnane, Sr., President
Murnane Building Contractors, Inc.