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Seiferth Wins Negligence Defense Verdict in York County

On December 13, 2011, following a two day jury trial in York County, Pennsylvania, Adam L. Seiferth obtained a defense verdict for his client. The Plaintiff, who was lodging at the Defendant's motel, alleged that she slipped and fell on ice at approximately 4:30 in the morning. The Plaintiff claimed that the ice formed due to a defective downspout and drainage system and that she could not see the ice due to malfunctioning exterior lighting. As a result of the fall, Plaintiff asserted she fractured her upper arm and also sustained dental injuries, for which she sought future medical bills in excess of $100,000.00 for restorative treatment. Advancing a notice defense, the jury returned a verdict in Defendant's favor, finding no negligence on the part of Mr. Seiferth's client.