Trial Victory in New York Train Personal Injury Case

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June 17, 2013

Segal McCambridge recently obtained a directed verdict at trial on behalf of client Matthew Miller, a PATH train conductor.  In August 2008, Plaintiff Karen Talley, a patron of PATH, suffered permanent injuries after she got her arm stuck in the doors of a train Mr. Miller was conducting and was dragged along the platform.  Although Mr. Miller stopped the train immediately prior to entering the PATH tunnel, which prevented catastrophic injuries, the plaintiff alleged that he saw her arm stuck in the door and directed the train to proceed anyway. The incident was captured on video surveillance footage, which Segal McCambridge played for the jury during the trial. At the close of the plaintiff's case, the trial court granted Segal McCambridge's motion to dismiss the case against Mr. Miller.

Segal McCambridge shareholder Christian H. Gannon and associate Simon Lee represented Matthew Miller.  Plaintiff Karen Talley was represented by Parker Waichman, LLP.