April 14, 2006

A Bullitt County jury returned a defense verdict after a 4-day trial. Plaintiff, while on a cross country trip, stopped at a Bullitt County campground to rest for the evening. Upon walking from the campground office, the Plaintiff tripped on a set of steps and broke her ankle. Plaintiff was forced to undergo three repair surgeries on her ankle. Plaintiff alleged that the design of the steps was faulty, as the steps were the same color as the nearby handicapped ramp, and there was no handrail. O’Bryan, Brown and Toner successfully defended that the steps were reasonably safe and maintained that the Plaintiff was at fault in this matter. The jury agreed and returned a defense verdict.

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