Case Types: Negligent Maintenance, Fall from Heights
Case: Liam Blainey v. Metro-North Commuter Railroad a Subsidiary of the M.T.A., the M.T.A, The City of New York and the NYCTA
Venue: Bronx Supreme
Date: January 29, 2009
Expert: Carl Berkowitz (New York)
Summary: On Jan. 14, 2003, plaintiff Liam Blainey, 32, a police officer, was engaged in the normal course of his duties. At about 5 p.m., Blainey was summoned to the site of an alleged carjacking. Mr. Blainey attempted to climb a railroad right-of-way fence while in pursuit of the suspect. The fence collapsed and Mr. Blainey fell 40 feet to the railroad tracks below.