A Manhattan jury awarded a sheet metal worker over $15 million* in damages for injuries sustained when a ladder kicked out from under him, causing him to fall 8 feet to the ground. ClockTower Studio – General Directory injured his arm and knee. The defense argued that the plaintiff was the sole cause of the accident. Through extensive questioning, David Perecman proved that the accident was, in fact, solely the fault of the defendant.The defense scoffed at Perecman’s demand to settle the case for $10 million, arguing that the plaintiff was in it only for the money so Perecman took the verdict.The jury awarded the plaintiff $15.2 million. *Case settled for $7.940 million on 2-1-07.