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Joe Petka Obtains 2 Defense Verdicts in 2 Weeks

Joe Petka obtained back to back defense verdicts for two local hospitals in two separate jury trials in Philadelphia and Delaware county. The Philadelphia trial involved a 53 year old woman who fell off the curb outside of the front entrance of a city hospital resulting in fractured ankle which required hospitalization and a left […]

Defense Verdict in Undisputed Permanent Injury Case for Eamon Merrigan

Plaintiff claimed to have fallen as a result of snow and ice on the sidewalk owned by Eamon Merrigan’s clients. As a result of her fall, the right-handed Plaintiff fractured her right shoulder requiring surgical repair with hardware placement. Her surgeon and her pain management specialist testified on her behalf. The 30-year-old Plaintiff was never […]

Strong Cross Examination of Liability Expert by Eamon Merrigan Leads to Defense Verdict for his Client

At a hard-fought premises liability trial, Plaintiff claimed to have slipped and fallen on Defendant’s sidewalk.  Plaintiff asserted that virtually all water from Defendant’s property pooled on an area of Defendant’s sidewalk due to poor grading and the home’s drainage system discharging directly onto the sidewalk.  Plaintiff further alleged that insufficient lighting turned the area […]

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