Defense Verdict in Stipulated Negligence Case for Eamon Merrigan

Eamon Merrigan achieved a defense verdict in a rear end motor vehicle action in which the defendant did not dispute his negligence. The matter was tried before Judge D. Webster Keogh in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The plaintiff alleged that she suffered serious, permanent neck and back injuries, including a herniated disc in her cervical spine requiring epidural injections. The defense medical expert conceded the plaintiff’s injuries, yet Mr. Merrigan successfully argued that the plaintiff’s injuries were not serious enough to overcome the limited tort threshold.