Eamon Merrigan Successfully Argues That Plaintiff Failed to Meet Burden of Proof In Trip & Fall Jury Trial

Plaintiff claimed to have tripped on fallen on a raised portion of sidewalk near the curb on defendants’ property. She alleged a fractured foot and an emergency low back surgery as a result. On behalf of his clients, Mr. Merrigan argued that the raised portion of sidewalk was open and obvious to all, and that it made no sense for Plaintiff to have been walking so close to the curb when there were no other defects or obstructions on the remaining portion of the sidewalk which was approximately 6′ wide. The unanimous 12 member jury entered a defense verdict before Judge Shelley Robbins New after just over an hour of deliberations.