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Favorable Verdict in Erie County Court of Common Pleas

Attorney Decker recently secured a favorable verdict for his client after a jury trial in the Erie County Court of Common Pleas.

The defendant admitted to causing a significant motor vehicle accident.  The issue before the jury was the nature and extent of the injuries caused by the accident.

The plaintiff argued that the accident caused neck injuries, back injuries, a right shoulder rotator cuff injury requiring surgery, a right wrist TFCC tear, and right ankle tendon injuries. 

Attorney Decker presented evidence and argued that while the plaintiff was injured, the right shoulder and right wrist injuries were not related, the neck and back injuries were temporary, and the plaintiff had fully recovered from those injuries within two years of the accident.

Surveillance evidence presented by the defense during the trial also raised questions regarding the veracity of the plaintiff’s claims.

The jury agreed with the defense and entered a verdict substantially less than the pretrial demand and settlement offer.