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  • Reed Haywood Does It Again!

    Reed Haywood successfully defended an automobile negligence action in Philadelphia County in early March 2019 where the Plaintiff claimed severe injuries to her neck and lower back including herniated discs with alleged nerve damage. Treatment included two years of physical therapy as well as a recommendation for lumbar surgery and additional invasive medical treatment. Negligence was stipulated; however, the Jury found the plaintiff’s injuries did not meet the requisite threshold and awarded no damages.

  • James Godin Delivers 4 Defense Wins in the First 3 Months of 2019!!!

    In January 2019 James A. Godin successfully defended an automobile negligence action in Philadelphia County where the Plaintiff claimed herniated discs and nerve injuries in his low back. Treatment included physical therapy as well as multiple surgically guided injections. The Defense stipulated to Negligence; however, the Jury found the Defendant’s negligence was not the cause of Plaintiff’s alleged injuries.

    In February 2019 James Godin's second win was in an automobile negligence action in Montgomery County where the Plaintiff claimed a fractured vertebrae, herniated discs and nerve injuries in his low back. Treatment included physical therapy, injections, nerve ablation procedures as well as two surgeries, including a three level fusion in the lumbar spine. In addition, the Plaintiff was claiming $150,000 in past medical expense as well as future medical expenses. Negligence was stipulated; however, the Jury found the Defendant’s negligence was not the cause of Plaintiff’s injuries awarding no damages.

    For his third win, in March 2019, James Godin successfully defended another automobile negligence action in Philadelphia County where the Plaintiff claimed nerve injuries in his low back. Treatment included physical therapy as well as multiple surgically guided injections. Negligence was stipulated; however, the Jury found the Defendant’s negligence was not the cause of Plaintiff’s injuries.

    Finally, again in March 2019 James Godin successfully defended a homeowners association. In that case, Plaintiff, who was a member of the Association, claimed the Association failed to properly maintain a common area resulting in damage to his property. Mr. Godin was able to have the Plaintiff's entire claim dismissed after the Court granted his Motion for Summary Judgment.

  • Kristine Scores a Big Win in Philadelphia County

    In February, 2019, Kristine achieved a defense verdict in Philadelphia County case involving a rear-end accident where the plaintiff claimed that the significant impact, which totalled his car, caused him to strike his face resulting in an orbital fracture necessitating surgical repair. Ms. Meindl contested liability taking the position that the plaintiff caused the accident by suddenly stopping. Additionally, she argued that the plaintiff's injuries were not related to the accident as the facial fracture was old and was only an incidental finding after the accident happened. After 4 days of trial, jury reached a verdict finding the plaintiff was more at fault than the defendant for causing the rear-end crash after suddenly stopping.

  • Kristine Meindl joins Palmer & Barr!

    Palmer & Barr is extremely pleased to welcome Partner, Kristine Meindl along with her team to the firm. Kristine is a seasoned litigator with over 15 years of experience and has focused her career on automobile and premise liability defense.

    She comes to Palmer & Barr as a well respected member of the legal community offering extensive trial experience throughout the Philadelphia area as well as New Jersey. We are pleased to welcome Kristine to Palmer & Barr.

  • Palmer & Barr welcomes Brett Kier

    Brett Kier has joined the Palmer & Barr Philadelphia Office. After attending Drexel University and serving as an associate editor of the Law Review, Brett entered the private civil law sector. After several years of practice, he focused on civil defense litigation where he has earned esteem in his research and writing skills. Brett currently works in Pennsylvania and New Jersey on automobile and premises liability defense.

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