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Bernie Brannan obtained a defense verdict for his client in a car accident case

Bernie Brannan obtained a defense verdict for his client in a car accident case with heavily disputed facts as to how the accident occurred. Both parties relied heavily on photographs taken at the accident scene to argue to the jury how the accident actually happened. Plaintiff’s counsel was allowed to impeach Defendant regarding a 2006 guilty plea for misdemeanor reckless endangerment. Defense counsel used posts from Plaintiff’s public Facebook profile to challenge her credibility on cross examination. The Plaintiff claimed that she was caused to suffer cervical disc protrusions at the C6-7 and C5-6 levels, as well as compression and right lateral recess stenosis. She further claimed that this compression caused her to have dizzy spells and recurring headaches. Her general practitioner and her neurosurgeon each testified by way of deposition. At the close of evidence, Defendant moved for judgment as a matter of law on Plaintiff’s wantonness count, which was granted. During closing arguments, Plaintiff’s counsel asked the jury to return a verdict in his client’s favor in the amount of $325,000. After deliberating for approximately two hours, the Jefferson County Jury returned a defense verdict.

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