$125,000 Settlement for Rear End CollisionJuly 1, 2015
Christopher L. Musmanno, Esq., Chair of the Personal Injury Department and Certified Civil Trial Attorney with the law firm of Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, P.C., Denville, NJ, announces a $125,000 settlement for a rear end collision.
The plaintiff was stopped in traffic and struck in the rear and the defendant received a careless driving ticket for her actions. The property damage to the rear of his vehicle was extensive. As a result of the accident, the plaintiff was transported via-ambulance to the hospital where he complained, among other things, about severe pain to his lower back. After a course of chiropractic and physical therapy failed to relieve his pain, an MRI was recommended which revealed a central herniated disc at L5-S1 with compression of the dural sac. A lower extremity EMG test revealed positive findings for left L5-S1 radiculopathy. The plaintiff thereafter underwent micro discectomy without any hardware, for removal of a small piece of his disc at L5-S1 that was pressing upon one of his nerves. The case settled prior to trial for $125,000.00