$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 on Espanong Road in Jefferson Township, waiting to make a left turn when he was struck in the rear while stopped. The damage to the rear of his vehicle was extensive. He never went to the hospital for his injuries, but two days following the accident, he presented to a rehabilitation and physical therapy center. After physical therapy failed to relieve his pain, he was referred for a lumbar MRI which revealed a central disc herniation of L5-S1 with the disc protruding into the anterior aspect of the spinal canal as well as dural sac deformity. He ultimately consulted a neurosurgeon and underwent right L5 hemilaminectomy, facetectomy and foraminotomy with decompression of the L5-S1 nerve root. No hardware or cage was used during the surgical procedure. This case was resolved prior to trial for $125,000.00.