$130,000 Settlement for Rear-end CollisionJanuary 1, 2016
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, PC in Denville, NJ, announces a $130,000.00 settlement for injury from a rear-end collision.
Plaintiff is fifty (50) years of age. In November 2013, Plaintiff was traveling in the left eastbound lane on the Pulaski Skyway in Jersey City, New Jersey. Another vehicle was traveling directly behind him in his lane of travel and struck his vehicle in the rear at an excessive rate of speed, forcing the Plaintiff’s vehicle to be propelled into the vehicle in front of him. The driver of the vehicle proceeding ahead of the Plaintiff, came to a stop and then left the scene.
Plaintiff’s primary injury involved his left shoulder requiring surgery consisting of a SLAP repair utilizing Stryker knotless labral anchors and acromioplasty with subacromial decompression in order to remediate a left shoulder superior labrum tear and a partial rotator cuff tear. The Plaintiff had significant prior trauma to his neck and back for which he had numerous preexisting disc herniations and injections. The focus of his case, therefore was with respect to his left shoulder. Subsequent to an Arbitration Hearing in Superior Court, his case was resolved for $130,000.00