$240,000 Settlement for Rear-end CollisionMarch 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 $240,000.00 settlement for injuries sustained in a rear-end collision.
Plaintiff is a 35 year old woman. In May of 2014, she was stopped in traffic when she was involved in a multi-vehicle, chain reaction collision. She was the fourth vehicle in line so two other vehicles took the brunt of the impact, but her vehicle was also struck with great force. The Defendant who caused the accident, was issued a careless driving ticket. The Plaintiff’s injury involved a C5-C6 disc herniation and after a series of injections and conservative care failed to relieve her pain, she underwent an anterior C5-C6 diskectomy and fusion procedure with instrumentation. Defendant was insured with a limited coverage for liability for bodily injury in the amount of $30,000.00 and the policy limit was immediately tendered. An underinsured motorist claim was then made and settled in the amount of $210,000.00 prior to trial. The net settlement to the Plaintiff was $240,000.00.