$250,000 Settlement for Pedestrian AccidentApril 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 $250,000.00 settlement for pedestrian accident resulting in death.
Decedent was an 87 year old female. In February 2015, she was walking home when she was struck in a crosswalk by a commercial dump truck. Decedent succumbed to an untimely death as a result of the following injuries: catastrophic brain injury, bilateral pulmonary chest contusions, multiple bilateral rib fractures, pelvic fractures and hematomas, and complex open right arm fractures of the radius and ulnar. In order to improve her condition she underwent right frontal ventrioculostomy and the insertion of a right, front ventricular catheter for spinal fluid drainage. In addition, Decedent received approximately five blood transfusions. Unfortunately, these surgeries did little by way of improvement to her condition and she was pronounced dead at 11:11pm. According to an economist, a claim for past and future pecuniary losses resulting from her death, amounts to $181, 042. With the assistance of a mediator, the case was settled for the amount of $250,000 prior to trial.