$250,000 Settlement for Rear-End AccidentJuly 1, 2014
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 $250,000 settlement for a rear end accident. The plaintiff was stopped and waiting in line for fuel at a service station located on the N.J. Turnpike when he was struck in the rear by another vehicle. As a result of the accident, he sustained two disc herniations at C4-5 and C5-6 which required anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion surgery after conservative care failed to relieve to his pain. The defense argued that the condition was degenerative and could not have been caused by such a low speed, rear-end hit collision. Nevertheless, the defense settled the case for $250,000.00 prior to trial. This represented the policy limit available to the defendant.