$280,000 Settlement for a Motorcycle AccidentOctober 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 $280,000.00 settlement for a motorcycle accident.
Plaintiff is a 33 year old man. In October 2015, at approximately 3:15pm, Plaintiff was traveling on his motorcycle when he was struck by the defendant making a left turn into a residential driveway. The force of the impact was so great that Plaintiff was thrown from his motorcycle across the hood of the Defendant’s vehicle at a distance of approximately twenty (20) to thirty (30) feet, where he was knocked unconscious.
As a result of the accident, Plaintiff sustained the following injuries: traumatic chondral defect of the right patella with multiple osteocartilagineous loose bodies requiring removal and debridement via a shaver and #11 blade in order to remediate internal derangement of the right knee; debridement of 50 cm square of skin, subcutaneous tissue and muscle; 20 cm adjacent tissue transfer and 20 cm layer closure along with insertion of two (2) Blake drains, one (10) deep medial to the vastus medialis and one (1) superficial in the subcutaneous space re-approximated by Vicryl sutures; right knee lasceration measuring 5cm, re-approximated by numerous sutures; chin lasceration measuring 2.5cm, re-approximated by numerous sutures; soft tissue swelling on or about the brain; focal airspace consolidation within the anterior right lung apex representing pulmonary contusion; nose fracture; and lower back injuries.
Defendant possessed a CSL $300,000 policy limit at the time of the occurrence. The case was settled prior to trial, for the balance left on the policy, in the amount of $280,000.00.