$35,000 Settlement for Automobile AccidentApril 1, 2013
Christopher L. Musmanno, personal injury attorney with the law firm of Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, Denville, NJ, announces a $35,000 settlement for an automobile accident. The plaintiff, 39 years of age, was stopped in traffic on Route 440 in Woodbridge when she was struck in the rear. The defendant told the police officer that her GPS fell and she bent over to grab it and did not see traffic stopped. She admitted that she took her eyes off the road and received a careless driving ticket. As a result of the accident, the plaintiff sustained a cervical herniated disc at C5-6 and underwent a conservative course of treatment. She did not have surgery with regard to her injury. Her case was resolved prior to trial for $35,000.00 at a bar panel conference in Middlesex County. The defense argued that she did not have herniated disc and any injury to her was degenerative in nature and not related to the automobile accident.