$450,000 Settlement for Automobile AccidentJanuary 1, 2013
Christopher L. Musmanno, personal injury attorney with the law firm of Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, Denville, NJ, announces a $450,000 settlement for an automobile accident. Plaintiff was stopped at a red light with another car stopped behind him. A third driver approaching the light took his eyes off the road for a moment and did not apply his brakes, striking the second car at approximately 45 mph which in turn rammed into the plaintiff’s car in a chain reaction accident. The Plaintiff suffered a herniated disc and degenerative disc disease. He underwent posterior decompression and fusion surgery with interbody grafting and lumbar instrumentation. The defense argued that the Plaintiff had degenerative disc disease prior to this accident and that the positive findings revealed on his MRI and ultimate surgery were not related to the accident. The case was settled prior to trial for $450,000.