$685,000 Settlement for Injury Sustained when Car Drove into Plaintiff’s HouseMarch 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 $685,000.00 settlement for injuries sustained when a car drove into the Plaintffi’s home.
Plaintiff is a 58 year old woman. In April 2014, at approximately 10:00 a.m., Plaintiff was asleep in her bed in her home. The defendant stopped a commercial vehicle at the top of his driveway which is located across the street from the Plaintiff. The Defendant then exited the vehicle while still in drive, rather than shifting the vehicle into park. The vehicle rode backward down the slope of the driveway, across the street and struck the Plaintiff’s home – specifically the wall where her bed was located and where she was sleeping. Plaintiff underwent MRI tests to her cervical spine which revealed a broad disc herniation at C4-5 with impression upon the dural sleeve with cord impingement; disc buldging and herniation at C5-6 with impression upon the dural sleeve and cord impingement; and a left sided disc herniation at C7-T1 with extrinsic impression upon the left-sided nerve root sleeve. Plaintiff underwent extensive surgery which culminated in three level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with instrumentation at C4-5, C5-6 and C6-7. The case settled at a mediation hearing, prior to trial for the amount of $685,000