$80,000 Settlement for Knee InjuriesJuly 1, 2013
Christopher L. Musmanno, Esq., personal injury attorney with the law firm of Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, P.C., Denville, NJ, announces an $80,000 settlement for knee injuries. The plaintiff was a passenger in his wife’s vehicle which was traveling on Alps Road in Wayne when another vehicle made a left hand turn directly in front of his wife. It was alleged that his wife was exceeding the speed limit and not making proper observations; however, it was also alleged that the other vehicle also failed to make proper observations when making a left turn directly in front of the vehicle in which plaintiff was a passenger. The plaintiff injured both his left and right knees, but he had a significant prior history with regard to those knees. On both knees he had previous surgeries for torn meniscus a few years earlier. As a result of this accident, he was required to undergo arthroscopic surgeries on both knees again. The defense argued that the knee surgeries were related to an ongoing degenerative problem in his knees. Plaintiff argued that his knees were fine despite his prior history and at worst this accident aggravated an otherwise asymptomatic degenerative condition. The case was settled by New Jersey Manufacturer’s Insurance Company for $80,000.00 prior to trial.