$100,000 Award for a Motor Vehicle Accident
March 2018, Denville, NJ
In September 2017, Plaintiff was the operator of a commercial motor vehicle when the Defendant, negligently, carelessly, and recklessly operated the aforementioned motor vehicle, by failing to keep directional control of her vehicle, while traveling at an unsafe speed, causing her to lose control of her vehicle and slide into the oncoming lane of travel, striking the Plaintiff’s vehicle head on, seriously injuring the Plaintiff. The force of impact forced both of his knees into the steering column which broke as a result of said impact.
Plaintiff was transported from the accident scene via ambulance to the hospital where he complained of pain to his neck, back, both knees, numbness down the right leg. He underwent diagnostic tests, was administered pain medication and discharged. Plaintiff thereafter commenced a course of conservative treatment which consisted of chiropractic care and physical therapy. Given the severity of his injuries and failure to respond to the conservative course of treatment, he was recommended a cervical epidural steroid injection and a lumbar right L4 transformational epidural steroid injection. When the lumbar injection failed to alleviate his pain, he was recommended for and ultimately underwent surgery.
The case settled for the $100,000.00 policy limit prior to the scheduling of a trial.
No lost wage claim asserted. No defenses with respect to liability or damages.