$100,000 Award for an Automobile AccidentMarch 1, 2017
March 1, 2017
Christopher L. Musmanno, Esq., Chair of the Personal Injury Department and Certified Civil Trial Attorney with the law firm of Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick, PC in Denville, NJ, announces a $100,000.00 settlement for an automobile accident.
In November 2014, plaintiff was stopped at a red light on Route 10 in Hanover Township when struck by the defendant. The force of the impact, propelled the plaintiff’s vehicle into the vehicle stopped directly in front of him. Initially, plaintiff did not present to the hospital sought treatment approximately 2 ½ weeks after the accident. When a course of conservative treatment failed to relieve his pain, a cervical MRI was recommended which revealed a broad posterior disc herniation at C6-7 and aggravation of a degenerative condition at C4-5 causing a mass effect on the ventral aspect of the spinal cord. He was also diagnosed with right C5-6 radiculopathy and left C6 radiculopathy pursuant to an EMG study. Due to the chronic nature of Plaintiff’s pain, and the failure to respond to conservative treatment, he was recommended for anterior cervical disc extension and fusion at C4-5 and C5-6. However, less than a year prior to the accident, Plaintiff underwent a quadruple bypass and his cardiologist did not recommend Plaintiff to undergo surgery to the cervical spine.
The case settled prior to trial in the amount of $100,000.