$100,000 Settlement for a Rear-End AccidentJuly 1, 2014
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, Denville, NJ, announces a $100,000 settlement for a rear end accident. The plaintiff was stopped and hit from behind in a forceful way. The vehicle was a total loss and the plaintiff suffered lower back disc herniation at L5-S1, with an underlying annular tear. She underwent a series of conservative treatments which did not alleviate her problems. She then underwent a posterior lumbar diskectomy and fusion. Under these facts, the plaintiff could have collected the $250,000 policy limit available in her case. However, a few months before surgery the plaintiff posted pictures to social media page which could have been devastating to the case – pictures of the plaintiff at the gym and on vacation. We were able to settle the case prior to trial for $100,000.