$100,000 Settlement for Automobile Accident Caused by Reckless DrivingJanuary 1, 2013
Christopher L. Musmanno, personal injury attorney with the law firm of Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick, Denville, NJ, announces a $100,000 settlement for an automobile accident caused by reckless driving. Plaintiff was a 42 year old passenger in a red Ferrari Testarossa operated by his friend, traveling to a local fireworks display. His friend was operating the Ferrari recklessly and at a high rate of speed and crossed over the double yellow line, striking another vehicle head on. His friend received a ticket for reckless driving as a result of the accident. The plaintiff sustained a collapsed right lung, a fracture of the sternum, bilateral rib fractures, a fracture of the spine of the right scapula and facial scarring over the right eyebrow which required suturing, as well as injuries to his neck and his back. While the case was worth well in excess of the policy limit of his friend, his friend had no substantial assets and the case was settled for the $100,000.00 policy limit available.