$100,000 Settlement for Careless Driving AccidentJune 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 in a distracted driving accident. On February 25, 2013, another vehicle made a left turn directly in front of the plaintiff’s car, causing the vehicles to collide. The defendant was issued a careless driving ticket and the impact was quite severe causing over $7,500.00 in property damage to the defendant’s vehicle. As a result of the accident, she underwent right knee open reduction and internal fixation for an insufficiency fracture to the proximal medial tibial plateau. She ultimately required total knee replacement and also sustained a disc herniation at C6-7 with a positive upper extremity EMG at that level and a low back disc herniation at L5-S1. The maximum amount of collectible insurance in her case was $100,000.00, and since her case was valued far in excess of the collectible insurance, it was settled for the maximum amount of insurance of $100,000.00 prior to trial.