$125,000 Settlement for an Automobile AccidentFebruary 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 $125,000.00 settlement for an automobile accident.
In May 2014, Plaintiff was driving her car when the defendant disregarded a stop signed and failing to yield to the right of way, made a left turn in front of the plaintiff, colliding with the plaintiff’s vehicle.
As a result of the accident, plaintiff sustained a disc herniation at C4-5 and an aggravation of a pre-existing disc herniation at C3-4 requiring injection therapy. Due to the chronic nature of the plaintiff’s pain and the failure to respond to conservative treatment, she ultimately underwent C3-C4 interbody arthrodesis and discectomy with decompression of spinal cord and nerve roots; C3 corpoctomy with decompression of spinal cord; C3-C4 anterior instrumentation; and placement of C3-C4 intervertebral PEEK cage.
Several years prior, plaintiff was injured as the result of a motor vehicle accident in which she was rear-ended by a truck. She suffered injuries to her lower back, right knee and neck, including disc herniations at C3-C4, C5-C6, L4-L5 and L5-S1. The defense argued that the plaintiff’s injuries claimed in the accident of May 2014 were, in fact, the result of the previous accident.
Despite this, the case settled prior to trial for the amount of $125,000.