$180,000 Settlement in Auto Accident at Convenience StoreJanuary 1, 2015
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, announced a $180,000 settlement for injuries sustained in an automobile accident at a convenience store. On Tuesday, January 15, 2013, plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle owned by her husband and operated by her son. She was fully stopped and parked in a parking spot in front of the convenience store located in Rockaway, New Jersey, when another vehicle abruptly and without maintaining proper observations backed out of another parking spot, striking her vehicle in the area where she was sitting. As a result of the accident, plaintiff sustained among other injuries, a cervical disc herniation at C5-6, for which plaintiff underwent anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion surgery after conservative care and injection therapy failed to relieve her pain. The case was settled prior to trial for $180,000.00.