$185,000 Settlement for Rear-End Collision by A Commercial VehicleSeptember 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 $185,000 settlement for injuries that occurred when the plaintiff was struck in the rear by a commercial vehicle. The plaintiff is presently 42 years of age. In September 2012, he was stopped at a red traffic light when his vehicle was struck in the rear by a commercial vehicle. As a result of the accident, he sustained a herniated disc at C5-6 and his upper extremity EMG exam was positive for acute C5-6 radiculopathy. After conservative care and injection therapy failed, he underwent an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery. Despite the fact that the plaintiff had only a $15,000.00 PIP limit to pay his medical bills and no health insurance, Christopher L. Musmanno, Esq., in cooperation of his neurosurgeon, was able to arrange for the surgery to take place and for the neurosurgeon to be paid. Prior to trial and with the consent of the plaintiff, the case settled for $185,000.