$187,500 Settlement for Automobile AccidentJanuary 1, 2013
Christopher L. Musmanno, personal injury attorney with the law firm of Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick, Denville, NJ, announces a $250,000 settlement for an automobile accident. Plaintiff was 68 years of age when a UPS truck made a sharp left turn directly in front of her vehicle, causing approximately $12,000.00 in property damage. As a result of the accident, she sustained herniated discs at C2-3 and C3-4. After conservative care and injection therapy failed to relieve her pain, she underwent anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion surgery at one level. The defense contended that given her advanced age, her disc herniations were degenerative in nature and not caused by the accident. Her case was resolved prior to trial for $187,500.00.