$212,500 Settlement for Passenger in Automobile AccidentApril 1, 2013
Christopher L. Musmanno, personal injury attorney with the law firm of Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick, Denville, NJ, announces a $212,500 settlement for an automobile accident. The plaintiff, approximately 49 years of age, was a passenger in a vehicle that was traveling through an intersection when another vehicle disregarded a stop sign. The plaintiff, at the time of the accident, was already receiving permanent disability for injuries sustained to his ankle and knee as a result of a prior work related fall off of a ladder. He had never injured his neck prior to the accident and as a result of it when conservative care failed he underwent anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion surgery. Discovery was extensive exploring the past medical history of the plaintiff but his case was ultimately resolved prior to trial for the amount of $212,500.00.