$225,000 Settlement for Passenger in Automobile AccidentMay 1, 2013
Christopher L. Musmanno, personal injury attorney with the law firm of Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick, Denville, NJ, announces a $225,000 settlement for an automobile accident. The plaintiff, 50 years of age, was a passenger in her girlfriend’s vehicle and because her girlfriend was under the influence of alcohol and traveling at a high rate of speed she lost control of her vehicle causing it to flip. As a result of the accident, the plaintiff sustained a displaced fracture of the left transverse process, as well as a disc herniation at L5-S1. After conservative care and injection therapy failed, she underwent lumbar diskectomy and fusion surgery. Her case was resolved for $225,000.00, slightly less than the available insurance coverage. A dram shop case against the bars that served her intoxicated friend had no legal basis in this instance.