245,000 Settlement for Rear End CollisionMarch 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, announces a $245,000 settlement for a rear end collision. On Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at approximately 6:30 p.m., the plaintiff was stopped on Route 24 East, near its intersection with Route 78 in traffic, when he was struck in the rear by a vehicle that did not possess any insurance. As such, an uninsured motorist claim was made against his own insurance company. As a result of the accident, the plaintiff sustained a herniated disc at L5-S1 and L4-5. After conservative treatment failed to relieve his pain, as well as 6 epidural injections, he underwent posterior lumbar diskectomy and fusion at two levels, L4-5 and L5-S1. The insurance company paid to settle the case for $245,000.00 which was essentially the maximum amount of insurance that the plaintiff was capable of recovering in his case.