$25,000 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 $25,000 settlement for an automobile accident. The plaintiff, approximately 60 years of age, was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped when another vehicle backed into it. As a result, the plaintiff aggravated a pre-existing condition in her lower back, which ultimately required surgery. Unfortunately, the car that struck the plaintiff only had a $25,000 policy limit, which was tendered in the case prior to trial, and the plaintiff did not possess any under-insured motorist coverage. While she had a case that was worth much more in value, she could only collect the available insurance, since the defendant possessed no significant assets.