$300,000 Settlement for Tractor Trailer AccidentFebruary 1, 2013
Christopher L. Musmanno, personal injury attorney with the law firm of Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick, Denville, NJ, announces a $300,000 settlement for an tractor trailer accident. Plaintiff was on Route 287 North in New Jersey when he was struck in the rear by a tractor trailer. The impact was substantial and was with such severity that it broke the plaintiff’s seat. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital but had never complained about neck pain until approximately three months after the accident. He was ultimately diagnosed with a herniated disc in his neck and after a series of epidural injections failed to relieve his pain, he underwent anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion surgery at two levels. The defense argued that the neck injury was unrelated to the automobile accident because of the lack of immediate complaints and that it was degenerative in nature. The case was venued in Federal Court and was settled prior to trial for $300,000.