$500,000 Settlement For Accident Head On Collision with Landscaper’s TruckSeptember 1, 2014 | Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
September 2014, Denville, NJ
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 $500,000 settlement for an head on collision with a a landscaper’s truck. The plaintiff was born in 1991. In July 2012, she was traveling west on the Sussex Turnpike in Randolph, New Jersey. At the same time, a landscaping vehicle was traveling in the opposite direction in the eastbound lane. It was attempting to tow an extremely large and heavy trailer which was affixed to the vehicle and well in excess of the vehicle’s towing capacity. Because of the immense weight of the trailer, the entire front portion of the defendant’s vehicle lifted off the ground and was in the air as he attempted to negotiate a very windy and steep hill at/or near the point of impact. Defendant subsequently lost directional control of his vehicle, crossed the double yellow lines and entered the plaintiff’s lane of travel, striking her vehicle head-on. As a result of the accident, the plaintiff suffered grossly severed displaced fractures to the left radial shaft and the left ulnar shaft at the junction of the middle and proximal third in comminution of the radial fracture. She required open reduction surgery and internal fixation with screws, rods and plates that required six inch incisions at two separate locations on her left forearm, which resulted in permanent scarring and disfigurement. She also injured her right knee, fracturing her kneecap, requiring three separate open reduction and internal fixation surgeries with the insertion of a screw which ultimately needed to be removed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. After Mediation, Arbitration and multiple depositions