$100,000 Total Settlement for Pedestrian AccidentFebruary 1, 2019
In April 2017, Plaintiff was a pedestrian, at or near the inter section of West Blackwell Street and Randolph Avenue, in Dover, New Jersey when the Defendant failing to maintain proper observations and/or take evasive actions striking Plaintiff. The impact was so severe that Plaintiff lost consciousness and was bleeding significantly from his head.
Immediately after the accident, Plaintiff was transported via ambulance to the hospital. At arrival at the hospital, Plaintiff was noted to have a 3 cm scalp laceration, extensive abrasion, hematoma and contusion from right flank across right buttock into right thigh, as well as less significant abrasions to his knees and a scalp hematoma. He underwent a battery of diagnostic tests, including CT scans of the head, cervical spine, chest, abdomen, and pelvis; and x-rays of the pelvis and right shoulder. The CT scan of his head revealed parenchymal contusion and subarachnoid hemmorage within the bilateral frontal lobes as well as right superior frontal gurus; posterior occipital and right frontal scalp hematomas and laceration; and subdural hemorrhages along the posterior aspects of both cebreal convexities. The CT scan of his chest and abdomen indicated a displaced fracture of the right L3 traverse process; a nondisplaced fracture through the L4 transverse processs; bilateral pars defects at L5; a large right gluteal hematoma measuring approximately 7.7 x 4.3 cm.
During Plaintiff’s stay at the hospital, he underwent a neurosurgical consultation. His treating doctor thereafter admitted Plaintiff to the neuro ICU. He remained in ICU for several days. In addition, during the course of his hospital admission, Plaintiff underwent physical therapy on a daily basis and one session of occupational therapy. Subsequent to his discharge, he was recommended for physical therapy which he underwent until October 2017. All of his injuries were managed non operatively in the neurosurgical specialty and with therapy.
In July 2017, the case settled as for the $50,000.00 policy limit prior to them retaining counsel. In addition, Plaintiff possessed an underinsured policy with a policy limit of $50,000.00. The case settled for the underinsured policy limit of $50,000 in February 2019 prior to the scheduling of a trial. As such, the case settled for a total amount of $100,000.00.