$130,000 Award Plus Post-Judgment Interest of $7,190.04 For Motor Vehicle AccidentFebruary 4, 2020
Plaintiff was twenty-eight (28) years of age when he was violently struck by a defendant who disregarded the stop sign controlling his direction of travel. The force of the impact was so great that Plaintiff’s vehicle was propelled to the left across two (2) opposing lanes of traffic, off the road, and into a fire hydrant. Both vehicles were subsequently towed from the accident scene. Plaintiff sustained two displaced fractures of his left hand which required the surgical implantation of screws and plates. He also sustained herniated discs in his neck. Unfortunately, his complaints and symptoms failed to resolve despite participating diligently in conservative management. The Plaintiff missed three months of work after the accident, resulting in lost wages of approximately $3,600.
Trial in this matter commenced on February 4, 2020 at the Morris County Superior Court, before the Honorable W. Hunt Dumont, J.S.C. and concluded on February 11, 2020 with a verdict in favor of the Plaintiff in the amount of $130,000, plus pre-judgment interest in the amount of $7,190.94.