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RECENT SETTLEMENTS, DECISIONS, AND VERDICTS

  • $865,000 for a 36-year-old man injured in a motor vehicle rear-ended as part of a three car accident. Plaintiff suffered neck and back injuries requiring extensive treatment, injections and multiple surgeries. (February 2015)
  • 1,150,000 for a 26-year-old man injured in a motor vehicle rear-ended by a bus as he stopped for a funeral procession. Plaintiff suffered severe neck, back, shoulder, and hip injuries requiring extensive treatment, injections and multiple surgeries. (January 2015)
  • $750,000 for a 42-year-old man injured in a motor vehicle rear-ended by a tractor-trailer. Plaintiff suffered back, neck, shoulder and knee injuries requiring extensive treatment, injections and multiple surgeries. (December 2014)
  • $675,000 for a 42-year-old man injured in a motor vehicle rear-ended by an oil tank. Plaintiff suffered neck and back injuries requiring extensive treatment and surgical intervention. (October 2014)
  • $800,000 for a 37-year-old man injured in a motor vehicle rear-ended while stopped at a red traffic light. Plaintiff suffered neck and back injuries requiring extensive treatment and surgical intervention. (September 2014)
  • Policy limits collected for a pedestrian struck and killed by a motor vehicle. (2014)
  • $497,500 for a 49-year-old man who was involved in two auto accidents within minutes of each other. The accident worsened his pre-existing medical condition, necessitating surgeries. (May, 2014)
  • $865,000 for a 61-year-old man who had his second and third knee replacements as a result of two accidents occurring within months of each other. (February, 2014)
  • 43-year-old woman injured as a passenger in a motor vehicle rear-ended by a garbage truck while stopped at a red traffic signal. Plaintiff suffered neck and lower back injuries requiring extensive treatment and surgical intervention. Case settled for $737,500. (October 2013)
  • 42-year-old cell tower worker injured when the unsecured cell tower hatch door slammed shut, striking him in the head and causing traumatic brain injury. Case settled for $1,300,000. (June 2013)
  • 29 year-old truck operator injured when his truck was rear-ended by another truck, who claimed that its brakes had failed. Plaintiff suffered lower back injuries requiring surgery. Case settled for $950,000. (June 2013)
  • 23 year-old individual who suffered extensive burns when gas was thrown onto a backyard fire during a party attended by the Plaintiff. Case settled for $450,000. (February 2013)
  • 50-year-old employee of the U.S. Government traveling on business in South Africa, as a passenger in a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed through an intersection. The Defendant driver failed to stop or yield, striking another vehicle, causing severe injuries to the Plaintiff’s cervical spine and sciatic nerve in his left leg, requiring surgical intervention. Case settled for $450,000. (July 2012)
  • 66-year-old retiree slipped and fell on a sheet of ice outside a commercial establishment. He fractured his left hip, necessitating surgery and physical therapy. The case was settled prior to trial for $500,000.00. (April 2012)
  • 62-year-old plumbing contractor was rear-ended by a commercial vehicle. The defense relied on the lack of physical damage to his vehicle and Plaintiff's advanced arthritis as their basis for contesting the claim. Plaintiff went on to have a cervical fusion surgery performed. The case was settled utilizing a retired judge as mediator for $435,000.00. (January 2012)
  • 43 year-old man who suffered a compression fracture in his lower back requiring surgical intervention after slipping on ice. Defendant had alleged that the Plaintiff was responsible for his fall in failing to observe the icy condition. The Defendant was found 100% responsible for the Plaintiff’s fall following a jury trial. Case settled for $550,000. (May 2011)
  • 40 year-old operator of a motor vehicle who was struck by a commercial truck, causing his vehicle to strike a guardrail and overturn. Plaintiff suffered lower back injuries requiring surgery. Case settled for $825,000. (February 2011)
  • 33-year-old passenger in a motor vehicle was rear-ended by another vehicle causing injuries to his neck, back, right hand and left shoulder requiring extensive treatment and surgical intervention. Case settled for $583,000. (December 2010)
  • 51-year old operator of a motor vehicle struck by a vehicle while traveling through an intersection causing him injuries to the neck, back and left shoulder requiring extensive treatment and surgical intervention. Case settled for $1,150,000. (October 2009)
  • 18 year old motor vehicle passenger injured during high-speed race. He suffered injuries to his head, multiple fractures, and lacerations. $1.6 million settlement before trial. (June 2008)
  • Motorcyclist killed by a vehicle making an illegal u-turn. There were allegations that the motorcyclist was speeding at the time of the accident. He was survived by his wife and three children. Case settled for $1.4 million before trial. (June 2008)
  • 35 year old plumbing contractor, involved in a fatal, multi-vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer on Route 3 in Clifton, NJ. He was survived by his wife and his minor child. Case settled for $3 million after lengthy litigation and court mediation. (June 2007)
  • Construction accident resulting in death of the Plaintiff. Case settled for $1.5 million. (August 2005)
  • 32-year-old pedestrian struck in the head by a truck mirror. He suffered cognitive impairment and a fracture. Settlement of $500,000 after discovery and litigation. Defense alleged that Plaintiff was partially responsible for the accident. (June 2005)
  • Premises accident wherein Plaintiff fell eight feet, suffering fractures and disc herniations. Settlement of $400,000. (January 2005)
  • 47-year-old man suffered fall when wooden stair broke. Plaintiff suffered visual impairment, knee surgery, and shoulder surgery. Settlement of $800,000. (January 2005)
  • Pedestrian fatally injured while crossing in the middle of a busy roadway. Case settled for policy limits. (May 2004)
  • Two fatalities in a high-speed collision on the New Jersey Turnpike, resulting in the victims being burned to death. Case settled for policy limits.
  • Created new law in the State of New Jersey in the case of Pardo v. Dominguez, 382 N.J. Super. 489 (App.Div.2006) The case was recognized as one of the top ten decisions of the year and was the subject of many legal education lectures. The case confirmed that the presence of a herniated disc, without more, is sufficient to satisfy the limitation on lawsuit threshold.

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