$1,220,000 Settlement for Failure to Properly Maintain Roadway / Icy Condition

Blume Donnelly Partner Jeffrey J. Zenna represented a man involved in a motor vehicle accident in which another driver lost control of his vehicle on an icy roadway, and struck our client’s car. As a result of his injuries sustained in the accident, and his diabetic condition, he suffered a below the knee amputation of one leg. The road, maintained by Essex County, was inspected prior to the accident by Fairfield Township inspectors, and, the County was aware of the hazardous condition. The inspectors failed to see the ice buildup on the roadway, which was due to water flowing on to the roadway from a broken pipe at an adjacent business. Jeff settled this case for $1,220,000.