$1.5 Million Settlement for Injured Pedestrian

A woman struck by a vehicle while crossing a Newark street agreed to accept $1.5 million for injuries that left her unable to continue to work as a schoolteacher.

The 56 year old client, represented by partner, Ron Goldfaden, was hit by a pickup truck while crossing Mulberry Street on Jan. 11, 2001. The impact fractured her pelvis, sacrum, left clavicle, left scapula, fifth lumbar vertebra and several ribs and caused degloving of part of her light thigh. The woman returned to her teaching job in September 2001 but gave it up in March 2003 because of chronic pain. The client continues to suffer pain in her lower back and left shoulder that forced her to give up jogging and working out at the gym.