$600,000 Settlement for Motor Vehicle Accident

John Molinari represented a 23-year-old woman who was a passenger in a motor vehicle which was operated by the defendant. Returning from a night out in NYC, the defendant fell asleep at the wheel and struck a guard rail, utility pole, and parked vehicle. The plaintiff sustained serious injuries, including a left ankle fracture requiring two surgeries, lumbar fractures at L2 and L3, and a lumbar herniated disc. A Motion for Partial Summary Judgment was granted in this case, establishing that the plaintiff’s injuries met the verbal threshold due to the fractures. The case was settled prior to jury selection after a conference with the Court for $600,000.