$70,000 Settlement for Grandmother Rear-Ended in Crash
On September 11, 2019, our Plaintiff, who was at the time 56 years old, was rear-ended while driving her car and yielding to a pedestrian as they crossed an intersection on Market Street in Newark, New Jersey. Due to her immediate onset of neck and back pain, she was taken to St. Barnabas Medical Center’s Emergency room. She continued to get treatment from a chiropractor for continued pain and physical limitations.
Lazaro Berenguer, Esq., of Clark Law Firm, PC., filed the case in Essex County in September 2020; under Docket Number: ESX-L-6257-20. Throughout this hard-fought litigation the Defendant not only blamed the Plaintiff for the crash, but through its orthopedic medical expert, said that she did not sustain any injury because of the crash, but that her pain was due to her old age. However, the Plaintiff’s orthopedic medical expert and radiologist concluded that she did in fact sustain a permanent injury to her spine because of the crash.
Due to the successful and persuasive presentation of this case, Lazaro Berenguer, Esq., settled this matter for $70,000 ($20,000 over the arbitration award).
After this settlement, Lazaro Berenguer, Esq., shared, “Our client’s life and family were affected by the injuries that she sustained in this crash for which she was wrongly blamed. I am glad that our efforts were fruitful and that we were able to obtain compensation for this grandmother who has suffered and will continue to suffer well into the future.”
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