Levinson Axelrod attorneys James Dunn and Michael Fusco represented a client who was seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision on December 22, 2014. Immediately before the crash, an unknown vehicle abruptly changed lanes across Route 17 in East Rutherford, NJ in an attempt to exit the highway and caused a chain reaction that forced the vehicle in front of our client to come to an emergency halt in the middle of the highway. While our client was able to safely come to a complete stop, he was rear-ended by another vehicle and pushed into the stopped vehicle in front.
Our client’s insurance company, United Services Automobile Association (USAA) would not pay for the damages incurred in this crash, so we took them to court.
Following the presentation of the evidence, the court ruled that both the vehicle that rear-ended our client and the unknown vehicle were negligent, and the jury determined that neither our client nor the first vehicle that came to a stop were negligent, placing 55 percent of the liability on the unknown driver and 45 percent of the liability on the driver of the vehicle the rear-ended our client. The jury reached a unanimous verdict on Thursday, August 24 awarding our client $600,000 in damages for his injuries.
“We were pleased how attentive the jury was during the trial – they clearly understood the nature of our client’s pain and suffering based on the award they rendered,” said Fusco.
At Levinson Axelrod, our New Jersey personal injury attorneys are committed to providing our clients with the experienced and dedicated legal representation they deserve to secure the outcome they require in their time of need. If you serious injury through someone else’s wrongful or negligent actions, call us at (732) 440-3089 to discuss your case with one of our attorneys today, or send us a message through our online form to request a free case evaluation.