A $2.5 million settlement secured by Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Brett Greiner has been featured in the New Jersey Law Journal.
As reported by the NJLJ, the settlement stems from a 2018 accident in which Brett’s client, a then 12-year-old student, was struck by a county-run shuttle bus as she was walking to school on State Highway 57 in Washington Township, Warren County.
According to court records, the bus driver had been stopped in the left-turn lane at an intersection. He claimed that he saw no pedestrians before proceeding into the intersection when the light turned green, but soon felt a thump and heard screaming. The victim was found under the rear driver’s side tire of the bus and taken to the hospital.
As a result of the accident, Brett’s client sustained pelvic fractures that required surgical plates and screws and injuries that led to scarring of her hip and thigh and a revision surgery. According to doctors, any future childbirth might require a C-section.
In a lawsuit filed against the shuttle service provider which owned the bus, it was alleged that the bus driver was negligent in failing to see the girl and hitting her in the intersection. Although the defendant initially challenged the claims, Brett was able to negotiate a $2.5 million settlement at mediation. The judgment, paid by the bus service provider’s insurer, will provide compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages through a structured settlement.
Brett R. Greiner is a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Specialist who works from our firm’s Edison office. As Partner at Levinson Axelrod, Brett has helped victims and families recover millions in compensation in cases ranging from motor vehicle and motorcycle accidents to medical malpractice, boating accidents, and serious personal injury.