$1 Million for Auto Accident


Kerr v. DeCamp Bus Lines: A North Arlington woman received $1 million as compensation for injuries she sustained when her car was struck by a bus.
Plaintiff Teresa Kerr, now 47, agreed to the settlement with Lancer Insurance Co., the carrier for defendants DeCamp Bus Lines of Montclair and its driver, Helder DeSilva, on Oct. 17, the day trial was set to begin before Bergen County Superior Court Judge James DeLuca, said Kerr’s attorney, Edward Capozzi.
Kerr received her settlement funds on Nov. 1, said Capozzi, of Roseland’s Brach Eichler.
Kerr was injured on Jan. 14, 2012, in North Arlington when her car was struck by a DeCamp bus as she was making a left turn from Ridge Road onto Front Street, Capozzi said.
Her lawsuit alleged that the incident aggravated existing injuries in her neck, back and left shoulder, Capozzi said.
Lancer retained Floyd Cottrell, of Cottrell Solensky in Newark. He confirmed the amount of the settlement.