Brach Eichler Personal Injury Team Achieves $2.25 Million Settlement on Behalf of Auto Accident Victim
The plaintiff, 32 at the time of the accident, was injured while operating a transit bus that was struck from behind by a school bus, owned by Morgan Educational Services, on Route 46 in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. The plaintiff was attempting to pick up passengers from a stop when the school bus struck the plaintiff’s bus.
As a result of the collision, the plaintiff suffered an aggravation from a prior back injury. Prior to the collision, the plaintiff had an MRI of his lumbar spine showing two herniations at L3-L4 and L4-L5. These herniations had increased in size as a result of this collision. The plaintiff underwent an epidural injection prior to undergoing a two level bilateral lateral fusion at L3-L4 and L4-L5.
Due to the injury and surgery, the plaintiff was unable to return to work as a New Jersey Transit bus driver. The case settled at mediation with the Honorable Mark B. Epstein (retired) on September 19, 2019. On the case for the plaintiff was Brach Eichler Member and Personal Injury Chair Edward P. Capozzi and Associate Corey Dietz. The defense attorney was Melissa Mudry from Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers LLP.