A woman received a $1.8 million settlement for injuries sustained in an automobile and trucking accident. On January 20, 2015, a tractor-trailer improperly changed lanes on Interstate 287 South in Somerville, New Jersey and collided with the car of the plaintiff (Ms. J). The defendant was driving a Freightliner tractor with trailer when he cut into Ms. J’s lane, striking the driver-side and causing her to lose control, spin off the left shoulder of the interstate and collide multiple times with the guardrail system. Defendant conceded liability and defended the case on damages.
Ms. J, age 41 at the time, was a former EMT and rising phlebotomist that had recently undertaken management duties with Quest Diagnostics. Plaintiff alleged a permanent traumatic brain injury, but defendant contended there was no permanent traumatic brain injury. Plaintiff alleged multiple spinal injuries that required a cervical fusion, extensive ablations and pain management. Ms. J has not returned to work since the accident. Plaintiff was represented by Walter Dana Venneman, Esq., Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, at Gill & Chamas, LLC, Woodbridge, New Jersey.