. .

Invest in your success.
JVRA helps lawyers win cases by providing critical information you can use to establish precedent, determine demand and win arguments.

ARTICLE ID 187726

$________ COMBINED Motor Vehicle Negligence – Auto/Pedestrian Collision – 11-year-old pedestrian is struck by automobile propelled onto sidewalk from collision with bus – Plaintiff suffers tibia/fibula fractures necessitating open reduction and use of external fixator for nine months – Permanent pain and some difficulties ambulating – Keloid scarring on leg.

Essex County, NJ

The plaintiff contended that as the 11-year-old infant plaintiff was standing on the sidewalk, he was struck by the defendant automobile driver after initially colliding with the co-defendant driver of a New Jersey Transit bus. The plaintiff contended that although the automobile driver was traveling at 58 mph in the 25 mph zone, the bus driver had a stop sign and an unobstructed view for ________ down the road, and should have seen the automobile approaching.

The defendant bus driver indicated that he did not see the speeding co-defendant prior to moving from the stop sign. The bus driver’s accident reconstruction expert concluded that the automobile driver was traveling at 62 mph and contended that such speed was the primary cause of the accident.

The infant plaintiff suffered tibia and fibula fractures that required an open reduction and an external fixation device which he wore for approximately nine months. The plaintiff maintained that he was left with permanent keloidal scarring at the points that the fixator was attached to the leg. The plaintiff also contended that he will suffer pain and some difficulties ambulating permanently.The case was submitted to arbitration and resulted in an award of $________, with the automobile driver held 70% negligent and the bus driver 30% negligent. The case settled prior to jury selection for $________, including ________ from New Jersey Transit and the $________ policy limits from the co-defendant.

To read the full article, please login to your account or purchase

5 ways to win with JVRA

JVRA gives you jurisdiction-specific, year-round insight into the strategies, arguments and tactics that win. Successful attorneys come to the table prepared and use JVRA to:

  1. Determine if a case is winnable and recovery amounts.
  2. Determine reasonable demand for a case early on.
  3. Support a settlement demand by establishing precedent.
  4. Research trial strategies, tactics and arguments.
  5. Defeat or support post-trial motions through past case histories.

Try JVRA for a day or a month, or sign up for our deluxe Litigation Support Plan and put the intelligence of JVRA to work for all of your clients. See our subscription plans.