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ARTICLE ID 195566

$________ Motor Vehicle Negligence – Auto/Bicycle collision – Hip fracture suffered by plaintiff in early 40s – Surgery involving two plates and 11 screws – Plaintiff will require at least one future hip replacement – No income claims.

Union County, NJ

The plaintiff bicyclist, in his early 40s, contended that the defendant automobile driver negligently failed to obey a stop sign, causing the collision. The plaintiff suffered a fractured acetabular cup, and required surgery involving two plates and 11 screws. The plaintiff initially required a wheelchair, graduated to a cane, and can now walk unassisted. The plaintiff maintained, however, that he is in great pain, and will suffer very significant agony permanently. He also maintained that he will require at least one, and potentially additional hip replacement surgeries as he grows older. The defendant’s physician did not dispute that the plaintiff will require a future hip replacement. The plaintiff contended that he was formerly an avid bicycle rider, and is now greatly restricted.

The plaintiff made no income claims.The defendant had $________ in coverage. The case settled prior to trial for $________.

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