Stop signs, as cumbersome as they may be to stop at, serve a crucial purpose in traffic. It directs the flow and the unspoken nod between drivers at a stop sign serve to signal who goes first. Hence, that little red octagon is quite important.
Today’s success story is when our client was injured when another vehicle ran a stop sign and struck his car. Our client sustained neck and back injuries; the MRI findings were mostly disc bulges. Though there were various diagnoses of some tears in the shoulder and the left knee, the client only had a steroid injection. There was no recommendation of surgery.
In terms of monetary recovery, he was faced with a defense of the “permanent injury” requirement under NJ law. We were able to settle the case before litigation for $32,500 and were even able to compromise some of our client’s medical bills to put more money in his pocket.