Pizza Delivery Driver Receives $240,000 Settlement in Car Crash
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on January 23rd, 2015
A 26-year-old former pizza deliveryman will receive a $240,000 settlement from the driver of a car that smashed into his delivery vehicle, leaving him with severe injuries, back in June 2013 in Northeast Philadelphia.
The pizza delivery driver, Mahmoud Ahmad, was hurt on June 2, 2013, when his Acura TL automobile was struck in an intersection by a Nissan Maxima being driven by Mohammed Abuawada, who was traveling at a high rate of speed and ran a stop sign, according to a Jan. 20 story in The Legal Intelligencer.
The crash occurred as Ahmad was driving on Lycoming Street toward the intersection with K Street after he had stopped at a four-way stop sign. As he continued through the intersection, his car was struck by Abuawada’s Nissan, which was traveling on K Street, the story reported. “Ahmad maintained that Abuawada struck his car at 80 to 85 mph. Ahmad suffered a fracture to his left clavicle, which he claimed was a serious impairment of a bodily function,” the report continued.
Ahmad sued Abuawada for negligence in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court following the crash. The case was settled on Nov. 6, 2014.
The crash caused Ahmad to suffer a fracture to his left shoulder, the story reported. He also suffered from contusions and back abrasions. He was treated in a hospital, where his arm was placed in a sling and he was discharged. Four days later, he saw a chiropractor for treatment of headaches and pain to his neck, back, right elbow, left hip, left leg and knees, the story reported.
He also underwent surgery to have a plate placed along his collarbone with screws to maintain stability, the report stated. Ahmad received other treatments for his injuries, including electro-muscular stimulation, intersegmental traction, vibratory mechanical massage, myofascial release, range-of-motion exercises, and therapeutic-ball exercises, through treatment through April 15, 2014, the story reported.
The injuries left him disabled and unable to return to work due to limited range of motion of his left arm, according to the story. “Ahmad claimed that he experiences pain in his left shoulder and lower back, and radiating pain into his legs, all of which impede his daily living and life’s pleasures,” the story reported.
Prior to trial, the parties settled the case for $240,000.
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