Car Crash Lawyer Wins $2.5 Million Jury Verdict for a New Jersey Car Accident Victim Who Was Seriously Injured in a Three-Car Crash While Stopped at a Red Light
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on December 28th, 2018
A 46-year-old New Jersey woman and her husband have been awarded $2.5 million in damages by a jury in connection with serious injuries she received in a 2014 car accident when she was struck from behind in a chain-reaction collision.
The victim, Jennifer Tomaselli, now 46, of South Brunswick, N.J., was injured Nov. 21, 2014, when her car was struck as she was sitting at a red light on New Brunswick Road near Cedar Grove Lane in Somerset Township, N.J., according to a Dec. 26 story on Law.com.
The crash occurred when a car driven by Bernard Siegal of Somerset failed to stop and rear-ended another car, driven by Nevine Ragheb, also of Somerset, according to the report. Tomaselli’s car was then struck from behind by Ragheb’s car.
Jennifer Tomaselli suffered a concussion, as well as injuries to her neck, back and shoulder in the crash, according to the story. She had to undergo multiple pain management procedures for her orthopedic injuries and two neck surgeries, including a discectomy and the implantation of an artificial disc. That surgery resulted in increased movement of the spine, which led to the development of arthritis, the story explained. Eventually, she had to undergo spinal fusion surgery. The victim continues to suffer from pain and symptoms due to her injuries.
After a four-day trial, the jury awarded $2.3 million to Tomaselli and $200,000 to her husband, Girolamo, the story reported. The case was presented before Superior Court Judge Philip Paley.
Legal cases like this one occur around the nation every day and are examples of similar kinds of car accident cases that MyPhillyLawyer attorneys regularly work on tirelessly for our own clients. Often, we are not able to discuss the cases we are actively working on due to confidentiality requirements, so we discuss other relevant cases in the news such as this one to illustrate the legal situations people find themselves in every day.
When you need an auto accident injury lawyer, we here at MyPhillyLawyer stand ready to assist you with your legal case if you or a loved one is ever seriously injured in any kind of slip and fall, workplace injury, wrongful death or car crash in Philadelphia or anywhere in the United States. We pledge to make sure that you and your family get the compassionate, dogged and experienced legal representation that you deserve and expect from a professional legal team which works hard to uncover every fact to bolster your case and maximize your damage award.
We represent the families of victims who die in such tragedies as well, to ensure that their families receive every penny of damages that they are eligible to receive.
Talk to a Philadelphia car crash attorney at MyPhillyLawyer by calling 215-914-5471 or toll-free at 1-866-920-0352 anytime and our experienced, compassionate, aggressive team of attorneys and support staff will be there for you and your family every step of the way as we manage your case through the legal system.
When Winning Matters Most, Call MyPhillyLawyer.
Listen to Court Radio every Sunday at 7 a.m. with me, attorney Dean Weitzman of MyPhillyLawyer, on Philadelphia’s Old School 100.3 WRNB, Boom 103.9 or on Classix 107.9 WPPZ FM. Listen to Court Radio online or on the radio every week for the latest on legal topics and to get answers to your legal questions. In addition to addressing the topical issues of the day, we’ll answer caller questions on a wide range of legal issues.