Car Crash Attorney Gets $1.4M for Woman Struck by Car in a Parking Lot
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on July 26th, 2019
A 59-year-old New Jersey woman who was struck and seriously injured by a runaway car while she was walking across a parking lot in 2016 is receiving a $1.4 million settlement in the case with the help of her car crash attorney.
The victim, who was not identified by name, was struck by the runaway car on July 12, 2016, when the driver of the car mistakenly hit the gas pedal as the driver stopped at the parking lot entrance gate to obtain a timed ticket to park the vehicle in Summit, N.J., according to a July 18 story on NJ.com.
The errant car was entering the parking lot at DeForest and Woodland avenues when its female driver unbuckled her seatbelt, opened the car door and leaned out to grab a ticket without putting the vehicle into park, the story reported.
“While leaning, the driver pressed on the gas pedal and crashed through the mechanical gate, hitting two parked cars and the woman, who was walking through the lot,” the story continued.
The woman, who works as corporate communications consultant, required left shoulder replacement surgery and other surgeries, as well as physical therapy, to recover from her injuries. The victim had to use a wheelchair for about four months after being injured, the story reported.
Since the crash, the woman is unable to perform many of the daily tasks that she could previously perform and must tolerate pain on a daily basis, her attorney said in a statement.
The case was recently settled by the driver and her insurance company to compensate the victim for her pain and medical costs.
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