Car Accident Lawyer Wins $650K Settlement for Injured Driver After Ambulance Rear-ends His Car
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on July 10th, 2020
A New Jersey driver who was hurt in 2017 when his car was rear-ended by an ambulance as he waited for a deer to cross a roadway is receiving a $650,000 settlement in the case.
The driver, Peter Feld, had stopped on Siloam Road in Freehold, N.J., on Jan. 28, 2017, when he came upon the deer in the road, according to a June 19 story by The New Jersey Law Journal and Law.com. As Feld waited for the deer to move, an ambulance owned by Quality Medical Transport and being driven by employee Lawrence Sears struck the rear of Feld’s stopped car, causing serious back injuries, the story reported.
Feld, now 53, suffered several herniated discs in the crash and has complained of daily pain and discomfort since the incident, the report stated. He has undergone many treatments for his injuries, including a three-level cervical fusion, according to his attorney. His doctor told the court that Feld may still require additional surgeries due to his injuries.
The case went to mediation before retired New Jersey Judge Dennis O’Brien in proceedings that were held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The defendant Quality Medical Transport agreed to pay $650,000 to settle the plaintiff’s claims after one day of mediation discussions.
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