X

More than

$1 Billion in

Verdicts and Settlements

FREE CASE EVALUATION

856.354.0900

$1.5 Million for Injured Motorcyclist

STATE OF NEW JERSEY PAYS $1.5 MILLION TO INJURED MOTORCYCLIST DURING TRIAL

Bridgeton, New Jersey. May 2008

The State of New Jersey paid $1.5 million to a motorcyclist injured in a crash with a State Trooper on October 18, 2005. The settlement occurred on May 15, 2008 after three days of trial before the Honorable Martin Herman, JSC in Cumberland County. Louis J. DeVoto of Rossetti & DeVoto, P.C. in Cherry Hill represented the plaintiff. It was alleged that the Trooper was negligent in crossing an intersection and darting out in front of the plaintiff resulting in the plaintiff broad-siding the trooper’s car. The plaintiff was seriously injured and hospitalized at Cooper Hospital for three weeks. He suffered non-displaced fractures of the ribs and pelvis and his spleen was removed.

The dispute centered largely on the validity and ongoing effects of post-concussive syndrome and plaintiff’s ability to be employed. The plaintiff alleged that despite his efforts, he could no longer run his waste removal company and that he lost and would continue to lose substantial personal income as a result. The defendant claimed that the lingering effects of the brain injury had been overstated and that plaintiff could work.

Plaintiff called before and after witnesses who testified about the change in plaintiff’s personality and his ineffectiveness and inability to work. Experts also corroborated the lay witness testimony. The plaintiff had yet to testify in the case when it settled.

Attorney for plaintiff:
Louis J. DeVoto
ROSSETTI & DEVOTO, P.C.
20 Brace Road, Suite 115
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Attorneys for Defendant:
Karen M. Campbell, Deputy Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General
State of New Jersey Division of Law
Department of Law and Public Safety
25 Market Street
Post Office Box 116
Trenton, NJ 08625

Plaintiffs experts:
John Gordon, PhD – Neuropsychology. Philadelphia, PA
Robert Wolf – economics and vocational rehabilitation. Cherry Hill, NJ
Gary Goldstein, MD – Orthopedics, internal medicine and plastic surgery. Voorhees, NJ

Lou and Andy Named to Best Lawyers 2017

Rossetti & DeVoto

Andy Rossetti and Lou DeVoto have again been named to New Jersey's Best Lawyers for 2017 for Personal Injury Litigation. This is the 14th year in a row that both Rossetti & DeVoto have been named in the elite rankings.

Did You Know…

Rossetti & DeVoto

Rossetti & DeVoto, PC was selected for inclusion in the 2017 Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell, ranking them among the most distinguished law firms in America. Fewer than 5% of all law firms are included in the Bar Register.

Rossetti and DeVoto
Rossetti and DeVoto
Rossetti and DeVoto
Rossetti and DeVoto
Rossetti and DeVoto
Rossetti and DeVoto

AWARD WINNING.
RESULTS DRIVEN.

GET A FREE CONSULTATION

E-mail for an Immediate Free Consultation with one of our Attorneys. E-mails Answered 24-7.

NO FEE UNLESS WE WIN YOUR CASE!




Are You a New Client: YesNo

© 2017 Rossetti & DeVoto. All Rights Reserved
DisclaimerSite MapPrivacy PolicyPowered by Next Level Marketing
twitter  linkedin  facebook  google+