Smith + Schwartzstein LLC Obtains $1.4 Million Settlement for Victim Struck by Car While Walking in Parking Lot

The Law Firm of Smith + Schwartzstein, LLC recently obtained a $1.4 million settlement for a 59-year-old Union County woman struck by a runaway vehicle in a parking lot.

The Law Firm of Smith + Schwartzstein, LLC recently obtained a $1.4 million settlement for a 59-year-old Union County woman struck by a runaway vehicle in a parking lot in Summit, NJ.

On the afternoon of July 12, 2016, the plaintiff was walking in a Summit, NJ public parking lot on the corner of Woodland Avenue and DeForest Avenue when the defendant’s vehicle hit and severely injured her. Prior to striking the plaintiff, the defendant attempted to retrieve a parking ticket from the ticket machine located at the entrance to the parking lot. As a result, the plaintiff suffered permanent and painful injuries that required immediate surgeries, a lengthy stay in the hospital and subsequent stay in a rehabilitation facility.  

“The plaintiff lives with daily pain in her left shoulder, left and right hips, legs and lower back. As a result of the defendant’s actions, she had a total left shoulder replacement which resulted in muscle loss and limited mobility. She is unable to perform many of the daily tasks that she could previously perform and must tolerate pain on a daily basis. We feel this settlement will help her deal with her injuries and compensate her for her pain and suffering,” said Kathryn Schwartzstein, a partner at Smith + Schwartzstein LLC in Morristown, who represented the plaintiff.

The defendant’s insurance carriers are responsible for paying the $1.4 million settlement.

Smith + Schwartzstein is a litigation and business law firm in Morristown, New Jersey, that emphasizes practical, real-world solutions. Attorneys Andrew Smith and Kathryn Schwartzstein founded the firm ten (10) years ago with the goal of providing individuals and small businesses with large law firm services and sophistication. At Smith + Schwartzstein, we take pride in outworking our competitors, providing comprehensive, full-service, legal service combined with a user-friendly approach. Our ultimate goal is to meet our clients’ needs, ensuring their satisfaction during every step of the legal process.

Our lawyers have experience in a broad spectrum of matters relating to personal injury law, sexual harassment and discrimination cases, business law, construction law and general corporate matters including contract drafting and negotiation, software licensing, corporate formation and other issues. www.sslegalservices.com

Media Contact for Smith + Schwartzstein:

Sarah Roberts
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Source: Smith + Schwartzstein LLC


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