Jeffrey Czuba Wins at Trial03.01.2012
On March 1, 2012, Jeffrey Czuba, a Partner in the firm's Automobile Liability Practice Group, completed a 4-day trial before Hon. Richard Plechner, J.S.C. at the Middlesex County Superior Court. The case arose out of a motor vehicle accident which occurred on April 20, 2010 in Hopewell Twp., New Jersey. The Defendant was came to a stop sign at an intersection for which it was undisputed the Defendant stopped at the stop sign and seeing no oncoming traffic proceeded through the intersection. Plaintiffs, husband and wife traveling in an Eastbound direction of the crossroad struck the rear passenger side bumper of the Defendant’s vehicle. Testimony at trial revealed that the Defendant was almost completely through the intersection when struck by plaintiff’s vehicle. Testimony at trial also revealed that the Plaintiff driver did not see the Defendant’s vehicle until he was only two (2) car lengths from it. One plaintiff alleged a torn meniscus and herniated lumbar discs. The other Plaintiff alleged herniated lumbar and herniated cervical discs. After ten (10) minutes of deliberation the jury assessed 70% liability against the Defendant and 20% liability against the Plaintiff, driver for the happening of the accident and found that both Plaintiffs had failed to demonstrate that they sustained a permanent injury proximately caused by the accident.