February 1, 2018
Mark Semeraro and Scott Fahrney were successful in negotiating another favorable pre-litigation personal injury settlement on the behalf of one of their clients. In this matter, which was settled under the condition of confidentiality, we pursued a claim against a multinational transportation and ride service and its driver.
The driver’s personal insurance carrier denied coverage because he did not have commercial taxi or livery coverage in place on the vehicle used, leaving only the transportation/ride service company to provide coverage.
This car accident happened on August 16, 2016, in Atlantic City. At that time, the uninsured driver began to pull away from the curb prior to Ms. G (name redacted for confidentiality reasons) fully entering the vehicle. As a result of his negligence, she fell out of and underneath the car and the driver ran over her leg. In an overreaction, the unskilled driver apparently panicked and placed the car in reverse, running her over a second time.
Fortunately, Ms. G did not sustain any fractured bones, but she did sustain severe flesh wounds and some nerve damage because of the incredible negligence of the driver.
Mr. Semeraro not only threatened the ride service/taxi company with a lawsuit for negligence, but threatened it with claims of fraud under New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Protection Act for advertising that their drivers were adequately trained and that they provided safe services. On the eve of filing litigation, the company finally agreed to settle Ms. G’s claim for $350,000.00.
If you or someone you know was seriously injured in any type of accident, please contact Mark J. Semeraro at 973-775-2290 to discuss your case.