Partner Brian A. Heyesey recently “virtually” picked a jury from the Monmouth County Superior Courthouse in Freehold, New Jersey to hear an automobile accident case. The case involved a 22-year old client who was t-boned while operating her vehicle on her way home from her waitressing job. As a result of the collision, the client sustained an intervertebral disc herniation at L5-S1 with radicular symptoms. Despite her injuries, the adverse insurance carrier represented that due to gaps in treatment, it would never offer more than $10,000 to settle the personal injury claim.
The client justifiably rejected the carrier’s “maximum” offer and the case proceeded to trial. After the jurors, who were appearing from their personal electronic devices, were selected, sworn in and charged, Heyesey gave his opening statement. Following Heyesey’s opening statement, defense counsel phoned his adjuster and received authorization to settle the case for $75,000. Heyesey accepted that increased offer on behalf of his client.
Brian Heyesey is a Partner in the firm’s Personal Injury Department, focusing his practice on auto accident cases, slip and falls and assisting victims of sexual assault. To contact Brian please email him directly at email@example.com or call (609)275-0400.