On February 1, 2018, Mark Semeraro was successful in negotiating another favorable personal injury settlement on the behalf of one of the firm’s clients. In this matter which was settled under the condition of confidentiality, Mr. Semeraro pursued a claim against a national car transportation/taxi 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/taxi 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. Gold___ 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. Gold___ did not sustain any fractured bones, but she did sustain severe flesh wounds and some nerve damage as a result of the incredible negligence of the driver.
Mr. Semeraro not only threatened the car 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. Gold___’s claim for $350,000.00.
If you or someone you know was seriously injured in any type of accident, please contact Mark Semeraro and he will be happy to assist you.