$700,000 for Auto Accident Injuries

A Northvale woman will receive $700,000 as compensation for injuries she sustained when her car was struck by another.

Plaintiff Rachel Drake, now 40, agreed to the settlement with Selective Insurance Co., the carrier for defendant Victor Andrei of Virginia, on Oct. 26, 2017.

Drake, an attorney, was injured on Feb. 25, 2012, as she was entering the parking lot of the building where she worked at the time, on Main Street in West Orange.

Drake was attempting to make a left turn into the parking lot when her car was struck from behind by Andrei’s car.

Drake sustained multiple neck, back and shoulder injuries, including herniations, that required disc fusions and the insertion of hardware.

Full article originally published in the 12/7/17 New Jersey Law Journal