On January 30, 2013 Plaintiff’s, JOHN DOE (name withheld due to sensitive nature of the injury) personal injury lawsuit was settled for the full $100,000 applicable insurance policy. On 11/20/11 Plaintiff, while operating his motorcycle on Kent Ave. in Brooklyn where he had no traffic control device was injured when Defendant’s automobile after stopping for a posted stop sign on Wilson Street at its intersection with Kent Ave. proceeded into the intersection when it was unsafe to do so. Defendant claimed that a parked vehicle obstructed his view, an unacceptable legal excuse for proceeding into the intersection.
As a result of the accident, Plaintiff, a 29 year old male, suffered a contusion of his groin necessitating the surgical removal of testicle causing injuries both physically and emotionally. While the physical injuries healed rapidly, the psychological injuries including depression and anxiety have not abated. With psychotherapy Plaintiff has made tremendous progress toward recovery. His medical bills were made by no-fault coverage. The settlement was for pain and suffering.