Client of Glugeth & Pierguidi, P.C. Received Spine, Shoulder, and Leg Injuries After an 18-Wheeler Failed to Stop

In March 2024, the firm’s David Pierguidi secured a $1.4 million settlement on behalf of his client, who suffered severe injuries after an accident with a tractor-trailer. The incident occurred on November 5, 2020, while the claimant was waiting at a stop sign, and the truck hit his vehicle from behind.

After an intense investigation, Glugeth & Pierguidi, P.C. learned that the commercial truck driver followed too closely to the claimant. When the claimant made a complete stop, the truck driver applied his brakes but couldn’t stop in time. Despite wearing a seatbelt, the claimant’s head and legs collided with the steering wheel.

The collision resulted in several injuries, including seven herniated and bulging discs, a rotator cuff tear, and an ACL tear. These injuries required over a year of spinal and orthopedic surgeries, as well as ongoing care for the rest of the claimant’s life. One physician estimated that the claimant would need additional procedures, with some treatments costing $100,000 per procedure. In addition, the claimant incurred approximately $110,000 in medical costs and other expenses. 

Regarding non-economic damages, the claimant still suffers from chronic, persistent pain. His injuries affect his mobility, strength, and ability to carry out daily functions. The claimant was strong and healthy until the accident, and he never experienced any back pain. These injuries significantly diminished his ability to work and enjoy life.

The claimant retained Glugeth & Pierguidi, P.C. to file a lawsuit against the truck driver, the trucking company, and other liable parties. He alleged that the truck driver was negligent in operating the vehicle, and the employer was negligent in supervising and training the driver. Attorney David Pierguidi represented the claimant, which resulted in mediation before former Superior Court Judge Jamie D. Happas. By the end of the mediation, the claimant and the defense reached an agreement to resolve the dispute.

About Glugeth & Pierguidi, P.C.:

The attorneys of Glugeth & Pierguidi, P.C. have over 20 years of trial experience, litigating both personal injury and medical malpractice cases. The firm has offices in Hoboken, NJ, and New York City to provide aggressive litigation for those with serious injuries. Since the firm’s founding, Attorneys David Pierguidi and Jared Glugeth have recovered over $100 million in settlements and verdicts for seriously injured clients. Their success has earned recognition from top industry organizations like Best Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, and Super Lawyers. Mr. Pierguidi and Mr. Glugeth believe everyone has the right to seek justice for their injuries. They give all cases the dedication they deserve, keeping clients updated and informed until resolution.

If you were hurt due to a negligent act, please call today at 201-699-5070 to schedule a free consultation. Glugeth & Pierguidi is available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have about your claim.

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Glugeth & Pierguidi, P.C.
5 Marine View Plaza, Suite 303
Hoboken, NJ 07030