Lynn Hahn, of Howell Township, was seriously injured when a garbage truck owned by FCI Transport, Inc., Freehold, New Jersey, struck Hahn’s Ford Explorer as the truck was backing down a dirt road.
Ms. Hahn had to be extricated from the vehicle by first responders. Thereafter, she was taken by ambulance to CentraState Medical Center where she complained of pain in her neck and back. She was ultimately determined to have suffered a disc herniation at L5-S1, a disc herniation at C5-6, and a tear of the lateral meniscus of her right knee.
Mrs. Hahn underwent a fusion at L4-5, a lateral meniscectomy of the right knee, and a disc replacement at C5-6. She also suffered neurological injuries, including: chronic headaches, vertigo, and severe sensitivity to light and noise.
At the time of the accident, Mrs. Hahn, 44 years old, was employed as a bus driver for the Freehold Regional High School District. She was unable to return to work after the accident due to her injuries.
Maggs & McDermott hired an economist who calculated that Mrs. Hahn had suffered economic losses of $1,176,978.00 as a result of the accident.
After extended litigation, Lynn Hahn, and her husband, Nelson, agreed to accept $2,230,000.00 to settle their claims against FCI.
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