A Middlesex County jury awarded $5 million on March 10 to a boy, now 9, who suffered severe burns in a motor vehicle accident. The verdict, in N.P. v. Tristate Trucking, brings the total recovery in the case to $6.7 million after two other defendants settled before trial for $1.25 million and $450,000.
The boy, identified as N.P., who lives with his family in Neptune, was riding in the rear seat of a pickup truck on Route 896 in Glasgow, Delaware, on Aug. 19, 2016, when the vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer driven by Charles Bolton, an employee of Tristate Trucking of Baltimore. N.P.’s aunt and uncle were in the front seat of the pickup, which was waiting at a red light when Bolton failed to stop, causing the pickup truck to burst into flames. N.P. suffered second- and third-degree burns over 26% of his body and he underwent skin graft surgeries. He sustained burns to his back, buttocks and legs, said Norman Hobbie of Hobbie, Corrigan & DeCarlo in Eatontown, who represented N.P., along with Jacqueline DeCarlo of the same firm.
This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.
To view this content, please continue to their sites.
LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]