Essex County Single Mom Awarded $1.5 Million in Auto Crash Settlement

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September 17, 2018 (RED BANK, NJ)—Keefe Law Firm today announced that a plaintiff who sustained multiple injuries when the vehicle she was riding in was struck by a delivery van received a $1.5 million settlement under the Honorable Dennis F. Carey, J.S.C.

In early 2017, the plaintiff—a single mother as well as a foster mother, was riding in the front passenger seat of a vehicle that was battered when the driver of a delivery van attempted to make a left hand turn on a red light at an intersection in Wayne, NJ. This caused a massive crash resulting in multiple serious injuries to the plaintiff. These injuries included head trauma, fractures of the knee, tibia, ankle, sternum and both wrists. Due to this, the plaintiff, a school bus driver and primary financial support of her children, was unable to work for an extended period of time.

John E. Gregory, Keefe Law Firm partner and Certified Civil Trial Attorney represented the plaintiff.  The Honorable Dennis F. Carey, J.S.C. managed this contested, consolidated case and the attendant settlement efforts among the parties.

About Keefe Law Firm

Founded in 2005, Keefe Law Firm is a full service law firm representing individuals and organizations. We are committed to providing experienced, aggressive representation and extremely responsive service for clients in New Jersey and nationwide. Our key practice areas include complex and commercial litigation, personal injury, mass tort, employment, workers compensation, alternative dispute resolution, real estate and land use, and trusts and estates.

John Keefe, the firm’s founder and New Jersey Certified Civil Trial Attorney currently serves at the president of the New Jersey State Bar Association and has served as plaintiff’s liaison in several NJ and national class action law suits.

The firm has offices in Red Bank, Newark, New Brunswick, and Point Pleasant, New Jersey. For more information, visit

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