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Woman Settles for $3.7M After Being Struck by NYC Refuse Truck

Since the crash, Violetta Diamante has undergone four surgeries and has been unable to continue working as a paralegal.

A New Jersey woman who suffered injuries after her car was struck from behind by a City of New York Department of Sanitation garbage truck has agreed to a $3.7 million settlement.

Violetta Diamante’s vehicle was rear-ended by a New York City sanitation truck, driven by Thomas Delgrosso, back in July 2015. Since the crash, Diamante has undergone four internal reduction and internal fixation surgeries to treat disc disruption and disc herniation of the cervical spine.

Diamante had worked as a paralegal but was unable to continue working after the fourth surgery. The settlement was reached this past July.

New Jersey Law Journal has more:

A woman who suffered injuries of the cervical spine when her car was struck from behind by a New York City garbage truck has agreed to a $3.7 million settlement in her Morris County suit, Diamante v. City of New York.

Violetta Diamante was traveling north on Route 23 in West Milford on July 7, 2015, when her vehicle was rear-ended by a New York City sanitation truck that was operated by Thomas Delgrosso. The impact caused Diamante’s car to strike the rear of the vehicle in front of hers, said plaintiff lawyer Andrew Renda of Renda & Voynick in Cedar Grove.

Diamante, now 50, underwent four internal reduction, internal fixation surgeries after the accident to treat disc disruption and disc herniation of the cervical spine, which caused ongoing pain, said Renda. Some of the surgeries had to be performed a second time because the fusion failed, he said.

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