Maximum Coverage Amount Offered As New Jersey Liability Settlement; Litigation Resulted In Award Eighty Times Larger

Law firm Stark & Stark announced that it has obtained a verdict of $1.2 million in compensatory damages for Kelley Mahan, a passenger in a Toms River car accident. Prior to trial, the insurance company had offered only $15,000 to settle the case; however, the jury determined that Ms. Mahan would receive 80 times that sum as compensation for her injuries. On June 9, 2014, Kelley Mahan, a resident of Bayville within Berkeley Township, was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a three-car collision. The lead car stopped in the right lane of Hooper Avenue in Toms River, New Jersey and the second car crashed into its rear. Kelley Mahan was in the third car, which then crashed into the second car.

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