$31M verdict for NJ crash victim

October 21, 2008 11:33:39 AM PDT
Camden County intends to appeal a $31 million dollar verdict awarded to an Atco man who sued after being injured by an unsafe guardrail. A jury ruled in favor of 22-year-old Nicholas Anderson, who was severely injured in a 2004 accident.

Anderson's lawyers say he swerved to avoid another car and slammed into a guardrail that his attorneys successfully argued wasn't crash-worthy.

The guardrail did not stop the vehicle but punctured Anderson's driver side door, causing multiple, lasting injuries, including severing his leg below the knee.

The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill says the award is possibly the largest in the history of Camden County for a motor vehicle accident.

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