John Brost settled a personal injury claim arising from a rear-end motor vehicle accident for a 57-year old stay-at-home mother and her teenage daughter from Fairfield, NJ, for a combined total of $180,000. The mother, who recovered $145,000, sustained an aggravation of a previous total hip replacement for a degenerative hip, requiring a revision surgery. She also sustained three cervical disc herniations, for which she had conservative care. Her daughter recovered $35,000 for sprain and strain neck injuries including disc herniations, for which she received acupuncture and physical therapy. Both mother and daughter were subject to the New Jersey’s Limitation on Lawsuit threshold (verbal threshold), requiring proof of permanent injuries.