Michael Asta, Esq. represented a carpenter who was driving home from work when he was struck from behind by a sanitation truck. The truck driver claimed our client stopped short and denied responsibility. As a result of the crash, the carpenter injured his back and underwent surgery to remove a herniated disc that was pushing on his spinal cord. When that surgery was not successful, the carpenter underwent a second surgery to fuse the vertebrae of his back. At trial, it was shown that the truck driver had a clear view of the carpenter’s van and should have been able to stop. A settlement of $2,750,000.00 was reached for the carpenter to compensate him for his lost income, disability, and pain and suffering from his injuries.