Singletary v. Caesar’s Casino Atlantic City
In Singletary, plaintiff was in a vehicle which was rear ended by a vehicle driven by a Caesar’s valet attendant while exiting the self park garage. As a result of the accident, plaintiff alleged that she sustained permanent injuries to her ankle, neck, shoulder and wrist requiring surgeries and lengthy rehabilitation. She also alleged she was disabled and could not return to work.
At the close of discovery, Reena Shah moved for summary judgment arguing that plaintiff had two prior accidents and her medical expert did not opine which injuries were caused by the subject accident versus the prior accidents or if there was an aggravation only. Ms. Shah pointed out that under New Jersey law an expert is required to provide a comparative analysis to segregate injuires sustained in the subject accident with all previous or subsequent accidents to the same body parts. Judge Meloni agreed and dismissed plainiff complaint with prejudice.