Disabled DWI victim awarded a million plus
By CHARLES HACK
JOURNAL STAFF WRITER
Nearly five years after a drunken ran into him outside his Bayonne home, Mossad A. Nour 44 is at least one million dollars richer. But the money hardly compensates for the change of life the former body builder has had to endure Nour and his attorney said last week.
Hudson County Superior.
Court several years ago, the driver admitted liability and All State Insurance setteled for an undisclosed seven – figure award in April, a few days before the case was set was for trial, according to the victim’s Jersey City attorney Steven P.Haddad. Nour was unloading groceries from his sports utility vehicle the morning of Nov. 3, 2005 outside his home on Lords Avenue when a car driven by Bayonne resident Attisano slammed into him.
Nour saw bright lights through the morning fog before losing consciousness.
He awoke in critical condition in the emergency room at Bayonne medical Center.
The married father of three has received operations on his left knee, left shoulder, and on his spine. Bayonne police charges Attisano eith QWI. He pleaded guilty to the charge and his license was suspended for several months, Haddad said. Neither Attisano nor his attorney Kevin J. DeCoursey could be reached to comment. Before the accident, Nour made ‘ good money” laying out advertising display pages foe a car dealership on Route 17 not far from Secaucus. Now he is unable to work.
Nour, an avid body builder, used to weigh 210. Since the accident he has ballooned to 370 pounds and uses a wheel chair and cane to get around. Suffering from depression, Nour said what give him a reason to live” are his two daughters and four year old son, who has born nine months after the accident.