$700,000 for Tractor-Trailer Accident

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Florida man was paid $700,000 in his Middlesex County suit Jan. 25 for back injuries he sustained when his car was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer

lainitff Robert Langer III, now 26, of Boca Raton, Florida, agreed to the settle- ment with Colony Specialty Insurance Co., the carrier for defendant Jose Ramirez, on Dec. 22, said Langer’s attor- ney, Steven Haddad, who heads an Edison firm.

Langer was injured on Feb. 16, 2012, as he was driving north on Mill Road in Edison, Haddad said. His

car was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer owned by Ramirez and driven by an employee, Dionicio Montz. Haddad said

Langer sustained injuries to discs in his lower back that required fusion, Haddad said The suit. venued in Middlesex County Superior Court, had been scheduled to go to trial on Feb. 29, but had not yet been assigned to a judge, Haddad said

Colony retained Michael Leegan, of the Princeton office of Goldberg Segalla. He declined to comment

By Michael Beath