Accident on I-95 Near Daytona Results in $400,000 Settlement - $400,000
On January 9, 2006, Marissa Abuga was traveling from Melbourne to Jacksonville on I-95. Just after passing Daytona Beach, Ms. Abuga was traveling in the outside northbound lane of travel when a van, traveling in the lane immediately to her left, owned by Ghyadi and Associates and operated by James Robinson, attempted to move into Ms. Abuga's lane of travel. In an attempt to avoid impact with that vehicle, Ms. Abuga applied her brakes and turned the steering wheel to the right. In doing so, she lost control of her vehicle, spun across all four northbound lanes of travel and collided with the guardrail in the median. As a result, Ms. Abuga sustained a neck injury for which her treating physician recommended a cervical fusion. The case was resolved just prior to trial for $400,000.00.