A 42 year old Nassau County mom was walking in a parking lot in Westbury when she was struck by a car. She was knocked to the ground sustaining disc herniations in her neck which required surgery at C6-C7. The operator of the car claimed that their brakes failed causing them to strike our client. However, a mechanical expert hired by our firm inspected the car and opined that the brakes were sufficient to stop the car and that the car operator likely panicked and hit the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal. The case settled at an eight (8) hour mediation prior to trial.