PHILADELPHIA – A North Wales couple who filed a lawsuit against a Norristown plumbing and HVAC firm after a negligence-related automobile accident nearly two years ago have ended that action.
According to a praecipe filed to settle, discontinue and end the litigation on March 29, Denise and David Hunt of North Wales chose to settle with Horizon Services of Norristown and its employee, Anthony Brian Chonofsky of Lansdale. Per court records, it is not known if the litigation was settled or merely ended.
The Hunts initially filed suit on Jan. 19 in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, and the complaint was served upon Horizon Services the following month.
“Hunt was the owner and operator of a 2007 Ford Explorer, and Horizon Services was the owner of a 2011 Ford vehicle. Chonofsky was the operator. On June 10, 2015, on County Line Road in Warrington Township, plaintiff was stopped at a red traffic signal when the vehicle operated by defendant [Chonofsky] suddenly and without warning rear-ended plaintiff’s vehicle,” the complaint reads.
The plaintiffs claimed Chonofsky’s failure to drive carefully and exercise due care under the circumstances led to the accident, from which Denise alleged she sustained back injuries.
Denise had sought damages, jointly and severally, in excess of arbitration limits, plus interest and costs, while David sought identical damages for loss of consortium.
The plaintiffs were represented by Tyler Tomlinson of Stark & Stark, in Yardley.
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170102607
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