Largest Reported NJ Personal Injury Settlement during the Court’s 2022-2023 term

Driver Injured After Rear-End Collision on Road- $500,000 Settlement

A woman was driving south on Kinderkamack Road in River Edge, New Jersey when she was violently rear-ended. Davis, Saperstein and Salomon, P.C. Partner Garry R. Salomon filed suit in The Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County, proving that the driver was negligent in safely operating their vehicle, and won the client a $500,000 settlement.

The injured woman was taken by ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey, where she was diagnosed with a thoracic disc bulge and a lumbar disc herniation. For treatment, she underwent two epidural steroid injections and a lumbar fusion surgery that included central canal decompression.

Davis, Saperstein and Salomon, P.C. retained medical experts to author narrative reports proving the permanent nature of the client’s injuries. The experts’ reports helped Partner Garry R. Salomon win the client a settlement for her medical bills, pain, and suffering.

Settlements are often limited by the total available insurance coverage. Insurance company adjusters and their lawyers often defend cases by claiming that a client was negligent and could have avoided being injured by arguing comparative negligence on the part of an injured client; or that their pain and suffering was caused by pre-existing medical conditions or prior injuries. Despite those defenses, the Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, PC lawyers won their client’s injury claim. Each client’s case is unique. Results may differ because of different facts, circumstances and available insurance coverage.


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Medical Glossary:

Bone Grafting: A surgical process where healthy bone is transplanted to help heal and strengthen bones that are damaged or need support.

Central Canal Decompression: A procedure to relieve pressure on the spinal cord by removing structures that are compressing it.

Disc Bulge: When a spinal disc sticks out slightly and puts pressure on nearby structures, causing discomfort or pain.

Epidural Steroid Injections: A medical treatment where anti-inflammatory medicine is injected into the space around the spinal nerves to reduce pain and inflammation.

Foraminotomy: A surgical procedure that widens the openings (foramina) in the spinal vertebrae to relieve pressure on compressed nerves.

Herniated Disc: When a spinal disc’s inner material pushes through its outer layer, often causing pain or numbness due to nerve compression.

Laminectomy: A surgical removal of the back part of a vertebra (lamina) to reduce pressure on the spinal cord or nerves.

Lateral Recess Decompression: A procedure to alleviate pressure on the spinal nerves by expanding the openings (recesses) on the sides of the spinal canal.

Lumbar Fusion Surgery: A surgical method to permanently join two or more vertebrae in the lower back to stabilize the spine.

Partial Facetectomy: A procedure in which a part of a facet joint, which connects two vertebrae, is removed to relieve pressure on nerves.

Surgical Screw Instrumentation: The use of screws and rods to stabilize the spine during spinal fusion surgery.