A 47-year-old client was getting gas from the BP station on Gorge Road in Cliffside Park, New Jersey. He was standing between a gas pump and his parked car, when a rear-end collision happened near him, hitting his car. The force of the crash pushed his car into him, crushing his leg. Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. Partner Marc C. Saperstein filed suit in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County, proved that the other drivers had been operating their vehicles recklessly, and secured our client a $1,016,666.00 settlement.
Our client was taken by ambulance to a hospital after he suffered several fractures, including a tibial fracture and an open ankle fracture with degloving and soft tissue injury to his left leg, as well as lacerations in his tendons and neurovascular damage. Our client underwent many surgical procedures that helped stabilize and clean his injured leg, and also completed months of physical therapy.
The firm hired medical experts to author narrative reports proving the permanent nature of our client’s injuries. Their reports helped show our client’s entitlement to financial compensation for his loss in income, medical bills, and 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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Open Fracture: An open fracture, also known as a compound fracture, is a fracture where there is an open wound or break in the skin near the area of the broken bone. In other words, the fractured bone can be seen from the outside.
Open Stabilization Surgery: Open stabilization surgery is performed to stabilize a bone where bone damage has occurred after traumatic dislocations.
Tibia: Also known as the shinbone, the tibia is the bigger of the two bones in the lower leg. The top of the tibia is connected to the knee joint while the bottom connects to the ankle joint.