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

Man Severely Injures Lower Back After Rear-End Collision- $400,000 Settlement

A man was injured after being rear-ended while driving on Route 17 South in Paramus, New Jersey. Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. Partner Garry R. Salomon filed suit in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County, proved the rear-ending driver’s negligence in failing to responsibly drive his vehicle, and won the client a $400,00 settlement.

The injured man suffered severe lower back pain following the accident, and was diagnosed with lumbar disc herniations, annular disc bulges, and radiculopathy. For treatment, he underwent a bilateral lumbar decompression and left-sided microdiscectomy. The client additionally completed courses of physical therapy to improve his condition.

Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C hired a medical expert and economist to author narrative reports describing the permanency of her injuries and her resulting financial losses. Their reports helped Partner Garry R. Salomon prove that our client deserved financial compensation for her loss in income, 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:

Annular Disc Bulges: Protrusions or bulges of the intervertebral disc’s outer layer (annulus fibrosus) that can put pressure on surrounding structures.

Bilateral Lumbar Decompression: A surgical procedure to relieve pressure on the nerves in the lower back on both sides of the spine, often done to treat conditions like spinal stenosis.

Lumbar Disc Herniations: When a spinal disc in the lower back protrudes or ruptures, often causing pain or numbness due to nerve compression.

Left-Sided Microdiscectomy: A minimally invasive surgical procedure where a small portion of a herniated disc is removed from the left side of the spine, typically to alleviate nerve compression and associated symptoms.

Radiculopathy: A condition characterized by pain, tingling, or weakness that radiates along the path of a nerve, often due to compression or irritation.