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

Pedestrian Using Crosswalk Hit by Car—$1,250,000 Settlement

While crossing the street at an intersection in Teaneck, New Jersey, a woman was hit by a Toyota making a left turn. The driver tried to turn from Cedar Lane onto Palisade Avenue, striking our client. A lawsuit was attempted in the Bergen County Superior Court of New Jersey. Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. Partner Samuel L. Davis proved that the driver was negligent in failing to drive attentively and secured our client a $1,250,000 settlement.

The woman was taken by ambulance to the Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, New Jersey. She suffered injuries to the right side of her body, including labral and rotator cuff tears in her shoulder, a labral tear in her hip, and a TFCC tear in her wrist. To treat her shoulder, the client underwent labral repair, and debridement and decompression of the rotator cuff. For her hip, she received cortisone injections and underwent an arthroscopy with labral debridement and bursectomy, as well as an arthroscopy for her wrist. The woman attended months of physical therapy after her surgeries.

Davis, Saperstein & Salomon P.C. hired a vocational economics expert to determine the financial loss suffered by the client. The expert found that, because the woman faced new limitations at work, she had suffered a loss in future earning capacity of several hundred thousand dollars. The firm also hired medical experts to author narratives that proved the permanent nature of our client’s injuries.

With the help of the compiled expert reports, Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. Partner Samuel L. Davis was able to ensure our client was properly compensated for her injuries, pain & 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:

Arthroscopy: Minimally invasive surgical procedure using smaller incisions and a camera (arthroscope) to repair a joint or other bone injuries.

Bursectomy: The surgical removal of a bursa, which is a small sac of fluid that cushions between bone structures reduces friction in joint movement.

Cortisone Injections: Injections that are given to help relieve pain and inflammation in a specific area of the body. Common areas to receive cortisone injects are in the knee, back, elbow, shoulder, spine, and more.

Debridement: A procedure done to remove debris or dead/infected tissue from a wound or injury. Removing the non-living tissue allows for quicker healing of injuries.

Decompression Surgery: Decompression surgery a procedure to alleviate pain caused by a pinched or compressed nerve. In medicine, decompression is obtained through removing or repositioning of a structure that is compressing another structure. This surgery is usually only recommended when non-surgical treatment has not helped in alleviating pain and symptoms.

Labral Repair Surgery: surgical procedure used in reversing damage to the labrum/cartilage in the shoulder.

Labral Tear: a tear in the cartilage in the shoulder joint; can be either completely off the bone or within the actual cartilage.

Rotator Cuff Tear: a rip in the group of four muscles and tendons that stabilize your shoulder joint and let you lift and rotate your arm.

TFCC/Triangular Fibro Cartilage Complex: a structure in the wrist that is made of tough fibrous tissue and cartilage. It supports the joints and adds stability between the end of the forearm bones.