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

Route 4 Rear-End Collision–$400,000 Settlement

While driving on Route 4 in Hackensack, New Jersey, a woman was rear-ended by a Jeep. Partner Marc C. Saperstein proved that the driver of the Jeep was negligent in his failure to operate the vehicle carefully, and secured our client a $400,000 settlement in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County.

The woman was taken by ambulance to the Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, New Jersey. She suffered injuries to her neck, back, right shoulder, and jaw, including a herniated disc, disc bulges, lumbar spine strain and sprain, tendonitis in her supraspinatus tendon, and temporomandibular joint injury (TMJ). To treat her neck, she underwent cervical epidural blocks, and for her shoulder, she received triggerpoint injections. The client also completed months of physical therapy.

Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. hired medical experts to author narrative reports proving the permanent nature of our client’s injuries. The experts’ reports also helped Partner Marc C. Saperstein argue that the stroke was caused by the accident.

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

Cervical Epidural Block: A medical procedure where medication is injected into the epidural space in the neck region to relieve pain and inflammation. The epidural space is the area surrounding the spinal cord and its nerves. This block is commonly used to treat conditions such as neck or arm pain caused by nerve compression or inflammation, and the medication helps to reduce pain and improve function in the affected areas.

Disc Bulge: A disc bulge happens when the cushion-like discs in the spine push outward beyond their normal position. It can cause pressure on nearby nerves, leading to pain, tingling, or weakness. Treatment for a disc bulge may include physical therapy, medication, or in severe cases, surgery.

Disc Herniation: A condition where the soft cushion-like disc between the bones of the spine gets damaged and bulges out. This can happen due to wear and tear or an injury. When the disc herniates, it can press on the nerves in the spine, causing pain, numbness, or weakness in the back, neck, or legs.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ): Refers to a condition that affects the jaw joint and surrounding muscles. It can cause jaw pain, difficulty in opening or closing the mouth, clicking or popping sounds when chewing or talking, and headaches. TMJ disorder can be caused by factors such as jaw misalignment, teeth grinding, stress, or arthritis, and treatment options may include lifestyle changes, pain management techniques, dental appliances, and physical therapy exercises to alleviate symptoms and improve jaw function.

Tendonitis in the Supraspinatus Tendon: Refers to inflammation and irritation of the tendon located in the shoulder. It commonly occurs due to repetitive overhead arm movements or excessive strain on the shoulder joint. Symptoms may include pain, tenderness, and difficulty with shoulder movement. Treatment typically involves rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medications, and physical therapy exercises to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and promote healing.

Triggerpoint Injection: A medical procedure in which a small needle is used to inject medication into a specific trigger point, which is a tight knot or band of muscle that can cause pain and discomfort. The injection aims to relieve pain, relax the muscle, and promote healing. It is commonly used to treat muscle spasms, tension headaches, and other conditions related to muscle tightness or overuse.