A young woman was driving on Route 208 when she was rear-ended by a car and pushed into the side concrete barrier. Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. Partner Adam B. Lederman filed suit in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County, and proved that the driver was negligent in failing to drive safely. They won the client a $1,275,000 settlement as compensation for her injuries, pain, and suffering. She suffered multiple herniated discs in her neck and back.
Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. retained medical experts to author narrative reports proving the permanent nature of the client’s injuries. To evaluate the woman’s future employability and her loss in earning capacity, Partners Garry R. Salomon and Adam B. Lederman hired a vocational economic analyst. The expert found that the accident legally disabled our client and caused her to suffer a financial loss of several hundred thousand dollars. The medical and economic experts’ reports helped Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C. Partners Garry R. Salomon and Adam B. Lederman prove the client’s entitlement to monetary competition for her medical bills, loss in income, 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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Annular Tear: An annular tear is a tear of something that appears ring shaped. It is usually referring to when the soft tissue disc that sits between a person’s bones in their spine is injured, causing the outer ring of the disc to tear. The outer ring is known as the annulus. A tear to the annulus, or an annular tear, causes the inside of the disc to leak. This can be called a herniated disc, or a ruptured disc, or even a slipped disc—they are all the same.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Chronic pain that affects limbs after injuries, strokes, surgeries, or a heart attack. Usually is in the arm, leg, or foot.
Concussion: Concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury—or TBI—caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Symptoms of a concussion include headache, pressure, nausea, vomiting, confusion, and more.
Disc Bulge: Bulging discs are a condition in which the inner portion of a spinal disc remains contained in the outer portion of a spinal disc. The outer shell often becomes weaker, and the disc begins to bulge to one side of the spinal canal or flatten. Many experience bulging discs after an injury.
Disc Herniation: A disc herniation occurs when a portion of the disc, which acts as a shock absorber for the spinal bones, is pushed into the spinal canal. While some disc herniations may result in no pain or discomfort, others can result in excruciating pain and numbness.
Epidural Steroid Injections: Epidural steroid injections are a minimally invasive procedure that can relieve neck, arm, aback and leg pain; delivers steroids via a needle. The steroid calms down the irritated nerve that is causing the pain and swelling. Relief from the injections typically last for three months or more.
Post Concussion Syndrome: When symptoms such as dizziness, headache, and issues of concentration subside and persist after a mild head injury.
Radiculopathy: Doctors use the term radiculopathy to specifically describe pain, and other symptoms like numbness, tingling, and weakness in your arms or legs that may be caused by a problem with your nerve roots. The nerve roots are branches of the spinal cord that carry signals to the rest of the body at each level along the spine. This term comes from a combination of the Latin word “radix,” which means the roots of a tree, and the Latin word “pathos,” which means a disease. This disease may be caused by direct pressure from a herniated disc or degenerative changes in the lumbar spine that cause irritation and inflammation of the nerve roots. Radiculopathy may create a pattern of pain and numbness that is felt in your arms or your legs in the area of skin supplied the by sensory fibers of the nerve root, and weakness in the muscles that are also supplied by the same nerve root. The number of roots that are involved can vary, from one to several, and it can also affect both sides of the body at the same time.
Spinal Fusions: surgery to permanently connect two or more vertebrae in the spine, eliminating motion between them.