Verdicts & Settlements

$950,000 for Spinal Injuries in a Friend’s Car Auto Accident

A 17-year-old student was a passenger in her friend’s car when suddenly her friend lost control and hit a tree causing spinal fractures that require several extensive surgeries using steel rods and bone grafts to repair our client’s shattered spine. She was even in a body cast for 6 months. But doctors discover from her worsening lower back pain that the accident has caused this young woman to suffer from degenerative spine, as well. Our attorneys presented her doctor's finding to the jury and, furthermore, had the doctors testify that because they cannot fuse her entire spine and already half of her spinal bones are fused, there is little they can do, except treat the pain itself. Our attorneys went all the way to the New Jersey Supreme Court for a decision on who is responsible.
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