Personal Injury Articles for the Injured of NJ

Accidents Cause Injuries: Torn Ligaments of the Knee

Posted by Francis M. Smith on Wed, Jul 23, 2014

By Francis M. Smith

In many people's minds, the idea of suffering a sprain conjures up images of ice packs, compression bandages, and over-the-counter pain relievers – in other words, a relatively minor injury that is more inconvenience than crisis. That's certainly how an insurance company will try to portray your injury if you sustain torn ligaments in a car crash, slip and fall injury, or other preventable accident caused by someone else's reckless or negligent behavior. Unfortunately, the reality isn't quite as gentle as the insurance company's lawyers would have a jury believe. Torn ligaments in the knee can result in serious mobility issues that may permanently impact your ability to engage in activities and tasks that had been part of your normal lifestyle before your accident.

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Topics: Knee Injury, Joint Injuries, Independent Medical Exam

Accidents Cause Injuries: ORIF Treatment for Fractures

Posted by Francis M. Smith on Wed, Jun 25, 2014

By Francis M. Smith

One of the more common and immediately apparent injuries a person might suffer when they become the victim of an accident is a broken bone. Some fracture injuries can be treated relatively simply – the doctor aligns the broken surfaces of the bone properly and uses a splint or a cast to immobilize the injured area until it heals. However, many accidents can inflict serious physical trauma to a victim's bones, resulting in more difficult injuries.

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Topics: Permanent Injury, Knee Injury, Spinal Injuries, Injuries to Children, Workplace Injury, Sports Injuries

NJ Personal Injury Attorney Explains Life Care Plans

Posted by Francis M. Smith on Mon, Jun 23, 2014

By Francis M. Smith

After suffering a serious injury as a result of the negligent or reckless actions of others, many accident victims understandably focus on the present: the pain and limitations caused by their injuries, the demands of their medical treatment, and the immediate financial concerns stemming from lost wages and medical bills. These pressing issues must be addressed in your personal injury claim. It is also important not to lose sight of the long-term repercussions of your injury.

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Topics: Injuries, Permanent Injury, Knee Injury, Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Spinal Injuries, Injuries to Children, Herniated Disc, Sports Injuries

NJ Court Dismisses Chiropractic Chronic Pain Treatment Reimbursement

Posted by Francis M. Smith on Wed, Jul 10, 2013

By Francis M. Smith

In June 2013, a New Jersey federal District Judge made the decision to dismiss a class action suit over Cigna Corp.'s insurance coverage prohibitions for certain procedures that it deems medically unnecessary or experimental, including "manipulation under anesthesia". In his decision to dismiss the case, U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler referred to a ruling made by a Third Circuit court in a similar case brought against UnitedHealth Group Inc. Though the decision in the Third Circuit case did not establish a legal precedent, Judge Chesler determined that its conclusions were a "persuasive authority" with regard to the Cigna case.

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Topics: Injuries, New Jersey Personal Injury Law, Knee Injury, NJ Personal Injury Law

NJ Premises Liability Expanded with Recent Wal-Mart Case

Posted by Jean Steckler on Fri, Feb 08, 2013

By Francis M. Smith
Those who have been injured in a slip and fall accident know how uncertain it can make life, especially if it occurred on the property of another.  Slip and fall (or trip and fall) in a home you own, and you likely have no one to blame but yourself (or perhaps something a child or pet left lying around!).  Injure yourself on the property of another, however, and the issue of who is at fault may become very significant, impacting the outcome of such issues as responsibility for medical expenses, loss of income and other damages.  The involved property owner may claim that the accident didn’t even occur, that you (or your family member) really didn’t suffer any injury or even that you were at fault for the accident happening in the first place. 

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Topics: Knee Injury, Dangerous Premises, Premises Liabiiity, Construction Accidents

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