Personal Injury Articles for the Injured of NJ

Winter Woes…Parking Lot Slip and Fall: Victim Gets $290,000 Settlement

Posted by Francis M. Smith on Fri, Jan 12, 2018

In a New Jersey winter, one day we live in Arctic cold and the next it’s in the high 30s. Everything melts only to re-freeze when the temperatures plummet again at night. Add to that a leaky gutter and you have all the elements for a slip and fall accident.

Such was the case for one client who fell at the condominium complex where she was renting an apartment.

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Topics: Slip and Fall, Success Stories, Spine Injuries

NJ Spinal Cord Injuries

Posted by Francis M. Smith on Mon, May 23, 2016

By Francis M. Smith

Most kinds of injury have the potential to impact your life dramatically, but injuries to the nervous system can be particularly devastating, especially since the body's ability to heal nerve tissue damage is very limited. Obviously, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can cause a host of physical and cognitive symptoms, but spinal cord injuries can have an equal (or sometimes greater) impact on your health and quality of life.

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Topics: Spine Injuries, Spinal Injuries

Accidents Cause Injuries: Replacement Disc Surgery Injuries

Posted by Francis M. Smith on Fri, Jul 11, 2014

By Francis M. Smith

Injuries to the back and neck are among the more serious possible consequences of car crashes or other accidents. Some of the most vulnerable parts of the spine are the discs of cartilage that separate the vertebral bones, allowing your back to bend and twist. When these joints suffer an impact, the cartilage discs can rupture, causing the tissue inside to squeeze out, and press against a nerve exiting the spine. The severe pain that usually results from this type of injury may require surgical intervention to eliminate.

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Topics: Spine Injuries

Accidents Cause Injuries: Spinal Fusion Surgery

Posted by Francis M. Smith on Wed, Jul 09, 2014

By Francis M. Smith

A slip and fall injury, car or motorcycle crash, or other accident can cause serious injuries that have lasting repercussions for your health and well-being. Most people tend to think of accident injuries in two general categories: the kind that will heal completely with proper treatment, and the kind that causes a permanent disability. But injuries resulting from preventable accidents can also cause chronic problems, especially when the back and neck are affected. Impact or trauma to the spine can result in a number of conditions that cause pain during normal movement of the body.

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Topics: Spine Injuries

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