Dog Escapes Owner’s Yard and Attacks Neighbor on Her Porch
A large rottweiler escaped his owner’s yard when part of the fence separating the two properties collapsed, and attacked the neighbor, who was on her front porch. The dog bit and held her arm, dragging her down the steps and across her driveway.
While visiting with a long-time high school friend in Jackson NJ a young man was attacked by his friend’s family Labrador mix dog. The dog pinned the young man to the floor, bit, and severed his left ear.
The icy covered concrete sidewalk slab caused a serious fall, resulting in significant injuries, including a break to the right ankle and leg. Treatment required included right ankle arthroscopic surgery and open reduction with internal fixation (ORIF) surgery. The hardware inserted into his ankle is permanent and includes both a plate and numerous screws and pins.
Drinking Crowd Inside Apartment Lobby Obstructs Resident’s Passage Resulting in Fall Down Stairs
When walking toward her apartment lobby’s exit door, a resident fell down the stairs from spills generated from non-tenants trespassing, drinking and loitering in the common hallway. Her injuries included multiple fractures in her right ankle which necessitated an open reduction and internal fixation surgery. She required pins, screws, plates and hardware to be surgically inserted into her bones and secured with locking screws and pins.
When the NJ Transit bus pulled up to a woman waiting to board, the driver refused to “kneel” the bus and lower the exit door down to curb level. As a result, the woman fell several feet down to the sidewalk, and fractured her ankle in three places.
FedEx Delivery Truck Runs Over Jogger While Backing Out of Driveway
A local high school head football coach was jogging on a sidewalk when a delivery driver pulled out of a driveway in front of his path without stopping. He was run over and crushed by the truck’s tire.
Taxi Cab Driver Rear-Ends Car on NJ Turnpike When Trying to Avoid Missing an Exit
While driving cautiously on the NJ Turnpike a driver was rear-ended by a taxi-cab driver who realized he was about to miss his exit. The taxi cab driver tried to cut over to make the exit, resulting in a significant motor-vehicle crash. The injured driver in the car that was rear-ended was surgically diagnosed with rotator cuff tendinopathy, grade 2 SLAP lesion/tear of the left shoulder and adhesive capsulitis of the left shoulder.
Young Driver Lost Control While Passing on Wet Roads
While trying to pass a senior driver on a wet road, a young man lost control of his car, and careened into the senior’s car. The resulting accident aggravated the senior’s prior spinal injuries — and caused new spinal injuries. As a result of this accident, previously inserted surgical hardware in his spine was damaged, and it caused new lumbar spine injuries. Surgery was required to remove and repair the surgical hardware from the previous surgery. The new injuries also required a lumbar decompression and fusion.
Work Colleague Pushes Co-Worker Out of His Moving Car
A work colleague was driving his co-worker home from a work related training session. The co-worker was alarmed when the driver tried to evade a police stop. When she objected to his eluding the police and the ensuing police chase, the driver pushed his co-worker out of the door of the moving car while on a highway. The co-worker suffered trauma and injuries to her neck, back and both knees.
Large Commercial Tow Truck T-Boned SUV When Running a Red Light at Full Speed
Hitting the driver’s car on the driver’s side door, a driver in a large tow truck caused both permanent and severe injuries to the SUV driver. The SUV Driver had both internal and external bleeding, laceration of his spleen, traumatic shock, respiratory failure, and complications from his significant blood loss.
Large Pick-up Truck with Plow Rear Ends Automobile
A young woman was struck by a plow from large pick-up truck behind her. The force of the impact sent her car careening into a large, icy snow bank. As a result of the accident, she suffered herniations to her back and her neck. The pain radiated into her arms and legs and caused numbness. She required epidural injections into her neck and low back. She also required a laminectomy, which is a surgical procedure to decompress bones that were pressing on her nerves and spinal cord. And she required a discectomy, which is an operation to remove the damaged herniated disc in her spine to alleviate pressure.