A plaintiff who sustained back injuries in a Somerville, NJ slip and fall recently settled her premises liability lawsuit for $390,000. Plaintiff slipped on loose gravel at her apartment complex and sustained disc injuries in her back. She treated conservatively for the injuries for over two years, but later required a discectomy and fusion surgery. She continues to experience pain and discomfort. The settlement with the self-insured owner of the allegedly negligently maintained apartment complex was achieved prior to trial, and after a settlement conference with the court.