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Why a Catastrophic Personal Injury Lawsuit is Different

by admin | February 20th, 2018

Attorneys often discuss their ability to bring lawsuits in catastrophic personal injury cases, but the word “catastrophic” is not necessarily a legal term that you will find in state personal injury statutes. Instead, “catastrophic” is referring to the type of injuries and other damages that a victim suffers.

Because catastrophic injuries, by definition, will severely impact a personal injury victim’s life and livelihood for many years – and, in some cases, their entire life – it is important to work with an experienced attorney who has the skills necessary to win the recovery a victim of a catastrophic injury needs to support themselves and their family through the long years of recovery following the injury.

“Catastrophic” Refers to the Type of Injuries and Financial Losses Suffered

Again, “catastrophic” does not have a specific meaning in the law, but rather is a flexible term applied to personal injury cases where a victim experiences an injury that upends their life for many years. Common types of losses and injuries in a catastrophic personal injury lawsuit include:

  • Spinal and spinal cord injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Loss of limbs
  • Full or partial paralysis
  • Inability to earn a living for years
  • Need of personal caretakers over the long term
  • Inability to drive (or need of specially outfitted vehicle)
  • Long-term hospitalization

Catastrophic injuries can occur in a number of contexts, but common situations in which catastrophic injuries do occur include auto and truck accidents, sporting accidents (football and cheerleading are both leading sports for these accidents), intentional physical assaults (including fights and shootings), and recreation accidents.

Judd Shaw Hosts Seminar on New PIP Appeals Requirements for 2017

by Michael Sloan | December 23rd, 2016

Judd Shaw of Shaw Kreizer Trial & Injury Lawyers, a well-respected car accident lawyer that takes clients in Manhattan, NY and the surrounding areas, will be holding a seminar at the start of the new year to inform professionals about the new Insurer Internal Appeals Procedures which will take effect in April 2017. The New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI) will be enacting these guidelines with the hope that it will provide a simpler and more uniform appeal process that will benefit both insurance providers and insureds. The goal of these reforms is to allow for a more efficient review of PIP disputes. The following are the details for all who are interested in attending the event:

Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison, NJ 08817

Cost: Free

What will be discussed?

The discussion will relate to the amendment NJAC 11.3-4.7B, which will make changes to the internal appeals procedures. Before the event, planned attendees may want to familiarize themselves with the specifics of these changes before the seminar so that they can be prepared to ask any questions. The event also aims to explain (in further depth) the two types of appeals rules, which are pre-service and post-service. Shaw will even explain how to ensure compliance with both of these types of appeals, which serve to protect a provider’s rights to PIP arbitration.

In addition, the seminar will also act as a free networking event. Many individuals from different related fields will be there, including medical providers, billing companies, and professionals in the PIP industry. This is a great opportunity to get to know others in the New Jersey area and make new connections.

About The Speaker:

Judd Shaw is a renowned lawyer who has extensive experience in the field of personal injury. He was named one of New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Stars, and he is the lawyer of choice for several large businesses and medical organizations. He and his associates at Shaw Kreizer Trial & Injury Lawyers are a top choice for anyone seeking catastrophic injury lawyers in Bergen County, NJ, and other areas throughout New York and New Jersey. For more information about this informative event, or for a free legal consultation, call 1-800-365-1234.