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Clean Hands Save Lives

by rakins | March 24th, 2020

As we mentioned in our last blog, washing hands is a crucial way to stop the spread of COVID-19, as well as many other viruses. The CDC says “Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick.” Aside from social distancing, washing our hands frequently is probably the best way that we can stop COVID-19 from spreading to others, and even from catching it ourselves. There’s never a bad time to take a minute and wash your hands, however, these are some of the most important times to stop what you’re doing and wash your hands:

  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • Before eating food
  • Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
  • After using the toilet
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
  • After handling pet food or pet treats
  • After touching garbage

If soap and water aren’t available to you, make sure you at least use hand sanitizer. However, it’s important to be aware of some of hand sanitizer’s shortcomings in comparison to soap and water. While very effective, hand sanitizer doesn’t get rid of all types of germs and may not work well if your hands are visibly dirty or greasy.

During a time with such rapid spread of the coronavirus, it’s important that we’re all aware of how essential it is that we wash our hands as often as possible. WASHING HANDS SAVE LIVES!

Don’t be lucky you didn’t get sick, be fortunate that you’re healthy – that means taking precautions to avoid getting sick.

Protect Yourself from COVID-19

by rakins | March 17th, 2020

As a result of the national emergency created by the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s never been so important to take the necessary precautions to keep ourselves and our loved ones healthy. With the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in New Jersey, there’s no telling who has it and doesn’t even know they may be carrying the virus. COVID-19 is highly contagious before those infected show any signs of symptoms, meaning it’s imperative to avoid as many people as possible.

Wash Hands Frequently

Keep your hands as clean as possible by washing them periodically with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Be sure to wash your hands after going to the bathroom, before and after eating, after interacting with others, and consistently throughout the day.

Practice Social Distancing

Stay at least 6 feet away from others as much as possible, in particular anyone who might be coughing or sneezing.

Stay Home as Much as Possible

By staying home unless absolutely necessary, we can minimize the possibility that we contract the virus, or if we’ve contracted it, that we spread it to other people. If you’re able, work from home. Only leave the house when you absolutely need to, such as to buy groceries and other necessities.

Avoid Touching Your Face

If your hands have come in contact with the virus, whether you know it or not, it’s best not to touch your face so that you can avoid allowing the virus to enter your body, making you sick.

Seek Medical Care Early

If you start to feel sick, make sure you go see a doctor as soon as possible. Call ahead so they know you’re coming and you can spend as little time in a waiting room as possible. Hopefully if you’re sick, it’s not with COVID-19, but if the doctor thinks you may have it, they’ll be able to direct you to the proper health care facility, allowing you to take care of it as soon as possible, minimizing who you spread the virus to and how bad it gets.

Presently, New Jersey has the 6th most cases in the United States, while our neighbor, New York, has the most cases in the country. With cases in New Jersey recently having reached the hundreds, it’s important that we take this seriously and do our part by staying clean, safe, and isolated from others. Coronavirus has become a threat throughout New Jersey, however, it’s a significantly larger threat in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Monmouth and Middlesex counties.

The most important thing right now is patience and due diligence. If we are smart about when we leave the house and how much we interact with others, hopefully those in charge are able to get this taken care of as soon as possible. Aside from being careful for ourselves and loved ones, we simply need to be patient. These are unusual times, but fortunately professionals are working around the clock to get it taken care of so we can all return to normalcy as soon as possible.

Intoxicated Injuries

by rakins | March 10th, 2020

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner and a few parades along the Jersey Shore having already taken place, there’s no doubt a lot of drinking is going on throughout New Jersey this time of year.

With the holiday fast approaching and the quickly improving weather, many people are full of excitement. Unfortunately, injuries go hand in hand with the amount of drinking being done at events such as the parades in Belmar, Seaside, Asbury Park, and elsewhere. People should be able to celebrate and enjoy this time of year, but the injury risk needs to be taken into consideration. We thought it would be worthwhile to include some injury statistics to keep in mind while celebrating St. Paddy’s Day.

  • 88% of people who broke a bone say it could have been avoided if they’d been sober. While it’s obviously safer not to drink at all, we realize that’s not realistic for everyone. However, in order to avoid injury, it’s smart to be careful about how much you drink and to stay coherent enough that unwanted incidents can be avoided.
  • 23% of people don’t remember the reasons behind fights they got into while drunk, while 15% say there was “no specific reason” for their fights. Clearly, when people get too drunk, they get into fights unnecessarily. Much like with broken bones, these fight-related injuries can be avoided by being careful not to drink too much.
  • The average drinker has had two drinking-related injuries. In most cases, these injuries happen at around the age of 22, however, there are spikes at the ages of 25 and 35 as well. Clearly, no matter who you are, you are likely to suffer an injury due to drinking.
  • The three most common drinks linked to alcohol-related injuries are beer (58%), vodka (47%), and whiskey (27%). While liquor typically gets the reputation for getting people too drunk, beer has been the most common theme when it comes to alcohol-related injuries. So whatever you’re drinking, do so responsibly and be aware of your surroundings.
  • The majority of alcohol-related injuries are fortunately just bruises, scratches, and cuts. However, broken bones come right behind those three as the fourth most common alcohol-related injury.

Stay safe this St. Patrick’s Day! Drink responsibly and look out for each other as you celebrate the holiday and enjoy the Spring weather. If you or someone you know does get injured, reach out to us at 732-888-8888 or demandjudd@juddshawinjurylaw.com and allow us to fight on your behalf. Don’t hesitate to Demand Justice.

You’re So Lucky Fortunate

by rakins | March 3rd, 2020

Did you know there is a difference between being lucky and fortunate? At Judd Shaw Injury Law, we don’t rely on luck—our legal team strategizes at all stages to set our clients up for the best possible outcome. We believe our clients are fortunate to have excellent counsel and a strong legal team in their corner.

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up and the “luck of the Irish,” we’re focusing this blog on the difference between luck and fortune. Whenever we win big at the casino, we have luck to thank. Many of us are lucky to be born into loving families and good genes. Luck plays a part in playing the lottery, having your flight take off on time without delays, enjoying perfect weather during pre-planned vacation, and other times when things are beyond your control and happen by chance.

However, there is no such thing as luck in the courtroom. Winning a case, getting the money you deserve, and securing the justice you deserve have nothing to do with luck or chance. Our dedicated attorneys work tirelessly to ensure that our clients are set up for success. While someone may say to us, “Good luck at trial,” we think to ourselves, “We don’t need luck on our side.”

It’s easy to say someone got lucky or was in the right place at the right time in order to become successful, but the reality is that luck played no part of the outcome. Our attorneys work very hard to put themselves in a position where they have the opportunity for fortunate outcomes. Rather than rely on luck, make sure you hire an attorney qualified in the area of personal injury with an emphasis on the type of accident involved.

If you or someone you know is injured, don’t hesitate to contact us at 732-888-8888. When you choose Judd Shaw Injury Law, you won’t need luck. Our legal team will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. So, get lucky fortunate. Demand Justice, Demand Judd.

 

We ❤️ Random Acts of Kindness

by rakins | February 25th, 2020

The month of February has been all about our love for our clients and for referrals. We’ve talked a lot about We ❤️ Referrals month and how much we appreciate the best form of flattery—the trust placed in us to represent our clients’ family and friends. We’ve also talked about Valentine’s Day & National Donor Day, discussing how important it is to care for our peers by registering as organ donors. Similarly, we wrote about American ❤️ Month and the importance of loving ourselves through taking care of our health and, most importantly, our hearts. With our last blog for the Month of Love, we want to touch on much simpler forms of love.

With this being the last week of February, we felt that we should explore random acts of kindness (RAOK) that we can use to spread the love to both the people close to us and complete strangers that we come across every day. At Judd Shaw Injury Law, we love random acts of kindness due to the endless ways to make others simply smile.

With February coming to a close, it’s important to keep the love alive. If you need any ideas for how to spread a few random acts of kindness, look no further! We’ve listed a few possibilities, some large and some small, below! Pick some of your favorites or use them to inspire other ideas and start spreading some love for the rest of February and beyond! Oh—be sure to post on Instagram with our hashtag #juddshawinjurylaw so we can repost your awesome RAOK!

  1. Pay for the next person in line for their lunch, drink, or even some of their groceries
  2. Make a friend or family member breakfast in bed
  3. Donate to a charity of your choice
  4. Offer to babysit for free so friends or family can take a date night or catch a movie
  5. Spend a day volunteering at an animal shelter
  6. Give your waiter or waitress an extra tip above what you would normally for great service
  7. Do a favor without receiving anything in return
  8. Pick up litter in a busy area like a park or train station
  9. Tell your boss about one of your coworkers who’s doing a great job
  10. Share your umbrella in the rain with someone who doesn’t have one
  11. Compliment a stranger
  12. Let a driver merge onto a busy road

We support RAOKs and encourage all to spread the love and make someone smile—you’ll smile too as a result. We definitely love results!

We ❤️ Referrals Month

by rakins | February 4th, 2020

February, the “month of love,” is the American Heart Month and celebrates Valentine’s Day. Do you feel the love?

Judd Shaw Injury Law is off to a great start this year, and we have so much to appreciate! To join in on the love, we’ve designated February as our “We Heart Referrals” month.

We feel passionate about our fight against insurance companies, and we’re honored to represent our clients. From injured parties hurt by the negligence of another, workers hurt on the job, and medical providers wrongly denied PIP reimbursements, we fight hard to collect against the insurance giants. We’ve never represented insurance companies like Geico, Allstate, NJM, State Farm, Nationwide, Progressive, and so many others. We put our hearts into our Injury Litigation, Workers’ Compensation, and NJ/NY PIP No-Fault Arbitration practice groups.

We ❤️ our clients, and their demand for justice becomes our pursuit for justice. A relationship of trust is so important. That’s why a referral from a friend or family member is the greatest compliment we can receive. It means that not only are we doing our job, but our clients trust us to represent their friends or loved ones.

We would be proud to represent your referral. We will treat your family like our family. If you or someone you know has been hurt, do not hesitate to Demand Justice. Demanding Judd is the first step to fighting for the compensation you deserve. We’re ready to put our hearts and fight into the people you love.

#WeHeartReferrals