Head injuries are among the most serious and frightening accident injuries. Accident victims can lose their ability to work and enjoy life activities. Sometimes, family members become responsible for the duties that their loved ones once performed. In cases that require nursing care, the costs can soon become a burden.
Facing new circumstances is easier when you have the support of people who care about you. Judd Shaw Injury Law is here to help you meet the legal challenges of your accident.
Schedule your free consultation with us by calling (866) 909-6894 or completing our contact form to learn about your rights. Our representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our No Fee Guarantee® ensures you won’t pay until you are awarded money for your claim.
How Head Injuries Differ From Other Conditions
The human brain controls more than thinking, reasoning, and memory. Since it is part of the central nervous system (CNS) along with the spinal cord, brain injuries can affect the following:
- Personality characteristics
- Motor skills (i.e., movements of the body)
- Sleep patterns
In general, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) fall into the following 3 categories.
The symptoms of mild brain trauma might not appear immediately after the injury and can be difficult to recognize. Symptoms might include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Memory loss
- Depression or anxiety
- Post-traumatic stress syndrome
- Neuronal cell damage
Not all brain injuries heal quickly. Even mild TBIs can cause suffering for years after the injury-causing event. Surgeries and rehabilitative therapy might help you regain your health, but brain trauma can sometimes cause permanent damage.
Moderate traumatic brain injuries can exhibit the same symptoms as a mild TBI. In addition, you might experience:
- Prolonged coma
- Movement changes (e.g., paralysis, loss of muscle control, involuntary tremors)
A moderate TBI can lead to life-long health issues that affect your ability to enjoy life.
Traumatic brain injuries account for about a third of all injury-related deaths. For those who survive, the costs of long-term care are very high. Patients requiring advanced trauma life support might require costly procedures, diagnostic tests, and medical equipment to:
- Protect the airway
- Supply supplemental oxygen
- Support blood circulation and minimize blood loss
- Decrease intracranial pressure, which can lead to brain damage
- Avoid hypoxia and hypotension
- Sedate patients
- Manage pain
- Avoid infection
- Administer fluids and nutrition
Worse, spinal cord injuries often accompany TBIs. Head injury victims could experience paralysis, pain, and weakness, among other symptoms.
How Judd Shaw Injury Law Pursues Maximum Compensation
People with moderate to severe TBIs might need professional help to recover or care for their daily needs. The CDC estimates the cost of treating TBI patients throughout their lifetimes at 76.5 billion dollars. The financial impact on affected individuals and families can be devastating.
If another party caused your injury, state laws allow you to pursue compensation for your losses. The experienced attorneys of Judd Shaw Injury Law can seek claims for the following damages on your account:
- Medical expenses, including transportation, hospitalization, and aftercare
- Lost wages and reduced earning potential
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death benefits for surviving family members
- Punitive damages in cases involving extreme negligence or malice
Your settlement amount will depend on various factors that are too important to leave to chance. You can rely on our personal injury lawyers to maximize your compensation.
When you get hurt on the job
Everyone New Jersey resident deserves a safe workplace. National and local organizations regulate working environments to ensure the well-being of the workers.
Yet, when business owners and supervisors ignore the rules, people can get hurt. New Jersey had over 2.9 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses per every 100 full-time workers in 2020.
Most workplace accidents occur in construction, transportation, and warehousing. Many of these incidents are preventable.
Were you injured at work? You are likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. This insurance provides medical treatment, wage replacement, and disability compensation. Close family members like spouses and children could qualify for death benefits.
Your eligibility for these benefits and how fast you receive them can vary based on how you document your medical issues. After creating an online account, you can start an application. You will be asked to supply:
- Documents proving your identity (e.g. social security number, date of birth)
- Contact information
- Dates of emergency care, hospitalizations, and doctor’s visits
- Dates of employment for the last 18 months
- Certification to confirm your medical condition
You must comply with state deadlines when applying for workers’ comp. If you are late or make a mistake, you could jeopardize your ability to receive benefits.
If the New Jersey Division of Workers’ Compensation rejects your claim, a capable attorney can help you to appeal the decision. Let us know how we can help today.
When you are injured away from home
No matter where you go, your safety is important. New Jersey laws obligate owners and operators to maintain properties in a state that is reasonably unlikely to cause injury.
For instance, the snowfall in New Jersey averages from 10 to 50 inches per year. Melting snow and ice poses a slip-and-fall hazard. Therefore, commercial landowners are legally obligated to clear snow and ice from sidewalks around their business once a snowstorm passes.
In some cases, it is impossible to remove every potential danger. For example, keeping floors dry at all times would be virtually impossible at a public pool. The law therefore requires that pool owners take all reasonable measures to prevent harm. They might post warnings, install non-slip flooring, or request swimmers use water shoes to increase traction.
Property owners should regularly inspect their premises. They should immediately address potential dangers to avoid putting others at risk.
When a landowner is negligent, our lawyers can defend your rights. Contact our investigative team to learn how to gather evidence of hazardous conditions and the lack of reasonable care.
When negligent drivers cause harm
A trip down highway I-95 can be a pleasant experience or a nightmare depending on who is sharing the road with you. Reckless or negligent drivers can cause horrific accidents.
Some common reckless driving behaviors are:
- Following to closely
- Failing to signal
- Violating right-of-way rules
- Disobeying traffic signs and signals
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Operating a vehicle while fatigued, distracted, or otherwise unable to focus
If a negligent driver’s behavior placed you in danger’s way, our personal injury attorneys can fight for maximum compensation. Our successful results have helped our clients get the medical care they need and recover a brighter future.
Discover the “Judd Shaw Way”
The legal team at Judd Shaw Injury Law cares about you. We are passionate about delivering above-average service while we pursue extraordinary results. We fight tenaciously because we believe you should get every penny you deserve.
Our No Fee Guarantee® can bring you peace of mind. You pay us nothing unless we get you money, so you will not need to stress about the upfront fees that other law firms charge.
If you or a loved one is dealing with a traumatic brain injury, we are here to protect your rights every step of the way. Why not take a moment and reach out to us today? Schedule your free consultation at (866) 909-6894 to sample our high-quality representation and customer service. We are looking forward to helping you.