A personal injury accident can happen in a matter of seconds, but the recovery process could take weeks, months, or even years. The accumulation of medical bills combined with being injured and unable to work can take a devastating financial toll on a family.

You cannot count on the insurance company to provide fair compensation following an accident. It is recommended to consult a lawyer before accepting a payout from the insurance company. When you choose our law firm to represent you, we will stand up for you and work diligently to help you recover maximum compensation for your injuries.

Oftentimes, accident victims are reluctant to seek legal representation, but you can come to us for reliable advice without any out-of-pocket or upfront costs. Our compassionate attorneys will gladly answer any questions you have and offer support and guidance throughout the entire claims process. Contact Judd Shaw Injury Law 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to schedule a free case evaluation at 1-866-909-6894.

Types of Jackson Township Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Personal injury cases can result from a number of different types of accidents in Jackson Township. Unfortunately, some accidents cause catastrophic injuries which result in high medical costs and long-term treatment. If you were injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, it is important to speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

The following are just some of the different types of personal injury cases Judd Shaw Injury Law handles.

Car accidents

The New Jersey Department of Transportation reported 11,970 crashes in Ocean County in 2020. Were you among this number?

As you will know from experience, a severe car accident can take a toll on your physical, mental, and emotional health. However, you do not have to go through this time alone. A car accident lawyer can help submit your claim, provide legal guidance, and offer heartfelt support.

Truck accidents

A fully loaded tractor-trailer can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. With such immense weight, when a car collides with a massive semi-truck, it is almost always the people in the passenger vehicle who are injured or killed.

Truck accident survivors are often left with catastrophic injuries and require a lifetime of medical treatment along with compensation to cover the costs. Our personal injury attorneys can help ensure you receive a fair amount for your medical expenses and other damages.

Construction accidents

The operation of heavy equipment, fall risks, and exposure to toxic dust and chemicals are just some of the hazards a construction worker may encounter. Unfortunately, in an effort to save time and money, some New Jersey employers ignore state and federal safety laws. If you were injured in an accident while on the job, our construction accident lawyers are here to help.

Slip and fall

A slip-and-fall accident could happen at the grocery store, a restaurant while visiting a private residence, or most anywhere in Jackson Township. Property owners in NJ have a legal obligation to keep their properties well-maintained and free of hazards.

If you were injured in a slip-and-fall due to a property owner’s negligence, you may have the right to file a premises liability claim or lawsuit. For a successful case, contact Judd Shaw Injury Lawyers.

Motorcycle accidents

A motorcycle collision often leaves the rider suffering severe injuries that require extensive medical treatment. These severe accidents can cause internal organ damage, spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injury, and other injuries. A personal injury lawyer can help you recover damages for your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses.

Uber/Lyft and other ridesharing accidents

Many residents of Jackson Township use Uber, Lyft, or other ridesharing services. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a rideshare vehicle, you may be unsure how to recover compensation for your losses.

At Judd Shaw Injury Law, though, we have the confidence and know-how you need. We have handled many car accidents involving ridesharing companies over the years and can help you maximize your financial recovery.

Dog bites

A dog bite can be a traumatic and sometimes life-altering event. This is especially true if the animal attack involved a child. Dog bites can result in many types of injury that may vary in severity. A dog’s owner can be held liable under New Jersey state law for harm his or her animal caused.

Traumatic brain injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can affect a person mentally and physically, robbing the person of the ability to take care of oneself and provide for family members. A TBI can range from moderate to severe, with some injuries affecting a person temporarily and others resulting in permanent harm, but a personal injury lawyer can help you recover compensation for nursing care, rehabilitation, and other medical expenses.

Let Us Help You Hold the Negligent Parties Liable

If someone else’s recklessness or negligence caused an accident that resulted in your being harmed, the responsible party can be held liable under state and federal personal injury laws. Negligence occurs when a person or entity fails to take appropriate care when performing a task.

In order to prove negligence and hold the other party liable, you will need to prove the following:

  1. The defendant had a duty to watch out for your safety in a situation
  2. The defendant breached that duty
  3. There was causation between the defendant’s breach and your injuries
  4. You suffered damages

The lawyers at Judd Shaw Injury Law have many years of experience handling personal injury cases. We know what is needed to prove these four elements and build a solid personal injury case for our clients.

How Much Money Should I Ask For in a Jackson Township Personal Injury Claim?

The reality is, there is no true average payout for a personal injury claim. The potential payout amount depends on various factors, such as the extent of your injuries and the circumstances that caused the accident. A personal injury lawyer will help you negotiate a settlement that covers the physical, mental, and emotional trauma you sustained as a result of the accident.

You may be eligible to recover compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation-related expenses
  • Long-term disability
  • Lost wages and loss of future earning potential
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Mental anguish
  • Emotional distress

It is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. In New Jersey, accident victims typically have 2 years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit. However, this time limit may be reduced if the at-fault party was a government entity. In cases involving wrongful death, surviving family members have similar time limits from the date of death to take legal action.

Contact Judd Shaw Injury Lawyers Today

While recovering from an accident, it can be taxing to sort out who is liable for your injuries and to communicate with pushy insurance adjusters. Thus, an experienced personal injury lawyer is a great asset when dealing with the aftermath of an accident. This is especially true if all parties are denying liability and claiming losses.

When personal injuries occur in Jackson Township, liable parties need to pay the costs of medical treatment and other financial losses. Our law firm can investigate your case, assess your damages, and determine whether you have a valid claim for compensation.

Judd Shaw Injury Law has the experience, resources, and legal knowledge needed to protect you and your family. Schedule your free case review with a member of our legal team today. Call us today at 1-866-909-6894 or complete the online contact form to get in touch.