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Injured Motorcyclist Wins $495,000 in Crash Settlement

An insurance company in New Jersey agreed earlier this month to pay $495,000 to set up a trust fund for a Randolph, NJ motorcyclist who suffered a traumatic brain injury and is partially paralyzed, following a severe wreck on Sussex Turnpike last August.

The motorcyclist was stopped at a traffic light on the turnpike, waiting to make a turn, when he was rear ended by a car. The biker’s helmet flew off in the wreck and he suffered severe brain injuries.

After the wreck, the biker had part of his skull removed to relieve pressure. The pressure build up and hemorrhaging prevented him from breathing so he was placed on a ventilator. He underwent another surgery to relieve his brain swelling. After that operation, he started to emerge from a coma.

He has since had another operation and fell into another coma. The biker is paralyzed on the left side of his body and will probably never regain any more motor function.

We are highly experienced in working on traumatic brain injury accidents, and know well the tragic consequences of such devastating injuries. Most people who have these accidents – whether it is a motor vehicle crash or a fall – never fully recover. In a case where the injury is caused by another driver or person, retaining a lawyer is probably a good idea. After all, a TBI can cost tremendous amounts of money, from rehab to medical costs to lost wages.

Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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