Pursuing Compensation For Head Trauma And TBI

The effects of a brain injury can be obvious and immediate. They can also be subtle and delayed. Either way, victims who have suffered a head injury, oxygen deprivation or chemical exposure might be permanently disabled and often require assistance or round-the-clock care.

Shelley L. Stangler is a personal injury lawyer with a long record of successful representation in car accidents, workplace accidents and other tragedies caused by the negligence of others. She also has a substantial knowledge of brain function and neurological and psychological testing from her advocacy for children receiving special education services.

The Law Offices of Shelley L. Stangler, P.C., provides a free initial consultation if a family member suffered a head trauma or you suspect a brain injury. Call our Springfield, New Jersey, office at 877-267-9907.

We Understand The Challenges Of A Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury, or even a mild brain injury, can have a profound impact on the ability to earn a living and navigate everyday life. The symptoms are unique for every individual. Some experience difficulty concentrating, short-term memory loss, impaired speech or vision, or loss of motor function. Others may have severe cognitive deficiencies or experience depression and personality changes. The impact is felt by the family, too. Brain injury victims commonly require 24-hour care or cannot contribute to the family income, drive a car, take care of children or participate in other daily activities.

Maximizing Compensation

Ms. Stangler works with life care planners and medical professionals to identify the limitations and needs of the victim, such as:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy and vocational re-training
  • Mental health counseling
  • Medications
  • Home aides or nurses
  • Home modifications.

She obtains both neuropsychological and psychological testing to demonstrate the level of function and impairment to the negligent party's insurance company or to a jury.

We also may hire an economist to calculate lost earning potential, and we often document the case through "day in the life" videos and testimony of family members about life before and after the accident. Shelley Stangler is also familiar with the need for planning, including special needs trusts, structuring of settlements and estate planning issues to ensure that the future needs of clients and their families are met. Cases that warrant that attention are referred to specialists in those fields.

Experienced Legal Representation

Ms. Stangler has handled brain injuries arising from auto accidents, from workplace accidents, from near-drownings, and from medical negligence. She is knowledgeable about the methods of investigation and insurance issues for these various claims.

Contact Us If You Or A Loved One Has Suffered A Brain Injury

Our law firm takes cases throughout Union County and surrounding counties of New Jersey, and in New York. Contact us online or call 877-267-9907 today for a free case evaluation, including evenings by appointment or home and hospital visits. We take brain trauma cases on a contingency fee basis — there are no attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.