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Brain and Spinal Cord Injury

Our New Jersey Firm Handles Challenging Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

Recovering compensation for catastrophic injuries

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord injury can occur in a split second and forever change your life. The level of injury varies but is always serious. Sadly, accidents that cause these injuries are usually preventable but for the negligence of another person or corporation.

Seigel Law represents victims of catastrophic accidents. Because we only handle personal injury litigation, our team is able to take on the most challenging and complex accident cases for clients throughout Ridgewood, Hackensack, Fair Lawn, Teaneck, Garfield, Fort Lee, Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth and Clifton.

Since we opened our doors in 1976, we have witnessed head and central nervous system injuries caused by all types of accidents — including premises liability, sidewalk falls, nursing home abuse, medical mistakes and car collisions. We urge you to seek the medical care and legal advice you need to recover.

Traumatic brain injury in New Jersey

Approximately 12,000 to 15,000 New Jersey residents incur TBI every year, and approximately 1,000 of these victims die from their injuries. Leading causes of TBI are:

  • Motor vehicle crashes
  • Falls
  • Assaults
  • Self-inflicted injuries
  • Getting struck by or against objects
  • Sports accidents

Head injury ranges from mild to severe, with symptoms including dizziness, memory loss, diminished cognitive ability, impaired sensations, concussion and seizures, vegetative state, coma or locked-in syndrome. Some symptoms do not become obvious until several days or weeks after the accident. That is why our lawyers make sure we have a complete understanding of your disabilities and medical needs before we negotiate a settlement in your claim.

Spinal trauma in New Jersey

An estimated 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur nationwide every year, not counting those victims who die at the scene of the accident. Automobile wrecks, falls, violence and sports-related accidents are common causes of spinal trauma that can lead to:

  • High tetraplegia involving the C1 to C4 vertebrae, also called quadriplegia
  • High tetraplegia involving the C5 to C8 vertebrae
  • Paraplegia
  • Incomplete motor function — or paralysis — at any level

Depending on the severity and location of your spinal injury, you may have to make numerous expensive alterations to your life, home, automobile and office. You are likely to also need a lifetime of treatment and personal care. Our lawyers accurately calculate these costs to seek the compensation to which you are entitled.

Learn more about recovering damages for spine and head injuries

Seigel Law only handles personal injury claims — including serious spinal cord and brain trauma. Call us at 201.444.4000 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our Ridgewood-based firm or at your home or a hospital in Northern New Jersey if you are unable to come to our office. Our firm takes your case on contingency — meaning you do not owe us lawyer fees unless you win.

  • $7,900,000

    Recovery on behalf of the 16-year-old girl injured by electrical malfunction

  • $8,000,000

    Jury verdict in a catastrophic injury case

  • $1,100,000

    Settlement for a fractured arm in Passaic County

  • $4,775,000

    Settlement for a woman in Bergen County injured in a trucking accident

Meet Our Attorneys

  • (95 Reviews)

    By Teresa R Perez - January, 2018

    I have had a great experience thus far. The personal injury process is stressful and they have been helpful and courteous in getting me the right referrals. I was injured while visiting NJ and live in another state, my case is not an easy one but they are working diligently to help. I appreciate the personalized attention and highly recommend this firm.

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    By Miriam Smith-Leone - December, 2017

    The law office was great with my back and neck injury. They directed me to the right doctors and got me a huge settlement. Being a single mom, it help pay off all my debt and bills. Me and my kids can have a bill free christmas, with plenty of food and happiness, stress free. They are the best ever and I would highly recommend them to anyone rich or poor, who has been in an accident and need legal help...

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    By L C - October, 2017

    After the misfortune of suffering an injury, I had the good fortune to choose Seigel Law to represent me. During my initial meeting with Jan Seigel, I found him to be extremely confident and reassuring---he totally put me at ease. I was represented by Mark Mc Bratney---an EXCELLENT attorney. He was supportive and professional through the entire process, and provided an excellent outcome for my case.

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    By Liliana Paredes - October, 2017

    Honest, trustworthy and very straight forward. In unvarnished truth Jonas Siegel will tell you exactly where you stand and what direction you should go. Jonas has tenacity coupled with a degree of tenderness, but never losing site of the end goal, which is to protect, defend and have the best outcome for his clients. I defenetly recoment this law firm. Thanks for helping me out in my case.

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    By Oren Goldshmidt - September, 2017

    I'd like to thank everyone at segal law for the amazing experience they provided me. From the moment I stepped in to the end of the case , segal and his team delivered exactly what they promised. I couldn't have received any better treatment from a law firm. Any concerns, questions or problems I had were addressed and dealt with accordingly...

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What we offer our clients


Personal injury and medical knowledge

Our knowledgeable team of personal injury lawyers includes a medical doctor who advises on complex medical topics


One-on-one attorney attention

By maintaining a limited number of cases, our attorneys can provide personalized attention to each client we serve


Results-oriented strategies

Our lawyers have won numerous high verdicts and settlements, many in the high six- and seven-figure range, for our injured clients


Trial experience

Every trial attorney in our firm is a certified trial attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court


Communication as a priority

We understand how important communication is to a successful attorney-client relationship, we return calls within 24 hours


Community involvement

Our lawyers and staff are active in community outreach and community service programs

  • "The lawyers at Seigel Law know how to get you the results you want. Jan Seigel and His team returned every one of my phone calls, listened to me and worked with me to a desirable outcome. Seigel Law definitely goes above and beyond to protect the injured." - B.M.

  • "After my car accident, my life turned into a disaster. Dealing with everything became impossible. Jan Seigel and his people helped me with every aspect of my injuries and the insurance companies so I could focus on healing. They helped me through everything and they got me what I was due." - M.P.

  • "I found the personnel to be very efficient, and work very quickly. I'm happy that I was referred to this firm, because I found that I was very comfortable working with them." - F.V.

  • "Amazing. I have to say they were very supportive and were able to give me tons of information. I didn't feel rushed and felt they truly cared about my well-being. Their website is also extremely helpful and well setup." - T.D.

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