Brain and Spinal Cord Injury

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.