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Sidewalk Injuries

Recover Damages for New Jersey Sidewalk Accident Injuries

Our lawyers have solely handled personal injury claims since 1976

Property owners and municipalities have a duty to keep the sidewalks of Ridgewood, Hackensack, Fair Lawn, Teaneck, Garfield, Fort Lee, Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth and Clifton in good repair. When failure to do so results in pedestrian injuries, they can be held liable for their breach of this important duty.

Seigel Law was established in 1976 and exclusively handles personal injury litigation. Because we solely practice in this one area of law, our attorneys are able to devote our vast experience and substantial resources to reaching the best possible outcomes in challenging catastrophic injury cases. Our dedicated legal team is available to assist you with getting the compensation you deserve.

Sidewalk accidents along New Jersey’s roadways

The entity responsible for sidewalk repair depends on the location and zoning. For example, shopping malls and supermarkets are often liable for injuries that occur on adjacent walkways, whereas the city should be held accountable for accidents that happen on sidewalks that abut roadways and municipal buildings.

However, the duty is the same. The business or department tasked with sidewalk upkeep has a duty to repair hazardous conditions and to warn pedestrians of potential dangers, such as:

  • Cracked or uneven pavement
  • Tree limbs growing underneath the sidewalks
  • Slippery ice
  • Snow accumulation
  • Oil or other slick substances
  • Construction debris
  • Collapsing construction scaffolding
  • Fallen objects
  • Dim lighting
  • Overgrown bushes that create security risks

Sidewalks are for everyone. Property owners and cities, therefore, have the duty to remove objects that perilously impede passage of wheelchairs or strollers or that put hearing or sight-impaired individuals at risk.

Filing a lawsuit against the city

Many sidewalk accident claims name the city as a defendant. Filing a claim against Ridgewood, Hackensack, Fair Lawn, Teaneck, Garfield, Fort Lee, Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth or Clifton involves different procedures than suing a private citizen or business. Our attorneys are familiar with the special process and take decisive actions to preserve your claim against the negligent government department that caused your accident.

Learn more about holding the negligent property owner responsible for your sidewalk accident

Seigel Law solely practices personal injury recovery for clients located throughout northern New Jersey. Call us at 201.444.4000 or contact us online to schedule your complimentary initial consultation at our Ridgewood office or at your home or the hospital if your injuries prevent you from coming to us. Your claim is handled with a contingency arrangement, so you do not owe us attorney fees unless we obtain compensation on your behalf.

  • $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

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    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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