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New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

Fighting for those suffering from spinal cord injuries throughout NJ

Spinal cord injuries can be the result of a sudden traumatic blow to the spinal cord, as might happen in a car accident, a fall, or from being struck by a heavy object. The blow causes damage to the spine, which can cause varying degrees of injury depending on the location of injury and the severity of the blow. A spinal cord injury does not have to completely sever the spine to cause significant damage. People who survive spinal cord injuries can have varying degrees of disability to requiring assistance to walk, and complete paralysis from the neck down.

At Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP, our New Jersey spinal cord injury lawyers have earned national attention from the high-profile cases that they have taken and won, but they have not lost sight of the care and attention their clients are looking for. We have the tenacity to see your case through to the end making sure that we obtain compensation on our clients’ behalf.

About spinal cord injury

The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) reports that there are about 17,700 new cases of spinal cord injury each year, and the number of people living with SCI in the United States is estimated to be about 288,000 people. The spinal cord is a strong, but delicate, structure which houses the nerve fibers connecting the brain and the rest of the body. When these nerve fibers are crushed or severed, it causes the loss of function, mobility, and sensation in parts of the body.

Even when a spinal cord injury does not lead to complete paralysis, it can still have a negative impact on a person’s life and ability to work and enjoy life. There are tremendous medical expenses from long hospital stays, physical and occupational therapy, medical equipment, counseling and other expenses. The inability to move and be independent and support themselves can cause tremendous stress and frustration to a person with spinal cord injury, and his or her quality of life can suffer.

Per the NSCISC, the average yearly expenses (including healthcare costs and living expenses) can vary greatly depending on a host of factors including the level of neurological impairment. The costs can range between $359,783 and $1,102,403 for the first-year expenses, not including lost wages and benefits. The life expectancy of a person with SCI remains significantly below average life expectancy for a person without spinal cord injury.

At Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, we work with medical economists and other experts to prepare projections for the cost of ongoing care for those with spinal cord injury. We fight to recover compensation for our clients that will cover their healthcare and other needs into the future.

Types of spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries are divided into two categories: complete and incomplete.

An incomplete injury means that some part of the messages being transmitted between the brain and the rest of the body are still getting through, so there may still be some residual sensation and some feeling below the point of the injury. A complete injury is evidenced by the complete lack of sensation or mobility.

If the spinal cord is damaged, the victim is likely to suffer from a degree of paralysis that may be permanent.

Common causes of spinal cord injury

There are many things that can cause a spinal cord injury including:

  • Car accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Falls
  • Acts of violence
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents

Treating a spine injury following an accident

In the aftermath of an accident, many doctors treat spinal injuries with anti-inflammatory medicine and therapy. Surgery is usually a last resort, if the injury does not respond to less invasive forms of treatment.

For the victim of a spinal injury, it’s important to be patient and follow your doctor’s treatment plan for your recovery. If you discontinue treatment, the insurance company responsible for paying your bills will assume that you are no longer injured. You should not accept a settlement offer until you have reached what is known as maximum medical improvement. Only then will you know how the spinal injury will affect your life in the future.

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke reports that respiratory problems are one of the more significant complications for those suffering from spinal cord injury to the neck area. People with this type of injury may require respiratory support. Treatment for spinal cord injury also includes physical therapies with skill-building activities for social and emotional support. Emerging therapies such as the electrical stimulation of nerves with neural prosthetic devices may help restore specific bodily functions depending on the level and severity of the spinal cord injury. (NINDS)

How can an experienced New Jersey spinal cord injury lawyer help?

As you face a long road to recovery after your injury, the knowledgeable spinal cord injury attorneys at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow will take on the legal battle so that you can focus on healing. You only get one chance to recover the compensation you will need for the rest of your life after a serious injury, so it is important that you work with a serious injury attorney team with experience recovering significant compensation for life-altering injuries. As the victim of another party’s negligence, you deserve full compensation for everything you have lost, including:

  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Cost of a home remodel to accommodate the needs of the injured person
  • Home health care for assistance with activities of daily living
  • Loss of consortium for your spouse

Our New Jersey spinal cord injury attorneys represent all people who have suffered all types of spinal injuries, from herniated disks, to nerve damage, to full or partial paralysis due to another party’s negligence. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

NJ spinal cord injury lawyers help protect your future

You are welcome to call Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP at 732-384-1331, or contact us online to arrange a free consultation with our experienced New Jersey spinal injury attorneys. We offer evening and weekend appointments at our offices in Edison, Red Bank, and Toms River.  If you are unable to come to us, one of our NJ personal injury lawyers will come to you.

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Testimonials

I also WON lifelong FRIENDS!

"The list is LONG of the wonderful things that I can say about Barry, Maria (his assistant) & the rest of the folks that I had the HONOR of spending time with during my case. I brought my case to another lawyer that told me that I have no case, yet Barry was not only able to WIN, but he WON a substantial amount! Lawyers have awful reputations, but Barry defies every single one of them! Barry Eichen genuinely CARES about his clients!! NOTHING was too much to ask for – there was no such thing as too many phone calls! Without a doubt, I was in the BEST HANDS with Barry as my attorney! I not only WON my lawsuit, but I also WON lifelong FRIENDS!"

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-22T00:29:45+00:00

~ Client

"The list is LONG of the wonderful things that I can say about Barry, Maria (his assistant) & the rest of the folks that I had the HONOR of spending time with during my case. I brought my case to another lawyer that told me that I have no case, yet Barry was not only able to WIN, but he WON a substantial amount! Lawyers have awful reputations, but Barry defies every single one of them! Barry Eichen genuinely CARES about his clients!! NOTHING was too much to ask for – there was no such thing as too many phone calls! Without a doubt, I was in the BEST HANDS with Barry as my attorney! I not only WON my lawsuit, but I also WON lifelong FRIENDS!"

I have to say he is a great person.

"I had a bad accident back in June of 2015. My dad knows Barry. I have to say he is a great person. I was unsatisfied with some things that were happening with a previous lawyer and he made sure everything was fixed and I was satisfied. My lawyer Edward McElroy is great he answers emails in a timely matter even on weekends. I know they probably used to get annoyed with me calling all the time Lol. But I was just curious to what is going on with my case. Nicole, Ed’s secretary is great. She always responds back to my emails in a timely matter as well and even checks up on things with me from time to time. Barry recently became my mother and cousins Lawyer do to a bad accident they were involved in as well. I would highly recommend this firm. Thanks guys 🙂"

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-31T17:42:12+00:00

~ Client

"I had a bad accident back in June of 2015. My dad knows Barry. I have to say he is a great person. I was unsatisfied with some things that were happening with a previous lawyer and he made sure everything was fixed and I was satisfied. My lawyer Edward McElroy is great he answers emails in a timely matter even on weekends. I know they probably used to get annoyed with me calling all the time Lol. But I was just curious to what is going on with my case. Nicole, Ed’s secretary is great. She always responds back to my emails in a timely matter as well and even checks up on things with me from time to time. Barry recently became my mother and cousins Lawyer do to a bad accident they were involved in as well. I would highly recommend this firm. Thanks guys 🙂"

Mr. Zaslow is truly the best.

"The loss of my husband due to malpractice was and is devastating, Daryl took on our case and said, “Unfortunately I can’t bring your husband back but I can make sure that you will be ok financially,” and that is what he did , with compassion and dedication and always made feel like he had time for me, I never felt rushed or unimportant, I cannot say enough about how professional yet caring this office has treated me . Mr. Zaslow is truly the best at what he does and I can’t say enough about his secretary who not only kept me informed but listened to me during the most painful time of my life , all I can say is what a great team . Thank you Daryl for helping me . Thank you Heather for listening."

~ C.C.

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-31T17:44:24+00:00

~ C.C.

"The loss of my husband due to malpractice was and is devastating, Daryl took on our case and said, “Unfortunately I can’t bring your husband back but I can make sure that you will be ok financially,” and that is what he did , with compassion and dedication and always made feel like he had time for me, I never felt rushed or unimportant, I cannot say enough about how professional yet caring this office has treated me . Mr. Zaslow is truly the best at what he does and I can’t say enough about his secretary who not only kept me informed but listened to me during the most painful time of my life , all I can say is what a great team . Thank you Daryl for helping me . Thank you Heather for listening."

Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him

"When, at age 44 my son suffered a massive Ischemic stroke, my greatest concern was how he would be able to live a normal life without the use of his speech and his arm. Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him and through his tireless efforts, his medical knowledge and his sincere concern for my son, Mr. Zaslow secured for my son a future not only without financial worries, but with hope and happiness. There are no words to express the thanks of our family to a great lawyer."

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-31T17:48:36+00:00

~ Client

"When, at age 44 my son suffered a massive Ischemic stroke, my greatest concern was how he would be able to live a normal life without the use of his speech and his arm. Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him and through his tireless efforts, his medical knowledge and his sincere concern for my son, Mr. Zaslow secured for my son a future not only without financial worries, but with hope and happiness. There are no words to express the thanks of our family to a great lawyer."

Very very pleased with the service and professionalism.

"Very very pleased with the service and professionalism of this law firm. I really felt that my case was very important to them and went to every length to achieve the best outcome possible. Or attorney really went to bat for me and his staff was very professional and courteous. Highly recommended. Thank you again for a great outcome !!"

~ M.M.

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-31T17:51:39+00:00

~ M.M.

"Very very pleased with the service and professionalism of this law firm. I really felt that my case was very important to them and went to every length to achieve the best outcome possible. Or attorney really went to bat for me and his staff was very professional and courteous. Highly recommended. Thank you again for a great outcome !!"

This is a 5 star firm.

"Great firm took me right in and sat with me and understood my case, unlike other attorneys I had seen. This is a 5 star firm."

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-31T18:04:32+00:00

~ Client

"Great firm took me right in and sat with me and understood my case, unlike other attorneys I had seen. This is a 5 star firm."

I would highly recommend his firm.

"Mr. Eichen handled a motorcycle accident for me in 2002, as well as various other cases since that time. I have permanent injuries from that accident and he was able to resolve my case for the full policy limits and get me compensation as quickly as possible. I would highly recommend his firm."

~ Client

Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP
5.0
2018-10-31T18:07:23+00:00

~ Client

"Mr. Eichen handled a motorcycle accident for me in 2002, as well as various other cases since that time. I have permanent injuries from that accident and he was able to resolve my case for the full policy limits and get me compensation as quickly as possible. I would highly recommend his firm."
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