Incorporated in 1922, the Borough of Paramus in Bergen County, New Jersey is one of the nation’s top retail zip codes, thanks to a plethora of malls and shopping centers. Originally settled by Lenni Lenape Native Americans, the borough’s name comes from the Lenape word “peramsepuss,” which translates to “land of the wild turkeys.” A large metal statue of a wild turkey at the Paramus Park Mall is a nod to the community’s rural beginnings. Paramus was later inhabited as a farming community by Dutch immigrants and served as a station for both British and American troops during the Revolutionary War. Today the borough features the Bergen Museum of Art and Science and the New Jersey Children’s Museum in addition to a massive commercial district. Notable current and former residents include radio announcer Spero Dedes, figure skater Elaine Zayak and New York Giant linebacker Chase Blackburn.

With offices in Hackensack, Hermann Law Group, PLLC is a full-service Bergen County Social Security disability law firm. We have more than 50 years of experience focusing exclusively on disability cases. Contact our firm toll free at 877-773-3030, call our New Jersey number at 201-862-9700 or visit our website to schedule a no-cost consultation.

Although a person who cannot work for one year or longer due to a physical or mental impairment is generally eligible for Social Security disability benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) initially denies the majority of benefits claims filed, including many that have merit. A person whose claim is initially denied can continue to pursue the claim, typically by requesting an administrative hearing before an SSA Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) and later filing a federal appeal of the ALJ’s decision if necessary.

Unlike non-lawyer “claimant’s representatives” who sometimes handle disability claims, we are both licensed attorneys and skilled litigators. As such, we know what SSA staff and judges are looking for and we know how to present your claim in the strongest possible light. Over several decades of combined local experience, we have developed a rapport with the local Social Security offices, which enables us to navigate the claims process efficiently and effectively. We can also represent clients on appeal in federal court.

Year after year, we are successful in well over 90% of the claims we handle. We are so confident in our abilities that in Social Security Disability cases, we will not charge you a fee unless we win your case.

Our Hackensack office is conveniently located at 1 University Plaza Drive, Suite 401. To get there from Paramus, take NJ-17 South to Route 4 East. Exit at Hackensack Avenue South. Follow the road to the second light (the first possible left turn). Make a left onto Temple Avenue and then a left into the large parking lot. Please call or contact us to set up an appointment.