Proven Attorneys for Head and Neck Injury Victims
Head trauma and neck injuries are common yet potentially very serious outcomes of auto, trucking, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents. People also suffer these life-changing injuries in a range of other adverse events from falls and attacks on dangerous property to the use of defective products.
At Reiff & Bily in Philadelphia, we have taken decisive legal action for many head and neck trauma sufferers — seeking monetary compensation for medical expenses, ongoing treatment, lost wages and other damages. If you or a family member has been seriously hurt, please contact a Philadelphia attorney whose focus is on serious personal injury claims.
Head and Neck Trauma Are Challenging to Diagnose and Treat
Anyone who suffers head trauma must be evaluated and carefully observed to either diagnose or rule out serious traumatic brain injury. After a serious accident, the presence of more visible injuries may distract from the likelihood of brain trauma — only to have a patient later manifest symptoms such as memory loss, difficulty thinking and reasoning, headaches, loss of conscious or seizures.
A neck injury can be life-altering and challenging to diagnose as well, with severe possible consequences, including damage to the cervical spine resulting in quadriplegia. When the neck is penetrated, emergency medical intervention is necessary for obvious reasons: life-threatening damage to the airway, gastrointestinal system and cervical spine are all in play. However, serious "whiplash" (the common term for acceleration/deceleration injuries) and other types of neck trauma are sometimes missed or minimized by physicians.
Whiplash Can Have Life-Threatening and Life-Changing Consequences
Whiplash injuries — especially common in head-on, rear-end and side-impact car accidents — can be far more serious than many people realize, involving:
- Torn cervical or connective tissues essential for protecting the nerves of the upper spinal cord
- Closed-head brain injury resulting from the brain's internal contact with the skull
- Long-term, debilitating pain that can prevent the victim from working or functioning fully in private life
Our dedicated PA personal injury lawyers offer a free case evaluation and, if we are able to pursue your case, risk-free legal representation on a contingency basis. We charge no attorney fees unless we obtain monetary compensation on your behalf. We welcome referrals from other attorneys and frequently travel throughout eastern Pennsylvania and nationwide.
Whether you have been diagnosed with a serious injury or believe an accident caused more severe head or neck trauma than initially determined, we encourage you to contact us for legal counsel.