The skilled and dedicated Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys of Reiff & Bily represent clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries in an accident. Our attorneys have the legal experience and resources to pursue the most challenging personal injury cases. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury because of another party’s recklessness, carelessness or misconduct, you may be eligible for compensation. Catastrophic injuries can occur in all types of accidents. Auto accidents, slip and fall accidents, and acts of medical malpractice commonly leave their victims with severe, life-altering injuries or disabilities.
What is Considered a Catastrophic Injury?
Catastrophic or serious injuries can occur in nearly any circumstances. They can happen while driving on a highway, walking down the street, or while performing household chores. Catastrophic injuries can include the following:
- Head or brain injuries that result in loss of hearing or sight, problems with motor skills, or diminished cognitive functions.
- Neck or spinal cord injuries that result in partial or total paralysis.
- Serious burn injuries.
- Damage to internal organs, such as the heart, kidneys or lungs.
- Dismembered, amputated or broken arms, legs, hands, feet, fingers or toes.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injury
Persons with catastrophic injuries often suffer long-term or permanent disabilities. These disabilities may shorten a person’s life, as well as present him or her with ongoing medical problems, physical pain, and emotional suffering. Catastrophic injuries are also life altering for the victim’s family members, who may have to adjust their priorities and work to care for their loved one.
Types of Cases Producing Serious Injuries that Our Experienced Attorneys Handle
For decades the attorneys of Reiff & Bily have been trusted by Philadelphians and Pennsylvanians to pursue a broad array of personal injury claims. If you have been injured in the following circumstances, a Reiff & Bily attorney may be able to work with you on your case. Matters we handle include:
Car, motorcycle, & commercial truck accidents – truck, van, SUV and car accidents can produce severe injuries. When the crash occurs with a large commercial truck, the injuries are typically more severe due to the mass of the commercial vehicle. Motor vehicle crashes can produce broken bones, spinal injuries, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
Medical malpractice and medical device injuries – When the care provided in a hospital or other medical facility by a doctor or other medical professional falls below an acceptable standard of care, medical malpractice has occurred. Furthermore, defective and improperly installed medical devices can also lead to sever, life-altering injuries or a wrongful death.
Construction accidents – Injuries on a job or work site are often catastrophic in nature. The use of heavy equipment and the presence of massive beams, girders, and other construction materials means that injuries are often particularly severe.
Defective products – Whether it is a defective car or truck, an electronic device that explodes, or some other consumer product with serious safety problems we can help. We can work with individual affected by GM’s defective ignition switches or Takata’s recalled airbag inflators.
Amtrak, SETPA, PATCO, & NJ Transit Accidents – While most mass transit trips by train, bus, or trolley are completed without incident, the risk for a crash or mechanical malfunction is ever-present. In 2015, an Amtrak train derailed in the port Richmond section of Philadelphia killing eight and injuring more than 200. In October 2015, one person was killed after an SUV hit a SEPTA trolley.
Fair, carnival, & amusement park accidents – While many facilities engage in measures to reduce the likelihood of an accident, it only takes one mistake before an idyllic day or evening out is transformed into a nightmare. We can handle accidents that occur at large theme parks or at farms and other locations. Following the 2014 hayride fatalities at a Maine farm, Jeff Reiff was interviewed extensively by media sources, including by USA Today and NBC, regarding the causes of the accident and how similar occurrences could be prevented from reoccurring.
The above provides a brief overview of some of the areas where our lawyers can pursue a personal injury action due to catastrophic injuries. We can also pursue matters where a severe, life-altering injury occurs in a slip-and-fall, a dog bite situation, swimming pool incidents, bicycle accidents, and boating accidents.
Rely on Our Lawyer’s Experience after a Catastrophic Injury
For decades Philidelphians and Pennsylvanians have relied on the personal injury attorneys of Reiff & Bily after they have suffered catastrophic, life-altering injuries. While all matters are unique, we also pursue an aggressive and strategic approach to all matters we take on. To schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced catastrophic injury lawyers, call Reiff & Bily at (215) 274-0072 or contact us online. We may be able to help you recover your medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other associated expenses.