Catastrophic Injury

X-Lite guardrails linked to multiple deaths.

Guardrails are supposed to save lives by helping absorb the impact forces during car accidents. Ironically, certain models of guardrails may increase the chances of death or serious injuries during collisions. Recent deaths across the country were reportedly caused by guardrails, such as the X-Lite. This telescoping guardrail system is…

construction accident

Statistics published by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) show that 21.4 percent of workplace fatalities in private industry during 2015 were in construction. However, construction workers are not always responsible for dangerous workplace conditions in this industry. Despite the many ways that construction workers can be harmed on the job,…

In essence, a catastrophic injury is a severe injury to the brain, spine, or spinal cord. It can also include fractures to the skull or spine. These injuries are devastating and most often life altering. One such accident happened last month. In late January 2016, Nick Liffert, an active church…

Paralysis is a life-changing condition. It affects almost every aspect of a person’s life; how they perform everyday functions; how they work and get around; and how they maintain their health and physical well-being. The most common causes of paralysis are motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, diving accidents, falls and…

Brain injuries can occur in many different types of accidents. Often, there is no outward sign that an injury has occurred. These types of brain injuries, known as “closed-head” injuries, often go undiagnosed, untreated and uncompensated. At Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., our lawyers help brain injury victims…

The saddest part of those accidents that leave Philadelphia residents with brain injuries is the lasting effect that such injuries can have on victims lives. Some may never recover the cognitive functions or skills that they had prior to their actions, impacting their potential to support themselves and their families…

Car accidents in Philadelphia can lead to a variety of different injuries and sometimes even death. These injuries can range from small scratches and bruises to paralysis and brain injuries. Those involved in car accidents may sustain injuries that they have to deal with for the rest of their lives….

When a person suffers a brain injury in Philadelphia, it can have a devastating effect on his life and the life of his family and close friends. Brain injuries can range from mild to severe and affect each person differently. The symptoms of mild brain injury may include confusion, nausea,…