Costa Mesa Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

Costa Mesa Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

The human brain is incredibly complex, and even the most cutting-edge medical research has yet to fully explore all of the human brain’s functions and capabilities. As a result, the human brain is also one of the most vulnerable parts of the body for experiencing physical injury. A traumatic brain injury occurs whenever external forces physically damage the brain. This can occur in many different ways, but when one party’s actions cause a traumatic brain injury to another party, the injured party has the right to seek accountability through a personal injury claim.

Representing Victims of Traumatic Brain Injuries in Costa Mesa, CA

If you or a loved one recently sustained any type of brain injury due to the actions of another person in Costa Mesa, CA, you might have grounds for a civil action that could potentially secure the compensation you and your family need to recover. An experienced Costa Mesa traumatic brain injury lawyer is the ideal resource in this situation. They can help you determine liability for the injury and explore every possible channel of recovery available to you.

Easton & Easton is a team of seasoned Costa Mesa personal injury attorneys who have years of experience guiding clients through the most challenging civil claims. We have helped many clients secure compensation for traumatic brain injuries, assisting them in holding defendants accountable for the life-changing injuries they inflict. If you believe you have cause to file a personal injury claim for a traumatic brain injury, it’s essential to consult a Costa Mesa traumatic brain injury attorney as soon as possible to start building your case.

Why You Need a Costa Mesa Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

When you are facing any civil claim in California, it’s essential to have experienced legal counsel on your side to ensure the best chance of success with the case. While it may be technically possible for a plaintiff to represent themselves and even win their case without an attorney, this is exceedingly difficult and risky, especially for catastrophic injuries like traumatic brain damage.

The victim of a traumatic brain injury will likely need to rely on their closest relatives to pursue a personal injury claim on their behalf while they recover. A family struggling in the aftermath of their loved one’s brain injury could not reasonably expect to succeed with a personal injury claim without an attorney while simultaneously managing care and supervision for the victim.

Working with an experienced Costa Mesa traumatic brain injury attorney significantly improves your chances of winning your case and will likely yield much more compensation than you could have obtained on your own. Easton & Easton has years of experience guiding clients through challenging personal injury cases entailing substantial damages. In every case we accept, our goal is to help our client approach their case with confidence and maximize their recovery to the fullest possible extent under California state law.

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries in California

A traumatic brain injury can occur in a variety of ways. The determining factor as to whether a victim has grounds to file a civil claim for a traumatic brain injury is if another party caused the injury intentionally or because of their negligence in a specific situation. Some of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries that generate personal injury claims in Costa Mesa, CA, are:

  • Car accidents. Vehicle collisions are a leading cause of accidental injury and death throughout the US. If a negligent driver caused a traumatic brain injury in an accident, their insurance might only cover some of the victim’s total losses. A Costa Mesa traumatic brain injury lawyer can help their client secure compensation for all damages not covered by insurance.
  • Sports injuries. Some contact sports like football and ice hockey carry a high risk of brain injuries for players. While this type of injury is an inherent risk of playing some sports, a party can bear fault for a traumatic brain injury that occurs during a sporting event depending on the exact nature of the injury.
  • Premises liability. Slip and fall injuries can be more damaging than many people expect. Sometimes a person falls and hits their head on an object or on the ground, resulting in a severe brain injury.
  • Interpersonal violence. If you or a loved one sustained a brain injury because of an intentional criminal act, the perpetrator faces civil liability for your damages and criminal prosecution.
  • Birth injuries. Child birth is a delicate medical procedure that demands strict adherence to the standard of care for the patient’s condition. If a delivery physician is too rough during delivery, fails to properly monitor fetal vital signs, or is otherwise negligent, the newborn could suffer brain damage resulting in permanent disabilities like cerebral palsy.

If any other party recently caused a traumatic brain injury to you or a loved one, it’s vital to consult a Costa Mesa traumatic brain injury lawyer as soon as possible to determine whether you have grounds for a civil action.

Damages and Compensation for Brain Injury Claims

A traumatic brain injury can be a life-changing event for the victim and their family. If you intend to pursue a personal injury claim to recover the damages you incurred from a traumatic brain injury, you must understand how damages work in personal injury claims. There are two main damages available in a personal injury claim: economic and non-economic.

Economic damages include losses that are easy to calculate and prove with invoices and other records. For example, in a traumatic brain injury case, the plaintiff has the right to seek full compensation for all medical treatment they require due to the defendant’s actions. Some brain injuries demand immediate emergency medical care and extensive ongoing rehabilitation to help the victim reach maximum medical improvement. Your attorney will help you calculate all of the medical expenses you can include in your claim.

Economic damages also include lost income resulting from a brain injury. The victim will be unlikely to be able to work for an extended period after their brain injury, and the defendant is responsible for the victim’s lost income while they recover. In addition, some brain injuries will cause permanent disabilities, some of which will prevent victims from working at all in the future. If your injuries prevent you from working, you can seek to claim compensation for your lost earning capacity.

Some brain injuries will be severe, and the victim may require ongoing in-home medical care and supervision as well as assistance with living expenses. As a result, they will face a severely diminished quality of life. In addition, the defendant is liable for all economic losses resulting from their actions, and they will likely face even greater liability for the plaintiff’s non-economic damages.

Non-economic damages pertain to the plaintiff’s physical pain, emotional distress, and psychological trauma resulting from a defendant’s actions. Attorneys can use two simple methods to determine appropriate pain and suffering compensation for their clients. The first is a per diem method that seeks a set amount of compensation every day until the victim reaches maximum recovery from their injury. The second is the multiplier method, which involves adding all the plaintiff’s economic damages and then multiplying this amount by a factor of one to five due to the severity of the plaintiff’s condition.

FAQs

Q: What Is My Traumatic Brain Injury Case Worth?
A:
The value of any personal injury case fluctuates based on multiple factors. Your Costa Mesa traumatic brain injury lawyer will help you determine the total value of your case by calculating your economic damages and then determining appropriate compensation for your pain and suffering that accurately reflects the nature of your injury.

Q: What Are the Four Main Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries?
A: Most traumatic brain injuries fall into four main categories:

  1. Concussions, which occur when the brain hits the inside of the skull.
  2. Contusions, which define bruising on the surface of the brain.
  3. Penetrating head injuries, which entail an object piercing the skull and damaging the brain.
  4. Axonal brain injury, which defines brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation.

Q: What Happens If a Plaintiff Is Partially at Fault for Causing Their Brain Injury?
A:
If an investigation determined that a plaintiff in a brain injury claim is partially at fault for causing the injury in question, California’s comparative negligence law would come into play. The plaintiff would lose a percentage of their case award equal to their percentage of fault for causing the incident in question.

Q: How Much Does a Costa Mesa Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Cost?
A:
Easton & Easton offers contingency fee billing to our personal injury clients. We will take a percentage of the client’s total case award as our fee, but only if we win the case. If we fail to secure a recovery for our client, the client pays nothing, and there are no upfront costs for our representation.

A traumatic brain injury is a major life-changing issue, and if another party caused a traumatic brain injury to you or a loved one, you need to understand your options for legal recourse. If you are ready to discuss your case with an experienced Costa Mesa traumatic brain injury attorney, contact Easton & Easton today to schedule a free consultation with our team.

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Doug and Matt Easton have each been chosen as one of The Best Lawyers in America for Plaintiff's Personal Injury Litigation. Best Lawyers lists attorneys who have earned selection through exemplary legal work that attracts the notice of their colleagues. Lawyers cannot buy their way onto this list.

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