Irvine Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

Irvine Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

The human brain is incredibly complex and capable of extraordinary things, but it is also highly vulnerable to physical injuries and damage from oxygen deprivation. Any brain injury can potentially change the victim’s life in various ways, sometimes including permanent disabilities. If you or a loved one recently suffered a brain injury of any kind due to the actions of another party, you need counsel you can trust to guide you through the complex legal proceedings you will likely face soon.

Legal Counsel for Irvine, CA, Traumatic Brain Injury Claims

Your legal counsel can help you ensure accountability for the party who caused your brain injury and the long-term damages it is likely to generate. Many brain injury victims face long and difficult paths to recovery, often experiencing many adverse effects that can persist for years. If you believe you fulfill the requirements for a personal injury claim in response to a brain injury someone else caused, it’s vital to seek legal counsel from an experienced Irvine traumatic brain injury attorney as soon as possible.

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Why Should I Hire an Irvine Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney?

The right legal counsel handling your case can potentially mean a significant difference in the quality of your final recovery. Instead of attempting to manage your personal injury case while recovering from a brain injury or helping a loved one recover, have an experienced attorney handle your case proceedings on your behalf. This will ensure your case meets all procedural deadlines with the court while you and your family rest and recover with peace of mind.

While it is technically possible to succeed with a civil claim without legal counsel, it would be incredibly difficult and hazardous. Even if you manage to win your case, you may not secure as much compensation as an attorney could have obtained for you. If you have concerns about the potential costs of your legal fees, be sure to carefully review a potential attorney’s fee structure before you agree to accept their legal counsel. However, you stand to lose more than you would have paid in attorneys’ fees if you do not secure legal representation.

Ultimately, the best benefits to hiring legal counsel for an Irvine, CA, traumatic brain injury claim are an increased chance of success with the claim and a greater likelihood of maximizing your compensation. Easton & Easton strives to help every client approach their case with understanding and confidence, providing the ongoing support they need to obtain the fair compensation they legally deserve for their losses.

How Do Brain Injuries Happen?

If you or a loved one recently suffered a brain injury, the determining factor in whether you can file a personal injury claim to seek compensation is if another party is directly responsible for causing the damage in question. Many brain injury claims result from incidents such as:

  • Motor vehicle accidents. These types of collisions are a leading cause of accidental deaths and injuries each year across the US. If an at-fault driver is responsible for causing blunt force trauma resulting in a brain injury, their auto insurance may cover only a fraction of the victim’s total losses.
  • Interpersonal violence. Unfortunately, California has a relatively high violent crime rate. If an individual causes a brain injury while committing a crime such as an assault or armed robbery, they face severe criminal penalties and liability for the victim’s civil damages.
  • Slip and fall incidents. While many might consider a slip and fall a minor incident, such an accident can easily result in a life-changing traumatic brain injury for the victim. In addition, the property owner might face liability for the victim’s damages if the injury occurred due to their failure to take proper care of the property where the injury occurred.

Your Irvine traumatic brain injury attorney will help you determine which party or parties bear responsibility for your brain injury and the resulting damages. They may need to secure physical evidence from the accident scene, gather statements from witnesses who saw your injury happen and consult various expert witnesses to help you prove fault for your damages.

Proving Liability for a Brain Injury

Success with your brain injury claim in California requires identifying the party who caused the injury and proving the full extent of the damages they caused. California state law allows the plaintiff of a personal injury case to seek total compensation for all economic losses from a defendant’s actions. However, the plaintiff has to clearly prove liability for their damages before obtaining compensation. Therefore, the plaintiff and their attorney must establish a few basic facts to prove a defendant is responsible for the damages listed in the claim:

  • The plaintiff needs to show the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care in a specific situation. For example, if the brain injury resulted from a car accident, the plaintiff would need to prove the defendant was involved in the accident and owed a duty of care to operate their vehicle safely and lawfully.
  • The plaintiff needs to prove how the defendant breached this duty of care. Following the previous example, operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol would breach the driver’s duty of care to drive responsibly.
  • The plaintiff can only file a personal injury claim if they suffered a measurable loss. Your attorney will help you gather the evidence you will need to prove the full scope of your damages.
  • Finally, the plaintiff needs to establish a clear link between the defendant’s actions and the plaintiff’s claimed damages. In other words, they must prove their damages resulted solely from the defendant’s negligence and not some other cause.

When a plaintiff can successfully establish these elements of liability, they are likely to win their case. A successful personal injury claim for a brain injury can yield various compensation forms for the plaintiff’s immediate and future damages resulting from their experience.

Compensation for a Brain Injury

If you succeed with a personal injury claim against the party responsible for your brain injury, you can potentially recover compensation for all of the medical treatment required to address the damage. This includes immediate as well as future medical treatment costs, and many brain injuries cause ongoing complications for victims. Whether you were injured or you are taking legal action on behalf of a loved one suffering from a brain injury, your attorney will help you assess the full range of medical expenses you can include in your claim.

When a brain injury results in an inability to work, or if a family member must quit their job to care for the victim of a serious brain injury, their personal injury claim can seek compensation for lost income and lost future earning capacity. In addition, if the defendant’s actions also damaged or destroyed the victim’s personal property, they can include property losses as economic damages.

While the plaintiff’s claimable economic damages may be extensive, the bulk of their recovery is likely to be their compensation for pain and suffering. California law allows a personal injury plaintiff to seek compensation for physical pain and psychological suffering caused by the defendant. Their attorney can help them determine a fair amount based on the seriousness of the brain injury in question and whether the victim faces long-term or permanent effects.

Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers FAQs:

Q: What Are the Most Common Traumatic Brain Injuries?

A: Concussions are the most commonly reported brain injuries in the US. This injury occurs when forces cause the brain to shift inside the skull and collide with the inside surface of the skull. Contusions, penetrating brain injuries, and axonal brain injury from oxygen deprivation are other commonly reported types of brain injuries.

Q: Is a Traumatic Brain Injury a Permanent Disability?

A: Some people are fortunate to recover completely from their brain injuries, while others face lifelong disabilities. One of the most challenging aspects of treating brain injuries is that they can be unpredictable, and symptoms may not be fully recognizable immediately after these injuries occur. If your brain injury results in a permanent disability, your Irvine traumatic brain injury attorney will help you secure fair compensation for the damage.

Q: How Long Will My Case Take to Resolve?

A: A personal injury claim can take weeks to resolve through settlement and much longer if it proceeds to litigation. If the defendant accepts responsibility for the plaintiff’s damages, the parties may quickly reach a mutually agreeable settlement. On the other hand, litigation can take months to conclude, and the judge overseeing the case has the final say on the outcome.

Q: Is It Worth Hiring an Irvine Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney?

A: The right attorney can make a tremendous impact on the overall quality of your recovery. An attorney makes handling your case proceedings easier and significantly improves your chances of success. If you are concerned about the cost of representation, Easton & Easton offers contingency fee billing, meaning there are no upfront costs for our services and no fee if we fail to secure compensation on your behalf.

To discuss your case with an experienced Irvine traumatic brain injury attorney, Easton & Easton is prepared to assist you. Contact us today and schedule your consultation with our team.

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The superior client service Easton & Easton provides has earned the firm an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

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Doug, Brian, and Matt Easton have all been chosen as one of the "10 Best" Personal Injury Attorneys in Southern California each year since 2015 based on client satisfaction, an honor given to less than 1% of personal injury attorneys - and Easton & Easton houses three of them.

Brian Easton was selected to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) in 2015. ABOTA is one of the most premier associations of trial attorneys and judges, requiring a certain number of jury trials as lead counsel and approval by a majority vote of the ABOTA board.

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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.

Both Doug and Matt Easton have been selected as Top Personal Injury Attorneys by Avvo with scores of 10 out of 10 based on their skill, experience, results, peer evaluations, and client reviews.

Matt Easton has been selected as one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40 in California for 2015 by the National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys — an honor given to less than 1% of personal injury attorneys under the age of 40.

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