Riverside Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

Riverside Brain Injury Attorney

Whenever one party’s illegal misconduct or failure to exercise reasonable care results in harm to another party, the victim has the right to pursue compensation for their damages under California’s personal injury laws. The objective of a personal injury claim is for the plaintiff to prove liability for their damages and secure the compensation they need to recover as fully as possible. Unfortunately, some personal injuries result in permanent harm, leaving victims with lifelong medical complications and economic challenges.

Helping Brain Injury Victims Recover in Riverside, CA

Brain injuries are some of the most common catastrophic injuries reported in Riverside. The human brain is highly vulnerable to traumatic injury, and any brain injury has a high chance of resulting in permanent medical complications for the victim. If you or a loved one recently suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the actions of any other party, a Riverside personal injury attorney can help hold them accountable with a civil action.

The attorneys at Easton & Easton have extensive experience handling all types of personal injury cases for our clients in Riverside and throughout the state. We know how challenging it can be to face any permanent injury and the frustration that comes with knowing it resulted from negligence or illegal misconduct. Our firm has earned a reputation as a leading choice for personal injury representation in the Riverside area due to our commitment to client-focused legal counsel in every case we accept. If you believe you have grounds for a civil suit in response to a traumatic brain injury, we can provide the legal representation you need to approach the case with confidence.

Riverside Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

Proving Fault for a Brain Injury in Riverside

Before you can recover any compensation for your damages in a personal injury case, you must prove fault for the injury and identify the party or parties responsible for your damages. Brain injuries can result from motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall incidents, interpersonal violence, and a host of other possible causes. Your attorney can help gather the evidence needed to prove exactly how a brain injury occurred and identify the defendant responsible for your damages.

Success with a personal injury claim requires proving that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care, breached that duty in some way, and consequently caused the plaintiff’s damages. Alternatively, the plaintiff may need to show the defendant broke the law in causing their injury, in which case the state will file criminal charges against the defendant.

It’s important for anyone who intends to file a personal injury claim to understand the state’s pure comparative negligence rule. Under this rule, a plaintiff may still recover compensation for their claimed damages if they bear partial liability for causing those damages, but only to an extent. They will lose a percentage of the total case award equal to their percentage of liability for causing the damages. Your Riverside brain injury attorney can assist you in identifying every party liable for your injury and address any concerns you may have about bearing partial fault.

Claimable Damages in a Brain Injury Case in Riverside

The purpose of your personal injury claim is to hold a defendant accountable for the harm they have done and secure compensation for your damages. The average plaintiff in a personal injury case will have the right to seek full compensation for all the economic losses they suffered, and they can also claim compensation for their pain and suffering. Economic damages are more straightforward and proven with the appropriate documentation. Economic damages you might be able to claim in your brain injury case can include:

  • Medical treatment costs. The defendant who caused your injury is liable for the cost of all medical treatment you require to recover as fully as possible from your injury. This includes future medical expenses if you will require ongoing rehabilitative care.
  • Lost income. When a plaintiff is unable to earn income due to their injury, the defendant is responsible for the wages they lose during their recovery. If a brain injury results in a permanent loss of earning capacity, the defendant is liable for the victim’s lost future wages as well.
  • Property damage. If the defendant also damaged or destroyed the plaintiff’s personal property with their negligence or misconduct, they are responsible for these damages as well.

After calculating the extent of your immediate and future economic damages with the help of your Riverside brain injury attorney, you might be surprised to learn that your case is more valuable than you initially expected. However, you also have the right to claim compensation for your pain and suffering.

Your Riverside brain injury attorney can help determine a fair amount of pain and suffering compensation to seek for your injury. If you are expected to make a relatively full recovery in the near future, they may base their calculations on the time it takes you to recover. Otherwise, if you suffered permanent harm, they are more likely to use the multiplier method, adding up the total of your economic losses and then multiplying this figure by a factor that represents the severity of your condition.

Other factors could also enhance your case award in a brain injury claim. For example, if the defendant caused the injury through some type of illegal action, they could owe you punitive damages alongside the civil damages claimed in your personal injury suit. Alternatively, they may face restitution as an element of their sentencing in criminal court. Your Riverside brain injury attorney can explain the potential impact of any such variables in your case.

Traumatic Brain Injuries FAQs

Q: How Much Compensation Can You Claim for a Traumatic Brain Injury in Riverside?

A: The total value of your personal injury claim in Riverside hinges on the scope and severity of the losses the defendant inflicted with their negligence or illegal misconduct. Your Riverside brain injury attorney can help calculate all your recoverable medical expenses, property damage, lost income, and your lost future earning capacity. They can also assist you in recovering suitable pain and suffering compensation to reflect the severity of the injury you suffered.

Q: Does a Traumatic Brain Injury Ever Heal?

A: One of the most challenging aspects of traumatic brain injuries is their unpredictability. Some brain injuries may only result in short-term symptoms, and victims will appear to fully recover, while others are profoundly disabling. It’s possible for symptoms to appear gradually over time, or severe symptoms may fade and then reappear later. Brain injuries have a very high chance of resulting in permanent harm, and every victim will have an entirely unique recovery experience. Almost any brain injury leaves the victim more susceptible to additional brain injuries in the future.

Q: How Much Pain and Suffering Compensation Can I Claim for a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A: California law only limits pain and suffering compensation in medical malpractice cases. As long as your injury was not the result of medical malpractice, you have the right to claim as much as you believe to be appropriate to reflect the severity of your injury. Your attorney might calculate pain and suffering compensation based on the long-term complications your injury is likely to cause, or they may base their calculation on the time it will take for you to recover as fully as possible.

Q: What Happens if a Plaintiff Is Partially Liable for Their Brain Injury?

A: If a plaintiff in a personal injury case is revealed to be partially responsible for causing their claimed damages, they will lose a percentage of their final case award to account for this shared liability. The state’s pure comparative negligence law dictates that the plaintiff’s fault percentage will be subtracted from their case award, and they keep the rest. For example, if you are found 30% at fault for your damages, you lose 30% of the compensation claimed from the defendant.

Q: What Will It Cost to Hire a Riverside Brain Injury Attorney?

A: When you are already struggling with the economic impact of a serious injury, it is natural to worry about how much it would cost to hire an attorney to help you recover compensation for your damages. The attorneys at Easton & Easton make legal representation accessible when you need it most with contingency fee billing. We do not take upfront or ongoing legal fees from our clients. Instead, we will take a percentage of the total case award we recover on your behalf after we win your case. If our firm is unable to secure compensation for your brain injury, there is no fee at all.

Easton & Easton can help prove liability for the brain injury you or a loved one recently suffered in Riverside. Whether you are pursuing compensation on your own behalf or on behalf of a family member, we can provide guidance and support through every phase of your recovery efforts until you ensure accountability for the harm done and secure compensation for your damages. You have a limited time in which to file your case, so contact us today and schedule your consultation with a Riverside brain injury attorney you can trust.

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Accredited Business Bbb Rating A+

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

Best Law Firms Orange County 2020

Easton & Easton is honored to have been chosen anew each year since 2014 by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers as one of the "Best Law Firms" for the Southern California Metro Area.

Reader's Choice 2019 Best Law Firm

Easton & Easton is honored to have been chosen by the LA Times Reader's Choice Poll as "The Best Personal Injury Law Firm in Orange County" for 2018.

Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Doug and Brian Easton have been selected as Top 100 Trial Lawyers for California each year since 2014 — honors given to less than 1% of attorneys.

The Best Lawyers in America

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.

Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California 2016

Brian and Matt Easton were recently honored for their efforts in securing a $1,850,000 verdict for a client in 2016, which was selected as one of the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California by TopVerdict.com.

Super Lawyers

Doug and Brian have each been selected by Super Lawyers, an honor given to less than 5% of attorneys. Matt Easton has been selected among Super Lawyers' Up-and-Coming Top 25 in Orange County and Top 100 in Southern Califonia, an honor given to less than 1% of attorneys under 40 years old.

10 Best Personal Injury Law Firms in all of Southern California

Easton & Easton is honored to have been chosen as one of the "10 Best Personal Injury Law Firms” in all of Southern California" each year Since 2015 based on client satisfaction — one of the highest honors we could ever hope to achieve.

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Easton & Easton received the “People Love Us On Yelp” award in 2016 due to the exceptional client satisfaction reviews given by our clients over the years.

Premier 100 Trial Attorneys for 2015

Doug and Matt Easton have each been featured as Premier 100 Trial Attorneys for California since 2015 — honors given to less than 1% of attorneys.

Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Brian and Matt Easton have each earned lifetime appointment to the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum — The Top Trial Lawyers in AmericaTM through the results achieved for their clients. This is an honor given to less than 1% of attorneys in the United States.

Top Rated Lawyers AV Preeminent

Doug Easton has held the “AV Preeminent” Rating for over 30 years and Matt Easton received this prestigious distinction in 2015. The "AV Preeminent" rating is the highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards, and is based on the legal profession’s oldest peer review rating system, dating back to 1887.

10 Best 2015 Client Satisfaction

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.

American Board of Trial Advocate

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.

The National Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40

Matt Easton has been selected each year since 2014 as one of the Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40 for California by The National Trial Lawyers — an honor given to less than 1% of attorneys.

Avvo Rating Top Attorney Personal Injury

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.

Nation's Premier Top Ten Attorney Personal Injury

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.

Nation's Premier Top Ten Attorney Personal Injury

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.

Nation's Top One Percent

Doug, Brian, and Matt Easton have all been selected by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel among the Nation's Top One Percent of Attorneys each year since 2017.

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“We look for the human story behind every injury or wrongful death. We prepare our cases for trial; reaching out to the jury with the most compelling evidence possible for the best verdict possible. Insurance companies know this and come to the table prepared to negotiate in good faith. Call us to see how we can turn your story into fair compensation.”

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Coming out of my first auto accident as an adult, a very difficult and scary time to navigate and understand, I was so incredibly thankful to have been put in contact with Easton & Easton. I honestly was lost with how to handle paperwork, doctors, medical costs and what next steps were, and from the moment I spoke with Travis Easton and my case manager Katie, my mind was put at ease. They have made the entire process stress free for me as I recovered, and I am so grateful for them and their genuine care for my case. Communication from the start has been fantastic, especially making clear what my expectations for the entire process would look like, and I truly believe they have my best interest at heart. 100% I would recommend their firm for anyone that is needing representation! Read more…

Sara McClelland
My experience with Easton & Easton has been amazing! Gabriel Mendoza and my case manager Katie have been so helpful and taken so much stress off my plate. They’ve been super informative and honest and given me very clear expectations. They’ve taken such a terrible experience (my accident) and eased my mind about the outcome. I can’t thank them enough!! Read more…
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Lisa Bluemel

The Easton & Easton Law Firm is amazing! The entire team is very helpful and caring. They were always there to answer all my questions. They directed me through the entire process and stayed with me every step of the way. This team is outstanding and were wonderful to work with. Because of the tremendous effort they put on my case they were able to win my difficult personal injury case. I couldn’t have asked for a better law firm to handle my case. They are the Best! Thank you for your patience, professionalism, & guidance! I definitely recommend this firm to handle your case. They go out of their way to fight for your rights. THANK YOU… Read more…

Sofia Sanchez

I could not be more pleased with the services provided by the Law Offices of W. Douglas Easton. The senior partner Mr. Easton took the time to meet with me and my wife while I was still in the hospital, where he gave my family hope that there was light at the end of a very long, and very dark tunnel. Matt Easton then worked my case, and because of his dedication, experience and expertise I received a settlement that was larger than I EVER thought possible. It was truly astounding! Matt and the entire team at Easton & Easton looked out for me throughout my recovery, and in the end they gave me my life back. Five stars is not enough. Thanks Matt! Thanks Easton & Easton! Read more…

Dan Campbell

Brian and everyone at Easton and Easton are simply the BEST at what they do. Brian is thorough, easy to talk to, and truly cares about his clients. If you want a family of attorneys with perseverance and determination to fight for you, give Easton and Easton a call. I am glad I did. Read more…

Kyle Keith

What an amazing law firm, talk about going above and beyond to make such a painful experience go so well. I have referred a co-worker and a family member to them as well and everyone had such a great experience as I had. Read more…

Logan Ross

I can’t say enough amazing things about my experience with Travis Easton at Easton & Easton. Travis and his entire team (Katie, Amy, Dee, Michelle, & Araceli) are phenomenal. It provided me a lot of comfort to know I was being so well taken care of. I was especially impressed that every document for the case was perfectly written and specific to me. Nothing was generic, which shows the level of care and attention they put into each individual case. I had such a great experience and would highly recommend Travis Easton and his firm to anyone going through a personal injury. Travis took a bad situation and made the best of it for me. Thank you again, I’m forever grateful!!


Ashlee A.

Retaining Easton and Easton was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! From the initial consultation to our final meeting, they were nothing short of exceptional. I was forced to retain their services after firing my previous attorney for not handling the case properly. I dealt with Gabriel and Brian (partner) exclusively throughout the case. They did as promised and were great communicators throughout the entire process. I will recommend them to anyone I know going through a personal injury case. They were ultimately able to untangle the mess caused by my previous lawyer and get a result that I was extremely happy with. Their staff is exceptional as well and provided top notch customer service. Amera was also extremely helpful and easy to deal with as well.

Jeffrey N.

I was in a pretty bad car accident and decided to have Easton & Easton represent me, Travis Easton to be specific. Travis Easton and his paralegal made the whole process effortless. They were so understanding and helpful! The entire thing was a gigantic mess, yet Travis managed to make it run like clockwork. I would HIGHLY recommend Easton & Easton! If you are ever in need of a personal defense attorney Easton & Easton is the firm to represent you!

Mark B.

They are the best law firm in Orange County period. Choosing them to represent me was the best decision of my life.
My life changed in a matter of seconds after a catastrophic spinal cord injury that left me disabled. Brian Easton and his team worked on my case non stop for 3 years and provided me the justice I deserved. I couldn’t have been more content.
I was treated with utmost respect and I felt like I was being represented by a close family member. The responses to my questions were quick and clear. What E & E has done for me is phenomenal.
My sincere thanks to Brian, Matt, Travis, Doug, Gabriel and Amera. They are what they are because of their dedication to provide high quality and professional service to their clients.

Vamsi P.

Brian Easton and his team, Gabe Mendoza and Amera Hajali, helped me during a very difficult time in my life. I had a significant injury from a car accident, and wound up seeking out Easton & Easton when I was having difficulties getting help from my doctors. The Easton team took a lot of stress off of me while acting as my advocates to help me get the care I needed, and saw my case all the way through to a healthy settlement.

They are the BEST!

Jennifer P.

I have nothing but good things to say about Easton and Easton. Brian handled my case professionally and communicated with me effectively throughout the process. He made sure that the process was effortless and as hands free as possible. This was super important for my busy schedule. I highly recommend Easton and Easton if you are ever found in a situation that you need an attorney.

Claudia C.

I would highly recommend Easton & Easton.
I was rear ended on my home and pushed into a semi-truck. I was not sure how to go about even using an attorney.
Brian, Gab and Amera were so good about helping me thru the process and representing me.
I was able to concentrate on getting myself better knowing they had my back, taking care of the details and keeping me informed along the way

Linda M.

The best Law firm by far. I would highly recommend Easton & Easton, LLP and ask for Gabriel Mendoza and staff. He and his colleagues did and exceptional service. Thank you for everything. Job well done!

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