San Bernardino Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

San Bernardino Brain Injury Attorney

Any personal injury has a chance of causing long-term or lifelong complications for the victim, but this risk is exceptionally high for brain injuries. The human brain has extraordinary capabilities, but it is highly vulnerable to physical injuries. Any brain injury can potentially cause a host of adverse symptoms, some of which will never improve, no matter the level of medical intervention the victim receives.

San Bernardino Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

Helping Victims of Traumatic Brain Injuries Recover in San Bernardino, CA

If you or a family member recently sustained a traumatic brain injury due to the actions of another party, a San Bernardino brain injury attorney can help determine your most viable options for legal recourse. When another party is responsible for harming you due to intentional misconduct or a failure to exercise reasonable care in a specific situation, state law allows you to pursue a civil claim and seek compensation for the damages they inflicted.

The attorneys at Easton & Easton have years of professional experience handling all types of personal injury cases in San Bernardino, including those pertaining to traumatic brain injuries. These injuries can impose expensive medical treatment costs on the victim and their family and disrupt their lives in various ways. When you believe another party is liable for a brain injury in any way, you need an experienced San Bernardino brain injury attorney to help hold them accountable for their actions and to secure the compensation you legally deserve.

Proving Fault for Your Brain Injury in San Bernardino

California’s personal injury laws allow the victim of another party’s intentional misconduct or negligence to seek full repayment of all losses they sustained from their actions. However, before the plaintiff in any personal injury case can recover compensation for their losses, they must firmly establish liability for those losses. Some of the most common causes of brain injury claims include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents. Distracted driving, speeding, and driving under the influence (DUI) are just a few possible ways for serious car crashes to occur in San Bernardino. Recovery from a vehicle accident typically begins with an auto insurance claim against the at-fault driver, but when their insurance cannot fully cover your losses, you can file a personal injury claim to recover the rest of your damages.
  • Premises liability. Property owners must ensure their properties are safe for lawful guests and visitors. If a property owner fails to address any foreseeable safety issue that results in a slip and fall, the victim could sustain a traumatic brain injury. The property owner would be liable for their damages under the state’s premises liability statutes.
  • Work-related injuries. Many people work in inherently dangerous environments, but it is possible for a traumatic brain injury to happen in various ways in any work environment. If you were injured while working, you could have grounds to seek workers’ compensation benefits, but if a specific party is directly responsible for the injury, you can pursue further legal recourse with a personal injury claim.
  • Violent crime. The state has a relatively high statewide violent crime rate compared to most other states. It’s possible for a traumatic brain injury to occur from an assault or act of domestic violence. Whenever an individual intentionally harms another person and inflicts a catastrophic injury, they are likely to face felony charges.

These are just a few examples of the various ways that traumatic brain injuries might occur in the San Bernardino area. No matter how the brain injury occurred, the victim should reach out to legal counsel they can trust as soon as possible to have the greatest chance of success with their recovery efforts.

Compensation Available in a Brain Injury Claim

After your San Bernardino brain injury attorney has helped you identify the party or parties responsible for your traumatic brain injury, you can proceed with claiming compensation for all resulting damages. A traumatic brain injury can be catastrophic, leading to various short and long-term damages for the victim and their family. Under California’s personal injury laws, the plaintiff in a brain injury case could potentially have grounds to recover:

  • Compensation for all their medical expenses. This includes the cost of future medical treatment they may need to reach maximum recovery and/or the cost of ongoing care required for a severely disabling brain injury.
  • Lost income. The victim of a brain injury may be unable to work and earn income. It’s also possible for a family member to quit their job to provide consistent in-home care for their injured loved one. If the brain injury has resulted in lost income and/or lost future earning capacity, it’s possible to recover compensation for both with a successful personal injury claim.
  • Property damage. If the defendant’s actions also damaged the plaintiff’s personal property, repair or replacement costs can be added to their civil suit.
  • Pain and suffering. The state only limits pain and suffering compensation in medical malpractice cases, so if your brain injury did not occur from medical malpractice, there is no limit to how much you could seek from the defendant. Your San Bernardino brain injury attorney can help determine a suitable figure to reflect the extent of short and long-term damages and diminished quality of life resulting from the brain injury in question.

Your brain injury claim could be worth much more than you initially expected, and the right attorney can help maximize the compensation you obtain from the party who caused the injury.

The attorneys at Easton & Easton can handle your case proceedings for you while you rest and recover with peace of mind. We’ll carefully examine the details of how your brain injury occurred and assess the full extent of the effects the injury has had on you and your family. We typically seek to settle our clients’ cases as quickly as possible to shorten the time it takes them to receive the compensation they legally deserve, but we are prepared and equipped to handle tough litigation if necessary in your case.

Brain Injury Lawyers FAQs

Q: Can You Fully Recover From a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A: One of the most difficult aspects of brain injury treatment is the unpredictability of these injuries. Two people could suffer seemingly identical traumatic brain injuries, and one could make a complete recovery while the other suffers profound lifelong disabilities. Yes, it is possible for a brain injury victim to make a full recovery, but any brain injury has a high chance of causing permanent harm.

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

A: If you can successfully prove that another party caused your brain injury, you can hold them accountable for the entire extent of economic damages they caused, as well as your pain and suffering. The total value of your case hinges on the extent of the losses you suffered and the level of long-term harm you are likely to experience from the injury. Your San Bernardino brain injury attorney can estimate your case’s total potential value if you win.

Q: How Long Does It Take to Finalize a Brain Injury Case?

A: It’s natural to wonder how long it could potentially take for you to receive a settlement for a brain injury claim. If your attorney is able to settle your case outside of court, this process may only require a few weeks. However, if litigation is necessary, it will take much longer, potentially several months to more than a year. When the fault is clear, and you have the right attorney to handle your case, it is more likely that you will be able to settle the case in a timely fashion.

Q: Why Do I Need to Hire a San Bernardino Brain Injury Attorney?

A: It’s technically possible for a plaintiff to pursue a personal injury case without hiring legal counsel, but this is likely to be much more challenging than the average person might expect. When you have an experienced attorney handling your case, you are not only more likely to succeed with your claim but also maximize your total compensation. If you tried to handle your case on your own, you would be contending with your medical and personal issues as well as the procedural requirements of your case. Even if you won, you would be unlikely to secure as much compensation as an attorney could have obtained for you.

Q: How Much Does It Cost to Hire a San Bernardino Brain Injury Attorney?

A: The attorneys at Easton & Easton make legal counsel accessible to those who need it most with contingency fee billing. Instead of charging expensive upfront legal fees and adding to your financial concerns, we only take a percentage of your case award if and when we win the case. You owe nothing if we are unable to secure a recovery for you so you can approach your case with confidence and peace of mind.

The right legal team is an invaluable asset for any personal injury case, especially one that is likely to be as challenging as a brain injury claim. If you believe you have grounds to pursue legal recourse against the party responsible for inflicting a brain injury on you or a loved one, the team at Easton & Easton is ready to assist you. Contact our firm today and schedule a consultation with a San Bernardino brain injury attorney who can explain your most viable avenues of recovery.

Your Story Is Important To Us.

Firm Awards
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

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.

People Love Us On Yelp

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.

Orange County Personal Injury Lawyer | Costa Mesa Auto Accident Attorney | Catastrophic Injuries

“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.”

Partner W. Douglas Easton

What Our Clients Say

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…
Caila Dean

Ive used them twice and never been disappointed. Read more…

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!

Ericka P.


  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.