Brain injuries can have a profound effect on victims, their families, friends, and communities. Moreno Valley is no exception to this unfortunate reality. Numerous members of our community struggle with the consequences of a brain injury daily. Many people unfortunately perceive brain injuries as changing something fundamental about the victims, which makes confronting these injuries an often frightening and confusing process.
Brain injuries can happen in a wide range of circumstances, from violent head trauma to complications from a virus. No matter how a brain injury occurs, the experienced brain injury attorneys at Gomez Trial Attorneys have years of experience representing Moreno Valley victims and their families in legal actions seeking compensation from the parties whose wrongful actions led to harm.
If you live, work, or vacation in Moreno Valley and a brain injury to you or a loved one has turned your life upside-down, contact one of our compassionate brain injury lawyers at Gomez Trial Attorneys today for a free case evaluation.
The top-rated, award-winning attorneys and legal professionals at Gomez Trial Attorneys represent victims of unexpected injuries and tragic fatalities throughout Southern California. From offices in San Diego, Solana Beach, Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo, and Temecula, our team fights to make sure victims of other people’s careless, reckless, and intentionally-harmful conduct receive fair compensation for their injuries and losses.
Representing Riverside County residents, workers, and visitors who sustain brain injuries in preventable accidents and incidents constitutes a significant part of our law practice. We have a track record of success in brain injury-related cases, including a $16.2 million recovery for a slip-and-fall victim who sustained a brain injury, and a $13.5 million outcome for the victim of a brain injury sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Our team gets results by providing personalized, sophisticated legal advice and by leveraging our experience and know-how in and out of court.
These are just past examples, and unfortunately no lawyer can guarantee a successful outcome of a brain injury case. However, Gomez Trial Attorneys does guarantee that our Moreno Valley clients will have a lawyer on their side who has the skill and resources to pursue a favorable outcome, in even the most complicated brain injury matters.
Generally speaking, a brain injury damages brain tissue and results in health and life complications for the victim. The two broad types of brain injury are traumatic brain injury (TBIs) and non-traumatic brain injury. We describe each below.
A violent bump, jolt, or blow to the head can result in a traumatic brain injury, in which the brain sustains damage through bruising and tearing of brain tissue and nerve fibers, rupturing of blood vessels, and swelling. TBIs often involve primary and secondary injuries: the initial damage caused by the violent blow, jolt, or penetrating injury, and the subsequent, additional damage done by bleeding, swelling, and interruption of blood flow or oxygen to brain tissues.
Medical professionals rate the severity of a brain injury as either mild, moderate, or severe. However, any brain injury can cause lasting health complications and impairments for the victim. For instance, doctors call a concussion a “mild” brain injury, but concussion victims can suffer from long-term symptoms that include persistent headaches, dizziness, confusion, light and sound sensitivity, and fatigue. A first concussion also increases a victim’s risk of sustaining additional concussions, according to medical professionals, with each successive injury compounding the damage and harmful effects of the previous one.
Moderate and severe TBIs can inflict even-greater difficulties on victims, and the loved ones who care for them.
Stanford Health lists a host of potential deficits from these forms of TBI, including:
The location within the brain of the injury, its severity, how it responds to treatments, and numerous other physiological and environmental factors affect the type, consistency, and duration of these symptoms. Every TBI is a truly unique injury. Traumatic brain injury victims and their loved ones often speak of having good days and bad days, with symptoms coming and going without warning. This unpredictability can cause intense strain and difficulty for victims and loved ones alike.
The brain can also sustain damage through mechanisms that do not involve violent external head trauma, such as when a victim has a stroke (caused by a broken or blocked blood vessel in the brain), or suffers from encephalitis (brain swelling caused by disease or an autoimmune reaction) or cerebral hypoxia (a loss of oxygen supply to the brain). A wide variety of preventable incidents and accidents can cause these types of brain injuries, including drowning, accidental infection or exposure to a viral illness, and medical errors (such as mistakes in administering medication).
Victims of non-traumatic brain injuries tend to face the same unpredictable constellation of symptoms as TBI victims, with the same impacts on their lives and livelihoods.
No matter what type of brain injury a client has suffered, the seasoned lawyers at Gomez Trial Attorneys have the skill and resources to evaluate the harm done to them and to identify who has legal liability for it. Contact us today to speak with a Moreno Valley attorney as soon as possible.
A vast range of scenarios, accidents, and incidents can lead to a tragic brain injury.
At Gomez Attorneys, we commonly help clients confront the aftermath of traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries resulting from:
No matter how a brain injury occurs the Moreno Valley team at Gomez Trial Attorneys has the experience and know-how to evaluate whose dangerous decisions or actions caused it to happen.
Many Moreno Valley brain injuries happen because of someone’s careless, reckless, or intentionally-harmful decisions or conduct. In representing local brain injury victims, the Gomez Trial Attorneys team works hard to identify all parties whose choices and actions contributed to the cause of the injury.
Every case has unique circumstances, of course, but frequently our clients can hold one or more of the following types of parties legally responsible for the harm they have suffered:
Traffic accidents cause a significant number of the preventable brain injuries in Moreno Valley every year, and the drivers involved in those accidents bear a significant amount of the blame. In California, a driver whose dangerous actions behind the wheel lead to a crash commonly faces legal liability to crash victims. So does anyone who has a legal duty to answer for a driver’s conduct, such as the employer of a driver who crashes a commercial vehicle.
Moreno Valley residents, workers, and visitors have the right to expect that any public or private property they visit lawfully will be free of conditions that put them at an unreasonable risk of getting hurt. Owners, occupants, and operators of those properties face legal liability if a visitor sustains a brain injury because of an unreasonably dangerous property condition they should have fixed or warned the visitor about. This rule applies to owners/occupants/operators of properties where someone falls, drowns, gets electrocuted, or sustains any other type of trauma leading to a brain injury.
Youth athletes cannot avoid some risk when they step onto the field for a practice or game. However, the adults and organizations who coach, referee, and organize their athletic events have important duties not to expose young athletes to unreasonable risks of brain injuries. Anyone who supervises or oversees youth sports must follow concussion protocols, for example, and could face legal liability for failing to take a player showing signs of concussion out of a game or practice.
All Southern Californians have the right to expect that their government will take appropriate steps to keep them safe and healthy, and that it will not ignore or promote unreasonably dangerous conditions on Riverside County roads or at the area’s public facilities. Moreno Valley residents, workers, and visitors who work for the government, especially those who serve in the Armed Forces, also have the right to expect that their employer will not unreasonably put them in harm’s way. In many cases, brain injury victims have the legal right to seek compensation from a government agency or employer for their injuries and losses.
Medical professionals care about their patients and usually try their best to provide an adequate standard of care. However, on occasion they make mistakes that lead to tragic and catastrophic health complications, making them legally liable to patients who suffered brain injuries as a result.
If you or a loved one sustained a brain injury in Moreno Valley or elsewhere in Southern California, Gomez Trial Attorneys have the skill and experience to protect your legal rights. Contact us or call us at (619) 237-3490 today for a free case evaluation.
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