Brain Injuries

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Every year, more than 2.5 million people suffer from a brain injury, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Sadly, 155 people a day will lose their lives after suffering a serious and traumatic brain injury. Brain injury survivors may find themselves facing a long, uphill battle just to put their lives back together again. They may even suffer long-term disability and impairment, as well as a lifetime of pain and suffering.

California public safety officials are at an increased risk for suffering these types of severe injuries due to the nature of their jobs. Police officers, firefighters, EMTs, first responders and other public safety officials who suffer serious brain injuries may suddenly find that their whole world is turned upside down. They may be unable to provide for their families, perform their own daily care, or even go back to their jobs. When this happens, they need someone on their side who is willing to fight for them and their families.

For over 20 years, the brain injury attorneys at Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c. have offered legal guidance and assistance to injured California public safety officials and their families. We know that injured police officers, firefighters and first responders may receive workers’ compensation benefits after an accident. However, we also know that these payments do not even come close to covering the expenses you may have. When this happens, we can help injured brain injury survivors file claims against the person or entity responsible for their injuries. We are an aggressive and experienced law firm with the resources needed to tackle these tough and complex claims.

For a free consultation with a California Public Safety Brain Injury Attorney at Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c., call (949) 660-7762

Common Causes of Brain Injuries

California public safety officials can suffer injuries in numerous ways. Some of the most common ways include:

  • Falls. Every year, falls cause 47 percent of traumatic brain injuries.
  • Struck by. When an object strikes the head, it can cause a serious traumatic brain injury. These types of accidents account for 15 percent of all traumatic brain injuries.
  • Car accidents. Car crashes and motorcycle accidents account for 14 percent of all brain injuries.
  • Assault. Assaults cause nine percent of all brain injuries and are the leading cause of death in small children.

California public safety officials are at an increased risk for suffering brain injuries in car and motorcycle accidents, assaults, and falls.

Brain Injury Compensation

When you or someone you love suffers a brain injury in an accident, it is important to speak to an experienced brain injury lawyer at Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c. Our lawyers understand how complex brain injury cases can be. We also know that injured survivors and their families need extraordinary compensation to help them pay their medical expenses, long-term care, and lost wages. In fact, according to the CDC, brain injury survivors may need up to $3 million to help cover the costs over the course of their lives.

Our CA brain injury lawyers have the experience and resources needed to tackle these complex and medically challenging cases. We know that any award or settlement needs to cover your medical expenses now, as well as future complications you may endure. In Sacramento, Orange County, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, and San Diego, brain injury survivors can recover both economic and non-economic damages, including:

  • Medical costs
  • Long-term care expenses
  • Rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • PTSD
  • Loss of consortium

When seeking compensation for you, we work quickly to build a solid case. This often involves investigating the accident closely, working with your medical team, interviewing eyewitnesses and employing accident reconstruction experts.

Did You Suffer a Brain Injury in an Accident?

If you suffered a brain injury in an accident, we can help. At Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c., we represent public safety members after they have suffered a serious brain injury in the line of duty, in an accident or otherwise. We know that traumatic brain injuries can result in significant impairment and a lifetime of disabilities. That is why we work tirelessly from the start for our injured clients and their families.

We offer a free initial consultation to help you explore your legal options because we want you to choose the one that is right for you. Call our law firm at (949) 660-7762 or fill out our confidential contact form.

The personal injury lawyers at Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c. are proud to serve public safety members and their friends and families. With offices in Orange County and Sacramento, we successfully service clients across the state of California.