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Expert Southern California Brain Injury Lawyers
Award-Winning Brain Injury Accidents Attorneys

If you or a loved one has suffered a closed head injury, a skull fracture, a concussion, or a traumatic brain injury (TBI) of any kind, we are ready to help.

To the casual observer, everything seems to be intact. However, if you’ve suffered a brain injury, it can feel as if someone has snuck in the back door of your mind and stolen the best pieces of you—your memories, your social life, and even your ability to care for yourself.

In recent years, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have become an increasing health concern and are a growing cause of death and disability in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that an estimated 155 people die each day from this injury. In 2014, there were nearly three million emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths related to TBI, with 837,000 of these health events impacting children.

For a free legal consultation with a brain injury accident lawyer serving Southern California, call 800.672.5295

The Number One Choice for Personal Injury Firms in Southern California

At the law firm of Owen, Patterson & Owen (OPO), our attorneys have more than 40 years of experience getting results for victims of negligence in Southern California and beyond. Santa Clarita residents voted our law firm as their number one choice for personal injury law—a clear testament to our ongoing commitment to excellence. When you hire OPO to represent your case, you can look forward to:

  • Free consultation—We strive to empower and educate accident victims by helping them understand their rights and legal options. During this risk-free evaluation, an attorney will review the details of your case and advise the most viable measures to take for a successful outcome. You will also have an opportunity at this meeting to get any questions you may have answered.
  • No upfront fees—Hospital stays and ongoing medical treatment can wreak havoc on your finances. Knowing this fact, we’ll handle your brain injury case on a contingency fee basis. This fee arrangement means you won’t pay any legal fees unless we win or settle your case.
  • Detailed attention to your case—It can be easy to feel neglected or that your case is not getting the attention it deserves. However, OPO is dedicated to making sure your claim remains a priority. While the approach to each case is similar, we recognize that each client and situation is unique, and typical run-of-the-mill strategies won’t suffice. Our brain injury attorneys are readily available to take your calls and will inform you with status updates as your case progresses.

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    If you or a loved one has suffered a closed head injury, a skull fracture, a concussion, or a traumatic brain injury (TBI) of any kind, we are ready to help.

    To the casual observer, everything seems to be intact. However, if you’ve suffered a brain injury, it can feel as if someone has snuck in the back door of your mind and stolen the best pieces of you—your memories, your social life, and even your ability to care for yourself.

    In recent years, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have become an increasing health concern and are a growing cause of death and disability in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that an estimated 155 people die each day from this injury. In 2014, there were nearly three million emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths related to TBI, with 837,000 of these health events impacting children.

    For a free legal consultation with a brain injury lawyer serving Southern California, call 800.672.5295

    The Number One Choice for Personal Injury Firms in Southern California

    At the law firm of Owen, Patterson & Owen (OPO), CA, our attorneys have more than 40 years of experience getting results for victims of negligence in Southern California and beyond. Santa Clarita residents voted our law firm as their number one choice for personal injury law, a clear testament to our ongoing commitment to excellence. When you hire OPO to represent your case, you can look forward to:

    • Free consultation—We strive to empower and educate accident victims by helping them understand their rights and legal options. During this risk-free evaluation, an attorney will review the details of your case and advise the most viable measures to take for a successful outcome. You will also have an opportunity at this meeting to get any questions you may have answered.
    • No upfront fees—Hospital stays and ongoing medical treatment can wreak havoc on your finances. Knowing this fact, we’ll handle your brain injury case on a contingency fee basis. This fee arrangement means you won’t pay any legal fees unless we win or settle your case.
    • Detailed attention to your case—It can be easy to feel neglected or that your case is not getting the attention it deserves. However, OPO is dedicated to making sure your claim remains a priority. While the approach to each case is similar, we recognize that each client and situation is unique, and typical run-of-the-mill strategies won’t suffice. Our brain injury attorneys are readily available to take your calls and will inform you with status updates as your case progresses.

    Contact Us Today

    Request a Free
    Consultation




      The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

      Disclaimer:



      How a Brain Injury Attorney Can Benefit Your Case

      Personal injury cases involving a brain injury can be challenging. Sometimes, the injury’s impact is evident, while other times, the damage is difficult to be detected by X-rays and CT scans.

      A brain injury can result in memory problems, headaches, behavioral issues, and other conditions that may not be obvious immediately. Our job as attorneys is to delve further into these issues and bring them to light to help our clients receive the best possible settlement. For that reason, our law firm has built an extensive network of resources.

      We can bring in brain injury experts, medical professionals, exhibit makers, and more. Our team of skilled attorneys understands how to prepare and present your case effectively and persuasively to pursue the compensation you need and deserve.

      Types of Brain Injuries

      There are two classifications of an acquired brain injury or ABI—traumatic and non-traumatic. The Brain Injury Association of America defines a traumatic brain injury as a disruption in brain function caused by an external force. A non-traumatic injury, on the other hand, causes damage to the brain through internal factors such as a lack of oxygen, an internal wound, toxicity from medications, or increasing pressure from a tumor mass inside the skull.

      Brain Injuries are Common After Falls and Motor Vehicle Accidents

      Falls account for the majority of TBI hospitalizations, as reported by the CDC. Nearly half of TBI-related emergency room visits were children, ages 17 and younger. Falls were also responsible for TBI-related emergency room visits for four out of five, or 81 percent of adults aged 65 and older. Accounting for 20 percent of TBI-related emergency visits were motor vehicle accidents, making it the second-highest cause. Being struck by or against an object comprised 17 percent of TBI visits.

      Compensation for Damages Available in a Brain Injury Case

      If you’re like most brain injury accident victims, you’ve experienced multiple losses resulting from your injury and may be entitled to compensation for those damages, including:
      • Medical expenses—These expenses entail emergency room visits, hospitalization, CT scans and X-rays, physical therapy and rehabilitation treatment services, surgeries, and medication. Compensation covers all past medical fees as well as any future medical bills.
      • Pain and suffering—Many brain injury accident victims suffer from emotional trauma after their accident. This can show up as anxiety, emotional distress, loss of appetite, anger, and in severe cases, post-traumatic stress disorder. Damages for mental pain and suffering not only apply to the current effects but also those the victim is likely to experience in the future.
      • Loss of wages—Brain injuries, particularly those as severe as a TBI, often prohibit you from returning to work. Ongoing medical treatment and long hospital stays can also negatively impact a person’s ability to return to work. You may be awarded monetary damages for present and future wage loss and lack of earning capacity.
      • Lost quality of life—If your brain injury has left you permanently disabled or unable to care for yourself, you can recover damages that can be used to assist you with your daily living activities.

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      Call Owen, Patterson & Owen at 800.676.5295 or contact us to schedule a meeting to discuss your head injury case and how our experienced Southern California brain injury attorneys can help.

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