Marin County Brain Injury Lawyer
There were almost three million people who received medical care for or fatally suffered from a traumatic brain injury in 2014, according to the most recent U.S. data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Brain injuries result from a blow or sudden jolt to the head that damages brain tissue and affects the brain’s ability to function. Accidents due to the negligent actions of another party are often the cause. When that is the case, victims may have the right to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and their pain and suffering. If you or a loved one is suffering from a brain injury, speak to a Marin County brain injury lawyer with extensive experience at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger. We will evaluate your case for free and discuss your legal options.
Why Choose Us?
- We are not afraid to take your case to trial in order to secure fair compensation on your behalf and we have a physician on staff who will prove the extent of your injuries in court.
- Our Marin County brain injury lawyers have maintained a 98 percent success rate in all of their cases for the past decade.
- Our firm’s track record of obtaining multimillion-dollar results has yet to be matched.
Brain Injury Verdicts & Settlements
Our attorneys will not settle for less than the amount you deserve:
- $17M Verdict: Mason G. v. Bell Sports Inc. – Product Liability Causing Brain Injury
- $12.2M Verdict: Pedestrian Injured by Dangerous Roadway Causing Brain Injury
- $8.8M Verdict: Auto Accident Causing Brain Injury
- $6.5M Settlement: Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE) at Birth
- $6M Settlement: Delayed Cesarean Section/HIE Causing Birth Injury
- $5M Settlement: Child v. Doctor – Failure to Recognize Fetal Distress Causing HIE
- $4M Settlement: Failure to Diagnose Cardiomyopathy Causing Brain Injury
- $2.8M Settlement: Negligent Spinal Surgery Causing Brain Injury
Signs of a Brain Injuries
If any of the following signs are present after an incident involving injury to your head, they may signal a brain injury:
- Loss of consciousness
- Short-term memory loss
- General confusion
- Numbness/tingling in extremities
- Sudden onset of nausea or vomiting
- Intense headaches
- Blurred vision
- Unusual fatigue
Brain injuries are not always immediately apparent and there may be a delayed onset. For example, the full effects of a concussion may not be felt for up to 24 to 72 hours after the initial accident. Immediately seek medical attention if any of these symptoms occur in the days following an accident.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Brain Injury?
Falls causing a brain injury are a leading cause in the U.S. They can take place anywhere, from a poorly maintained business location, a staircase without handrails, to a nursing home without adequate staffing.
Struck By/Against an Object
These types of accidents can happen, for example, while playing contact sports, in a workplace accident, or from a falling object.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Car accidents often cause brain injuries. Whiplash may occur due to a severe jerk of the head or a person’s head may hit the steering wheel, dashboard, or airbag.
Violence intentionally inflicted by another person. This includes domestic abuse and shaken baby syndrome.
Do You Need a Brain Injury Lawyer? Contact Us.
California only allows a limited amount of two years time to pursue compensation after wrongfully suffering a brain injury. Contact Walkup, Melodia, Kelly, & Schoenberger today to alleviate your financial stress by letting our Marin County brain injury attorneys handle your legal matters for you. We will not charge you a fee unless we win.