Temecula Brain Injury Lawyer

If you hire us for your case, you can expect 3 things:

  1. Proactive communication about your case, 24/7.
  2. Scheduled updates on your case.
  3. Aggressive representation.

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We Make Working With Our Personal Injury Lawyers Easy

When you sign up with the personal injury lawyers at Sargent Law Firm, the first thing we do is contact the at-fault party’s insurance company and let them know we are representing you. Once they know they have to go through us, they will know that you have experienced legal advocates on your side.

OUR 7-STEP PROCESS:

Free Case Review
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Free Case Review

We are available 24/7, and will review your case and all your options for free.

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Hire us
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Hire us

You do not pay us until we win your case.

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Case Plan
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Case Plan

Our team will develop a plan specific for you, and your individual case. We will send letters of representation to insurance companies, obtain police reports, perform accident investigations, and gather all evidence related to the accident.

Medical Treatment
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Medical Treatment

We will help you navigate the healthcare system and your medical treatment. We work with many respected and highly experienced medical providers who will guide your treatment towards recovery, even if you don’t have health insurance.

Negotiations
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Negotiations

We will negotiate on your behalf to help you recover:

  1. Medical Bills & Future Medical Costs
  2. Lost Wages & future loss of earnings
  3. Physical & Mental Pain and suffering, both past & future
  4. Wrongful Death Damages
  5. Property Damages
Settlement
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Settlement

Our goal is to reach a fair settlement with the insurance company, and for our clients to be fairly compensated for their injuries.

Litigation
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Litigation

If the insurance company refuses to reach a fair settlement for your case, then our firm will file a lawsuit on your behalf. We have our own Litigation Department who will fight for you in court to recover the money to which you are entitled for your injuries.

01 - Free Case Review

We are available 24/7, and will review your case and all your options for free.

FREE Case Review

02 - Hire us

You do not pay us until we win your case.

FREE Case Review

03 - Case Plan

Our team will develop a plan specific for you, and your individual case. We will send letters of representation to insurance companies, obtain police reports, perform accident investigations, and gather all evidence related to the accident.

04 - Medical Treatment

We will help you navigate the healthcare system and your medical treatment. We work with many respected and highly experienced medical providers who will guide your treatment towards recovery, even if you don’t have health insurance.

05 - Negotiations

We will negotiate on your behalf to help you recover:

  1. Medical Bills & Future Medical Costs
  2. Lost Wages & future loss of earnings
  3. Physical & Mental Pain and suffering, both past & future
  4. Wrongful Death Damages
  5. Property Damages

06 - Settlement

Our goal is to reach a fair settlement with the insurance company, and for our clients to be fairly compensated for their injuries.

07 - Litigation

If the insurance company refuses to reach a fair settlement for your case, then our firm will file a lawsuit on your behalf. We have our own Litigation Department who will fight for you in court to recover the money to which you are entitled for your injuries.

Suffering a brain injury can be a life-altering experience, impacting every facet of your life, from personal relationships to professional aspirations. In such challenging times, the right legal help is crucial to your recovery.

A Temecula brain injury lawyer from Sargent Law Firm offers compassionate and aggressive legal representation to help you deal with the complexities of brain injury claims. Call us today for your free consultation.

What is a Brain Injury?

A brain injury can result from various incidents and manifests in different forms, ranging from mild concussions to severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). The severity of the injury often determines the course of treatment and legal action.

Here are some common types of brain injuries:

  • Concussions: Often caused by sudden impacts or shakes to the head.
  • Contusions: Bruising of brain tissue due to direct impact.
  • Penetrating injuries: Occur when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.
  • Anoxic brain injury: Caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain.

Regardless of the type of brain injury you suffered, a lawyer can advocate for your rights and work to secure a just settlement on your behalf. The following section will explore various scenarios that can lead to brain injuries.

Common Causes of Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can happen under various circumstances, but some common causes include:

  • Vehicle accidents: Including cars, motorcycles, and bicycles.
  • Slip and Fall accidents: Especially in older adults or in workplaces.
  • Sports injuries: Particularly in high-impact sports.
  • Violence: Such as assaults or being struck on the head.

These are just a few of the most common causes of brain injuries. If yours doesn’t fall into one of these categories, you are still entitled to seek compensation, especially if someone’s negligence caused your injury.

Identifying Liable Parties is the Foundation of Your Brain Injury Case

Knowing whom to hold responsible is vital to a successful claim. Here’s a detailed look at who might be held liable in such cases:

Individuals:

  • Individuals Responsible for Violent Acts: In cases where the brain injury results from an assault, the individual committing the violence can be held liable. This includes situations involving physical fights, domestic violence, or other forms of personal assault.
  • Negligent Individuals: Beyond intentional harm, individuals who cause accidents through negligence, such as drivers in traffic collisions or property owners who fail to maintain safe environments, can also be held liable.

Companies:

  • Workplace Accidents: Employers can be held responsible if a brain injury occurs due to unsafe working conditions. This responsibility covers inadequate training, lack of safety gear, poorly maintained equipment, or failure to adhere to safety regulations.
  • Product Liability: Companies might also be liable if a defective product causes a brain injury. This includes manufacturers of faulty sports equipment, automotive parts, or any consumer goods that fail to operate as intended and lead to injury.

Government Entities:

  • Public Places: Local or state government entities could be held responsible when brain injuries occur due to accidents in public spaces, such as slips and falls on poorly maintained sidewalks or accidents caused by improper traffic management.
  • Lack of Adequate Signage or Road Maintenance: Government responsibilities also include ensuring that roads, public transportation facilities, and other infrastructure are safe and well-maintained.

Healthcare Providers:

  • Medical Malpractice: In some cases, brain injuries can result from medical errors, such as surgical mistakes, improper medication, or misdiagnosis. Healthcare providers, including hospitals, clinics, and private practices, can be held accountable for such negligence.

Understanding the range of potential liable parties is crucial for determining the best legal strategy. A brain injury lawyer from Sargent Law Firm will identify and hold all relevant parties accountable, maximizing the chances of a favorable outcome in your claim.

Laws and Regulations Pertaining to Your Personal Injury Claim

California’s personal injury law under the Civil Code provides the basis for compensatory claims. It ensures victims can seek damages for medical costs, lost earnings, pain, and suffering. Specific statutes like California Civil Code Section 1714 outline the responsibility of individuals to avoid causing harm to others.

In addition, in California, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including brain injuries, is generally two years from the date of the injury. This time frame is crucial, as failing to file within the deadline can permanently bar you from seeking compensation for your injuries.

Your lawyer is well-versed in California law and will ensure you are in compliance so you don’t lose your legal rights.

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Benefits of Hiring a Brain Injury Lawyer

Let’s delve deeper into the benefits a brain injury lawyer offers you.

  • Legal Expertise: Brain injury cases involve intricate legal principles and procedures. A lawyer has the expertise to ensure compliance with all procedural requirements.
  • Strategic Case Management: From filing the case to handling motions and attending hearings, a brain injury lawyer manages all aspects of the legal process. Their strategic approach aims to streamline proceedings and avoid common pitfalls that could delay or jeopardize your case.
  • Advocacy and Representation: Insurance companies often aim to minimize payouts. A brain injury lawyer is your advocate, representing your interests in all negotiations.
  • Prevent Undervaluing of Claims: Lawyers are skilled in evaluating the true value of a claim, which includes current and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. They ensure that the compensation offered reflects the full extent of the financial and emotional impact of the injury.
  • Leveraging Evidence: A lawyer gathers evidence to strengthen your claim. This evidence might include medical records, expert testimonies, and proof of income loss, which are crucial for substantiating the claim and negotiating compensation.
  • Negotiation Tactics: Brain injury lawyers can effectively argue for a higher settlement based on the severity of your injury and the quality of life changes you suffer as a result.

By teaming up with Sargent Law Firm, you can focus on healing from your injuries while your lawyer handles all the legalities of your claim.

In the next section, we’ll explore the compensation you are entitled to after suffering a brain injury.

Types of Compensation Available for Brain Injury Victims in California

As the victim of a brain injury caused by someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to receive compensation that includes:

Medical Expenses: You can claim reimbursement for all healthcare costs associated with the brain injury. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Emergency medical treatment immediately following the incident.
  • Ongoing medical treatments such as surgeries, medications, and physical therapy.
  • Long-term care needs, including rehabilitation and specialized equipment.
  • Psychological counseling to address the mental health impacts of the injury.

Loss of Earnings: This compensation covers financial losses due to temporary or permanent inability to work. It includes:

  • Lost wages from the time of the injury to the present.
  • Loss of future earning capacity if the injury affects your ability to earn a living.
  • Benefits and other earnings opportunities that were lost due to the injury.

Pain and Suffering: Compensation for pain and suffering covers non-economic damages, which are not as easily quantifiable as medical bills or lost wages. This includes:

  • Physical pain and discomfort during recovery and into the future.
  • Emotional and psychological distress caused by the injury and its impact on your lifestyle.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life if you can no longer engage in hobbies or social activities you once enjoyed.
  • Emotional impacts on your relationships and overall mental health.

Your lawyer will review your case and determine a just value for your claim, taking into account all of your losses.

Wrongful Death Claims if You Lost a Loved One to a Brain Injury

If you lost a loved one due to a brain injury, we offer our deepest condolences on your loss. Although financial compensation will not ease the pain of losing a loved one, filing a wrongful death claim on behalf of your loved one will hold the liable party accountable and help to offset the financial burden your loss has caused.

Your family may be able to seek damages for:

Loss of Consortium: This refers to the loss of various emotional benefits that are lost due to the death of a loved one. It includes the loss of love, companionship, comfort, and support, and is usually associated with losing a spouse.

Funeral Expenses: Your family can claim compensation for the costs associated with the death of your loved one. This includes funeral and burial expenses and any medical bills incurred if your family member was hospitalized or received medical care before their passing.

Economic Damages: These are quantifiable financial contributions your loved one would have made to the family had they lived. It includes—but is not limited to—lost wages, benefits, and other earnings.

Non-Economic Damages: Besides the loss of consortium, these damages include the pain and suffering your loved one endured before death and the emotional distress suffered by your family members after their passing.

Loss of Care, Guidance, and Nurturing: This damage is meant to compensate your family for the loss of guidance and nurturing your loved one would have provided.

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Sargent Law Firm is Ready to Support Your Right to Compensation

Dealing with the aftermath of a brain injury requires understanding your legal rights and options. With Sargent Law Firm, you gain a partner who understands the intricacies of brain injury law and deeply cares about securing the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Whether you’re claiming compensation or seeking justice for a wrongful death, our expert attorneys are here to guide you every step of the way. Call us now for your free consultation.

Sargent Law Firm’s Recent Personal Injury Claim Results

When Sargent Law Firm represents you, our goal is to secure maximum compensation for your damages. Here are some of our recent results for personal injury claims in California and Idaho.

Every case is unique, and this partial list of our recent results does not guarantee your case will have the same or a similar outcome. Reach out to our personal injury lawyers today so we can evaluate your case based on its own merits.

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Why Choose Sargent Law Firm’s Personal Injury Lawyers?

At Sargent Law Firm, we are dedicated to giving injured parties and their families the support you’ll need to recover and move forward. We create a specific legal plan tailored to your case, which is just the beginning of the benefits of working with our California and Idaho personal injury attorneys.

Reputation

Our law firm has handled 1,000’s of personal injury cases, and is known for our honesty, exceptional client experience, and impressive case results within our community.

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Protection from The Insurance Companies

Insurance companies want to pay you the least amount of money for your injury claim. We know the techniques and games that insurance companies use, and our firm will fight for your fair compensation.

Experience

Our team of attorneys are compassionate, assertive, and experienced in all aspects of a personal injury case.

Communication

Ongoing communication with our clients is a top priority at our firm. Our experienced team is available by text, phone, email, and client portal to keep our clients updated at every step of their case.

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A Sargent Law Firm Client Portal is created for all of our clients. This allows our clients to access their case and case updates at their convenience. We utilize technology to enhance our client experience and case results.

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