Contact our Stockton and Modesto-area firm to discuss your traumatic brain or spinal cord injury. Our attorneys will help determine if you are eligible for compensation.
Drivon, Turner & Waters
215 N San Joaquin St.
Stockton, California 95202
The effects of a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury can extend far beyond the injured individual, disrupting the lives of spouses, children, parents, siblings, and friends. The many physical and mental setbacks that can ensue often last a lifetime, making it extremely difficult for the victim and his or her family to resume their normal lives. When a personal injury of this kind occurs because of another party’s negligence, it can be especially difficult to accept. For this reason, our Stockton and Modesto-area firm specializes in representing victims of traumatic brain and spinal cord injury. Our attorneys can help you and your family obtain appropriate compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and/or pain and suffering.
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrative head wound that disrupts the brain’s ability to function normally. Brain injuries can result in a range of physical and mental problems, including memory loss, impaired motor skills, and the inability to control emotions. A traumatic brain injury can even lead to epilepsy and an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The two leading causes of traumatic brain injury are falls and motor vehicle accidents, in which victims are subjected to violent impacts at high speeds. Other common causes of traumatic brain injury include sports injuries, assault, violent crimes, and child abuse.
According to the Brain Injury Association of America, 1.4 million United States citizens sustain serious brain injuries every year. Of these, 50,000 victims die and 235,000 are hospitalized due to traumatic brain injury. The attorneys at Drivon, Turner & Waters are committed to representing any of these victims whose injuries have occurred through the fault of another party. Typically, these involve slip and fall cases, rollover accidents, auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, and trucking accidents. Our team can help you obtain important compensation to cover the cost of medical treatment and the lifelong consequences of your injury.
Practicing out of the Stockton/Modesto area, our traumatic brain and spinal cord injury attorneys are committed to representing clients whose lives have been disrupted by unnecessary pain, suffering, or disability. Although not as prevalent as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries can be equally crippling, and generally lead to a loss of movement and sensation, severe pain, impaired breathing, loss of bladder and bowel control, and uncontrolled spasms. A complete spinal cord injury results in the victim’s total loss of movement and sensation. Like brain injuries, spinal cord injuries are most commonly caused by serious motor vehicle accidents and falls. Spinal cord injuries may also result from sports injuries, disease, and acts of violence.
The National Spinal Cord Injury database estimates that there are approximately 253,000 people in the United States who are living with spinal cord injuries, with about 11,000 new cases occurring per year. For victims injured by the actions of a negligent party, our spinal cord injury attorneys can determine if their claim warrants compensatory damages for medical bills, physical therapy, and lifelong care. We will also help our clients decide whether or not to pursue punitive damages for their pain, suffering, and loss of quality of life.
If you live in Stockton, Modesto, or anywhere in California and have been a victim of a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury, our attorneys can help determine if you are eligible for damages. Contact Drivon, Turner & Waters today for an evaluation of your case.