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Drivon, Turner & Waters
215 N San Joaquin St.
Stockton, California 95202
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Injuries involving the brain and spinal cord are among the most serious injuries an accident victim can suffer. In virtually every case, brain and spinal cord injuries are long term and, in many cases, turn out to be permanent. Serious brain and spinal cord injuries compromise the quality of life not only for victims but also for the family of victims, who now have to provide care for their injured loved ones. At Drivon, Turner & Waters, we are often approached by brain and spinal cord injury victims and their families with questions, some of the most common of which are answered below. For specific answers to questions you may have regarding your potential claim, please contact our traumatic brain and spinal cord injury lawyers serving Stockton, Sacramento, San Joaquin County, and all of California to schedule an evaluation of your case.
Because brain and spinal cord injuries usually require long-term, and too often lifelong, treatment, injured victims are typically able to recover compensation not only for current losses and expenses related to the injury, but also for future expected losses and expenses. This may include compensation for future lost earnings, psychological counseling, physical therapy, nursing care, and other expenses unique to survivors of such crippling injuries. Whether you or someone you love has suffered a long-term but temporary injury or permanent paralysis, our personal injury lawyers are here to help.
Brain and spinal cord injuries commonly result from trauma, such as that which can be caused by motorcycle, auto, sports, construction, and other accidents in which the victim is vulnerable to forceful impact. The type of accident is not really important, as long as it can be demonstrated that the party or parties that caused the accident behaved negligently. More important is the extent of the injuries and the care that will most likely be required as a result.
There are two basic types of traumatic brain injury. Of the two, open head injuries are the more obvious and the easiest to prove. Open head injuries occur when an object actually penetrates the skull, causing apparent damage and immediate injury. Closed head injuries, on the other hand, do not show obvious or immediate symptoms. These types of injuries are often discovered only through a complete examination of the head and may not become apparent until days, weeks, or even months after an accident. Left untreated, however, these injuries can result in permanent brain damage. This is why it is important to seek counsel from an attorney even if you feel that you were not seriously injured by an impact to the head. Our traumatic brain injury lawyers in Stockton, California, can help to arrange for proper medical evaluation, ensuring that any injury you have sustained is properly diagnosed.
Unfortunately, most spinal cord injuries result in permanent disability, if not paralysis. While many spinal cord injury victims are able to recover some feeling and function beneath the site of their injury, full recovery is unlikely. Even partial recovery is extremely expensive and usually requires many years of physical (and often psychological) therapy. Our experienced spinal cord injury lawyers in Stockton, California, are able to determine the full range of possible expenses that a victim is likely to face and construct a strong and compelling argument in pursuit of damages against the defendant.
If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury, our lawyers serving Sacramento, San Joaquin County, Stockton, and other California communities would be pleased to evaluate your case. At Drivon, Turner & Waters, we have helped hundreds of injured victims from throughout the state of California, including Lodi, Manteca, Tracy, Modesto, and Turlock, obtain the full measure of compensation to which they are entitled. Contact our law firm today for further information.