The attorneys of Winer, Burritt & Scott, LLP, have a long history of achieving successful results in all types of brain damage cases, including both traumatic brain injury (TBI) matters and those involving mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI). We have recovered more than $200 million for clients throughout California, including numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts in brain injury cases. Led by a team of partner attorneys with more than 60 years of combined litigation experience, we provide our injured clients with the one-on-one interactions they need and the excellent legal representation they deserve.
For a free consultation about obtaining compensation in a case involving a mild traumatic brain injury, call us at 800-652-6137.
Even A ‘Mild’ Brain Injury Should Be Treated Seriously
Concussions and other mild forms of TBI account for approximately 75 percent of TBIs in the United States every year, according to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. In every age group, TBI rates for males are higher than those for females.
Shortly after the injury is sustained, MTBI symptoms may appear mild. Many times, these symptoms go away within 18 months of an accident. However, any injury to the brain is still serious, and these symptoms can worsen over time if not properly treated. Even mild cases may lead to severe physical and mental impairments that can impact your life and leave you disabled for the remainder of it.
Compassionate And Knowledgeable TBI Attorneys Serving Clients Throughout California
In addition to seeking medical treatment following a brain injury, it is vital to speak with an attorney who is well-versed in brain injury cases. Our Oakland mild traumatic brain injury lawyers can help you find the appropriate medical resources, and can protect your interests through litigation. As one of California’s premier injury law firms, we have the resources and decades of experience necessary to handle your matter and allow you to focus on what matters most — your health.
Man Suffers A Mild Traumatic Brain Injury When Scaffolding Falls On His Head In A Defective Product Case
A 45-year-old man sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) while he and two other men were loading scaffolding on a cart with rollers. The improperly tied down scaffolding came loose and fell on his head. The defense claimed that the man did not actually suffer any brain damage, and relied on the fact that the man did not “look injured.”
Winer, Burritt & Scott, LLP, retained a biomechanical engineer, a physiatrist, a neuropsychologist and a vocational specialist to prove the presence of an MTBI, the extent of the damage and the impact the damage would have on the man’s life in the future.
The firm also retained a mechanical engineer to show that the cart was a defective product that was improperly manufactured, thus making the manufacturer liable. The engineer highlighted the fact that the cart did not have any locks on the wheels and it did not have a sufficient system in place to secure the scaffolding.
Result: $950,000 settlement in favor of the injured man.
Contact Our Berkeley Mild TBI Lawyers
Winer, Burritt & Scott, LLP, offers free consultations for all brain injury cases. We accept these matters on a contingency basis, so you owe no attorney fee unless we obtain compensation for you. To arrange a free consultation, call 800-652-6137 or contact us online.