Eureka Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys

Helping people who have been harmed by others is all we do.
At Reiner, Slaughter, Mainzer, and Frankel, we tend to meet our clients after tragic events. Our Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers have represented people who have lost loved ones in heartbreaking circumstances, people who have experienced life-changing injuries, and families whose children have been abused.

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) send over one million Americans to the emergency room each year, leaving many with costly injuries and mental trauma. For others, TBIs can result in catastrophic, life-long injuries that damage their ability to function and live a normal life. Over 50,000 loved ones lose their lives each year from TBIs, leaving families struggling to pay medical bills and heal.

The truth is: Many of those traumatic brain injuries were preventable.

Every year, people from across Eureka and Humboldt County will enter St. Joseph’s emergency department with TBIs caused by car crashes, trucking accidents, falls, on-the-job catastrophes, violent assaults, and sports injuries. People will lose their ability to carry out regular work. Families will lose loved ones. And many will face steep hospital bills, lost wages, and rehabilitation fees.

TBI victims face years of heart-breaking recovery. Insurance rarely scratches the surface of the total costs for recovery, and even “mild” brain injuries can have lifelong consequences. You need someone in your corner.

Call (855) 248-5659 for a free case evaluation

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, hospital bills alone cost TBI victims and their loved ones an average of $400,000. When you include rehabilitation fees, lost wages, mental health bills, and pain and suffering, the costs are staggering.

You shouldn’t pay for someone else’s mistake.

At Reiner, Slaughter, Mainzer & Frankel, we help TBI victims heal and restore their lives. Our experienced litigation team has decades of experience helping the people of Eureka get compensation for their injuries, and we work diligently to provide a human-centric legal experience that puts you front-and-center.

After all, TBI cases aren’t about getting quick money–they’re about getting the compensation needed to help rebuild your life and help grieving families pick up the broken pieces.

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Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

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A traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects your brain’s ability to work and function.

However, these categorizations do not adequately sum up the devastation of TBIs. According to the CDC, even mild TBIs cause chemical changes to the brain and damage brain cells. This damage can affect how a person thinks, sleeps, functions, learns, and acts.

And many “mild” TBIs can take years to fully heal. Some never do. Even mild  TBIs can lead to life-long health problems and lasting impairment. For many, TBIs result in an inability to work, ongoing pain and suffering, and untold stress, anxiety, and depression.

Technically, TBIs fall into three categories:

  • Mild
  • Moderate
  • Severe

At Reiner, Slaughter, Mainzer & Frankel, we believe there’s no such thing as “mild” TBIs. We’ve spent years helping TBI victims recover, and we’ve seen the devastation TBI injuries caused first-hand.

Why Hire Reiner, Slaughter, Mainzer & Frankel After a Traumatic Brain Injury in Eureka?

Reiner, Slaughter, Mainzer & Frankel is at the forefront of traumatic brain injury litigation in California. We’ve helped thousands of California residents rebuild their lives after catastrophic injuries. With over $600 million in damages recovered for our clients, we’re ready to assist those who are injured in horrific preventable accidents.

While we can’t take away what happened, we can help you hold the right party accountable and recover the compensation you need to move forward. Our robust legal experience combined with our extensive resources and tenacity give our clients assurance, comfort, and strength in their most challenging moments. Not only do we have the experience and resources to get compensation for our clients, but our client-centric practices empower TBI victims to move forward.

At Reiner, Slaughter, Mainzer & Frankel, we provide unparalleled legal expertise and trial experience, including:

Start-to-Finish Support

After an injury-causing incident, you shouldn’t handle the legal component of your case. You need to rest, rehabilitate, and recover. Place your focus on your health, safety, and happiness.

We believe that TBI victims should get our support from the beginning—not just during settlements or lawsuits. Our lawyers take care of everything.

This includes:

  • Collecting evidence
  • Recreating the incident with highly trained reconstruction experts
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Discovering the liable party or parties
  • Preparing legal paperwork
  • Dealing with insurance companies or other lawyers

You focus on healing. We’ll handle everything else.

Client-centric Practice

Reiner, Slaughter, Mainzer & Frankel is a human-centric, client-centric practice. We know TBIs can create trauma and challenges for you or your loved ones. All of our lawyers have seen it first-hand.

As a practice, we strive to go far beyond simple legal work.

Our goal is to help you recover—financially, mentally, and physically. The person, people, or company responsible for your injuries should compensate you. And they should never put anyone else in the unfortunate situation they put you or your loved one in.

Our lawyers act swiftly and intently to secure settlements, change company practices and policies, and minimize future damage to our great community.

No amount of money will ever take your injury away. We know that. You are part of our community. Many of you are our neighbors and friends.

We’ll use every resource and every person at our disposal to help you heal and move forward.

Trial-ready Lawyers

Our goal is to get you a fair settlement. But sometimes insurance carriers or opposing attorneys work to pressure lawyers into taking sub-par settlements to avoid going to court.

For many small law practices, this works.

We are local. But we’re not small. We have the tenacity and resources to go to trial. Not only do we have the largest single-plaintiff jury verdicts in the history of Shasta County and Humboldt County, but we’ve fought against large corporations, national insurance conglomerates, cities, counties, the State of California and the federal government. And we’ve won—repeatedly.

When necessary, we’re ready to go to trial to secure meaningful compensation for our clients and push for changes that make our communities safer. It’s not always about the money. Our lawyers were part of one of the largest tire recalls in American history. And we’ve helped secure safety changes in vehicles, entire reworks of construction company policies, and large-scale changes to roadways and traffic systems.

While you are our number one priority, our community is always front-of-mind.

Outcome-based Fees and Service

As a client-centric practice, our fee structure matches our attitudes. We only get paid for our work if we win. Not only does this hold us accountable for your case, but we believe it breeds better relationships between us and our clients.

Let’s be honest: Some lawyers use fee-based percentages, but only look to quickly secure settlements. They’ll take any offer on the table. After all, they get paid either way.

We’re not one of those law firms. Our team will discuss every offer with you and help you decide if it makes sense. We truly believe that the success of our firm relies on helping our community.

We’ve been in business for four decades because we are good at what we do. After a serious injury, we know your life is in our hands. We don’t take that responsibility lightly.

Eureka Traumatic Brain Injury FAQs

What is a traumatic brain injury?

Traumatic brain injuries directly affect your brain’s ability to function. All severity levels of traumatic brain injuries are serious by nature. Even “mild” brain injuries can have devastating, years-long repercussions for you and your loved ones.

How long does it take a traumatic brain injury to heal?

It can take months to years to heal. Many people never recover from their brain injuries. And some die from these injuries. Many people with TBIs can expect years of rehabilitation and tens or hundreds thousands of dollars in medical bills.

Who was at fault for my TBI?

Multiple parties could contribute to your TBI. Sometimes, a traumatic brain injury can be caused by a car crash or trucking accident. Other times, companies or public entities may have ignored  safety rules or regulations intended to prevent injuries. In any case where your injuries were caused by the negligence or carelessness of another, you can seek damages to help you heal and restore your life.

Can I get compensation for my traumatic brain injury?

If another party caused your traumatic brain injury, you can seek compensation. This compensation will help you pay hospital and rehabilitation bills, recover lost income, and provide tangible assets for your pain and suffering.

We know that money can’t fix what happened. But it can help you pay for your expenses and regain your independence. We believe that compensation is one of the first steps in recovery. It can ease your immediate financial concerns so you can focus on resting and healing properly.

What if my loved one died from a traumatic brain injury?

Losing a loved one to a severe TBI is devastating. The pain never truly goes away.

You can seek damages to replace the loss of income and support your loved one provided, and to compensate for your pain and suffering. But take time to heal and recover.

At Reiner, Slaughter, Mainzer & Frankel, we’ll handle the legal component. You focus on the hard part—moving forward with your life. We know it’s easier said than done. We want to help you make it less difficult.

Consult Our Eureka Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers Today

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Russel Reiner, Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney in Eureka

Have you or someone you love experienced a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence of another party? We’re here to help.

Our experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI) lawyers are ready to discuss your case with you and listen to your story. For a free consultation, contact us today at (707) 445-9628 or online.


Reiner, Slaughter, Mainzer & Frankel – Eureka Office

804 3rd Street
Eureka, CA 95501

(707) 445-9628

I was in a terrible auto accident, but the attorneys at Reiner, Slaughter, Mainzer & Frankel were very caring and listened to what I had to say. They kept me updated on what I needed to do and what was happening. I always felt they were working their very best for me. They were very successful in my case..

~ Sandra Padilla

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