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California Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

Brain injuries can be silent killers

If you or someone you love was affected by a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you face a challenging road. Not only does this injury affect health and behavior, but it also brings complex legal issues.

At Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel, LLP, we understand these challenges deeply. We’re committed to providing compassionate, skilled legal assistance to those affected by such life-altering incidents.

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Why Choose Our California TBI Lawyers?

  • Experience and Success: With over 150 years of collective experience, our firm is a leader in managing cases involving traumatic brain injuries. We’ve successfully recovered over $600 million for our clients, including clients who have suffered TBIs.
  • Client-Centric Approach: Our team prioritizes your needs and concerns. We’ve built our reputation on understanding our client’s unique situations and tailoring our strategies to ensure the best possible outcome for each case.
  • Conveniently Located: Our offices are located in Redding, Chico, and Quincy. Our central locations make it easy for our clients to reach us for an initial consultation or ongoing case discussions.

TBI Compensation: Understanding Your Rights

TBI Compensation Understanding Your RightsTraumatic brain injuries can result in a multitude of challenges and costs. At Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel, LLP, we’re committed to helping you understand and obtain the compensation you deserve.

This process involves a detailed understanding of the different types of compensation available, what needs to be proven for each, and how our firm can assist in this complex process.

Medical Expenses

TBIs often require extensive medical treatment, including hospital stays, surgeries, medications, and ongoing therapy. Proving these expenses requires detailed medical records and expert testimonies regarding the necessity and cost of the treatment. We work closely with medical professionals to ensure every aspect of your treatment is documented and accounted for in your claim.

Lost Income

Many TBI victims are unable to work, either temporarily or permanently. Compensation for lost income includes immediate lost income and future earning capacity. Our firm collaborates with financial experts to project future losses, taking into account your career trajectory and potential earnings.

Pain and Suffering

Pain and suffering is a non-economic damage that compensates for the physical pain and emotional distress caused by the injury. Proving pain and suffering can be challenging, as it requires a subjective assessment.

We gather comprehensive evidence, including personal journals, psychiatric evaluations, and testimony from family and friends, to illustrate the full impact of your suffering.

Costs of Ongoing Care

Long-term care costs can be one of the most significant financial burdens of a TBI. This may include home care services, rehabilitation, and specialized medical equipment. We provide detailed projections of these costs, ensuring your compensation covers current and future needs.

Rehabilitation Costs

Rehabilitation, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, is often necessary for TBI recovery. We work with medical experts to outline a comprehensive rehabilitation plan and calculate the associated costs.

Home and Vehicle Modifications

TBIs may require modifications to your living space or vehicle to accommodate new disabilities. We help document these necessary modifications and their costs, ensuring they are included in your compensation.

Loss of Enjoyment of Life

TBI can severely impact your ability to engage in activities you once enjoyed. We work to quantify this loss, incorporating it into your compensation package.

Mental Anguish

The psychological impact of a TBI can run deep. We collaborate with mental health professionals to document this aspect of your injury and seek appropriate compensation.

Loss of Consortium

If your injury has impacted your relationship with your spouse, you may be entitled to compensation for loss of consortium. We help demonstrate the impact of your injury on your marital relationship.

Punitive Damages

In cases where the injury resulted from particularly reckless or negligent behavior, we might pursue punitive damages. These punish the wrongdoer and deter similar conduct. We analyze your case to determine if punitive damages might apply.

Vocational Rehabilitation

If you’re unable to return to your previous job, vocational rehabilitation may be necessary. Compensation for such training can be included in your claim.

Specialized Equipment Needs

TBIs may require specialized medical equipment for recovery or daily living. We make sure the costs for these are fully covered in your compensation.

Local Impact: Where Do TBIs Occur in California?

In California’s cities, the risk of TBIs is notably higher in areas with heavy traffic and frequent pedestrian activity. Busy intersections in cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego can be hotspots for accidents leading to TBIs. These incidents might involve pedestrians, cyclists, and motor vehicle collisions.

Suburban and Residential Areas

While suburban areas might seem safer, they are not immune to incidents causing TBIs. In neighborhoods across California, TBIs can result from situations like falls in homes, sports injuries in local parks, or car accidents on quieter streets.

Recreational and Sports-Related TBIs

California’s active lifestyle and favorable climate encourage a variety of recreational activities. Unfortunately, this also increases the risk of TBIs related to sports and outdoor activities.

From skiing accidents in the Sierra Nevada to surfing incidents along the coast, our team is skilled at handling cases involving recreational and sports-related TBIs. We work to understand the specifics of each incident, whether it involves negligence at a public facility or a lack of safety measures during a sporting event.

Workplace Injuries

Workplace Injury Causes TBITBIs can also occur in the workplace, especially in industries like construction, transportation, and warehousing, which are prominent in California. These injuries can result from falls, being struck by objects, or vehicle-related accidents. Our firm is knowledgeable in the complexities of workplace accidents, including workers’ compensation claims and potential third-party liability issues.

Rural and Agricultural Settings

TBIs in California’s vast rural and agricultural areas can result from farm equipment accidents, falls, and other work-related incidents. These cases often involve unique challenges, such as assessing safety protocols and equipment maintenance.

Our team has the experience to address these specific issues, ensuring that victims in these less urbanized areas receive comprehensive legal support.

Impact of Traffic and Road Conditions

California’s roads and highways, known for their heavy traffic and, at times, challenging conditions, are common sites for TBIs due to vehicular accidents.

High speed limits, congested traffic, and frequent road construction contribute to the risk. We are skilled at analyzing these factors and understanding how road and traffic conditions affect accident causation and liability.

Tourist Attractions and Public Spaces

With its numerous tourist attractions, public spaces in California also see a fair share of TBIs. These situations often involve complex liability issues, from accidents in theme parks to incidents in crowded public events. Our firm has the resources and experience to tackle cases that occur in these public settings, ensuring that all responsible parties are held accountable.

In each of these settings, Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel, LLP, brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the local context. We’re committed to providing thorough and tailored legal representation to TBI victims across California, recognizing each case’s unique challenges and nuances.

Our goal is to ensure that every client receives the dedicated attention and experiences their case demands, regardless of where their injury occurred.

Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel Understand Traumatic Brain Injuries

Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel, LLP, Personal Injury AttorneysTBIs are complex and can arise from various accidents, each with unique challenges and implications. Understanding the nature of these accidents and the TBIs they can cause helps us provide effective legal representation.

We at Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel, LLP have a deep understanding of these scenarios and the associated injuries, which helps us to advocate effectively for our clients.

Vehicle Collisions

Vehicle collisions, one of the most common causes of TBIs, can result in a wide range of brain injuries. The force of a car crash can cause the brain to collide with the skull, leading to significant trauma.

Our firm is experienced in handling cases where clients have suffered TBIs due to another driver’s negligence or unsafe road conditions.

Navigating TBI claims from vehicle collisions requires understanding traffic laws and liability. We thoroughly investigate each case, gathering evidence from the accident scene, police reports, and witness statements. Our goal is to establish fault and secure the compensation our clients deserve.


Falls, particularly among the elderly and in workplaces, are a leading cause of TBIs. These injuries can occur from slips, trips, or falls from height, often resulting in concussions or more severe brain injuries.

Our team is experienced in investigating these incidents to determine liability and ensure appropriate compensation.

Fall-related TBIs often involve complex legal issues, such as premises liability or workplace safety violations. We work to identify all responsible parties and prove negligence, ensuring that our client’s rights are fully protected.

Sports-Related Brain Injuries

Sports, especially contact sports like football or soccer, can result in TBIs, including concussions and more severe brain injuries. We understand the dynamics of sports-related TBIs and their long-term impact on an athlete’s life.

Our firm is skilled in addressing these cases and advocating for clients injured in sporting activities.

Handling TBIs from sports injuries involves navigating the intersection of personal injury law and sports regulations. We represent clients injured in sports settings, working to ensure they receive fair compensation for their injuries and any long-term effects.

Types of Injuries

Although TBIs might sound like one broad category, there are several different types of injuries that one might suffer.


Concussions, one form of TBI, can have significant short- and long-term effects. They are often caused by a blow to the head or a violent jolt, leading to symptoms like headaches, dizziness, and memory problems. Our legal approach involves proving the extent and impact of these injuries on our clients’ lives.

In concussion cases, we demonstrate the injury’s impact on your daily life. We gather medical evidence, expert opinions, and personal accounts to build a strong compensation case, addressing immediate and long-term needs.

Brain Contusions

Brain contusions, or bruises on the brain, occur when a forceful impact causes bleeding and swelling in the brain tissue. These injuries can lead to severe complications and require extensive medical treatment. Our firm is experienced in representing clients with these severe injuries.

Legal cases involving brain contusions demand a detailed understanding of medical evidence and the injury’s long-term implications. We collaborate with medical experts to present a clear picture of the injury’s severity and the compensation needed for recovery.

Diffuse Axonal Injuries

Diffuse axonal injuries are severe and often life-altering TBIs. They occur when the brain rapidly shifts inside the skull, damaging brain cells and causing widespread brain dysfunction.

Our legal team understands the gravity of these injuries and the extensive support required for recovery.

Handling cases involving diffuse axonal injuries requires a sophisticated legal approach. We focus on demonstrating the full extent of the injury, its impact on our client’s life, and the need for comprehensive long-term care and compensation.

In each of these scenarios, our goal at Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel, LLP, is to provide empathetic yet vigorous legal representation. We are committed to ensuring that each client receives the justice and compensation they deserve, tailored to the specific nature of their traumatic brain injury.

Battling the Insurance Companies

Dealing with insurance companies after a TBI can be a difficult task. They often aim to minimize payouts, which can leave victims under-compensated. Our firm is skilled in negotiating with these companies, placing your rights and needs at the forefront of any settlement discussions.

We will not let the insurance companies trick you into settling for a lowball offer.

Steps to Take After a TBI Accident

  • Follow Medical Advice: Adhering to your treatment plan is crucial for your recovery and legal case.
  • Document Everything: Keep all receipts and records related to your injury and treatment.
  • Obtain a Police Report: If your injury resulted from an accident, this report is key evidence.
  • Journal Your Experience: Documenting your daily challenges can provide valuable insights into the impact of your injury.
  • Consult Us: Bringing this information to our Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel, LLP team can significantly strengthen your case.

Contact a California TBI Lawyer

Russell Reiner, TBI Lawyer

Russell Reiner, California TBI Attorney

You don’t have to face a TBI alone. Contact Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel, LLP, for a free case evaluation. We’re here to guide you through every step, protecting your rights and recovering the compensation you deserve. Call us at (530) 241-0290 today for your free case evaluation.

Call (530) 241-0290 for a free case evaluation

Traumatic brain injuries can be hidden, but we help bring them to light.

I was in a terrible auto accident, but the attorneys at Reiner, Slaughter & 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.

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