Brain Injury, Burn & Amputation ATTORNEYS
Minor injuries—strains, sprains, bumps and bruises—are an everyday reality of life. But there are some injuries that upend our lives, changing them forever. Sometimes these injuries are the product of another person’s actions or neglect.
If you have suffered a serious, life-changing injury, we can help. The injury lawyers of Penney & Associates will be there to represent you and help you get the financial assistance you need to recover from your injuries, rebuild your life, and provide for your family.
HERNANDEZ, ET AL. V. [CONFIDENTIAL]
Jury Verdict: $3.5 Million
Location: Chico, CA
This tragic personal injury case involved five female coworkers who were traveling from Chico, California to Davis, California. The van in which they were riding sustained a tire de-treading. The driver of the van lost control, resulting in the van leaving the freeway and rolling on the dirt shoulder. The plaintiffs suffered serious to major injuries.
A formal complaint was filed in Butte County against the tire manufacturer, the manufacturer of the van, and the tire dealership. This product liability case presented challenging issues with each of the defendants, requiring multiple depositions with persons located across the country, expert witness testimony, and additional investigation. The parties successfully reached a settlement after three days in a formal mediation hearing. The plaintiffs were represented by Stewart P. Galbraith of Penney & Associates.
Despite the strength of the skull which surrounds it, the brain is a terribly fragile and vulnerable organ. This organ can be injured in a single catastrophic event, or through repeated traumas, as is often the case with traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
Approximately 3 million people per year suffer brain injuries serious enough to warrant hospitalization or a visit to the emergency room. Brain injuries contribute to the deaths of 50,000 people every year.
OUR BRAIN INJURY ATTORNEYS HAVE HELPED HUNDREDS OF VICTIMS OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES REBUILD THEIR LIVES
The effects of a brain injury—impaired motor skills, memory, emotional balance, and sensation—can last for a few days or be permanent. Some brain injuries only cause serious symptoms years or even decades after the trauma occurred, particularly in the case of cumulative injuries, such as repeated concussions.
A brain injury may be immediately obvious, especially in the case of serious injuries. But sometimes symptoms of are subtle and can vary from person to person. The most common brain injury symptoms include:
If you have suffered a brain injury resulting from the actions or negligence of another person, contact the brain injury attorneys of Penney & Associates. We can help you get the medical care and financial compensation you need to ensure the security and well-being of your family.
THE BURN INJURY LAWYERS OF PENNEY & ASSOCIATES HAVE HELPED MANY VICTIMS SECURE THE FINANCIAL COMPENSATION THEY NEED TO RECOVER FROM THEIR INJURIES AND PROVIDE FOR THEIR FAMILIES.
There are few injuries as grievous and painful as burns. And oftentimes, the psychological consequences are just as severe as the physical injuries. Burns can vary in severity, from the annoying to the excruciating:
- First degree burns are superficial, and cause injury to only the outermost layer of skin, the epidermis. The affected area may look red and feel sensitive or painful.
- Second degree burns penetrate the epidermis, causing injury to the second layer of skin, the dermis. These painful burns often involve blistering, appearing either red or whitish in color. Skin may slough away, but with proper care and precautions, the injury is often able to resolve on its own
- Third degree burns are extremely severe, with injury inflicted upon all layers of the skin. These burns are typically purple or dark red in color, and counterintuitively may be less painful than less serve burns, due to nerve damage. However, these burns require skin grafts, plastic surgery, and often physical therapy to regain full use of affected limbs.
- Fourth degree burns are the most serious class of burns, in which muscles and bones are injured. These life-threatening burns often result in permanent injuries, such as disfigurement, loss of motion, and even loss of limbs. Long-term care and rehabilitation is often necessary for victims to rebuild their lives.
IT IS POSSIBLE TO GET YOUR LIFE BACK. WE KNOW, BECAUSE WE HAVE HELPED COUNTLESS CLIENTS DO JUST THAT.
We often think of burns in terms of those resulting from exposure to open flames or sources of significant heat, but there are several types of burns:
- Thermal burns are caused by exposure to heat, in the form of flames, heated liquids, steam, or hot objects. Thermal burns can be caused by anything from kitchen accidents to housefires.
- Chemical burns are the result of exposure to caustic, corrosive chemicals. Common sources of chemical burns include battery acid, swimming pool chemicals, drain cleaners, bleach, solvents, and other common chemicals.
- Electrical burns are caused by exposure to an electrical current, and are particularly common in industrial and manufacturing environments, though lightning strikes are also a common cause. These burns are unusual in that the skin may be undamaged, with severe injuries being inflicted only on internal tissues.
Whatever the type and cause of a burn, the resulting injuries can be serious, painful, difficult to treat, and life-changing.
If you have suffered burn injuries caused by neglect, defective products, or malice, we can help you. The burn injury attorneys of Penney & Associates will stand by you in your time of greatest need, and work tirelessly to get you the financial compensation and medical care you need to recover your health while providing for your family.
Injuries resulting in the amputation of one more limbs can occur in a variety of ways. Common causes include auto accidents, workplace accidents, medical conditions (such as diabetes), medical malpractice, or other forms of trauma. Amputations can range in severity from the loss of a finger or toe, to entire limbs or body parts. In some cases, limbs amputated in traumatic accidents can be reattached via reimplantation, with varying levels of success.
But regardless of the cause and severity, every amputation injury has a measurable impact on a victim’s quality of life. This impact is often measured in terms of mobility, ability to work, and the loss of beloved pastimes and hobbies. In addition, recovering from an amputation injury is often very costly, particularly when repeated surgeries, rehabilitation, and prosthetics are necessary.
The amputation attorneys of Penney & Associates understand just how life-changing the consequences of such injuries are. That’s why we will stop at nothing to get you the help and financial compensation you need to recover your health, regain your life, and support your family.