Serious Injury 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 they are the product of another person’s actions or negligence. Sometimes, the ultimate severity of these injuries is very obvious, such as with burns or amputations. But in other cases, such as internal injuries and concussions, the extent of the damage isn’t immediately clear.
Since 1992, Penney & Associates has won millions of dollars in settlements and trial awards for our clients, from those whose negligence or criminal actions have caused irreparable harm. We stand ready to help you and your loved ones win the financial assistance you need to recover from your injury, rebuild your life, and provide stability for your family.
YOU CAN AFFORDOUR SERVICES
When serious injury victims come to Penney & Associates, they are often concerned about the costs of retaining our services. We understand that these accidents place families under emotional and financial stress, which is why we strive to make our services as accessible as possible. Our firm offers free consultations to personal injury victims, allowing us to establish all the facts surrounding your accident, and helping you determine if you have a case.
Penney & Associates is paid on a contingency basis, meaning we are paid a portion of the damages you win in your serious injury claim. Whether it’s a settlement, or a successful trial in court, we’re paid when you win!
Five female coworkers were traveling from Chico, California to Davis, California when the van in which they were riding sustained a tire de-treading. The driver of the van lost control and left the freeway, rolling on the dirt shoulder. The plaintiffs suffered serious 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 a three day formal mediation hearing. Stewart P. Galbraith of Penney & Associates proudly represented the plaintiffs in this case, helping them reach this substantial settlement.
OUR ATTORNEYS SPECIALIZE INA BROAD RANGE OF SERIOUS INJURY CASES
Your injury may be the result of an accident, or it may be the result of negligence. The accident could be the fault of individuals, a small business, or even a large corporation. Each of these presents unique legal challenges, potentially involving unsafe working conditions, a failure to inform victims about a hazard, or some form of malpractice.
Under such circumstances, you are entitled to file a claim for compensation, and a serious injury can further compound what you are owed. The injury attorneys of Penney & Associates specialize in a broad range of these types of cases. We work with independent experts to corroborate your damage claims and disprove counterclaims made by those at fault, ensuring that when you do file your lawsuit, you will have all the information needed to win, backed by attorneys who understand the complexities of California’s personal injury laws.
Read our blog posts below to learn more about this area of personal injury law, and how it affects your rights as an injury victim.
The brain is a terribly fragile and vulnerable organ, and can be injured in a single catastrophic event, or through repeated traumas over time.
In 2014, almost 3 million people suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) serious enough to warrant hospitalization or a visit to the emergency room. 56,800 people died from these injuries, or complications associated with them. Statistically, most of these injuries were the result of slips and falls, but motor vehicle accidents also present a major risk of TBIs that require lengthy hospitalization.
A brain injury may be immediately obvious, especially in the case of serious injuries. But sometimes symptoms are subtle and can vary from person to person. The most common brain injury symptoms include:
- Loss of balance and coordination
- Dizziness and inability to focus
- Nausea and vomiting
- Poor memory
- Slurred speech and difficulty ‘finding’ words
- Sensitivity to light or sounds
- Diminished senses
- Changes in mood
- Difficulty performing simple multi-step tasks
- Headaches, head and neck pain
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.
Burn injuries are often thought of as a result of exposure to open flames, or sources of heat. However, there are several types of burns, each of which can be associated with different types of serious injury lawsuits:
- 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, house fires, or wildfires. This can also be the result of prolonged sun exposure without protection.
- 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. Lithium ion batteries are a notable cause of many thermal and chemical burn injuries.
- 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. Poorly maintained electrical infrastructure can also cause such injuries.
If you have suffered burn injuries caused by negligence, 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.
Amputations are life-changing injuries by definition. They can be caused by medical conditions (such as diabetes), but they are often the result of negligence. Auto accidents, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, and complications from other severe injuries can all result in the loss of a limb.
Regardless of the cause, or the severity of the accident, an amputation will have a measurable impact on a victim’s quality of life. In addition to the time and money necessary for physical and emotional rehabilitation, your ability to work and provide for your loved ones will likely be severely diminished. Many amputees often require expensive surgeries in order to resolve complications. Prosthetic limbs also require regular visits to doctors and therapists.
Penney & Associates serious injury attorneys are familiar with how amputations have affected many of our clients. We will stop at nothing to ensure that those responsible for your injuries and loss are held accountable, and help you win a fair settlement for you and your family.