Walnut Creek Catastrophic Injury Attorney
East Bay Law Firm Handling Serious Injury Claims
Being in an accident caused by the negligence of another individual can cause life-altering and serious injuries. When this happens, it can be hard to know where to turn for advice.
Our Walnut Creek catastrophic injury lawyers at Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook have been assisting the victims of serious accidents and their families across the Bay Area for more than three decades. We know how to fight to obtain the justice you need to recover financially, physically, and emotionally.
Reach out to our catastrophic injury lawyers online to schedule a free consult. We can investigate your situation and give you straightforward answers as to the strength of your claim.
Take a look at the results from several of our cases below:
- $80 Million Recovery: This was recovered in a class action case after six thousand residents in Rodeo, CA were exposed to an odorless chemical compound.
- $9 Million Recovery: This was recovered in a premises liability case.
$5.6 Million Recovery: This was recovered for a woman who was severely injured when an elevator
that was held together by zip ties broke and dropped.
To see more Case Results, click here
What Makes Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook Right for Your Case?
Our attorneys have a history of success with clients facing serious and permanent injuries. Over the past 35 years, we have recovered more than 50 verdicts and settlements exceeding $1 million.
While we cannot promise you specific results, we can promise that we will work hard to obtain compensation for all of your injuries—including past, present, and future medical costs.
Our firm stands out in the following ways:
- Fighting for injury victims since 1979
- Selected to the Northern California Super Lawyers® list since 2004
- Local law firm that cares for our community
- Clients stay informed—reliable communication
- AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
Helping Our Clients Through All Types of Serious Injuries
Any injury can be life-altering. The more serious the damage, the more you and your family will have to adapt. We understand this, which is why we are passionate about helping injury victims recover the maximum compensation they are owed for their injuries and life-long damages.
Permanent injuries may stop you from being able to do normal activities like:
- Going to the store
- Taking your kids to school
- Going back to work
We fight to ensure our clients who have suffered life-changing permanent injuries are compensated for the losses they have incurred and will continue to incur throughout their lives.
Advocating for Amputation Victims in Walnut Creek
Losing an arm, leg, hand, or finger is traumatic enough. When the loss was caused by negligence or misconduct of another, seeking justice and compensation can weigh heavily on you.
What Compensation Is Available in an Amputations Injury Claim?
At Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook, our Walnut Creek amputation injury lawyers are dedicated to helping people who have experienced a serious amputation injury obtain compensation for their:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lifestyle adjustments
- Other related costs
Since 1979, our firm has stood up for the rights of injury victims in our community. We are proud to serve individuals throughout Contra Costa County and the Bay Area. Our team has the resources and experience to handle any amputation case—and we know how to win.
How We Can Help You Fight for Just Compensation
The loss of an arm or leg can change your life forever. Even though excellent prosthetic devices are now available to replace the amputated limb, amputees still experience limitations in their ability to work and enjoy the activities of daily life. Our goal is to build a strong case so that clients can recover financially, physically, and emotionally as much as possible.
If you or a loved one has experienced an amputation in an accident caused by another person's negligence, allow our legal team to put our skills and resources to work on your behalf.
Identifying Causes of Amputation Accidents
Proving liability in amputation accidents is a crucial part of any claim. At our firm, we get to work right away determining the cause of your accident and amputation injury. Once we’ve identified this, we will get to work building a case that pursues the best possible outcome.
Our Walnut Creek catastrophic injury attorneys handle cases arising from:
- Car accidents
- Defective products or equipment
- Motorcycle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Lack of safety training / warnings
- Boating accidents
We work to obtain compensation for costs such as rehabilitation expenses, prosthetic device costs, and the cost of modifying the home and vehicle. Many amputees experience a grieving period.
Our law firm makes sure that clients have access to support services that can help them through this difficult time. We also know that many amputees are unable to return to their former work. We make sure that wage differentials are included in our calculations.
Brain Injury Cases in Walnut Creek
Even a minor head injury can cause life-altering damage to an individual. The brain is a highly sensitive organ that can be significantly affected by even the smallest trauma. Victims may not even realize that they have suffered a serious brain injury—their families or co-workers are often the first to recognize the personality changes that can signal that some brain damage has occurred.
While no two cases are alike, our experience with similar cases allows us to develop a strong compensation argument for your injuries. We successfully obtained multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients in brain injury cases like yours. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury because of an accident caused by someone else's negligence or misconduct, our Walnut Creek brain injury attorneys can pursue the justice you are owed.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Brain Injuries?
Brain injury cases—in addition to changing the victim's life—are expensive. The injured person may be unable to work, experience significant personality changes, and need full-time in-home care or nursing home care. Because of the extensive nature of such cases, it is important to quickly identify the cause of the injury and the liable party or parties involved.
Some common causes of brain injuries include:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
When you retain the counsel of our brain injury attorneys in Walnut Creek, we get to work quickly investigating your accident. Our team collaborates with experts to craft a compelling claim on your behalf. Simply put, we have the resources you need on your side.
Are You Ready to Pursue Compensation for Your Brain Injury?
It is important to understand the basic elements of your brain injury case in order to pursue the best possible outcome for your lawsuit. You should also understand what grounds you are filing your claim under. In most cases, negligence is the ground we will pursue, but this will heavily depend on your situation.
For that reason, we encourage you to bring all available information and documents to our firm so that we can thoroughly analyze your case and pursue a positive outcome. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, contact our Walnut Creek brain injury lawyers today.
Paralysis Cases in Walnut Creek
There is hardly anything more frightening than losing physical control of your mobility. Typically caused by spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, or traumatic back injuries, paralysis is life-changing.
The spinal cord, if severed or crushed during an accident or bruised because of damage to surrounding discs, rarely rebuilds itself. The damage to the spinal cord from an injury results in reduced sensation, mobility, and function to all or part of the body. In severe cases of paralysis, the individual may suffer permanent loss of these senses.
What Are the Two Types of Paralysis?
The two types of paralysis include:
- Paraplegia – being paralyzed from the waist down
- Quadriplegia – partial or total loss of all limbs
While quadriplegia is considered a more severe form of paralysis, both types can be seriously life-altering. Whether you or a loved one has been a victim of an accident that led to paralysis, do not hesitate to contact Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook.
Handling a Comprehensive Range of Paralysis Cases
Paralysis can originate from a spinal cord injury, neck injury, and nerve damage can be caused by a wide range of serious accidents. At our firm, our Walnut Creek paralysis lawyers handle all types of injury cases. The attorneys at Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook have handled many cases involving injuries to the spinal cord.
If you or a loved one is paralyzed as a result of an accident, we can help you determine if you qualify for compensatory damages for your injuries. We have obtained multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients, allowing them to recover financially, emotionally, and physically to the best of their abilities.
Paraplegia & Quadriplegia Claims in Walnut Creek
Accidents resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia are life-changing. People are often unable to care for themselves, requiring assistance with the chores of daily living. They are usually unable to work and may need regular support, care, or help with basic daily activities that were previously done on their own.
When an individual suffers paralysis due to the negligent or reckless actions of another, it can be extremely devastating. That is where our firm comes in. Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook has been advocating for injury victims since 1979—that is three decades of service to our community.
We truly care about the individuals and families we work with, providing clear communication, award-winning counsel, and personalized attention every step of the way.
The Main Differences in the Cost of Paraplegia & Quadriplegia
Any form of paralysis can be life-changing—especially when it is caused suddenly by an act of negligence or misconduct. From car accidents to slips and falls to sports accidents, paralysis can be caused by a number of different incidents.
Our firm works closely with you to determine not just the cause, but the party that may be held liable. Depending on the type of severity and placement of the nerve damage, the type of paralysis faced will be different. These factors can all factor into the compensation recovered.
For example, quadriplegia and paraplegia differ in the following ways:
- Paraplegia – Loss of function, mobility, and sensation in the legs and lower body, limiting a person’s ability to perform daily activities as before. Likely, the victim will be restricted to a wheelchair and need major adjustments made to their household to ensure it is accessible. They will also likely have challenges returning to work—if at all.
- Quadriplegia – Resulting in total paralysis of the four limbs, this form of paralysis leaves a victim unable to move their upper or lower body. In severe cases, victims may even have trouble controlling their breathing. A person will likely require major remodeling of their living area—or be forced to move—regular care, assistance, and support on a daily basis. They will also likely have high medical expenses, care costs, and other related financial challenges.
While both forms are severe and life-altering, quadriplegia victims are often eligible for much more compensation based on their circumstances. Our law firm helps people who have become paraplegic or quadriplegic obtain the resources they need to live as fully as possible.
We have a record of success in helping people who have suffered catastrophic injuries through no fault of their own. We have been able to recover payment for their medical bills, lost income, ongoing care, and durable medical equipment, such as wheelchairs and other assistive devices. Let our firm help you today.
Consult With Our Experienced Injury Team Today
No one can prepare for the life-altering changes a catastrophic injury may bring to their life. When clients come to Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook, they can be confident knowing they are getting reliable counsel rooted in decades of experience. We know how to navigate these complex cases and have the resources to take on even the most challenging serious injury cases.