Advocating for victims of traumatic brain injuries resulting
from accidents caused by others in California

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When facing a traumatic brain injury, you need both medical help and legal representation from professionals who understand your case. RTM Law specializes in advocating for TBI victims. Our experienced attorneys and medical professionals in California work closely together to protect your rights and prioritize your recovery.


Trust us to fight for justice with unmatched expertise. Choose RTM Law – your peace of mind matters most to us.

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a type of brain injury that results from external force to the head, such as a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. TBIs can range from mild to severe, depending on the extent of damage and the region of the brain affected.


Symptoms of a TBI can include physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral changes. Individuals may experience confusion, impaired coordination, difficulty concentrating, and difficulty learning or remembering new information.


In more severe cases, individuals may experience seizures, loss of consciousness, difficulty speaking, and paralysis. In any case, it is important to seek medical attention immediately after you sustain a traumatic brain injury and seek legal representation.

Causes of Brain Injury

TBI is typically the result of a violent force to the head, such as a car accident, fall, or physical assault. In some cases, it can be the result of an explosive blast.


Common causes of TBI include:

  • ✔ Blunt force trauma, such as a blow to the head caused by a fall, a motor vehicle accident, an assault, or a sports-related injury
  • ✔ Penetrating trauma, such as a gunshot wound or a sharp object entering the skull
  • ✔ Whiplash, which causes the head to move back and forth rapidly
  • ✔ Explosions, such as those from fireworks or landmines
  • ✔ Shaking, which can occur when a baby is shaken too vigorously
  • ✔ Chemical or toxic substances, such as alcohol, drugs, or exposure to harmful chemicals
  • ✔ Diffuse axonal injuries, which occur when the brain moves rapidly within the skull, causing microscopic tears in the brain



Recovering from TBI and
Seeking Legal Representation

Recovery can take months or even years depending on severity of the injury and should not be taken lightly. It’s important to seek medical attention immediately for a complete assessment and diagnosis following a TBI, as well as legal representation from an experienced attorney to help protect your rights during this difficult time.

A California brain injury attorney will guide you through the legal process and ensure that you receive all necessary compensation for any losses suffered due to the injury.

Living with Brain Injury in California:
The Rights of Victims

Right to Compensation

Victims have the right to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related costs through a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim.

Right to Legal Representation

Victims can hire an attorney to represent their interests and navigate the legal system on their behalf.

Right to Privacy

Medical and personal information about the victim’s condition is protected under privacy laws.

Access to Medical Care

Victims have the right to receive appropriate and timely medical treatment for their injuries.

Protection Against Discrimination

Victims are protected against discrimination based on their disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California state laws.

Rehabilitation Rights

Victims have the right to access rehabilitation services to aid their recovery.



Why Trust RTM Law
With Your Brain Injury Claim?

Rehabilitation Rights

Our team of attorneys, medical professionals, and case managers has extensive expertise in head injury cases. We possess a deep understanding of California’s personal injury law and effectively handle complex cases with precision, thanks to years of focused practice.

Client-First Support

At RTM Law, we know that each brain injury case is different and deserves personalized attention and approach. We carefully develop customized strategies for our clients, ensuring effective communication of your story and addressing your needs throughout the legal process.

Millions Recovered for Victims of TBI

Our track record of securing substantial settlements for clients demonstrates our expertise in this field. Our California brain injury lawyer has consistently obtained significant compensation for clients with brain injuries, often reaching into the millions of dollars. Trust RTM Law for a comprehensive path to recovery and justice.

Types of Brain Injury


The most common and mildest form of TBI. It’s usually caused by a direct blow or bump to the head and can lead to temporary cognitive symptoms like headaches, confusion, and memory loss.


This is essentially a bruise on the brain caused by a direct impact. Large contusions may require surgical removal.

Coup-Contrecoup Injury

Occurs when the force of impact is strong enough to cause damage at the site of impact (coup) and on the opposite side of the brain (contrecoup), where the brain bounces and hits the skull.

Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI)

This type of injury happens when the head is rapidly shaken or rotated, causing tearing of brain tissues. It can lead to widespread brain damage, coma, or death.

Penetrating Injury

Occurs when an object, like a bullet or shard of skull, penetrates the brain. This can cause severe damage to specific areas of the brain.

Anoxic Brain Injury

While not caused by an external blow, this occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen. It can happen due to events like heart attacks or suffocation and can lead to severe brain damage.

Second Impact Syndrome

Rare but dangerous, this occurs when a person sustains a second concussion before the symptoms from an earlier one have subsided, leading to rapid and typically fatal brain swelling.

Locked-in Syndrome

A rare neurological condition, typically resulting from a stroke, where there’s complete paralysis of nearly all voluntary muscles in the body except for the eyes.

Each type of TBI can have different symptoms and require different treatments. It’s important for individuals with a suspected TBI to seek immediate medical attention. Rehabilitation and recovery can vary greatly depending on the severity and type of the injury.

How Much is a TBI Case
Worth in California?

In the state of California, the average compensation for traumatic brain injury may significantly vary based on the specific details of the case. According to the National Safety Council, the average workers’ compensation for settlements related to “head” or “central nervous system” injuries stands at $93,942.


Note that this figure represents an average and actual compensations can vary greatly. In certain instances, where the catastrophic injuries resulted in severe and life-altering consequences, juries have awarded compensations as high as $10.7 million.


In 2020, Jury Verdict Research conducted a study which determined that the average personal injury verdict in California was $1.81 million. However, the median damage award was noticeably lower. Specifically, the median verdict for brain injury cases in California was $1,595,000.


While multi-million-dollar court awards and settlements are relatively rare, they are more frequently observed in cases involving serious injuries like TBIs. The compensation received in a personal injury lawsuit can also be influenced by the degree of responsibility shared for the accident.

Our track record of securing substantial settlements for clients demonstrates our expertise in this field. We have consistently obtained significant compensation for clients with brain injuries, often reaching into the millions of dollars. Trust RTM Law for a comprehensive path to recovery and justice.



Client Testimonials

Hear firsthand from our satisfied clients about their experiences working with our California accident lawyers.

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Spencer Shields
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Kayla Neff
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Ramin Amindari
Ramin Amindari
I recently had the pleasure of working with Ramin and RTM LAW for my traffic accident case, and I must say that I am beyond impressed with their exceptional skills, professionalism, and dedication. Their expertise in handling my case was nothing short of remarkable. From the very beginning, they patiently listened to my concerns, thoroughly assessed the details of my case, and provided me with clear and honest guidance throughout the entire process. All my injuries were addressed and taken care of promptly and professionally. They were incredibly responsive addressing all of my questions and concerns. I never felt left in the dark, as they kept me informed about every step and development. Their personalized approach made me feel like more than just a client; Rina was basically my personal assistant and would answer my call or email at anytime of the day when any minor or major question and issue arose. I felt supported and understood throughout the entire process. Ramin and RTM Law are outstanding attorneys who go above and beyond for their clients. Their expertise, professionalism, and dedication make them a true asset. If you find yourself in an auto collision and need a personal injury attorney, I wholeheartedly recommend reaching out to Ramin and RTM Law because they will provide you with the highest level of legal representation, support, and guidance.

Victim of an accident caused by someone else?

California Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney: FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about our personal injury law firm in California.

Why is hiring a traumatic brain injury attorney important?

A traumatic brain injury lawyer is crucial due to their expertise in state-specific personal injury laws. These laws can vary significantly in terms of negligence, liability, and compensation. An experienced attorney can navigate these complexities effectively, ensuring that your legal rights are fully protected under California law.

How can a personal injury attorney assist me?

A TBI attorney in California can help by collecting evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and representing you in court if necessary. They aim to secure maximum compensation for your injuries, guiding you through the legal process and allowing you to focus on recovery.

What is the timeframe for filing a TBI lawsuit in California?

The statute of limitations for personal injury cases, including traumatic brain injuries, in California is generally two years from the injury date. However, exceptions can modify this period, making early consultation with a lawyer essential.

Is compensation possible in California if brain injury victims are partly at fault?

Under California’s “pure comparative negligence” rule, you can receive compensation even if partially at fault. Your compensation amount will be reduced proportionally to your fault percentage.

How does a California brain injury lawyer help establish fault?

To prove fault, TBI lawyers must demonstrate duty, breach, causation, and damages. This involves showing that the other party had a safety duty, breached it, directly causing your injury, and resulted in your damages. Evidence like medical records, accident reports, witness statements, and expert analyses is crucial.

Can a TBI affect my ability to work and how does this impact my case?

A TBI can significantly impact your ability to work. Compensation can include lost wages and loss of future earning capacity. Your attorney will calculate these losses as part of your claim, potentially involving expert testimony about your work-related limitations due to the injury.

What types of compensation are available in TBI cases in California?

In California, TBI cases may yield compensation for medical expenses, lost income, future earning capacity, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and in some cases, punitive damages. The specific types and amounts depend on the injury severity and case particulars.

How does California law view traumatic brain injury claims caused by sports or recreational activities?

In cases where a TBI is sustained during sports or recreational activities, California law often examines issues like assumed risks and negligence. If the injury resulted from inherent risks of the activity, compensation might be limited. However, if negligence or intentional harm is involved, such as inadequate safety measures, you may have a valid claim.

How does having Autism affect a traumatic brain injury case, and how can RTM Law assist?

In California, when an individual with autism suffers a traumatic brain injury, their case may require specialized consideration due to their unique needs and challenges. RTM Law, with its focus on neurodiversity advocacy, can provide tailored legal support, ensuring that all aspects of the individual’s condition are taken into account. This includes understanding the nuanced ways autism may impact the individual’s response to injury, recovery process, and long-term needs. Read more about our autism advocacy.

We Help Accident Victims File a Personal Injury Claim in California

Our California personal injury attorneys handle a wide range of personal injury claims in several areas, including:

✔ Anaheim, CA
✔ Bakersfield, CA

✔ Buena Park, CA
✔ Chula Vista, CA
✔ Compton, CA
✔ Costa Mesa, CA
✔ Dana Point, CA
✔ Fountain Valley, CA
✔ Glendale, CA
✔ Huntington Beach, CA
✔ Inglewood, CA

✔ Irvine, CA
✔ Laguna Beach, CA

✔ Laguna Hills, CA
✔ Laguna Niguel, CA
✔ Long Beach, CA
✔ Los Angeles, CA
✔ Mission Viejo, CA
✔ Newport Beach, CA
✔ Orange County, CA
✔ Pasadena, CA
✔ Riverside, CA

✔ San Bernardino, CA
✔ San Clemente, CA

✔ San Diego, CA
✔ San Juan Capistrano, CA
✔ Santa Ana, CA
✔ Seal Beach, CA
✔ Torrance, CA
✔ Tustin, CA
✔ Visalia, CA

✔ Vista, CA
✔ Westminster, CA

Contact Our Experienced California Brain Injury Lawyer Today.
No Win, No Fee Guarantee

At RTM Law, we’ve successfully secured millions of dollars in compensation for victims of traumatic brain injuries across California. Our seasoned head injury lawyers combine extensive experience with in-depth knowledge to aggressively pursue your case and ensure you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve.


We recognize the financial concerns that come with filing a lawsuit, especially during such challenging times. To ease this burden, we operate on a contingency fee basis. This means our legal services will cost you nothing unless we successfully recover damages on your behalf. It’s our commitment to you – no recovery, no fees.


Dedicated to empowering victims of traumatic brain injuries, we strive to secure funds that cover all your needs – from medical expenses and rehabilitation costs to compensation for pain, suffering, and lost wages. Let us help you navigate this difficult journey with the expertise and empathy you need.


Available 24/7 for support, our California personal injury lawyers are here to assist you. Call us at (949) 287-4342 or fill out our online contact form.