Brain Injury in Lake or Mendocino County



While most head injuries are minor and require only minimal medical attention, each year more than half a million people will experience a head injury requiring hospitalization. Learning how to recognize a head injury and responding appropriately can save lives. But what do you do when you or a loved one has suffered serious brain injury?

In the field of personal injury litigation, brain injuries are some of the most difficult an attorney will encounter. They often involve serious consequences, like seizures, loss of vision, loss of hearing, coma, paralysis, personality changes, and cognitive or learning deficits. They also require extensive and expensive medical treatment.

Personal Injury: Brain Injuries

While most people believe you have to be involved in a major accident to suffer brain injury, that isn’t always the case. Brain injuries can be caused by a number of different issues. These include the following:

Concussions. A concussion is a common type of traumatic brain injury. This can be the result of violent shaking of the brain caused by a shake, bump, or blow to the skull. Concussions are common in car accidents and contact sport injuries. While concussions often heal rather well, they can result in permanent brain damage in some cases.

Closed Head Injuries. Closed head injuries can result from whiplash and usually leave no noticeable damage to the head. The danger here is internal bleeding and unidentifiable symptoms that can cause significant brain damage.

Acquired Brain Injuries. Brain injuries don’t always result from force or whiplash. They can also be caused by deprivation of oxygen. Common causes of acquired brain injuries are exposure to toxic substances, medication abuse, and near-drowning accidents.


Symptoms of brain injury will vary depending on the cause and severity of damage, but may include persistent headaches, dizziness, memory loss, lack of concentration, fatigues, mood swings, blurred vision, and nausea. While symptoms often occur immediately following an accident, they can sometimes appear over time.

Why Choose Us?

At the Law Offices of J. Chrisp, we are prepared to help you recover damages from an accident resulting in brain injuries. If you are looking for a qualified attorney in Lake or Mendocino County or northern California, choose us for our:

Experience. In addition to extensive knowledge of personal injury law, we also understand medicine. We know how doctors respond to brain injuries, what types of treatment plans are available, and where insurance companies will send you.

Compassion. A brain injury is a serious issue. We never take any case lightly and treat all of our clients with care and compassion. You are more than another case to us; you are a real person whose life has been disrupted. We are here to help.

Proven Track-Record. Never use an attorney that isn’t willing to share his results with you. At the Law Offices of J. Chrisp, we would be happy to let you look at some of our recent verdicts. Over the past five years, we have successfully won hundreds of cases for our clients, resulting in millions of dollars in awarded damages.

Community Involvement. Don’t you want a law firm that cares about the community? At the Law Offices of J. Chrisp, we sponsor local little league teams, are recognized as Super Lawyers Northern California Rising Stars, and are members of the SFTLA, CAOC, AAJ, Lake County Bar, and SF Bar Associations.

Contact Us

For more information on how we can help you recover damages in a personal injury situation, contact us at 1-877-524-7477. We would be happy to provide you with a free injury case evaluation and initial consultation.