Brain Injury

Orange County Brain Injury Attorneys

We've Recovered More Than $500 Million for Clients from Irvine to LA- Call (949) 565-4281

If you or a family member has suffered a concussion, hypoxic/anoxic brain damage, or other type of brain injury that was caused by the negligence of another party, you need to get proper medical care and talk to a lawyer about your rights as soon as possible.

Brain injuries cause permanent, debilitating injuries that may never fully recover. In order to regain some semblance of your life back, it's essential that you receive quality medical treatment and therapy; but those costs can add up quickly.

The Orange County brain injury attorneys at the Law Office of Marshall Silberberg are here to fight for every penny of compensation you deserve. All three members of our firm have been recognized by Southern California Super Lawyers for their excellence in personal injury law. In fact, Attorney Marshall Silberberg has been listed as one of the top attorneys in Southern California every year since 2004.

Call (949) 565-4281 to begin a free case evaluation with a brain injury lawyer in Irvine.

Types of Brain Injury Cases We Represent

If the negligent or reckless actions of another person caused you to suffer a brain injury, our firm is ready to help. We represent clients who have suffered both traumatic and non-traumatic types of brain injuries:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs): these are caused by a sharp, heavy blow to the head. Traumatic brain injuries are commonly caused by motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, and falls. Common types of TBIs include:
    • Concussion: A concussion is a mild form of TBI that typically results from a blow or jolt to the head. Symptoms may include headache, confusion, dizziness, and temporary loss of consciousness. Recovery is usually complete with rest, but repeated concussions can have long-term consequences.
    • Contusion: A contusion is a bruise on the brain's surface caused by direct impact to the head. It can lead to swelling and bleeding within the brain. Contusions may require surgical intervention in severe cases.
    • Penetrating Injury: This occurs when a foreign object, such as a bullet or a sharp object, penetrates the skull and damages the brain. Penetrating injuries can cause localized or widespread damage depending on the trajectory and characteristics of the object.
    • Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI): DAI involves widespread damage to the brain's nerve fibers (axons) due to rapid acceleration or deceleration. It often occurs in high-speed accidents and can result in significant neurological impairment.
    • Coup-Contrecoup Injury: This type of injury involves two points of impact on opposite sides of the brain. The initial impact (coup) and the subsequent rebound impact (contrecoup) can lead to multiple areas of damage within the brain.
    • Second Impact Syndrome: This is a rare but severe condition that occurs when a person sustains a second concussion before fully recovering from the first. It can lead to rapid and often fatal brain swelling.
    • Shaken Baby Syndrome: Common in infants, this occurs when a baby is violently shaken, leading to brain damage. It can result in long-term disabilities or death.
    • Hematoma: A hematoma is a collection of blood outside blood vessels, often within the brain. Types include epidural, subdural, and intracerebral hematomas, each with specific characteristics and potential complications.
  • Non-traumatic brain injuries: these are caused by oxygen deprivation, exposure to toxic chemicals, and in some cases, infection. Non-traumatic brain injuries can be caused by drowning accidents, birth injuries, and medical malpractice. Here are some common types of non-traumatic brain injuries:
    • Stroke: A stroke occurs when there is a disruption of blood flow to the brain, either due to a blockage (ischemic stroke) or bleeding (hemorrhagic stroke). Lack of oxygen and nutrients can lead to brain cell damage or death.
    • Hypoxic-Ischemic Injury: This type of injury results from a reduced supply of oxygen (hypoxia) and decreased blood flow (ischemia) to the brain. It can be caused by conditions such as cardiac arrest, near-drowning, or severe respiratory failure.
    • Intracranial Hemorrhage: Intracranial hemorrhage involves bleeding within the skull, which can put pressure on the brain and cause damage. Causes include aneurysms, vascular malformations, or head injuries.
    • Infections of the Brain: Infections such as meningitis or encephalitis can lead to inflammation of the brain tissues. In severe cases, infections can result in brain damage.
    • Brain Tumors: Tumors growing within the brain can exert pressure on surrounding tissues and cause damage. Both malignant and benign tumors can impact brain function.
    • Seizures: Prolonged or recurrent seizures can lead to brain damage. Conditions such as epilepsy can result in repeated seizures over time.
    • Toxic Exposure: Exposure to certain toxins or chemicals can cause brain damage. This can result from substance abuse, environmental exposures, or poisoning.
    • Metabolic Disorders: Disorders affecting metabolism, such as mitochondrial diseases, can lead to energy production issues in the brain cells. This can result in progressive damage to the brain.
    • Neurodegenerative Diseases: Diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's lead to progressive degeneration of brain cells. These conditions result in cognitive decline and motor dysfunction.
    • Autoimmune Disorders: Some autoimmune conditions may cause the immune system to mistakenly attack the brain, leading to inflammation and damage.
    • Nutritional Deficiencies: Inadequate intake of essential nutrients, such as vitamin B12 or folate, can affect brain function and lead to injury.

Common Symptoms of a Brain Injury

The symptoms of a brain injury can vary widely depending on the severity, type, and location of the injury. Here are common symptoms associated with brain injuries:

  • Headache: Persistent or severe headaches are a common symptom, especially after a head injury.
  • Loss of Consciousness: Brief or prolonged loss of consciousness is a common indicator of a brain injury, especially in cases of moderate to severe trauma.
  • Confusion: Disorientation, confusion, and difficulty processing information are often observed in individuals with brain injuries.
  • Memory Problems: Difficulty remembering recent events, short-term memory loss, and problems with concentration are common cognitive symptoms.
  • Dizziness and Balance Issues: Vertigo, dizziness, and problems with balance and coordination can occur due to disruptions in the brain's sensory and motor functions.
  • Nausea and Vomiting: Nausea and vomiting may be associated with increased intracranial pressure or disruption of the brain's control over bodily functions.
  • Fatigue: Persistent fatigue, lethargy, and a general lack of energy can be common, especially in the early stages of recovery.
  • Speech and Language Difficulties: Slurred speech, difficulty finding the right words, or problems understanding language may occur.
  • Sensory Changes: Changes in sensory perception, such as blurred vision, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), or altered taste and smell, can occur.
  • Mood Changes: Emotional symptoms may include irritability, mood swings, depression, anxiety, or increased sensitivity to stimuli.
  • Sleep Disturbances: Changes in sleep patterns, such as insomnia or excessive sleep, are common after a brain injury.
  • Seizures: Seizures may occur, especially in cases of more severe brain injuries.
  • Motor Deficits: Weakness, paralysis, or coordination problems in the limbs may occur, depending on the location of the brain injury.
  • Difficulty with Motor Skills: Challenges in performing routine motor tasks, such as buttoning a shirt or tying shoelaces, may arise.
  • Personality Changes: Changes in personality traits or behavior, such as impulsivity or lack of inhibition, may be observed.

Keep in mind that symptoms can manifest immediately after an injury or develop over time. Additionally, individuals may experience a combination of these symptoms, and the severity can vary. If there is any suspicion of a brain injury, seeking prompt medical attention is imperative for proper diagnosis and appropriate management.

Recovering Compensation for Brain Injury Victims

Our brain injury attorneys in Orange County understand the issues facing clients and their families when dealing with brain damage and the ensuing life changes.

We understand how to fight for your compensation, including:

  • Medical expenses, including future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Trauma and therapy
  • Lost wages, including lost future wages
  • Lost quality of life

It may seem impossible to put a dollar value on the lost quality of life, but we employ experts such as home economists, forensic experts and others who can gain an estimate of the financial impact of such a loss on you and your family.

You don't have to go through this difficult time alone. The Law Offices of Marshall Silberberg is ready to come alongside you and provide the dedicated support you need. Call (949) 565-4281.


Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients

The Law Office of Marshall Silberberg is proud to be able to represent clients in some of the most difficult times of their lives. With decades of experience as former defense attorneys, we are able to provide our clients with well-rounded representation that has earned us the respect of our peers and even opposing counsel. 

We fight for maximum compensation on behalf of our clients and have obtained more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements to date. Don’t hesitate to contact our firm for more information about your case. We have offices in Irvine and Los Angeles for client convenience.

Call (949) 565-4281 for a free case evaluation with our firm!

  • “We highly recommend the Law Offices of Marshall Silberberg for any personal injury case you may be facing. We will forever be grateful for their aptitude to serve families in our community and their support in defending our son’s future.”

    - Diana M.
  • “I can't begin to express how wonderful their service is. Will Collins and Marshall are a great team and will provide you with what you're expecting, plus more. Marshall even personally visited me out of state when I was receiving rehabilitation services.”

    - Amy T.
  • “He and his staff always kept me informed. He personally answered his cell phone whenever I called. He fought for me, and in the end, obtained a settlement in 14 months that was far greater than any of the similar cases I had researched.”

    - Craig F.
  • “There are no words that describe how grateful I am for Marshall, Will, and the whole team. They fought to get justice for my family, myself, and my unborn baby. When it comes to being committed and fighting for justice, they truly do a great job.”

    - Karla B.
  • “Marshall did a great job for me! He was always there for me, if I called he would be right there! He and the whole team at The Law Office of Marshall Silberberg were awesome, 5 stars! Don't know of anybody better.”

    - Charles T.
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    • Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association
    • 10 Best Attorney
    • America's Top 100 Attorneys
    • Super Lawyers
    • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • US News Best Lawyers: 1989 - Present
    • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • AV Preeminent

      Our Values

      What Our Work Means To Us
      • Experienced

        Under our representation, your case will be backed by decades of experience; experience that includes hundreds of trial cases and countless courtroom wins. Our straight-shooting, no-nonsense approach has resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements.

      • Connected

        We have spent decades cultivating close working relationships with an array of physicians and industry experts. We use these connections to provide invaluable insight and expert testimonies on the cases we take to court.

      • Compassionate

        At our firm, the attorney-client relationship is sacred. We are committed to bringing a sense of peace to the victims and families we represent. Nothing is more rewarding than when we can help our clients ease the pain and frustration their injuries have caused them.

      • Results-Driven

        Our tenacity and work ethic set us apart. We’re not afraid to roll up our sleeves and really get to work on a case. From our personal meetings with prominent field experts to the development and strategy of your overall case, we will zealously stand by your side from start to finish.