Los Angeles Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

We're dedicated to maximizing your settlement for brain and spinal injury claims.

Contact us BEFORE you contact any insurance company!

Insurance companies will try to get away with under compensating you by:

  • Disputing liability to reduce their financial responsibility.
  • Downplaying impact to justify lower compensation.
  • Delaying the process to pressure a settlement for less.

Brain and spinal cord injuries can be devastating for victims and their families. This type of personal injury can lead to long-term disability or even the death of the victim. In the event that such an injury was caused by the negligence or actions of another, Blair & Ramirez LLP can help you recover compensation for your medical costs, lost earnings, and more. Blair & Ramirez LLP is an experienced Los Angeles brain injury lawyer. Call us at (213) 293-4631 for a free case consultation.

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What You Should Know About Brain And Spinal Injuries

Brain and spine injuries are a major problem here in the United States. Each year, more than 12,000 Americans are impacted by spinal cord injuries. An even greater number—2.8 million—are impacted by a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year, with a reported 50,000 deaths annually.

A majority of these injuries occur because of collisions, accidents, and slip-and-fall incidents. Victims with brain and spinal injuries often face permanent, life-altering disabilities. They and their families also face the challenge of paying for medical bills and continued medical care, often bereft of the victim’s work income.

Doctors begin an MRI on a hospitalized, injured woman to look for the signs of a concussion or brain damage.

Legal Counsel For Brain & Spinal Injury Cases

After a tragic incident involving brain and spinal injury, it's crucial to consult with us before engaging with insurance companies. These events, especially in Los Angeles, demand experienced legal guidance to secure fair compensation.

Why Speak with Us Before the Insurance Companies

  • Insurance Tactics: Insurance companies often seek to settle for less after a brain and spinal injury incident. Consulting a lawyer first can prevent accepting undervalued offers. At Blair & Ramirez LLP, we aim to secure fair settlements that meet your needs fully.

  • Legal Expertise: Our profound grasp of brain and spinal injury laws enables us to adeptly handle your claim, leveraging legal insights effectively.

  • Negotiating with Insurers: Our team excels in negotiations, advocating for equitable compensation that reflects the true extent of your losses and damages.

  • Maximizing Compensation: We meticulously assess all factors—medical expenses, lost income, and suffering—to maximize your compensation.

  • Handling Legal Matters: Your attorney will navigate all legal aspects, including documentation and court representation if necessary, while you focus on healing.


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Brian & Spinal Injury Insurance Claims Procedure

Determine Eligibility:

Identify who can file the brain and spinal injury claim, typically immediate family members like spouses, children, and parents of unmarried children, varying by state. It's crucial to understand the specific eligibility criteria in your jurisdiction to ensure that you have the legal standing to pursue the claim.

Hire an Attorney:

Consider engaging a brain and spinal injury attorney for valuable guidance, evidence gathering, and negotiations with insurers. An experienced attorney specializing in these types of cases can offer insight into the legal process, assess the strength of your claim, and provide support every step of the way, alleviating much of the burden during a challenging time.

Gather Documentation:

Collect essential documents including the death certificate, proof of earnings, medical records, and accident reports. These documents are crucial for substantiating your claim and demonstrating the extent of the brain and spinal injuries sustained. Thorough documentation strengthens your case and increases the likelihood of obtaining fair compensation.

File a Claim:

Submit a claim with the at-fault party's insurance company, detailing the incident's negligence or wrongdoing. Providing a comprehensive account of the events leading to the brain and spinal injuries, supported by evidence, is essential for initiating the claims process and establishing liability.


Your attorney will negotiate with the insurer for a fair settlement covering all losses. Negotiating with insurance companies can be complex, and they may initially offer low settlements in an attempt to minimize their financial liability. Your attorney will advocate on your behalf, leveraging their expertise to negotiate for a settlement that adequately compensates you for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages resulting from the brain and spinal injuries.

Settlement or Litigation:

Accept a satisfactory settlement or pursue litigation if necessary. While reaching a fair settlement is often the preferred outcome, sometimes insurance companies may refuse to offer adequate compensation. In such cases, litigation may be necessary to pursue the matter further and seek a resolution through the legal system.

Resolution and Compensation:

Compensation is distributed according to the decedent's will or state laws. Once a settlement is reached or awarded by the court, the compensation will be distributed in accordance with legal procedures, ensuring that the rightful beneficiaries receive the financial support they are entitled to following the brain and spinal injuries.

As a brain injury lawyer in Los Angeles, Blair & Ramirez LLP helps victims recover compensation for their medical costs.

Estimating Compensation After A Brain & Spinal Injury

Here's a simplified method to estimate compensation from a wrongful death claim:

  1. Calculate Damages: Begin by assessing the damages incurred due to the injury. This includes medical bills, rehabilitation costs, ongoing medical care, and any other related expenses.

  2. Lost Income: Determine the income lost as a result of the injury, including wages from missed work, reduced earning capacity due to disability, and future income losses if the injury impacts long-term employment prospects.

  3. Pain and Suffering: Consider the physical pain and emotional distress experienced as a result of the injury. While it's challenging to assign a monetary value to pain and suffering, it's an essential component of compensation in personal injury cases.

  4. Long-Term Effects: Take into account any long-term consequences of the injury, such as permanent disability, reduced quality of life, and ongoing medical needs. These factors can significantly impact the amount of compensation sought.

  5. Consider Contributory Factors: Some jurisdictions apply the concept of comparative or contributory negligence, which might affect the total compensation amount. If the deceased is found to have been partly at fault, the compensation could be adjusted accordingly.

  6. Negotiation with Insurers: Our attorney will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to reach a fair settlement. They will advocate for maximum compensation, considering all the damages you've incurred.

Factors Affecting Compensation in a Brain & Spinal Injury Case

1. Severity of the Injury

The extent and severity of the brain and spinal injury play a significant role in determining compensation. More severe injuries that result in long-term disabilities or impairments typically attract higher compensation.

2. Medical Expenses

The cost of medical treatment, including hospitalization, surgeries, rehabilitation, therapy, medications, and ongoing care, is a crucial factor in calculating compensation. Higher medical expenses often lead to greater compensation awards.

3. Lost Income and Earning Capacity

Compensation may include reimbursement for lost wages due to time taken off work for medical treatment and recovery. Additionally, if the injury affects the victim's ability to work in the future, compensation may be awarded for lost earning capacity.

4. Pain and Suffering

Compensation may be awarded for the physical pain, emotional distress, and mental anguish experienced as a result of the injury. This subjective factor considers the impact of the injury on the victim's overall quality of life.

5. Permanent Disability and Impairment

If the brain or spinal injury results in permanent disability or impairment, compensation may be provided to account for the long-term consequences, including reduced mobility, independence, and quality of life.

6. Future Medical Needs

Compensation may include funds for anticipated future medical expenses related to the brain and spinal injury, such as ongoing therapy, medications, medical equipment, and home care services.

7. Non-Economic Damages

In addition to economic damages like medical expenses and lost income, compensation may also be awarded for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress.

8. Liability and Negligence

The degree of liability and negligence of the party or parties responsible for the injury can impact the compensation awarded. If the injury resulted from clear negligence or misconduct, higher compensation may be justified.

9. Insurance Coverage

The insurance coverage available to the liable party or parties may limit the amount of compensation that can be recovered. Understanding the insurance policy limits is essential in assessing the potential compensation amount.

10. Legal Representation

The quality of legal representation can significantly affect the outcome of a brain and spinal injury case. Experienced attorneys who specialize in personal injury law can effectively advocate for maximum compensation on behalf of the injured party.

Understanding Your Case

Any collision or significant force impact has the potential to result in a brain or spinal injury. Here are some of the leading causes of these types of injuries.

Vehicle Accident

A vehicle collision at any speed has the potential to cause brain and spine injuries. One of the most common forms is whiplash, which is caused by the spine “whipping” back-and-forth from the force impact of the collision.

Bicycle Accident

Even with a helmet, cyclists are at risk of spine and brain injuries when a vehicle collides with them. A common scenario is for the collision to throw the cyclist from the bike onto the pavement, where they land on their head or back.

Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle accidents have all the same risk factors as bicycle collisions, except these collisions often occur at much higher speeds. A motorcyclist who makes contact with the roadway is at risk for a head or spine injury.

Workplace Injuries

Back and head injuries can happen in workplaces. Heavy objects that fall on an unprotected head can lead to concussions and brain damage, while a fall from a high place can cause a permanent spine injury, potentially disabling the victim.


A little more than one-fourth of all spine injuries occur because of slip-and-fall accidents. This type of accident where the victim slips, trips, and falls can happen in a wide variety of settings, but severe injuries are most often the result.

Acts of Violence

While statistically less likely to occur to an individual than a car crash or slip-and-fall accident, acts of violence—a stabbing or gunshot wound—account for about 15% of all spinal injuries. Being stabbed or shot can cause permanent spinal injuries that result in either tetraplegia or quadriplegia.

Choose Us To Represent Your Brain & Spinal Injury Case

Choosing Blair & Ramirez LLP for your case ensures expert handling, dedication, and personalized attention. Renowned for our in-depth understanding of California's legal landscape, we achieve notable settlements and judgments. Our approach blends assertive representation with empathetic support, ensuring robust protection of your rights.

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