Case Barnett Law Specializes in Traumatic Head Injuries
Trial attorneys Geraldine Weiss and Case Barnett recently obtained over a million dollars for a child who was injured when he fell through a skylight at his Orange County apartment complex.
Skylight cases are notoriously difficult and many attorneys won’t touch them. We loved this client and did everything we could to help his family. Liability was extremely tough. The defendants owned and managed several large apartment complexes throughout California. This particular complex, as our Orange County personal injury lawyer found, was advertised as family-friendly, but did very little to ensure children could not access dangerous conditions.
Our Client Was a 14-year-old Boy Who Was Able to Access a Roof Over a Laundry Room
While playing with friends on the roof, our client fell 12 feet through a skylight landing on his head. He suffered a traumatic brain injury requiring 2 separate surgeries forever altering the trajectory of his life. After several years of litigation, and during the pandemic, we obtained a settlement of more than $1,000,000 so this young man can have his best chance at living his most fulfilled life.
According to the CDC, 3,000 children, a year die of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and 29,000 are hospitalized. In 2014 alone, an estimated 814,000 children were treated in emergency departments for TBI. Falls accounted for almost half of the TBI-related ER visits. TBI can be especially dangerous and difficult to live with because an individual may appear outwardly as if they have no cognitive difficulties, while internally the person is suffering immensely and struggling with simple activities of daily living.
There are resources available for individuals who suffer TBI. The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) provides direction, information, and help for people who have suffered from TBI. The Center for Neuro Skills (CNS) is one of the premier providers of brain injury rehabilitation.