Have you been injured in a car accident or bicycle accident? Suffered a slip and fall on someone’s property? Personal injury claims can encompass a variety of accidents and incidents. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may have what is called a personal injury claim.
While you might feel overwhelmed and confused, you do not have to go through this process alone. Retaining a California personal injury attorney can help ease some of the stress while protecting your rights. At Bogaards Law, we have over 30 years of experience helping California-area clients get the compensation they deserve. We are not afraid to take an aggressive stance and proceed to trial if the case warrants it.
If you are retaining a California personal injury lawyer, you need someone who is compassionate, ethical and relatable, and yet aggressive. You want someone who is not afraid to argue with the other side to get you the compensation you deserve. The attorneys at Bogaards Law know what is at stake for you and can work tirelessly to ensure you are treated fairly and help you get reimbursed for expenses related to your injuries.
There are a number of different incidents that are grouped under the heading of personal injury claims. Some of the cases we handle at Bogaards Law include:
In personal injury matters, you have the right to pursue the at-fault party for your damages.
In some cases, if the defendant’s behavior was egregious, the court may decide to award punitive damages, as well. Punitive damages are designed to “punish” the defendant and send a message that this behavior will not be tolerated under any circumstances. Punitive damages are sometimes seen in cases involving a DUI. You may also see punitive damages in cases involving defective products. Some manufacturers are in such a rush to get their product on the market, they ignore warning signs and their product ends up hurting or injuring the people who purchase it.
It is important to choose a California personal injury attorney who knows how to get results. At Bogaards Law, we have years of experience negotiating high-dollar settlements for our clients. We are not afraid to take on a trial against a big manufacturer when they create a defective product and knowingly leave it on the market or to go up against a doctor in a medical malpractice case whose negligence resulted in permanent damages. Contact Bogaards Law today to learn how we may be able to help you.
Female student was sexually abused by a male student at a local private middle school. The male student had abused other students in the past.
Disputed sexual molestation of high school male student by female teacher at private school.
Plaintiff was the executive assistant for the CEO of a Silicon Valley tech company for only a few years. She was fired for absenteeism and poor work performance; however, plaintiff had a personal relationship with the CEO’s family and claimed that the personal relationship both interfered with her ability to do her office work and lead to her termination.
Court trial in Marin County for breach of plaintiff’s employment contract as an office manager. Plaintiff had both a personal and work relationship with employer, a medical doctor.
Elder abuse case involving the death of a client’s father at a skilled nursing facility due to neglect, dehydration, and open wounds. Case settled at early mediation.
Elder abuse case involving the death of a fellow attorney’s mother within a month of moving into an upscale care facility in Marin County, because she was not given medications. Expedited settlement within three months of claim.
Wrongful death of the 20-year-old daughter of Renee and Israel Morales in the San Bruno PG&E gas pipeline explosion, with co-counsel John Feder. We were the second case to go to mediation resulting in one of the highest settlements in history. We also accompanied Renee Morales to the PG&E criminal trial over 5 years later.
Wrongful death of 94 year old petite grandmother who ran out into traffic in the middle of the block between parked cars against a red light. Our accident reconstruction expert found no liability- zero-against the driver who hit her.
Partial finger amputation of 8-year-old boy with comparative fault.
Plaintiff was an 85-year-old man attending a weekly Rotary meeting at the DoubleTree Hotel in Livermore. He slipped on wet tiles and broke his femur in four places.
Plaintiff slipped and fell on nacho cheese on the floor at a U.S.F. basketball game, injuring his knee and resulting in arthroscopic surgery.
Wrist fracture arising out of pedestrian/auto accident, no surgery.
Carbon monoxide poisoning case where clients, living in a ranch home in west Marin County, had only one day of exposure and no residual symptoms.
Bicyclist suffered broken wrist injury requiring multiple surgeries in no liability case.
Race car professional suffered neuropathic leg pain when race car driver backed up into him, while standing at metal table in hangar.
Homeowner slips on unsecured tarp in her foyer after coming downstairs and sues her general contractor doing her kitchen remodel. Homeowner suffers a severe elbow injury with surgery.
Cyclist gets doored by rideshare car. Bruising and scarring near eye and hand.
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We hired Debra Bogaards to represent us after our beloved mother passed away as the result of negligent administration of medications at a reputable, upscale assisted living. Day by day we watched her decline, took her to medical appointments and were told by her doctors that they did not understand why. After her admission to the hospital, we discovered that nursing staff failed to administer prescribed medication; the unused pills were sitting unopened in our mother’s pill basket at the nurse’s station.
This was a painful, unnecessary and premature loss. We did not want other families to experience such an awful decline and death; we felt the assisted living facility had to remediate their practices and be held accountable.
Debra was an outstanding representative for us. We were exhausted, upset and bereft. Debra’s strength, confidence and knowledge comforted us. She helped us let go of the heavy responsibility of addressing the elder abuse because she carried it in her capable hands. Debra is uplifting to work with; she brings positive energy to all of her interactions, including with the opposing side and the mediator. Her strength and optimism reduces stress in naturally stressful situations. She has deep knowledge and experience and expertly researches case specific information. She is well prepared, a strong advocate, and is patient and respectful with her clients throughout the decision-making process.
Our result was very satisfying. The assisted living changed their protocol and instituted ongoing nursing supervision for the administration of medications. In addition, we received financial compensation. The results Debra achieved for us were excellent and helped us gain closure.
We highly recommend Debra as an advocate. She has high integrity, tremendous energy and gets results.
I recently had to mediate a complex and difficult case, where opposing counsel and I agreed to use Debra as the mediator. I found her to be extraordinarily competent, empathetic and efficient in getting my case resolved.
Debra was very thorough, read through and understood all the materials, and was very well prepared. She privately met with the parties and impressed upon them the risks each of them faced by going to trial. As a result, the parties reached a compromise which was fair, and only accomplished because Debra was able to see the case from a good perspective from both the plaintiff and the defendant’s point of view.
A month before trial, Ms. Bogaards successfully mediated a challenging personal injury case and was able to effectively bridge a vast cultural and legal divide, to broker a settlement acceptable to all.
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