If you have been injured in an auto or workplace accident, or as the result of medical malpractice, you could suffer serious injuries that dramatically affect the rest of your life. Negligent individuals and companies have a legal obligation to compensate victims for injuries they suffer as a result of this negligence. It is important to consult with an Oakland personal injury attorney after being involved in any type of accident.
Here are some of the most common types of accidents that send Oakland injury victims to our personal injury lawyers:
There are many different types of vehicle accidents that can cause serious, permanent injuries. Motorcycle accidents, bike, and scooter accidents, and pedestrian accidents are all especially dangerous to those involved. This is because these road users often have little – if any – protection from the force of a collision. If you have been injured by a negligent driver, it is important to hold him or her accountable for the injuries you have suffered.
Employers are generally liable for negligence committed by their employees while on the job. This means that if you are struck by a work truck, city vehicle, or other vehicle driven by a worker, the employer can also be held liable for your injuries. In some cases, a collision is caused by manufacturing defects (such as faulty brakes). In these cases, the auto manufacturer can be held liable for the injuries caused by the defect.
The construction industry has consistently seen the highest rates of injury and death of any work sector in the United States. This is due to the dangerous nature of the job. Many construction workers are working from heights with heavy machinery, or with dangerous blasting equipment. These conditions make injuries much more likely to occur.
Of course, construction is not the only work sector that experiences injuries. Manufacturing plants with heavy machinery, chemical warehouses, and other workplaces can also be highly dangerous to workers. Even a seemingly safe office environment can pose the risk of falling objects or repetitive stress injuries (such as carpal tunnel syndrome). Any injury that is the result of your work can be subject to worker’s compensation benefits – or in some cases, a personal injury lawsuit.
Medical malpractice is also a form of personal injury. It is important to hold negligent doctors and hospitals accountable for the injuries they cause. This protects other innocent patients from being harmed by medical errors in the future.
There are many ways in which a person can cause an accident by being negligent. Corporations and other business entities can also be negligent, and the law requires any negligent party to compensate victims who are injured as a result. This is an important step toward reducing negligence across California. By holding defendants accountable for the damage they cause, injury victims are making the roads and workplaces of our state safer for everyone. The experienced injury lawyers at Bogaards Law have helped many injury victims access the compensation they deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of Oakland personal injury attorneys.
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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My mediation appointment with Ms. Bogaards was more than interesting as it was conducted exclusively by phone due to the health crisis. Despite this, it went smoothly and productively. The case settled within the allotted time frame due largely in part to Ms. Bogaards persistence but also her vast experience in personal injury work. It was obvious her defense and plaintiff’s background gave her credibility with both parties. All in all, it was all a very positive experience for a first-time use. She was prepared and knew the flash points needed to get this settled. It took time but it was due to the parties obstinance, which she dealt with professionally and civilly. I’ve known Ms. Bogaards over the years from having litigated with her in her role as a defense attorney. I thought this case was perfect for a Mediator with a defense background that also does plaintiff’s work, as she does. I was very impressed with her grasp of value as regards a plaintiff’s case. She was spot on regarding the values and issues. I would not hesitate to use her again and recommend her as a Mediator to all plaintiff’s attorneys who view her strictly as a former defense attorney. She is way more than that; very efficient, there was no wasted time.
Debra Bogaards is one of the most thorough, skilled and aggressive litigators in the Bay Area. She protects her clients and their interests like a mama bear to her cubs. I speak both as a client for whom Ms. Bogaards achieved an incredible result, and as a colleague who has worked beside Ms. Bogaards and has seen her diligence and thought process. Here skillset and tremendous presence and command, regardless of the forum, makes for a most fierce litigator. Ms. Bogaards is always my first recommendation to clients and friends seeking to protect their legal rights relating to personal injuries.
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