Nowhere is our passion for justice stronger than when we’re asked to help a client seek recovery for a catastrophic personal injury.
We can’t heal the physical or emotional pain caused by a personal injury. But with knowledge, experience, and skill we can target optimal financial recovery, and provide the compassion and resources personal injury victims need. With almost 40 trials to verdict, we are passionate litigators, and never back down from a dispute, no matter how big and well-financed the defendant. Our lawyers have extensive defense experience and understand the thinking that goes into trying to thwart plaintiffs’ demands for damages. We are known for our creative and pragmatic litigation strategies, and can often obtain top dollar in settlements, sparing our clients the time and distress of going to trial.
Bogaards Law has successfully represented clients in a wide variety of personal injury claims. Our cases cover the spectrum of personal injury catastrophes and mayhem – from the San Bruno PG&E gas pipeline explosion to car and motorcycle crashes, from burns to broken bones, from loss of wages to loss of consortium to loss of life. Our latest recoveries include over eight-figure settlements in cases such as these: an elder abuse case involving the death of a colleague’s mother within a month of moving into a care facility, because of lack of medications; a carbon monoxide poisoning case where the family had only one day of exposure and no residual symptoms; two complex wrist fracture cases with questionable liability; and two cases involving sexual molestations of students.
In the abstract, these recoveries all seem impressive. In reality, however, our clients’ personal recoveries are what really make our efforts worthwhile. We know that compensation doesn’t take away the pain caused by an injury, but the lost wages, medical bills and other costs associated with a serious injury can make it difficult to move on.
If you or a loved one have been injured due to an avoidable accident or someone else’s negligence, contact Bogaards Law today to schedule a consultation.
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.
Over 35 years of professional excellence
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.
We were extremely pleased by Debra’s professional abilities and personal attention, and we recommend her without hesitation! If you can imagine a good experience with a lawyer, Debra is it.
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