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November 2017 Archives

Best Lawyers of the Year Award for 2018

Best Lawyers, a peer review magazine, announced on November 3, 2017 the 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" Awards for Northern California. R. Lewis Van Blois of the Van Blois Law Firm in Oakland, California was selected as the Plaintiff Product Liability "Lawyer of the Year" for Northern California. Michael E. Gatto of the Van Blois Law Firm was selected as the "Lawyer of the Year" for Plaintiff Personal Injury Litigation. The Best Lawyers awards appeared in a supplement to the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper and the Wall Street Journal. Best Lawyers conducts exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

Why are Large Truck Crashes on the Rise?

The most common causes of large truck accidents are driving too fast for road conditions, straying from the lane of travel, failure to keep a proper lookout, following too closely, driver fatigue, mechanical defects, tire blowouts and shifting cargo caused by negligent loading. Large trucks are big heavy vehicles and are different from cars, SUVs and pick-up trucks. A large truck weighs more than 10,000 pounds and can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. They can weigh 40 times more than an automobile.

Santa Rosa Fire Burn Victims Face Lengthy Recovery

The fires ignited in Northern California on the windy night of October 8, 2017 killed 43 people and left several burn victims who face long painful recoveries. The wine country burn victims were taken to the Bothin Burn Center at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco and U.C. Davis Medical Center in Sacramento; both regional burn centers. The most severe burns are third-degree burns that go through all the layers of skin and sometimes into the subcutaneous fat and underlying muscle. The skin traps pressure inside that must be relieved by an incision called an escharotomy preventing limbs from bursting like an overcooked sausage. 

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