Vigorously Advocating For You And Your Family After A Catastrophic Injury
Catastrophic injury claims are different than other types of injury cases. First, with potentially millions of dollars at stake, insurance companies and their attorneys are likely to fight tooth and nail to deny or minimize their potential costs. Second, when individuals sustain life-altering injuries, they will need compensation that will not only cover their current costs, but their future expenses as well.
At Van Blois Law, our Oakland-based law firm has had the honor and privilege to help people who have suffered catastrophic injuries for more than 40 years. Our team is led by attorney R. Lewis Van Blois, who is board-certified in Civil Trial Law by both the National Board of Trial Advocacy and California State Bar.
Our lawyers take on all types of catastrophic injury cases, including:
- Traumatic brain and head injuries : A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can profoundly damage a person’s ability to function. We will do everything we can to prepare a case that accounts for your loved one’s needs.
- Spinal cord injuries : Losing the ability to move one’s arms and legs (quadriplegia) or one’s legs (paraplegia) is a devastating event. Our lawyers will go the extra mile to help you recover the money you need to pay for your current and future expenses.
- Severe burns : Burns are the most physically painful thing a person can endure. If you or someone you love was severely burned in an explosion or other type of accident, we can help.
- Amputations: The loss of a limb, whether in a workplace accident, in a car accident or in some other type of accident, can prevent you from working and enjoying everything life has to offer. We can help you recover appropriate compensation.
The Resources You Need To Prove Every Part Of Your Case
In any personal injury claim, but especially with catastrophic injuries, it is not enough simply to show that another party was at fault. Your attorney must be able to build a case for damages that will pay for all of your expenses, but now and in the future. Our law firm works with a network of experts in many fields to demonstrate your present and future medical expenses, your lost income and lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and other damages. In addition, we prepare every case with the understanding that trial may be required. Our intensive preparation frequently leads to positive outcomes in settlement negotiations as well. All in all, we have what it takes to be successful for you.