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When a person retains a personal injury lawyer in connection with an accident, it is because the accident was the result of someone else’s negligent act and has caused injury to the person, be it physical and/or emotional injuries. The consequences of the injury can include loss of income and earnings (both current and future), diminished earning capacity, medical bills, diminished mental capacity, diminished physical abilities, lifelong additional health care costs and a lifetime of assisted care costs. These factors may adversely impact an individual’s ability to work, to generate earnings and to provide for themselves and for their families.
A personal injury can be described as an injury to the body, mind or emotion. The injury can be addressed through bringing a lawsuit in order to recover a financial settlement or judgment with the goal of providing financial restitution for a person that is no longer able to work, requires ongoing medical treatment, ongoing physical therapy and continued assisted care, often for the person’s remaining lifetime.
Personal injuries resulting from any accident, or negligent acts of another, can be detrimental to your financial stability, mental and emotional state. Often, personal injuries negatively impact the entire family’s finances, earnings and savings. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you through these difficult times by formulating a strategic approach in order to hold the negligent party responsible for your injury and by pursuing all remedies and damages that the law makes available to you.
Personal injury plaintiffs often include victims of automobile accidents, whether they involve automobiles, trucks, or pedestrians. Many victims of these accidents have orthopedic injuries, including spinal cord injuries and head injuries. Qualified medical experts may be retained in order to testify, at trial, as to the nature and extent of physical injuries. Economic experts may also be required at trial to testify concerning the financial losses suffered by the plaintiff, including loss of earnings or diminished earning capacity, future economic losses and the costs associated with future care.
In addition to automobile accidents, the Law Office of Mark L. Van Buskirk represents all serious injury accident victims, including victims of motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall injuries, injuries on unsafe premises, injuries from unsafe products, wrongful death, burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, and brain injuries.
A personal injury attorney should care about his or her clients and their families and understand how someone’s life can be turned upside down as the result of a serious accident. The lawyer should appreciate that the physical and financial suffering can be overwhelming, and understand the devastating impact an accident can have on the victim and the victim’s family. After an accident, you need a lawyer that you can trust to be honest with you about your case and to aggressively pursue all remedies and damages that the law makes available to you.
Mark L. Van Buskirk is that attorney.
Mr. Van Buskirk is a seasoned attorney, having exclusively practiced in the civil litigation arena since becoming licensed as an attorney in 1997. He has successfully represented clients before the California Supreme Court as well as the California Court of Appeal.
To hire Mr. Van Buskirk, you pay nothing upfront. Your personal injury case will be on a contingency fee basis. That means that Mr. Van Buskirk is paid at the end of the case, out of the settlement or judgement recovered on your behalf. Mr. Van Buskirk’s fee is a percentage of what he collects for you.
Mr. Van Buskirk proudly serves clients throughout California with emphasis on Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County and San Bernardino County.
Slip and fall injuries
Injuries on unsafe premises
Injuries from unsafe products
Spinal cord injuries