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Law Firm OverviewThe Reeves Law Group is a personal injury law firm serving Oakland, and all of the surrounding communities.
Following an accident, injury or loss of a family member in Oakland, California (or surrounding areas), you will potentially lose your ability to work and retain the income that you once did in the past. Accidents and injuries can be devastating to ones livelihood financially, physically and emotionally. That is why you need an Oakland personal injury law firm to fight for your rights.
Luckily, in Oakland, California; there is a good chance that the law will be able to assist you in taking care of these expenses and help make up for the suffering that you have experienced. If another party in Oakland caused your accident or was negligent which lead to your accident, that party is responsible for paying you compensation. This is specifically the reason why, following an accident, you need a reliable Oakland law firm on your side.
The Reeves Law Group is a highly respected Oakland law firm with more than 20 years of experience. We represent personal injury claimants in and around Los Angeles, Oakland and surrounding areas in a wide array of personal injury lawsuits. We have the depth of knowledge and financial resources needed to be zealous advocates on your behalf.
The Reeves Law Group can handle a broad range of Oakland personal injury cases which include vehicle and motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, serious and catastrophic injuries, slip and fall accidents, trucking accidents, construction injuries, defective products and many other types of injury cases. Our size, legal expertise, and financial resources have allowed us to build a long record of successes against large insurance companies and well-financed corporate and individual defendants.
We have twenty-three convenient locations throughout California (including locations in Oakland) to meet with and better serve our clients. For your convenience, we will also come to your home, office or hospital room to meet with you. If you or someone close to you would like to discuss a potential case, we are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week for a phone, e-mail, or in-person consultation.
Year this Office was Established: 2000
Languages: English, Spanish.
Areas of Law
- Animal Bites
- Asbestos Mesothelioma
- Aviation Accidents
- Back & Neck Injury
- Bicycle Accident
- Birth Injury
- Boating Accident
- Brain Injury
- Burn Injuries
- Bus Accidents
- Car Accident
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Commercial Ship Accident
- Construction Accidents
- Construction Injuries
- Criminal Law
- Cruise Ship Accidents
- Defective Drugs
- Defective Products
- Failure to Diagnose
- Food Poisoning
- Industrial Injuries
- Informed Consent
- Mass Tort
- Medical Malpractice
- Medication Errors
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Motor Vehicles
- Motorcycle Accident
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Pedestrian Accident
- Personal Injury
- Pharmaceutical Law
Additional Areas of Law: Driver Fatigue, Improper Truck Design, Improper Loading, Uninsured Motorist, Underinsured Motorist, Third-Party Negligence, Improper Warnings, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Seat Belt Defects, Disfigurement, Tire Defects, Negligent Security, Elder Abuse.
Areas of Law Description
The Reeves Law Group in Oakland, California helps personal injury victims in all aspects of personal injury law including (not limited to) the following:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
As a personal injury victim that has been involved in a car accident, you should not rely on or trust that the insurance company has your best interest in mind. They work hard to protect their financial interests, and that is why they hire their own insurance adjusters, private investigations and attorney's. Their main focus is to decrease the amount of compensation made to injury victims such as yourself.
You should never settle without legal assistance or make their job simpler by giving them pertinent information that they can use to manipulate your claim. Hire the best auto accident attorney that will be proactive at protecting your interests and obtaining a fair settlement for your injuries.
- Motorcycle Accidents
Out of the different types of automotive collisions, motorcycle accidents are the most dangerous in almost every instance. You unfortunately don't have the protective safety features that a car has such as airbags, sturdy frames and seat belts. Often times motorcycle accidents occur because of other drivers that do not pay adequate attention to motorcycle drivers on the road. A motorcycle is a lot harder to see if a driver isn't paying attention, and therefore you may be injured because of someone elses's negligence. A responsible Encino motorcycle accident attorney will do the following:
Look in to the accident thoroughly utilizing their legal expertise and years of experience
Ensure that all evidence is preserved before it is lost
Get proper information from witnesses that can benefit your case
Create or obtain pictures from the motorcycle crash scene
Ensure that the defendant's fault is clearly understood
Review the motorcycle and safety equipment to make sure there weren't any noticeable or problematic defects.
Meet all deadlines to file your claim with insurance and the courts
Go after all responsible parties that are liable for your injuries
Hire talented specialists to assist in your case
Recover all medical costs, lost wages and other possible expenses
Increase the pain and suffering damages that you rightfully deserve
- Truck Accidents
Any individual that has been hit by a large truck or semi knows that these large vehicles can be extremely dangerous because of their size and weight. They unfortunately are not able to maneuver easily and can quickly become the liable party if they don't take all precautions to be a safe driver. Typically damages from a trucking accident will be much greater than most automotive accidents.
When a truck driver is at fault for a crash with a smaller vehicle, the following issues often times contributed to the collision:
Abuse of substances while driving or prior to driving
Speeding contributes to truck crashes
Improper loading of the vehicle which reduced vehicle performance
Lack of proper inspection and/or maintenance
Poor manufacturing or vehicle defects
Negligence of the trucking employer that put the driver at risk for a collision.
- Rollover Vehicle Accidents
Rollover accidents can cause extreme injuries, and often times car manufacturer's can be held liable if the vehicle wasn't properly designed to withstand force when a vehicle rolls. All vehicles can rollover given dangerous driving circumstances; however there are certain vehicles that have a very high center of gravity which make the automobile more prone to roll over during driving maneuvers. It is extremely important to contact a talented Encino rollover accident attorney after you have been in your rollover accident to ensure that the insurance company doesn't take advantage of you during your claim.
- Bus Accidents
The transit system is extremely valuable and often times operated very well. However, when you step foot in to a city bus you expect that the vehicle is driven by a fully rested and responsible driver that is obeying all driving regulations. Unfortunately school bus accidents occur as well, and a school bus accident is the last thing you would expect your child to go through.
Since there are many ways that a bus crash can occur, the main question that the insurance company and state will want to know is who is at fault for the injuries and damages. In crashes where there are multiple parties involved, the bus accident scene and witnesses will need to be thoroughly examined by your lawyer early after the crash to help determine who is at fault. The lawyer will need to determine who operated the vehicle, the company that is responsible and who the owner of the bus is. After you have been injured, finding an attorney that will investigate these specifics immediately after the accident is crucial to winning your case. If you or a loved one was injured in a bus accident, you must find the right Encino bus accident lawyer to help you win your case and avoid abuse from the insurance companies.
- Uninsured, Under-insured Motorist Coverage
Under-insured and completely Uninsured motorists bring a large problem to the table in auto accidents that occur in California. Fortunately the rate is declining, however this seems to be a problem that will likely never go away completely. Recently the estimated number of uninsured or under-insured drivers on the road hovers at around 15%. Another down side is that research shows these drivers to be more likely to get in to a car crash than insured drivers. Typically statistics show that they tend to be young male drivers with older and less safe vehicles. If you are injured by an uninsured or under-insured motorist, you need an attorney that is able to talk to your insurance company and create a lawsuit or claim to help recover damages that you have suffered in the car accident.
- Train Accidents
Train accidents are often times rare, however they do happen on a regular basis in California. The amount of stress and financial repercussions that occur are often times massive. The good news is that the law offers some valuable recourse to the victims in these types of accidents. Whether you were injured traveling on a train or struck by a train while driving, you may not be at fault for the collision and rightfully deserve compensation for injuries, lost wages and other damages. If you or a loved one was injured, you need to find out if you have a solid case. Contact a talented Encino train accident attorney to increase your chances of obtaining a settlement for your losses.
- Premises Liability
Premises liability is a legal issue when you become the victim of injuries due to unsafe conditions on a companies or person's property. The number of possible cases for premises liability is nearly limitless because so many different injuries can occur due to someone else's negligence. These individuals need to ensure their residence or place of business is safe for others.
These types of accidents would likely include: slip and falls, drownings, burns, fires, roof cave-ins, broken glass, dog attacks, low quality or lack of security and more. If you think you may have a case, contact a professional Encino premises liability lawyer to review your case.
- Construction Site Accidents
The number of individuals employed in the construction field in California is large. Unfortunately the conditions surrounding a construction site can often times be dangerous. It is very easy for someone to endure major injuries from faulty or dangerous equipment or possibly a fall from a high location while working on a property.
In these types of cases, time is of the essence. Often times construction sites can change quickly and evidence can be hidden or compromised if an attorney doesn't start researching your case immediately. Finding an experienced lawyer with a large amount of resources will help ensure that the investigation begins immediately and that all responsible parties are held liable in your lawsuit or claim.
- Slip and Fall
Slip and fall injuries are the 2nd largest cause of injuries in the USA. These injuries unfortunately are estimated to cause sixteen thousand deaths annually. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, make sure to contact a reputable attorney to review your case.
- Assault and Battery Injuries
The only recourse that many assault and battery victims have against the person that committed the crime is going after criminal prosecution and financial damages. Many victims do not know that they are able to sue the assailant to obtain financial compensation for the damages as well as pain and suffering.
- Fires and Explosions
The most common fire related injuries occur because of gas leaks, boiler explosions and other less common circumstances. No matter the reason that you or a loved one have sustained burn injuries because of another parties negligence, you must contact a respectable Encino personal injury attorney to review your case and investigate the situation to help build a quality case that will help you recover financial obligations due from the defendant.
- Catastrophic Injuries
A catastrophic injury can stem from many different types of injuries. Some of the more common ones include major burns, amputations, back or spine injuries, loss of vision, nerve damage, and major fractures.
- Wrongful Death
Wrongful and accidental deaths are a terrible ordeal to go through. A large number of deaths occur because someone was negligent in one of a variety of ways which lead to the death. According to a report from the National Safety Council, a death from an injury happens every five minutes.
- Brain Injuries
Brain damage can be brought on by a large number of causes, including a botched operation, a major auto accident, toxic industrial injuries, a major trauma to the cranium, a slip-and-fall injury and the list goes on. Unfortunately, brain injuries are often times something that individuals cannot recover from and in many instances the person cannot work again in their life. Therefore, you cannot take this circumstance lightly, and you must hire a specialist with the knowledge and experience in these types of cases to file a lawsuit that will take care of the individual for a long time to come.
An attorney with an excellent track record for success in these types of cases should be visited immediately after the injuries occur. The faster you get in touch with an attorney the better, because often times evidence can be hidden or manipulated by another party if they have time to do so.
- Product Liability
Consumers of products put a large amount of trust in to the companies that manufacture products for consumption or use. Typically consumers are safe, however there are a large number of instances where products are not created properly or are defective, and should not be sold to the public. If you have sustained injuries or damages because of a faulty product, you must contact a product liability attorney with experience to fight for your rights.
- Roof Crush
A roof crush occurs during a rollover accident. The roof crush happens when the roof that is designed to protect the passengers and withstand great force fails to do it's job properly, and the roof comes down on the passengers inside of the vehicle. If vehicles are designed properly, the injuries are often times substantially lower. Typically if the roof comes down on passenger's, the injuries become majorly more severe because of the roof injuring passengers.
- Food Poisoning
If you believe that you have contracted food poisoning, make sure to seek medical help immediately. Following medical treatment, you must speak with an attorney that is experienced in handling these types of cases as soon as possible. Typically, like all other personal injury cases, the initial consultation is free of charge and you will pay no attorney costs unless we win your case.
- Asbestos Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer and Other Asbestos-Related Diseases
There are an estimated 2,500 people each year that die from malignant mesothelioma. This is a rare form of cancer that attacks a person's cells in the protective sacs surrounding internal organs. This can occur from unknown reasons, however this is often times brought on by prolonged exposure to asbestos.
- Car Defects
If you are in a car accident, you must hire an attorney that spends some time reviewing and investigating your case to determine whether your vehicle had any defects that would increase the amount of injuries sustained during the accident. If you have serious injuries because of a suspected defect to your vehicle, please contact an experienced attorney to review your case.
- Airplane Crashes
No matter the type of airplane crash you were involved in; whether it was a jumbo jet, a small private plane, a helicopter, or an ultralight - a qualified attorney will thoroughly research your case and aggressively pursue financial compensation for damages. You must hire a law firm with the experience and resources to thoroughly investigate the accident so that the true fault can be determined.
- Drunk Driving Accident Victims
If you are hit by a driver that was driving while intoxicated, you can endure substantial physical and financial losses. The extreme negligence of the other party caused the damages and injuries that you or a loved one received, and you must hire an attorney to investigate the circumstances to find a way to obtain compensation.
- Nursing Home Abuse and Elder Abuse
Under-staffing or abuse in nursing homes is a terrible situation that causes physical and emotional harm to the victims and their families. A CHF study revealed that 95 percent of California nursing homes did not meet federal recommendations and laws for acceptable staffing. Almost a quarter of the state's nursing homes weren't able to meet less rigorous standards.
If you believe that your family member has been mistreated or neglected in a nursing home, you must contact an attorney with experience in these types of cases to investigate the negligence or abuse and help you obtain compensation for mistreatment and suffering.
- Pedestrian Accident
Pedestrian accidents are unfortunately one of the most dangerous accidents that a person can go through. A person that is unprotected and hit by an oncoming vehicle has no protection from the heavy vehicle that strikes them. A pedestrian accident lawyer will be able to assist you in understanding your legal options in your individual circumstances and will be able to oversee a lawsuit if they believe that you have a solid case.
- State Bar of California
- American Association for Justice
- Consumer Attorneys Association of California
- Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
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Lack of respect and awareness for the rights of pedestrians is a topic that does not go unnoticed by Los Angeles personal injury attorneys. In the city and all over California, there are a high number of accidents that occur involving pedestrians. Because of this, Los Angeles Police have been conducting a special enforcement focused on increasing the safety of pedestrians.Read Article
Efforts to catch speeding motorists are the focus of a proposed new program in California cities and counties. Red light camera systems could be installed if the proposal passes.Read Article
Recently, California Highway Patrol has made a pact to crack down on motorists who drive too fast and ignore speed limits. Accidents where speeding is involved are often much more catastrophic, and leave victims with serious injuries.Read Article
California bicycle accident lawyers and Long Beach authorities have long been concerned about the noticeable rise in the number of bicycle accidents over the last several years.Read Article
In one of the largest product recalls issued by the CPSC, 50 million shades and blinds are being recalled due to child strangulation issues. At least 8 deaths in children have been linked to these blinds and shades since 2001, according to the Wall Street Journal. In addition, situations that nearly caused strangulation have occurred in at least 16 other children with these blinds.Read Article
Holiday motorists are being warned about the risks of driving while intoxicated by Santa Clara County police, who have begun a unique anti drunk driving campaign. California drunk driving accident lawyers are always pleased to see law enforcement implement new strategies to hopefully increase awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving.Read Article
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is being warned by a children's safety group about the dangers to children posed by power windows. This group is asking the agency to make some changes, which includes preventing these injuries by including a reverse feature in power windows.Read Article
High concentrations of lead found in millions of toys produced by Mattel in 2007 has caused them to agree to settle lawsuits in excess of $50 million, according to MSNBC. These toys posed a health hazard to children due to the high concentrations of lead in the toys.Read Article
The October issue of the journal Pediatrics contains a report claiming that the incidence of burns in children has decreased substantially.Read Article
The Distracted Driving Summit is to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 30th and October 1st, in Washington DC. California personal injury lawyers are looking forward to the summit due to intense concern about the use of cell phones while driving in California.Read Article
It is becoming more and more common in California for seemingly simple premises safety issues to result in serious personal injury to one or more parties. Premises safety issues can result in serious violations for any and all types of public establishments that provide products and services to the general public.Read Article
Food safety is a major concern for more and more Americans as food poisoning continues to plague many. A mild case of food poisoning, however, may be the least of your worries when it comes to many processed food items.Read Article
In the past ten years in California, there have been thousands of cases of drunk driving accidents in which victims were either seriously injured with lifelong, debilitating wounds or killed as a result of the crash.Read Article
In a recent accident off of the 710 Highway in Long Beach, California, a man from the Orange County area was struck by an oncoming vehicle while he himself was out of his car. The reason behind the mans decision to park his vehicle on the side of the highway and get out was the fact that another vehicle heading in the same direction as him had just crashed into a tree.Read Article
As the summer months and nice weather in California continue, so do the number of bicycle accidents in this beautiful state. This is an unfortunate statistic, however it makes sense since the gas prices are rising and people are looking to save money in this tough economy.Read Article
Sexual abuse is a problem throughout the country and the world. Too many people are becoming victims of this horrific crime each year, some of which are repeatedly abused in their homes, places of employment, and even schools. In fact, statistics show that a majority of sexual abuse victims are assaulted by people very close to them, whether they are relatives, friends, or casual acquaintances.Read Article
There are few things that catch people off guard more easily and frequently than car accidents. Whether the accident be a serious, head-on collision or a minor fender bender, most people are completely unsuspecting of when they will be hit and by whom. Still, even less expectant is when a vehicle is hit or driven in such a way that a rollover accident inevitably occurs.Read Article
Swimming pool accidents are incredibly common through the warm states of the west and southwest, particularly California. In fact, swimming pool drownings are the leading cause of child death in California alone and the second leading cause of death in the nation. These staggering statistics have the ability to record the data, but not the pain and suffering that many people endure when members of their family are injured or lose their lives in a swimming pool accident.Read Article
Although pedestrians are the first victims one thinks of when car accidents are mentioned, many pedestrians are injured in car accidents each year. Populations, such as those in San Diego and Los Angeles, which see a continual increase in drivers each year, are especially prone to pedestrian accidents as more and more people take to the roads.Read Article
Although gas tank explosions are luckily not as common as car accidents, heart attacks, or other potentially hazardous situations, they are incredibly dangerous and life-threatening when they occur. These explosions typically happen during or soon following a car accident and often occur in cities with a high rate of car accidents, such as San Diego and Los Angeles, California.Read Article
Although aviation accidents do not occur on a daily basis, the effects and heartache can potentially last for years following these tragedies. As one of the states in the U.S. with the most public airports and private jet ways, Californians have seen their fair share of aviation accidents that have resulted in large scale catastrophes, serious injuries, and untimely deaths.Read Article
Assault and battery claims are problematic all over the country, but many of these criminal cases occur right here in the San Diego-Los Angeles area of California. Although assault and battery victims almost always wish to press criminal charges against their violent assailants, many do not think about the ability and benefits of filing civil cases for punitive damages as well.Read Article
Rollover accidents are, on average, more likely to happen when one is driving a sports utility vehicle than when one is driving a smaller vehicle, such as a sedan or coupe. In fact, SUV rollovers are approximately twice as likely to occur as small car rollovers.Read Article
Nursing home abuse has been a topic of much discussion throughout the United States for several decades, but California is by far home to some of the most serious cases. Studies have shown that the number of nursing home abuse cases in California are increasing, and that is likely due to the number of elderly presiding in nursing home care is rising, and will continue to rise with the baby boom generation.Read Article
Although bus accidents do not occur nearly as often as automobile accidents, the number of bus accident injury victims still reaches well into the thousands every year in Los Angeles and San Diego, California.Read Article
Being struck by an oncoming car or being otherwise involved in an automobile accident can be one of the most frightening experiences one can endure. But there is perhaps nothing more terrifying than getting into a car accident with your children in the backseat.Read Article
Catastrophic accidents can potentially happen anywhere under a variety of circumstances. Despite the increase in technology that has developed over the past decade, serious accidents continue to occur in the workplace, in automobile accidents, and because of contact or consumption of hazardous products.Read Article