Richard J. Baskin, Attorney
One Kaiser Plaza Suite 2300
Oakland, CA 94612

Tel: 510-444-1700
Toll Free: 855-444-1701
Fax: 510-444-1780

Toll Free: 855-444-1701
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Wrongful Death and Other Accidents
Wrongful Death
It is always difficult to deal with the loss of a loved one. The situation can be made even worse if you and your family were dependant on that person for financial support. While the law will never be able to fully compensate you for your loss, an action for Wrongful Death may be able to ease the financial burdens placed on your family by the negligent actions of another. At The Law Offices of Richard J. Baskin, we have experience working with families who have had to deal with the painful experience of losing a loved one. Our staff is here to listen to your concerns, provide you with options and if necessary, take the appropriate legal action.

Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death in this country for people under the age of 45. Approximately 5 million Americans currently suffer some form of TBI disability. The leading causes of TBI are automobile accidents, falls, and sports injuries.

The brain is vulnerable to traumatic damage in two ways. The cerebral cortex can become bruised when the head strikes a hard object or the deep white matter can suffer diffuse axonal injury when the head is whip lashed without hitting any object. Although the skull may not be penetrated or fractured in these types of accidents, the forces imparted to the brain can cause the brain to collide against the inside of the skull, thus causing injury.

It is important to remember that you don't have to be involved in a catastrophic accident to have suffered a traumatic brain injury. If you've been involved in any automobile accident or fall, keep an eye out for signs of TBI; loss of consciousness, loss of memory, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, frequent headaches, irritability, depression, or insomnia. If you are experiencing these symptoms, consult a physician immediately. The attorneys and staff at The Law Offices of Richard J. Baskin have experience working with clients who suffer from TBI and understand the seriousness of this condition.

Product Liability
Products are usually defective for one of two reasons, either there is a defect in the product's design or the defect was created while the product was being manufactured. Tragically, every year thousands of people are injured or killed as a result of defective products. Large corporations rarely admit liability for unsafe products and product liability cases are often vigorously defended. Fortunately, there are laws designed to protect victims of dangerous and defective consumer products. If you think you've been injured by a defective product, call the law firm of The Law Offices of Richard J. Baskin for a free consultation.

Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice occurs when a negligent act or omission by a doctor or other medical professional results in damage or harm to a patient. Approximately 80,000 people die in the United States each year due partly to medical malpractice. Each State establishes systems by which medical practitioners are certified to practice; thus the State tries to prevent careless, negligent, and unskilled medical practitioners from harming the health and lives of their innocent patients. Medical malpractice cases must be proven by expert testimony. Other doctors in the same area of expertise as the negligent doctor must be willing to testify that the conduct of the defendant fell below acceptable standards. The Law Offices of Richard J. Baskin can help you work through the difficult issues presented by a medical malpractice case.

Slip and Falls
Most businesses and homeowners carry liability insurance to protect them in the event that someone is injured while on their property. This would include "Slip & Fall" type cases which are generally known as premise liability cases. The owner or possessor of a residence, land, or place of business has a duty to exercise reasonable care for the protection of those who are invited to come upon the premises. This would include those who, as members of the public, come upon the land or enter a store or place of business to shop or do business. In such cases, the owner, company, or person occupying the premises has a duty to inspect the premises to discover any dangerous conditions and warn the invitee of the dangers upon the premises. If you've been injured on the property of another, consult the law firm of The Law Offices of Richard J. Baskin for an analysis of your case and how the law applies to it.

Drunk Driving Accidents
As if the highways weren't dangerous enough, some drivers decide to add alcohol to the mix. Everyone has heard stories about drunk drivers who cause terrible accidents that take the lives of other motorists and yet the drunk driver miraculously walks away uninjured. Unfortunately, there are individuals on the roadways who take your safety, and their own, for granted by climbing behind the wheel of an automobile after they've had too much to drink. While there are criminal consequences for these individuals, the law also provides certain civil remedies if you are injured by a drunken motorist. Should you find yourself a victim of a driver who is intoxicated, call The Law Offices of Richard J. Baskin to discuss what we can do to help.

You may reach us at:

  • Oakland Office: (510) 444-1700
  • Toll Free: 855-444-1701
  • Hayward/Fremont/Concord, Toll Free: 855-444-1701

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