Attorney Mark C. Blane recognized early in his career that he wanted to represent ordinary people instead of corporate interests. He enjoys the courtroom and understands the necessity of having jury trials available when needed to right the wrongs of those injured by the negligence of others. By practicing personal injury law, he is able to combine his two passions: law and human anatomy science. He further understands that not every injury case will need a lawyer, but every injury case, no matter how minor, should be discussed with good legal counsel. The initial consult he provides is always without charge, and he works exclusively on a contingency fee basis with all of his cases. This means if he accepts and works on an injury case, he only charges a fee when he successfully resolves the case; otherwise there is no charge for his legal services. Thus, there is no financial risk to the client.
Some of his early successes have been featured in National Publications and Legal Journals including the San Diego Business Journal, National Jurist Magazine, the ABA Journal, and the Shreveport Times (Louisiana), to name but a few. He has litigated, and continues to litigate, cases against some of America’s biggest Corporations including: Ford/Firestone (Defective Tire/Ford Roll-Over Cases); Amercian Home Products, Inc., drug makers of the once popular diet drug Fen-Phen; Johnson & Johnson, Inc.; and most recently against both Merck, Inc., drug makers of the heart drug Vioxx, and Metabolife, Inc., the San Diego based drug makers of the once popular ephedra based diet-drug of the same name. He was one of the first plaintiff attorneys in the U.S. to successfully settle against Ford/Firestone in California/Texas in the widely reported “tire defect/roll-over cases” in 2001. All of his clients in the above litigation suffered from heart valve injuries; spinal cord injuries; liver and brain injuries.
His focal area includes serious injuries of the Brain/Spinal Cord, Loss Motion Segment Integrity of the Spine/Vertebrae, and effectively documenting these injuries for the insurance company, and jury if necessary. This includes properly digitizing MRI/X-ray findings in order to appropriately document injury “impairment” by utilizing Permanent Impairment Ratings per the American Medical Association (AMA), 5th Edition. He is a master of the AMA 5th Edition, a medical assessment used worldwide to document medical impairment; and he is one of the few personal injury trial attorneys in the United States that have knowledge of utilizing this particular type of powerful medical documentation to prove medical damages in all injury/accident claims. Thus, he is proud to have set a “new bar” in terms of representing his injured clients with powerful results. Moreover, he is very effective in communicating this medical documentation to the jury should litigation become necessary. He works closely with both medical doctors and chiropractors including an entire spectrum of other doctors that best benefit his clients’ individual injuries and needs. He is always mindful that every case needs careful and detailed documentation for not only the adjuster handling the claim, but for the jury that may need to see each aspect of an injury in straight-forward terms. As he is fond of saying, “appropriately and properly documenting the medical impairment of any given injury makes all the legal difference in the world.”
His law office is primarily comprised of a team of paralegals, and one Of Counsel attorney member. He likes keeping his legal team small and approachable; he makes sure his clients get his personal attention. In fact, when you become a client with his law firm, you meet with Mr. Blane directly; he never delegates a first meeting to an associate or paralegal team member. Since all of his clients have been injured in some way, he is extremely proactive in documenting the medical care each client receives. This is extremely important as he knows how most insurance companies utilize a computer software program to ascertain case value on a given injury. He talks about this process in his free legal guide the Ten Secrets You Need To Know About Regarding Your Injury Case, BEFORE You Call A Lawyer, available for free on his website, blanelaw.com.
Mark C. Blane is a San Diego Personal Injury Attorney, and the managing lawyer of the Law Offices of Mark C. Blane, a San Diego, California Personal Injury Law Firm dedicated to representing families of people injured in personal injury accidents including car accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, product defects, and the like. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in an accident in San Diego, or Southern California, due to the negligence of another, please order your free copy of Mr. Blane's book, The 10 Secrets You Need To Know About Your Injury Case, BEFORE You Call A Lawyer. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it normally sells for $16.95. However, it is free to all California residents, or those injured in an California accident.