Featured Attorney - Kay Van Wey
In the 30 years since she devoted herself to personal injury law, Kay L. Van Wey has established a reputation as one of the most respected and hard-hitting Board Certified Personal Injury litigators in the states of Texas and Oklahoma.
She describes her clients as “everyday people who have been involved in a serious accident, experienced a life-altering injury or have been harmed by a medical facility, device, or prescription drug.
Ms. Van Wey says “I’m committed to seeking justice for my clients and I have high moral and ethical expectations of myself and others.” She only takes cases she believes in and is willing to fight for.
Preventable medical errors she tackles may include:
- Misdiagnosis of a perceptible condition, such as heart disease, cancer, stroke or meningitis.
- Failure to take additional tests in case of uncertainty.
- Inappropriate communication among healthcare providers.
- Incorrect record keeping.
- Shortage of personnel.
She warns prospective clients who read her website on: the dangers of opium addiction sometimes resulting in death, and of the unscrupulous doctors who run “opium mills”; the sometimes serious consequences of a fall; and the frequency of surgical fires in hospital Emergency Rooms, leading to severe burns among her clients.
Ms. Van Wey also represents victims of: motorcycle accidents, truck and bus accidents, as well as victims of defective automobiles.
The many superhighway intersections in the Dallas area pose a tremendous threat for drivers of every sort of vehicle, she says.
Ms. Van Wey has an exemplary record in winning compensation in cases of wrongful death.
This compensation includes financial support for a loved one’s family, as well as punitive or non-economic damages, resulting from pain and suffering.
She says winning non-economic damages for grief and loss of companionship is more difficult than winning financial compensation, as pain and suffering are not easily translatable into dollar amounts.
“My team and I take a personalized, hands-on approach to helping our clients navigate the legal system and ultimately achieve the justice and compensation they deserve,” Ms. Van Wey says.
Perhaps what most distinguishes her from her peers is her own medical malpractice family tragedy that occurred when she was in her 30’s.
“I understand first-hand what it feels like to be a victim and go through the difficult process of healing and the road to justice. This is one of the primary reasons that I do this work. I am passionate about helping my clients through that same process,” Ms. Van Wey says.
As a result of her outstanding record as a trial lawyer, Ms. Van Wey has been recognized by her peers as a Texas Super Lawyer for 14 consecutive years, from 2003 to 2016.
She has also been named to D Magazine’s “D Best” list of Dallas-based lawyers for 2016.
She is a member of the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
To her credit, Ms. Van Wey has received an AV Rating through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating an attorney can receive. She also has achieved the highest possible rating on Avvo.com - a "10".
In addition, she has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association.
One client says, ‘We will always remember how the entire staff at Van Wey Law, a small, family-oriented firm, treated us like family.
“They responded to our phone calls, emails and always got back to us with lightning speed. Kay had the medical expertise and knowledge to ask the right questions. She navigated us very professionally through our complicated case.
“To this day, we consider Kay to be not only our attorney, but also our friend,” her client said.
In every case of personal injury or product liability, Dallas-based attorney Kay Van Wey says she has the qualifications, the experience and the results to make her your best ally in your fight for justice.