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Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP

Northern California Personal Injury Lawyer

Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP is an established and well-respected personal injury law firm serving Silicon Valley, Monterey Bay, and all of Northern California. With nearly 100 years of collective legal experience, our dedicated San Jose personal injury attorneys have fought to protect the rights of individuals who have been seriously injured by the negligent acts of others. Our top-rated firm is consistently recognized for excellence by our clients and the legal industry.
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Partners in our firm have been awarded the prestigious California Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of California, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyer of the Year, recognized in the top 100 attorneys in California by the American Society of Legal Advocates, have been selected for the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, and are AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for the highest ethical standards and “a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence."

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What Our Clients Have To Say

  • You have restored my faith in the litigation legal profession today and I am grateful.

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  • I was very satisfied and should I ever need your help in the future you can count on me to contact you.

  • You have a wonderful office and family, and I will carry with me the kindness that you extend to your clients.

  • Paul and his team exhibit integrity, candor and competence. I recommend him highly.

  • I was very satisfied with his work and happy with the outcome.

  • Excellent knowledge of law, kept me informed and the staff was great.

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  • Genuine!

  • Prompt, very professional, and explained everything clearly!

  • I would not have gotten through this devastating event without Paul's help.

  • For your efforts I am profoundly grateful.

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  • Dan is the kind of advocate you want on your side when in matters most.

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Successful Case Outcomes

  • $8,825,000 Recovered

    School bus vs. pedestrian accident resulting in traumatic brain injury

  • $5,650,000 Recovered

    Product liability case involving a defective seat design that resulted in paraplegia

  • $3,000,000 Recovered

    Injury onboard a SCTVA bus resulting in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

  • $3,000,000 Recovered

    Big rig vs. auto accident resulting in wrongful death.

  • $2,650,000 Recovered

    Transit rider in wheelchair that tipped over due to a failure to properly secure the wheelchair. ...

  • $2,375,000 Recovered

    Sexual assault case in which the defendant was a restaurant owner and employee.

  • $2,000,000 Recovered

    Auto accident resulting in wrongful death due to defective highway design.

  • $2,000,000 Recovered

    Auto vs. bicycle accident. Plaintiff sustained injuries that resulted in paraplegia. The settlement ...

  • $1,975,000 Recovered

    Single car rollover accident resulting in internal and orthopedic injuries to the passenger, ...

  • $1,650,000 Recovered

    Auto vs. Big Rig Accident. Crush injuries to the plaintiff’s leg occurred as a result of the ...

  • $1,500,000 Recovered

    Construction site accident involving spinal and shoulder injuries resulting in loss of ability to do ...

  • $1,475,000 Recovered

    Auto vs. pedestrian accident involving leg crush injury

  • $1,300,000 Recovered

    Auto accident resulting in wrongful death.

  • $1,002,500 Recovered

    Single car rollover case where defective seatbelt caused head injury and loss of kidney

  • $1,000,000 Recovered

    Auto vs. pedestrian case resulting in permanent closed head injury

  • $1,000,000* Recovered

    Disputed liability bicycle vs. auto collision resulting in closed head injury

  • $1,000,000 Recovered

    Auto vs. auto accident with severe orthopedic injuries

  • $1,000,000 Recovered

    Auto vs. Auto accident

  • $1,000,000 Recovered

    Motorcycle accident resulting in multi-level lumbar fusion.

  • $1,000,000 Recovered

    Bicycle vs. car accident resulting in wrongful death.

  • $985,000 Recovered

    Auto vs. auto accident resulting in severe pelvic fractures

  • $900,000 Recovered

    Wrongful death due to excessive force.

  • $850,000 Recovered

    Auto vs. auto collision where automobile rolled several times resulting in multiple fractures and ...

  • $841,000 Recovered

    Chemical burns resulting from hair salon's negligence

  • $750,000 Recovered

    Wrongful death of a pedestrian struck by an auto

  • $700,000 Recovered

    Big rig vs. big rig collision resulting in severe laceration and nerve loss in hand

  • $608,000 Recovered

    Slip-and-fall caused by janitorial service not posting warning signs after mopping resulting in a ...

  • $565,000 Recovered

    Bike vs. auto accident resulting in cervical and shoulder surgeries.

  • $500,000 Recovered

    Trash truck vs. auto rear-end collision resulting in spinal injuries

  • $493,000 Recovered

    Auto vs. motorcycle collision resulting in major shoulder injury.

  • $475,000 Recovered

    Disputed liability auto vs. pedestrian case where elderly individual was struck while crossing the ...

  • $475,000 Recovered

    Auto vs. motorcycle collision on freeway resulting in severe injury to knee joint

  • $465,000 Recovered

    Slip-and-fall accident caused by the accumulation of printing ink on stairs resulting in multiple ...

  • $450,000 Recovered

    Vehicle accident in which elderly couple sustained a thoracic fracture and loss of income due to a ...

  • $350,000 Recovered

    Head-on auto vs. auto collision caused by minor driver, resulting in hip injuries

  • $345,000 Recovered

    Rear-end auto accident resulting in cervical fusion.

  • $325,000 Recovered

    Auto vs. motorcycle collision resulting in pelvic fracture

  • $325,000 Recovered

    Premises liability case involving a pallet falling onto Plaintiff's foot causing Complex ...

  • $300,000 Recovered

    Bicycle accident where bicyclist was rear-ended by an intoxicated driver and suffered a fractured ...

  • $300,000 Recovered

    Premises liability case involving a paraplegic man who fell during a wheelchair transfer when a ...

  • $275,000 Recovered

    Auto accident caused when driver crossed into oncoming traffic, resulting in a broken hip to victim.

  • $270,000 Recovered

    Trip and fall accident caused by a raised threshold, which resulted in a comminuted leg fracture.

  • $265,000 Recovered

    Slip and fall incident due to failure of janitorial company to post warning signs after mopping ...

  • $250,000 Recovered

    Motorcycle vs. auto accident which caused a fractured leg to motorcyclist

  • $240,000 Recovered

    Disabled rights case involving injuries sustained while transferring from a non-code compliant ...

  • $234,097 Recovered

    ADA/Premises liability injury involving an elderly woman who was struck by a car in a shopping mall ...

  • $225,000 Recovered

    Bus accident where driver of Valley Transit Authority bus negligently stopped, ejecting woman from ...

  • $176,000 Recovered

    Liability against bar owner for failing to prevent bar fight resulting in severe laceration to head ...

  • $175,000 Recovered

    Auto vs. motorcycle resulting in wrist fracture

  • $135,000 Recovered

    Auto v. pedestrian accident where woman suffered foot injury with residual problems

  • $115,000 Recovered

    Bicycle accident where client was "doored" by a cab and suffered a neck laceration.

  • $115,000 Recovered

    Motorcycle vs. auto accident resulting in a fractured leg to motorcyclist when auto made unsafe left ...

  • $100,000 Recovered

    Single car rollover accident causing severe head trauma to passenger

  • $3,000,000 Recovered

    Civil rights case involving excessive force by law enforcement

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