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  • Who is Responsible if I was Injured at a Hotel Pool?

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 29-Aug-2017

    Hotel pools can be a luxurious getaway for guests, but even the most stunning hotel pools have some inherent risk. Spas or hot tubs can also pose a risk to pool-goers as well. Even if you are a careful swimmer, you may still be injured. Negligent hotels and staff can cause dangerous conditions for guests, and if you are injured, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. Learn more about ...
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  • Who Is Responsible If My Child is Injured on Another Person's Property?

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 4-Aug-2017

    Unlike adults, children do not always have the capability of evaluating a situation for potential dangers. For this reason, kids are typically not held accountable for the cause of their injuries, but are instead reliant on others to ensure an environment is made safe for them. All property owners, whether commercial or private, have some sort of responsibility to provide and maintaining a ...
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  • Swimming Accidents and How to Avoid Them

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 11-Apr-2017

    Warmer weather has many people heading for the nearest pool for some relief from the heat. But pools can be dangerous. Injuries can easily occur in or around the water, and accidents can be deadly. Protect your loved ones this summer and learn about common pool-related accidents and how they can be avoided. Common Swimming Pool Accidents A number of accidents can occur around pools. The injuries ...
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  • The Consequences of Saying "Sorry" After an Accident

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 27-Mar-2017

    For many people, it is a natural reaction to apologize after any type of incident involving contact between two people. While it may be a nice gesture when you accidentally bump into someone on the street or step on someone’s foot, it is not the most appropriate thing to do following a car accident. In fact, apologizing after a crash can potentially harm your case and your ability to recover ...
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  • Can Victims of Assault Sue for Personal Injury?

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 15-Feb-2017

    The majority of personal injury lawsuits are over things like car accidents and slip and fall accidents. There are some instances, however, in which a person can sue when an injury was intentional rather than accidental. Thus, injured victims of battery can file a compensation-seeking civil lawsuit. But what about victims of assault, which involves intentional threats of harm but does not ...
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  • Attorney Van Der Walde Secures Reversal of Summary Judgment in Bar Stabbing Lawsuit

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 12-Oct-2016

    Paul D. Van Der Walde of Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP has successfully secured a reversal of a summary judgment on appeal of a wrongful death lawsuit related to the 2008 death of a man who was stabbed at a bar resort on Lost Isle. Having initially been ruled in favor of the owners of the resort, Attorney Van Der Walde was able to successfully appeal the decision on behalf of the man’s ...
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  • Pokémon Go with Caution: Liability Lawsuits Related to the Game

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde || 19-Aug-2016

    The popular smartphone app game Pokémon Go has been hit with serious flak after its US release in early July 2016. Stories from the California coastline to the street of New York City have emerged about players getting injured while seeking the next pocket-monster. Other than a few incidents involving tech-savvy thieves using the app to set up robbery chokepoints, the majority of the ...
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  • What You Should Look For In a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde || 17-May-2016

    After suffering a traumatic brain injury, knowing who you can turn to for help could be the biggest difference between you living comfortably or you struggling to get by each day. But who do you lean on for legal support? You probably know you need to file a lawsuit against the liable party for full compensation but how can you identify a great traumatic brain injury attorney in the multitude of ...
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  • Class Actions Filed Against Michigan Governor for Flint Water Crisis

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde || 9-Mar-2016

    When Flint, Michigan’s water source was switched from the system nearby Detroit used to its own Flint River back in 2014, city officials believed they would be saving money and reducing costs. They had no idea how much the decision would eventually cost the city and its residents, especially now that class action lawsuits are being filed against Michigan State Governor Rick Snyder and ...
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  • Chipotle Foodborne Illness Crisis Sickens Hundreds

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 24-Feb-2016

    Restaurant-chain Chipotle Mexican Grill has been at the center of a major health crisis after hundreds of people nationwide have contracted serious illnesses after eating the restaurant’s food. Since July 2015, Chipotle customers have suffered from two norovirus outbreaks in Simi Valley, California and Boston, Massachusetts, two separate E. coli outbreaks, and one Salmonella outbreak in ...
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