Blog Posts in December, 2010

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  • What Do You Know About School Bus Accidents?

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 19-Dec-2010

    In the United States, there are about 400,000 school buses that transport children to and from school every day. Currently, there are about 50 million children in private and public schools, and roughly half of these students use school bus transportation to get to school every day. The school transportation system in California is the largest mass transportation system in the state; about 25,000 ...
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  • Drug Use of Fatally Injured Drivers has Increased the Past 5 Years Announces NHTSA

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 15-Dec-2010

    In a recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) press release, the results of a new study demonstrated a rise in drug involvement levels among drivers that suffered fatal injuries in traffic accidents from the years 2005 to 2009. The study marks the first time data for deceased drivers in fatal traffic accidents and their drug involvement was analyzed. According to the data, ...
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  • Holiday Decorating Tips to Reduce Personal Injury Accidents

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 7-Dec-2010

    It’s that time of year again: decorating the house for the holiday season, visiting friends and family, and host parties. The Christmas season is a time of happiness, but if a person isn’t careful, certain hazards can pose a great risk of personal injury accidents occurring. A CNN.com article recently featured some safety tips that should be taken into account when holiday decorating ...
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  • Dog Owner Tips for Preventing Santa Cruz Dog Bites

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 3-Dec-2010

    If you own a dog, it is your responsibility to make sure it doesn’t harm others. If your animal does injure an adult or child, you may be held liable for the injuries your dog caused in a court of law. Below are some helpful guidelines for dog owners to help prevent their animal from attacking others and causing others dog bite injuries: Consider your dog selection carefully. Consult with a ...
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  • No Matter the Breed, Dogs Can Bite

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 2-Dec-2010

    USA Today recently published an article detailing the findings of a study by the University of Colorado, Denver, where data of children bitten by dogs was analyzed. Researchers discovered the attacks were most often by a breed of the animal that is considered to be “good with children,” such as a Labrador retriever, and generally a child’s face and eyes are the main targets for ...
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