Blog Posts in August, 2011

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  • San Jose Company Develops Solution For Sleepy Drivers

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 28-Aug-2011

    NeuroSky, a San Jose technology company, may have developed a gadget that can help warn drivers who are nodding off – a tool that could save lives and prevent injury by decreasing the number of drivers who fall asleep at the wheel, causing accidents. The company, which develops technologies to read brain waves, has developed sensors that can determine whether a person’s brain is ...
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  • San Francisco Bay Boater Loses Life In Boating Accident

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 24-Aug-2011

    San Francisco Bay is a beautiful place, especially during the summer, but, in our experience as personal injury attorneys in San Francisco, it can also be dangerous. A 19-foot long dinghy and a 41-foot cabin cruiser collided on San Francisco Bay recently, taking the life of one man, according to a recent news report from KTVU. Days later, one of the boats was still floating upside-down in the Bay ...
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  • Capitola Considers New Rules After Fatal Skateboarding Accident

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 18-Aug-2011

    Capitola’s city council is planning to vote on new regulations to govern skateboarding in Capitola Village after a 17-year-old skateboarder plowed into an elderly woman in a crosswalk, causing her to suffer fatal injuries, according to a recent news report from CBS affiliate KION. The accident is not the first skateboarding death in Capitola this year; in April, a 20-year-old man suffered ...
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  • Bicyclist Remains Hospitalized After Crash With Car

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 11-Aug-2011

    A twelve-year-old bicyclist who was hit by a car while riding in a San Jose neighborhood was recently transported to a San Diego hospital to be nearer to his family, according to a report from the San Jose Mercury-News. He is still in a coma. The boy, a San Diego resident, was visiting his grandmother several weeks ago at her house near Hicks Avenue when the accident occurred. He was riding his ...
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  • Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Have Life-altering Consequences

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 11-Aug-2011

    Any accident in which a person’s head is injured may produce a traumatic brain injury. The most common type of traumatic brain injury is concussion, which occurs when a blow to the head bruises the brain. Skull fractures, jaw injuries, and objects that pierce the skull or brain may also cause traumatic brain injuries. Even a mild traumatic brain injury needs immediate medical care in order ...
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  • 1 Dead, 1 Injured In San Jose Car Crash

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 9-Aug-2011

    A recent car accident in San Jose on Interstate 880 left one person dead and another injured, according to a recent article in the San Jose Mercury-News. The accident, which occurred shortly before 6 a.m., involved a car that was traveling north on the southbound side of the freeway. The car, a grey sedan, may not have had its headlights on, which would have made it difficult to see in the early ...
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  • California Dog Bite Law Holds Owners Liable For Bites

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 5-Aug-2011

    Dog bites can be terrifying, especially for children. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 800,000 Americans seek medical care for dog bites each year, and nearly half of these need emergency care. Children are far more likely to be bitten by a dog than adults, and bites to children frequently occur on the face or neck. California law holds dog owners ...
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  • Santa Cruz Residents Injured In Graham Hill Road Crash

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 4-Aug-2011

    Two Santa Cruz residents were injured recently in a head-on vehicle crash on Graham Hill Road, according to a recent article in the San Jose Mercury News. According to police, the crash involved a black sports car and a pickup truck. The car’s driver, a Ben Lomond resident, was traveling down the road when she crossed the center line and hit the pickup truck. The truck had one driver and two ...
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