Blog Posts in April, 2012

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  • What are the Most Commonly Fatal Construction Accidents in Northern California?

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 27-Apr-2012

    The construction work industry offers a great number of jobs for workers in Northern California and across the United States every year, but the nature of the job means that workers face many dangers every day. Often, these hazards are serious enough to cause fatal injuries during an accident. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the construction industry saw 780 work fatalities ...
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  • San Mateo Man Dies after Being Electrocuted by Downed Power Line

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 25-Apr-2012

    A 55-year-old San Mateo man died on April 20 when he was electrocuted while trying to move a downed power line that had fallen on a parked car. According to The San Francisco Chronicle, the incident occurred around 6:30 pm when the man came across the downed Pacific Gas and Electric Co. line while driving in his pickup truck and attempted to move it from the vehicle. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. ...
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  • Visibility and Bicycle Accidents in Northern California

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 19-Apr-2012

    Bicycle crashes can result in serious injuries and even death for bicyclists, but the likelihood of such trauma is even more likely to occur when the accident involves a collision with a vehicle. Often, these crashes occur due to drivers not noticing nearby bicyclists, with such collisions happening at high rates of speed and drivers often not stopping at all prior to a crash. Bicycles are much ...
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  • Former Football Players' Lawsuit Highlights Impact of Traumatic Brain Injuries

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 17-Apr-2012

    Suffering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) just once in life may have lasting mental and physical repercussions on a victim, but suffering countless TBIs over the years may leave a person with severe disabilities that only get worse over the years. To prove this, over 1,200 former National Football League (NFL) players have come together in a class action lawsuit against the league concerning ...
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  • Study Finds Women Most Likely to Be Involved in Gas Pedal Auto Accidents

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 13-Apr-2012

    A new study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found that auto accidents in Northern California and across the United States caused by drivers pressing down on the gas pedal instead of the brake are much more likely to be caused by women than men. According to the study, reported by the Associated Press, these gas pedal accidents become even more common in older age ...
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  • The Extreme Dangers of a Northern California Mass Transit Accident

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 11-Apr-2012

    Mass transit systems such as subways, trains, buses, light rail vehicles, and other carriers offer an affordable means of transportation that allow many people to get to their work with little hassle. However, when accidents occur that involve such vehicles, the results are often devastating and injuries are suffered by many. While such accidents occur much more rarely than car crashes or other ...
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  • Sunnyvale Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Suspect Admits to Intentionally Causing Crash

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 5-Apr-2012

    One pedestrian was killed and another was seriously injured on March 31 in Sunnyvale when an Acura driver crossed double yellow lines, accelerated, and rammed into the two as they were crossing a street. Now, the driver has reportedly admitted to police that he intentionally plowed into the pedestrians, according to The San Jose Mercury News. The man has been charged with murder and other criminal ...
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  • Paul Van Der Walde Analyzes Reasons for Santa Cruz Truck Accidents

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 4-Apr-2012

    Semi trucks are essential for supporting the economy of California and the United States as a whole by transporting essential goods across the nation, but the dangers they present can lead to great harm for many in the event of a crash. Our Santa Cruz personal injury attorneys understand the severe consequences of a truck crash and the unfortunate reasons behind such incidents. However, many Santa ...
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