Blog Posts in May, 2012

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  • Listeria-Contaminated Bagged Salads Recalled Nationwide

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

    What began as a food recall in California and Colorado has recently become a nationwide alert as bagged salads by River Ranch Fresh Foods, LLC have been designated as dangerous due to Listeria contamination. According to WebMD Health News, consumers should be on the lookout for the recalled products and check all potentially-affected products they may have in their home. There are a large variety ...
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  • Injured Man Found Unconscious One Week after San Jose Rollover Crash

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 23-May-2012

    When San Jose police investigated the scene of a rollover accident off Highway 101 in San Jose on May 8, they were unable to find the driver who had been in the vehicle, but one week later, he was found unconscious near the scene of the crash. As reported by the Associated Press, the man was found on May 15 unconscious in a thicket of brush and trees below a Highway 101 off-ramp when the ...
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  • Man on Tracks Struck, Killed by Caltrain in South San Jose

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 21-May-2012

    Police do not currently know why an adult man walked onto the train tracks on the morning of May 16, but are investigating this fatal South San Jose train accident. As reported by NBC Bay Area, this fatal San Jose pedestrian accident occurred at 6:40 am when the man walked onto the tracks near Tamien station and was struck by northbound Caltrain No. 217. Reports do not indicate why the man was on ...
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  • NHTSA Study Highlights Danger of Underinflated Tires

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

    A new study released by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that drivers riding on underinflated tires are at a highly increased risk of being in a crash. As reported by ConsumerReports.org, the NHTSA stated that motorists driving on tires that are underinflated by 25% or more are three times as likely to be involved in a crash. Additionally, underinflated tires ...
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  • Gear Up for Summer in Northern California with These Pool Safety Tips

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 15-May-2012

    At Van Der Walde & Associates, we understand the exciting opportunities that come along with summertime in Northern California, and an end to the cold weather means that families can once again experience the joy of using a swimming pool. Swimming is a great way to have fun, exercise, enjoy time with friends, and get some sun all at once, but those who are overjoyed to once again go swimming ...
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  • Dorel Juvenile Group Recalling Child Safety Seats for Missing Base

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

    The Dorel Juvenile Group has announced that it is recalling 1,737 of its child safety seats due to the products being sold without the seat base. Via the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the manufacturer is recalling the products because without these bases, the seats are unsafe and do not meet federal safety standard requirements. The two recalled models are Comfy Carry ...
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  • Prevent Northern California Crashes during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 9-May-2012

    Motorcycle crashes often result in some of the most devastating injuries possible during a vehicle crash, with riders suffering trauma that can lead to permanent disability or death. As such, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has declared May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, a time for motorcyclists and car drivers alike to be aware of the dangers of such accidents ...
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  • Medical Breakthrough Looks to Bypass Spinal Cord Injuries

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 1-May-2012

    Spinal cord injuries can be devastating in their effects, with the most serious ending in quadriplegia, the inability to use any of one’s limbs. But a new medical breakthrough is looking to help spinal cord injury victims overcome their paralysis through technology that some are describing as “mind-reading,” according to The Daily Mail. The technology was created through research ...
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