Blog Posts in October, 2012

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  • While CA Swimming Pools Are Fun, They Can Also Be a Danger to Children

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

    In California, we are lucky to have abundant sunshine and temperate weather so that we can enjoy a swimming pool virtually all year long. Children especially like playing around and in a pool. If you don’t have a pool for your little ones, chances are you know someone who does. Allowing your children to play at the neighbor’s pool is something you don’t even think about. Yet, all ...
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  • Burn Injuries Are Serious and Require Extensive Treatment

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

    When we think of car crashes, we rarely consider that if we are involved in one we will be a burn victim. Yet, should you or a loved one be burned in an auto accident, the effects are not only emotionally devastating but long-lasting and financially draining. Burns to your skin can lead to serious infection and loss of motor function due to the contraction of the skin around the burn area. ...
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  • An Uninsured Motorist Is Negligent When Causing A Santa Cruz Accident, But Is Also Violating Mandatory Auto Insurance Laws

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

    In California, every operator of a motor vehicle must carry liability insurance whether in his name or in the name of the owner whose car he or she is operating. The minimum amount of coverage is $15,000 for bodily injury to one person per accident and $30,000 per accident (regardless of the number of people affected). (California Vehicle Code 16028 et seq.) Motorists purchase ...
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  • When Your Child Is Injured In A School Bus Accident, He Or She May Be Entitled To Compensation From Responsible Parties

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

    ABC News recently reported that according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 20 deaths of school age children are attributable to school bus accidents each year. Nonetheless, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the risk of injury, serious and otherwise, cannot be discounted. In order to support its position, the AAP cites to the fact that 17,000 ...
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  • Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: California One Of 23 States With Potentially Contaminated Steroid Injections

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 8-Oct-2012

    As of October 8, 2012, 105 cases of fungal meningitis and eight deaths have been reported in connection with tainted steroid shots manufactured and distributed by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, MA. According to The Sacramento Bee, the four facilities in California that received the defective drug are in Visalia (Cypress Surgery Center DBA), Encino (Encino Outpatient ...
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  • How CA Motorcycle Helmet Laws Can Save Your Life

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 3-Oct-2012

    In California, with all the vehicles on the road, the odds are that within your lifetime, you will be involved in a traffic collision. No traffic accident leaves you unscathed. If you are a motorcycle rider, any accident can result in serious injury and even death due to a significant lack of protection provided. With this risk in mind, California enacted a motorcycle helmet law in 1992. Vehicle ...
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  • Big Rig Collides In Kings County, CA With Amtrak Train Heading From Oakland To Bakersfield

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

    At least 20 people have suffered injuries in a Kings County Amtrak train accident involving a big rig. According to MercuryNews.com and KMPHFox26, the commercial truck failed to yield and struck Train 712, forcing three train cars off the tracks and to lean at a 45-degree angle. The Amtrak train departed from Oakland and was heading to Bakersfield when the collision occurred approximately 200 ...
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