Blog Posts in June, 2013

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  • IIHS Petitions NHTSA to Update Federal Motorcycle Safety Standards

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 26-Jun-2013

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), along with the Highway Loss Data Institute, recently petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to update the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) that apply to motorcycle braking systems. Specifically, the IIHS asked the NHTSA to require antilock braking systems on all new motorcycles sold in the U.S. The ...
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  • How Sober Are U.S. drivers? NHTSA Study Aims to Find Out

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 24-Jun-2013

    The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is once again taking to the streets to gather data on drivers’ use of alcohol and drugs while driving. Drunk or drugged driving pose known risks both to the driver and to others on the road, but as many experienced San Jose car accident attorneys know too well, these known risks don’t deter some drivers from getting behind ...
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  • Protecting Your Family From Fireworks Injuries

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 19-Jun-2013

    Fireworks are a classic part of Fourth of July celebrations throughout the U.S., and they form a part of many Californians’ fond childhood memories of this fun summer holiday; however, fireworks can pose risks, including the risk of serious burn injuries, and it takes only one moment of carelessness or inattention to ruin the holiday. If you’re injured by fireworks this Independence ...
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  • Protect Yourself from Bicycle Accidents: Always Ride on the Right

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 17-Jun-2013

    Bicyclists in California may use the public streets the same way cars do, as long as they follow all the rules of the road – including the rule to travel on the right side of the road. Riding on the right is not only the law, but it is also the safe way to ride. When you ride on the left, an accident is more likely to occur and can result in serious injuries. While a San Jose bicycle ...
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  • California Boating Accident Statistics Reveal Need to Stay Safe on the Water

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 12-Jun-2013

    Many Californians go boating on the state’s lakes, rivers, and ocean fronts every summer, and many of these boaters take care to protect themselves and others from injury. However, not all boaters are so committed to safety. When a careless or negligent boater, boating equipment manufacturer, or other party fails to take reasonable care with safety issues, serious injuries can result. And ...
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  • Van Der Walde Attorneys Secure $2.3 Million Verdict

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 10-Jun-2013

    Attorneys at Van Der Walde & Associates recently secured a $2.375 million verdict in the Santa Clara Superior Court on behalf of a client who suffered serious injuries after being sexually assaulted by the owner and an employee of the Sushi Zen Restaurant. The case was based on a visit our client had made to the restaurant after hours. The client was intoxicated and sexually assaulted while at ...
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  • Preventing Drowning and Near-Drowning Accidents

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 5-Jun-2013

    Drowning and near-drowning is an all-too-common cause of death and injury each summer, whether swimmers are in a pool, lake, river, or other body of water. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the majority of drowning deaths and injuries each year are suffered by children, particularly those under age 16. You can take several steps to help protect the safety of those ...
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  • For National Safety Month, Consider Employee Wellness

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 3-Jun-2013

    June is National Safety Month, and the National Safety Council (NSC) is observing the event by focusing on four separate areas of employee health and safety. One week of the month is dedicated to considerations of employee wellness. Although employee wellness may not seem to be immediately connected to safety and health at work, studies show that practicing wellness-based behaviors like eating ...
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