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  • What to Do in Case of a Fire

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 27-Aug-2013

    According to estimates by the United States Fire Department, around 364,500 residential building fires occurred in 2011. These incidents were accompanied by around 13,900 injuries and 2,450 deaths. Building fires are one of the leading causes behind burn injuries. They can be extremely dangerous, especially in dense areas. However, both fatalities and injuries can be prevented if adequate ...
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  • Avoiding the Most Common Types of Child Injuries

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 20-Dec-2012

    There are many ways in which a child can suffer an injury due to an accident or other unintentional or careless event. Injuries are the leading cause of death for children, claiming approximately 9,000 lives per year. Thousands more children need emergency care for injuries or suffer permanent disabilities after an injury. Some of the most common types of child injuries include: Suffocation. ...
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  • Have a Safe Independence Day in San Jose: Prevent Dangerous Fireworks Accidents

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

    Independence Day celebrations in San Jose and throughout all of California are known for their extensive use of fireworks to celebrate our country. And while these explosives are both patriotic and exhilarating, an accident can lead to life-altering injuries. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently released information showing that 65 percent of all 2011 fireworks injuries ...
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  • 86-Year-Old Man Rescued from Burning San Jose Home

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

    A recent fire at a home on King Road in San Jose nearly took the life of an 86-year-old man and resulted in the death of his dog. As reported by The San Jose Mercury News, firefighters rescued the elderly man after learning of a fire at 3 a.m. on May 4 but could not save his pet. Firefighters arrived at the burning house two minutes after being alerted and began to immediately search the home. ...
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  • Santa Cruz Man Rescues Neighbor From Burning Cottage

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

    A 42-year-old Santa Cruz resident is being hailed as a hero after saving his neighbor from her burning cottage on the night of March 18. According to The San Jose Mercury News, the man heard loud noises and screaming from the house of his 56-year-old female neighbor and went outside to investigate. He then saw the house on fire and ran to help. While what started this Santa Cruz fire accident is ...
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  • What Makes Burn Injuries So Dangerous?

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 22-Feb-2012

    There are many types of injuries that a person may endure and recover from with often very little help; however, burn injuries often pose a much greater challenge and a need for professional medical care. But if the human body is able to withstand and recover from many types of injuries and illnesses, what makes burns so difficult to recover from? Burns range in severity; the more severe a burn ...
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  • Preventing Wintertime Burn Accidents

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

    Now that winter is upon us, homes in Northern California and across the country will be using more and more heating equipment to stay warm indoors in the next several months, and while people may stay warmer, they are also at a greater risk for serious burn injuries. As the temperature drops, the use of fireplaces, heaters, and hot food and liquids rise, and each present their own dangers that ...
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