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  • Trucking Industry Expects Truckload Growth to Increase, Bumping Up Accident Risks

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 14-Mar-2013

    The trucking industry expects the number of truckloads of cargo on the roads to increase 3 to 5 percent in 2013, according to a recent article in Trailer Body Builders. This increase in cargo loads is good news for the trucking industry, but it also means the number of fully-loaded tractor-trailers on the roads will increase, which in turn raises the risk for serious accidents. If you’ve ...
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  • Fatal Truck Accidents Decrease In California, But Injuries Go Up

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 29-Jan-2013

    The number of fatal truck accidents in California per year has been decreasing over the last half-decade, according to data from the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Unfortunately, the number of injuries suffered in truck crashes each year has climbed slightly. Many hardworking San Jose truck accident attorneys see many cases each year in which a truck crash causes serious injury or death to ...
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  • California Bullet Train Project Starts Building Next Year

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 29-Jul-2011

    Despite being balked by various speed bumps along the way, California’s bullet train project has stayed, relatively, on track after voters approved the project in 2008. According to Capitol Weekly, the $45 billion project has created controversy and criticism but is still generally considered as a boost for California’s economy. With continued federal funding and decisions on routes, ...
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  • San Francisco Conductor Blacks Out And Crashes

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 19-Aug-2009

    A San Francisco train crash involving two light-rail trains is being investigated by the National Transportation and Safety Board, according to a story. The NTSB investigators have already determined that one of the train operators blacked-out immediately before the crash, and that the conductor had turned off the train’s automatic controls as well. Neither alcohol abuse nor inattention ...
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  • San Jose Caltrain Train Strikes And Kills Man

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 5-Aug-2009

    The Mercury News recently reported in an article that a man being killed by a Caltrain just south of the Blossom Hill station in San Jose. A 63 year-old man of San Jose was struck and killed by a Caltrain. Though initial reports believed the death to be the result of suicide, it has been determined that suicide is an unlikely cause. The official cause has still not been determined. Investigators ...
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