Verdicts, Settlements, & Judgments

Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP gets results!

Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP has resolved thousands of cases throughout the Silicon Valley, Monterey Bay and all of Northern California, resulting in multi-millions of dollars in settlements, verdicts and judgments. Here are a few examples of the results we have obtained for real clients, just like you.

These examples are not a guarantee or prediction regarding the outcome of any future case. Results vary from case to case.

∗Confidential settlements or settlements where Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP secured the maximum amount of insurance coverage available

    $8,825,000

    School bus vs. pedestrian accident resulting in traumatic brain injury

    $5,650,000

    Product liability case involving a defective seat design that resulted in paraplegia

    $3,000,000

    Child protective services failed to adequately protect young child from physically abusive foster parents

    $3,000,000

    Big rig vs. auto accident resulting in wrongful death.

    $3,000,000

    Injury onboard a SCTVA bus resulting in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

    $2,650,000

    Transit rider in wheelchair that tipped over due to a failure to properly secure the wheelchair. Plaintiff was paraplegic and sustained a rotator cuff injury resulting in loss of ability to self ambulate. This verdict resulted in a Trial Lawyer of the Year Award.

    $2,375,000

    Sexual assault case in which the defendant was a restaurant owner and employee.

    $2,000,000

    Auto vs. bicycle accident. Plaintiff sustained injuries that resulted in paraplegia. The settlement was limited at $2 million due to insurance coverage.

    $2,000,000

    Auto accident resulting in wrongful death due to defective highway design.

    $1,975,000

    Single car rollover accident resulting in internal and orthopedic injuries to the passenger, including a 4 level spinal fusion requiring multiple surgeries and multiple colon surgeries. Client was initially told that there would be no insurance coverage available, but after hiring our firm, and litigating the matter, 2 million dollars in coverage was discovered.

    $1,650,000

    Auto vs. Big Rig Accident. Crush injuries to the plaintiff’s leg occurred as a result of the accident.

    $1,500,000

    Construction site accident involving spinal and shoulder injuries resulting in loss of ability to do job in a skilled trade

    $1,475,000

    Auto vs. pedestrian accident involving leg crush injury

    $1,300,000

    Auto accident resulting in wrongful death.

    $1,250,000

    Car vs. motorcycle accident with complex leg fracture

    $1,002,500

    Single car rollover case where defective seatbelt caused head injury and loss of kidney

    $1,000,000

    Auto vs. Auto accident

    $1,000,000

    Motorcycle accident resulting in multi-level lumbar fusion.

    $1,000,000

    Bicycle vs. car accident resulting in wrongful death.

    $1,000,000

    Auto vs. pedestrian case resulting in permanent closed head injury

    $1,000,000

    Auto vs. auto accident with severe orthopedic injuries

    $1,000,000*

    Disputed liability bicycle vs. auto collision resulting in closed head injury

    $985,000

    Auto vs. auto accident resulting in severe pelvic fractures

    $900,000

    Wrongful death due to excessive force.

    $850,000

    Auto vs. auto collision where automobile rolled several times resulting in multiple fractures and internal injuries

    $841,000

    Chemical burns resulting from hair salon's negligence

    $750,000

    Wrongful death of a pedestrian struck by an auto

    $700,000

    Big rig vs. big rig collision resulting in severe laceration and nerve loss in hand

    $608,000

    Slip-and-fall caused by janitorial service not posting warning signs after mopping resulting in a fractured kneecap

    $565,000

    Bike vs. auto accident resulting in cervical and shoulder surgeries.

    $500,000

    Trash truck vs. auto rear-end collision resulting in spinal injuries

    $493,000

    Auto vs. motorcycle collision resulting in major shoulder injury.

    $475,000

    Disputed liability auto vs. pedestrian case where elderly individual was struck while crossing the road outside of a crosswalk. Resulted in wrongful death.

    $475,000

    Auto vs. motorcycle collision on freeway resulting in severe injury to knee joint

    $465,000

    Slip-and-fall accident caused by the accumulation of printing ink on stairs resulting in multiple herniated disks.

    $450,000

    Vehicle accident in which elderly couple sustained a thoracic fracture and loss of income due to a head on collision.

    $350,000

    Head-on auto vs. auto collision caused by minor driver, resulting in hip injuries

    $345,000

    Rear-end auto accident resulting in cervical fusion.

    $325,000

    Auto vs. motorcycle collision resulting in pelvic fracture

    $325,000

    Premises liability case involving a pallet falling onto Plaintiff's foot causing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

    $300,000

    Bicycle accident where bicyclist was rear-ended by an intoxicated driver and suffered a fractured vertebrae with nerve impingement

    $300,000

    Premises liability case involving a paraplegic man who fell during a wheelchair transfer when a defectively installed lift malfunctioned, causing aggravation of his back injury and spasms

    $275,000

    Auto accident caused when driver crossed into oncoming traffic, resulting in a broken hip to victim.

    $270,000

    Trip and fall accident caused by a raised threshold, which resulted in a comminuted leg fracture.

    $265,000

    Slip and fall incident due to failure of janitorial company to post warning signs after mopping resulting in fractured kneecap

    $250,000

    Motorcycle vs. auto accident which caused a fractured leg to motorcyclist

    $240,000

    Disabled rights case involving injuries sustained while transferring from a non-code compliant shower

    $234,097

    ADA/Premises liability injury involving an elderly woman who was struck by a car in a shopping mall that lacked handicapped crosswalks

    $225,000

    Bus accident where driver of Valley Transit Authority bus negligently stopped, ejecting woman from her seat and into a pole, causing a broken shoulder

    $176,000

    Liability against bar owner for failing to prevent bar fight resulting in severe laceration to head and face of client

    $175,000

    Auto vs. motorcycle resulting in wrist fracture

    $135,000

    Auto v. pedestrian accident where woman suffered foot injury with residual problems

    $115,000

    Motorcycle vs. auto accident resulting in a fractured leg to motorcyclist when auto made unsafe left turn

    $115,000

    Bicycle accident where client was "doored" by a cab and suffered a neck laceration.

    $100,000

    Single car rollover accident causing severe head trauma to passenger

    $3,000,000

    Civil rights case involving excessive force by law enforcement

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    Big rig vs. auto accident resulting in wrongful death.

    Confidential Recovery

    Wrongful death of motorcyclist hit by car.

    Confidential Recovery

    Big rig vs. auto accident resulting in death of 20 year old truck driver where we obtained policy limits from three separate insurance policies

    Confidential Recovery

    Rear-end collision caused by drunk driver resulting in loss of victim’s arm

    Confidential Recovery

    Motorcycle vs. auto accident where a double policy limit settlement was obtained for motorcycle passenger who sustained severely broken legs due to both the motorcycle and auto driver’s negligence

    Confidential Recovery

    Head-on auto accident caused by driver going the wrong way on the freeway after not properly taking prescription drugs

    Confidential Recovery

    Rear-end freeway collision resulting in fatal injuries to one party and multiple fractures and internal injuries to another

    Confidential Recovery

    Policy limit plus $150,000 in bad faith damages for auto accident where driver failed to yield the right of way on a left turn and insurance company refused to settle before trial

    Confidential Recovery

    Passenger sustained multiple fractures and internal injuries after driver made unsafe lane change

    Confidential Recovery

    Motorcyclist killed by car pulling out in front of him

    Confidential Recovery

    Parking lot accident where woman was struck by vehicle and run over several times

    Confidential Recovery

    Motorcyclist killed by car pulling out in front of him

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