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Despite improvements in automobile safety technology and the propagation of auto accident prevention education, traffic accidents remain one of the top causes of fatalities in the United States. While some car crashes may be inevitable, most are preventable incidents that occur due to the negligent and/or reckless actions of another party.

Individuals who suffer losses in an auto accident may seek damages from the liable party by filing a claim. While a victim can pursue a claim alone, he or she has much better chance at attaining full and fair coverage with the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney in San Jose.

Experienced Guidance in San Jose

Our San Jose auto accident attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP have practiced personal injury law for more than 100 collective years. We believe our plentiful experience has provided us with a deeper insight into the claims process, allowing us to provide high-quality representation for our clients. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in an auto accident, please call our offices today at (800) 900-0863 to schedule an appointment, free of charge, with one of our compassionate legal advisors.

Car Accident Verdicts and Settlements

  • $1,975,000 - Single car rollover accident resulting in internal and orthopedic injuries to the passenger
  • $1,475,000 - Auto vs. pedestrian accident involving leg crush injury
  • $1,002,500 - Single car rollover case where defective seatbelt caused head injury and loss of kidney
  • $1,000,000 - Auto vs. pedestrian case resulting in permanent closed head injury

What are recent statistics regarding auto accidents in California?

According to a recent report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a total of 2,857 traffic fatalities were recorded in California in 2012. Although this is a significant decrease from 2008, which saw 3,434 traffic fatalities, it is up from the 2,816 fatalities recorded in 2011. More than half of the traffic fatalities reported in 2012, or 1,576 to be exact, were passenger deaths.

In 2012, an overwhelming majority of the traffic fatalities involved people aged 21 and over. Speeding factored into 916 of the fatalities. Drunk driving contributed to 802 deaths. The United States as a whole recorded 33,561 traffic fatalities.

How can I prove liability in my auto accident claim case?

Strengthening your claim starts right after the accident has occurred. Ideally, you would've performed the following steps in the immediate aftermath of the crash:

  • Receive medical attention.
  • Call law enforcement and receive a report.
  • Collect insurance and other vital information from other involved motorists.
  • Collect contact information from any witnesses.
  • Gather material evidence of the accident including photos, written statements, and other items that support your side of the story.
  • Go to a physician and receive a report of your injuries.

Of course, the most important step is to contact an attorney right away. The sooner your attorney can start investigating your case, the better chance you'll have at attaining what you need for recovery. It is entirely possible for vital evidence to fade and for witnesses to recant their willingness to testify on your behalf. Time is of the essence.

Call Our Dependable Lawyers Today – (800) 900-0863

Our personal injury legal team at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP can help you recover damages, such as:

  • Past / Future Medical Costs
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain & Suffering

If you lost a loved one in the accident, we can help you file a wrongful death claim and recover additional damages, such as loss of consortium and companionship. Contact us today to learn more about our legal services.

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