San Jose Car Accident Lawyers
Call (800) 900-0863 for Top-Rated Counsel
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
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
Contact us today to learn more about our legal services.
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