Passenger Van Accidents in San Jose

Representation for Injury Victims in Northern California

At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our skilled San Jose car accident attorneys have the experience, knowledge, and dedication to successfully represent seriously injured accident victims throughout Northern California. If you or a loved one has suffered serious bodily injuries as the result of an accident involving a passenger van, you should hire competent legal representation immediately.

Our team of paralegals, administrative staff, and accident lawyers will put forth every effort to ensure that your case is handled in a timely, effective, and professional manner. Call our San Jose car accident lawyers today for your free case evaluation.

The Danger of Passenger Vans

Passenger vans have been the vehicle of choice for transporting large groups of people and their cargo for decades. The vehicles have been used for a variety of purposes for a wide range of people, including:

  • School groups
  • Church groups
  • Daycare children
  • Business people

Notwithstanding the widespread use of passenger vans, these large vehicles are very dangerous.

Passenger vans have serious design flaws that make them extremely dangerous. The rear of a passenger van may extend as far as four feet past the back wheels. This design defect makes the vehicle more likely to rollover or fishtail, causing numerous severe injuries and fatalities to innocent drivers and passengers of all ages. When fully loaded with one driver, passengers, and cargo, the vehicle is very heavy. In fact, passenger vans have a 70% increase for a rollover accident when overloaded with passengers and cargo.

Tips for Safe Driving of a Passenger Van

The following are some safety tips for drivers and occupants of passenger vans:

  • Do not drive while talking on a cell phone or performing any other distracting task.
  • Do not overload the vehicle with people and / or cargo.
  • If your 15 passenger van has a roof rack, take it off of the vehicle. On this type of vehicle, a roof rack adds to the higher center of gravity which increases the chance for the van to rollover.
  • Make sure that all passengers wear safety belts at all times.
  • Perform a vehicle inspection prior to operating the passenger van.

Call (800) 900-0863 Today

If you have been injured in a passenger van accident in San Jose, you have the right to hire legal representation for help filing a lawsuit against the negligent party responsible for your accident. At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our accomplished accident lawyers may be able to recover the maximum monetary compensation for your passenger van accident injuries and other accident-related costs.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a passenger van accident, please contact a San Jose personal injury attorney at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP to discuss your case.

We Can Help You Contact Us for a Free Case Review