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  • Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevalent Among Truckers

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 6-Aug-2018

    Safely operating a large commercial vehicle is a complicated and challenging task, which is why we expect truck drivers to have a clear and sober mind whenever they are on the road. Unfortunately, commercial truck drivers choose to get behind the wheel while they are under the influence of drugs. Whether its amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, or prescription drugs, truckers who use and abuse any of ...
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  • The Importance of Having Skilled Legal Counsel When Seeking Compensation

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 26-Jul-2018

    In matters involving injuries and negligence, the legal system can often be complex. Far too many individuals attempt to go at it alone, trying to pursue justice without the help of a professional for a number of reasons. Maybe they don’t want to have to pay a lawyer for their services or they feel they have enough evidence to get through a case successfully. Unfortunately, this is often a ...
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  • Dog Bite Laws in California

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 24-Jul-2018

    Regardless of whether you own a dog in California or if you have a claim for a dog bite or other injury, you'll need to understand the state's laws that determine when an owner is liable if their animal hurts someone. Below, we explain more about California’s laws for dog bites. When Is an Owner Strictly Liable for a Dog Bite? California is a state with “strict liability” ...
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  • Ask a Lawyer: What are Contingency Fees?

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 13-Jul-2018

    One of the main reasons that people are hesitant to file a personal injury lawsuit is because they feel as though they can’t afford legal representation. This is where contingency fees come in and helps so individuals suffering from injury can take on big companies. Below, one of our attorneys, Paul Van Der Walde, answers some common questions about contingency fees. What Are Contingency ...
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  • Protecting Your Rights: Experience Matters

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 26-Jun-2018

    Any time someone sustains a serious injury, it can be devastating and the survivor may be left with a number of questions regarding what to do next. These matters require the help of a personal injury lawyer to help navigate the complex legal system from start to finish. However, it’s not enough to just hire any attorney. You want to make sure that the person or firm you’re hiring can ...
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  • What Makes a Personal Injury Case Catastrophic?

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 19-Jun-2018

    A personal injury characteristically refers to the physical, mental, and emotional injuries incurred due to an accident or the negligence of a person, business, or agency. A catastrophic injury doesn’t have a strict definition, but for legal and medical purposes is considered a debilitating personal injury that prevents a victim from working. Due to their severity, catastrophic injuries ...
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  • Ask a Lawyer: What Can I Expect In a Personal Injury Case?

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 14-Jun-2018

    The legal realm of personal injury law is often a difficult one to endure, sometimes leading to individuals failing to take action because they are not sure what comes next. To help give individuals peace of mind, our lawyer, Paul Van Der Walde, answers some common questions about what to expect in a personal injury case. How Does a Personal Injury Case Start? Third party personal injury cases ...
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  • How Do Contingency Fees Work?

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 6-Jun-2018

    Contingency fees are an excellent financial option that works to your benefit when retaining the services of a lawyer. Essentially, it is an arrangement stipulating that your lawyer will only be paid after your case has been successfully handled. To put it another way, if your case isn’t won, you don’t pay. Assuming your case is won, the attorney’s fee will be paid as a ...
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  • Our Firm: A History of Winning

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 30-May-2018

    Individuals who sustain serious injury are often put into a difficult position in which they have to deal with physical, emotional, and financial hardships. In many situations, it’s important for these people to take the time to speak with a qualified lawyer. One of the things that should be looked for when considering an attorney? The firm’s history of success. When it comes to ...
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  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Who Is Liable?

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 29-May-2018

    As a colorless and odorless gas, carbon monoxide is produced by burning fuel, such as natural gas, fuel oil, coal, wood, and charcoal. Unfortunately, exposure to the gas can cause serious side effects that can result in lasting injuries and even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a total of 2,244 fatalities were caused from unintentional carbon monoxide ...
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