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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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  • Ask a Lawyer: Who Is Responsible for Trucking Accidents?

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

    When it comes to trucking accidents, liability can often be complex. There may be multiple parties responsible and understanding how negligence is determined is important for anyone going through a truck accident case after an injury. Because we know how difficult it can be to navigate the legal matters involving a trucking company, our attorney, Paul Van Der Walde, answers some common questions ...
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  • 4 Elements of a Personal Injury Claim

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 21-May-2018

    If you have been injured in an accident caused by a negligent or reckless party, you may be eligible to bring forth a personal injury case for monetary damages. However, to file a successful lawsuit, you must establish four distinct elements about the case. Keep in mind, the ability to show the following elements does not necessarily mean that one will succeed in a civil lawsuit. Instead, these ...
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  • Why Choose Award-Winning Attorneys for Your Personal Injury Case

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

    Imagine this, you’re driving along the road and out of nowhere, you are struck by another vehicle. The other driver was acting negligently behind the while, swerving, speeding, and constantly reaching for their phone. What happens next? Unfortunately, many people each year encounter this type of situation and are left dealing with numerous hardships including physical pain, emotional trauma, ...
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  • Can You Sue a Company for Food Poisoning?

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 17-Apr-2018

    Many of us eat at restaurants, whether you do it occasionally for a date night, or a few times a week with friends. The fact is eating out is often a form of entertainment for many of us and, while we all hope to have a good time and enjoy our food, sometimes restaurants fail to put the interests of their diners first, turning what was meant to be an enjoyable experience into a total nightmare. ...
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  • Wrongful Death Lawsuits: Information for Surviving Family Members

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 10-Apr-2018

    If you recently lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligent actions or intentional harm, no amount of compensation can make up for the great loss you have suffered. However, in the aftermath, you might experience financial hardship and are in need of relief. Through a wrongful death lawsuit, surviving family members could be awarded damages, depending on their relationship with ...
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