Blog Posts in August, 2012

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  • Don't Become a Victim: Know the Signs of an Aggressive Dog

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 31-Aug-2012

    An estimated 4.7 million dog bites happen in the United States every year, with nearly 800,000 requiring medical care for the victim, according to the American Humane Society. Because so many dog attacks happen every year, the chances are that you or someone you know will be injured by a dog attack at some point in your life. But while it may seem inevitable that you suffer such an injury, you ...
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  • Northern California Ranks Poorly among Nation's Best Drivers

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 29-Aug-2012

    New results released from Allstate Insurance Company’s yearly “America’s Best Drivers Report” indicate that California drivers have a lot of catching up to do in comparison with those around the nation. The eighth annual report ranks America’s 200 largest cities based on car crash frequency to show which have the safest drivers. Of California cities listed, northern ...
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  • The Role of Negligent Cleaning Crews in San Mateo Dangerous Property Accidents

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 24-Aug-2012

    There are many types of San Mateo injury accidents that can occur on dangerous property, such as slips, trips, falls, and other accidents caused by slippery, broken, or otherwise unsafe property. Although there are many dangers that can lead to premises accidents, it is often the fault of negligent cleaning crews that can lead to these incidents. Whether it is public or private property, many ...
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  • 22-Year-Old Passenger Killed in I-680 Pleasanton Crash

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 22-Aug-2012

    A crash near the onramp to Interstate 680 in Pleasanton shortly after midnight on August 18 led to the death of a 22-year-old woman. The woman was a passenger in a vehicle that crashed after the driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel, according to The San Jose Mercury News. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded to the accident around 12:20 am after receiving reports of a convertible in ...
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  • Listeria Contamination Leads to Apple Product Recall in 36 States

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 17-Aug-2012

    Possible listeria contamination has caused Ready Pac Foods Inc. to recall various products containing apples from restaurants and markets from across the United States. The company, based in Irwindale, CA, is recalling a total of 293, 488 cases and 296,224 individually distributed units of products, according to CBS News. The apples were possibly contaminated with listeria monocytogenes found on ...
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  • What Information Should You Share After a Capitola Auto Accident?

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 15-Aug-2012

    Being involved in a Capitola auto accident is frequently confusing, terrifying, and painful, especially if serious injuries have occurred as a result. In the aftermath of a northern California car crash, however, those involved are meant to exchange important information in order to deal with the damage that has resulted. This can often be difficult for victims to deal with immediately after a ...
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  • Understanding Your Injuries in a Pleasanton Bus Accident

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 10-Aug-2012

    For many, bus travel is an integral part of everyday life in Pleasanton, and a number of residents use this mass transportation to go to and from work as well as any other destination. And while bus accidents are much rarer than other forms of auto accidents in northern California, when they do occur, the results are often devastating and shocking. Frequently, bus crashes end in serious or even ...
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  • San Mateo County Motorcycle-Car Collision Ends in Fatality

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 8-Aug-2012

    A 28-year-old man from San Francisco was fatally injured on August 6 in Woodside when he struck a vehicle entering Woodside Road while riding his motorcycle. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the incident, according to the Redwood City Patch. The accident occurred when the man was riding west on Woodside Road on his Suzuki motorcycle and then collided with a ...
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