Blog Posts in February, 2012

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  • Paul Van Der Walde Lectures At American National Insurance Company Event

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 27-Feb-2012

    Being injured in an auto accident creates many challenges for the victim, most notably, the challenge of getting the compensation they are entitled to from the insurance company so that they can get the treatment and care they need. It is a well known fact that auto insurance companies regularly deny claims, in full or in part, to avoid paying out on the entire policy amount, leaving accident ...
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  • What Makes Burn Injuries So Dangerous?

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

    There are many types of injuries that a person may endure and recover from with often very little help; however, burn injuries often pose a much greater challenge and a need for professional medical care. But if the human body is able to withstand and recover from many types of injuries and illnesses, what makes burns so difficult to recover from? Burns range in severity; the more severe a burn ...
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  • 2011 Finds Increase In Teen Driver Deaths

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 20-Feb-2012

    According to a new study by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the first half of 2011 saw an increase in the number of deaths for 16- and 17-year-old drivers in the United States. While data has not been released for the second half of 2011, it was found that 211 teen drivers died from fatal auto accidents during the first six months, an increase from the 190 that died in the first ...
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  • Making Your Northern California Home Slip-And-Fall Free

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

    Slip-and-fall accidents are one of life’s frequent occurrences that often seem funny when affecting other people, but can actually result in a catastrophic injury that may be difficult to recover from. However, these accidents can be easily prevented or drastically reduced by taking a few simple precautions. No matter what season or location in California, any home is at risk for ...
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  • Massive Recall Issued For Tassimo Coffee Brewers Over Burn Injury Risk

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 13-Feb-2012

    More than 1,700,000 Tassimo Single-Cup Brewers have been recalled in total, with approximately 835,000 in the U.S. alone, due to a burn injury risk. The recall was issued in collaboration with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after 140 reported incidents of the brewers spewing hot liquid and 37 reports of second-degree burns. The coffee makers operate by using discs, called ...
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  • New Study Highlights Prevalence And Danger Of Child Abuse In U.S.

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

    A new study released by medical journal Pediatrics has determined that child abuse has a greater occurrence of causing injuries in the United States than many other incidents, with almost 4,600 children sent to the hospital due to injuries caused by abuse in 2006. Specifically, the study revealed that child abuse causes a higher rate of injuries in infants than Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), ...
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  • Advocacy Group Calls For Start Of Hit Count To Prevent Brain Injuries In Young Athletes

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 6-Feb-2012

    The Sports Legacy Institute (SLI), a Boston-based sports advocacy group seeking injury prevention and education for athletes of all ages, announced on February 3 that it is calling for a hit count to be put in place for children playing contact sports. According to The Huffington Post, this hit count would keep track of how many times each player comes in hard contact with another and set a limit ...
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  • Finding Compensation For A Northern California Hit And Run Incident

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 2-Feb-2012

    Car accidents can leave a victim with devastating injuries and many forms of losses that ensue. Thankfully, most auto accidents feature the at-fault party or parties staying at the scene and helping to resolve the crash, aiding the victim if he or she is in need, and settling the matter through insurance claims. Unfortunately, there are also many drivers who choose to flee the scene of an accident ...
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