Blog Posts in February, 2013

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  • What Do I Have To Prove In A Slip And Fall Case?

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 28-Feb-2013

    If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be dealing with severe injuries, pain, and other medical issues. Figuring out how to hold a negligent person or business responsible for your damages can feel overwhelming. While a skilled San Jose slip and fall attorney can take care of establishing the facts and building your particular case, it always helps to know more about ...
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  • Ferry, Motorboat Crash On San Francisco Bay Claims Life

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 26-Feb-2013

    One of the two people injured recently in a boating accident on San Francisco Bay has lost his life, according to a recent ABC News report. The deceased person was a 68-year-old man originally from Oregon, who had moved to the Bay Area to teach real estate appraisal courses. He suffered serious injuries when the power boat in which he was a passenger crashed into a Golden Gate Ferry in the San ...
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  • Preparing Your Pool For Summer? Take These Tips With You

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 21-Feb-2013

    If you own a pool or a hot tub, it’s never too early to start planning for safety when swimming season arrives. Thousands of people are injured in swimming pool accidents each year, and most of them are young children, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). If you’re planning to open your pool or hot tub for the season, you can start from the very first day to ...
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  • Motorcycle Safety Is Everyone's Concern

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 19-Feb-2013

    M ost motorcyclists who ride regularly take safety seriously. Many of the same things that make motorcycle riding feel like freedom also make it more dangerous, so bikers equip themselves with helmets and padding, ensure their bikes are in good working order, and pay attention to the roads in order to reduce the risk of an accident. Unfortunately, while motorcyclists can go to great lengths to ...
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  • Understanding Wrongful Death In California

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 15-Feb-2013

    When a person is injured due to the negligence of another, that person may seek compensation under California’s personal injury laws. If the injuries prove fatal, the right to seek compensation doesn’t disappear – it merely moves from the injured person to the injured person’s personal representative or next of kin. In these situations, the case is known as a ...
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  • Investigation Finds History of Brake Issues Leading Up To Deadly California Bus Crash

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 13-Feb-2013

    A tour bus involved in a crash that killed seven people recently had been placed out of service twice for brake problems before receiving a clean bill of health from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), according to a recent news report. The bus company received a “satisfactory” safety rating from the FMCSA in January 2013, according to recent records. At the time, ...
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  • Protect Yourself and Prevent Winter Driving Crashes With These Tips

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 8-Feb-2013

    If you’re heading into California’s mountains for some skiing, heading north to Washington or Oregon, or even leaving our state altogether for a vacation, practicing safe driving in winter weather is key to protecting yourself and those in your vehicle, as well as others on the road. Here are a few tips for safer winter driving, courtesy of the Occupational Safety and Health ...
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  • In Fall 2012, Cpsc Halted Imports Of 3 Million Defective Products

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 6-Feb-2013

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) stopped nearly three million defective products from being imported into the United States in the third quarter of 2012, according to a recent report from the agency itself. This number reached almost three times the number of defective products stopped in the first half of the year. The three million items stopped at the nation’s borders were ...
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