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  • Knowing the Steps to Take After a Car Accident

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 15-Aug-2018

    Car accidents. We often only hear about them in the news and never expect to experience one ourselves. However, thousands upon thousands of individuals each year have to go through the daunting moments of a crash and the time following it. Far too often, there are individuals who fail to take the proper action after a car accident simply because they don’t know what to do. As a result, ...
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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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