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  • Distracted Driving Is A Multi-Layered Problem

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 22-Mar-2013

    Recent awareness campaigns in California and many states have raised the profile of “distracted driving.” Most drivers, if asked, can explain that distracted driving often involves cell phones or texting and that it’s important to pay attention to the road when you drive. However, many drivers don’t identify other common types of distractions as a problem – even when ...
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  • U.S. Continues to Grapple With Speeding-Related Traffic Deaths

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

    Speed is a major source of serious car accident injuries and deaths, as every hardworking San Jose car accident attorney well knows. Unfortunately, little progress has been made in recent years in curbing speeding-related fatalities in the United States, according to a recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). A 2012 GHSA study found that speeding continues to cause about ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • PET Scan Technology Offers New Hope For Diagnosing Chronic Brain Trauma

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 31-Jan-2013

    A brain-imaging technique developed by researchers at UCLA recently may hold the key to diagnosing patients with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a condition that results from multiple traumatic brain injuries (TBI) over a period of time, according to a recent report in Medical News Today. The technique uses PET scans to identify the presence of unusual tau proteins inside the brain. The ...
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  • Study Shows Teens Learn Texting And Driving From Their Parents

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 23-Jan-2013

    Distracted driving makes the news in San Jose regularly for its devastating effects: it can cause serious car accidents and even claim lives. Teens are often cited as the worst distracted-driving culprits, because texting is a second-nature method of communicating for many of them. However, a recent study shows that teens learn their distracted-driving habits from their parents, making adults a ...
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  • FRA Proposes Ban on Electronic Device Usage by Train Employees

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 16-Jun-2010

    Reckless driving practices often result in traffic accidents and personal injury in Sunnyvale and throughout the U.S. In recent years, the advent of new technology has created new ways for motorists to become distracted while behind the wheel, with cell phone use and text messaging being one of the primary culprits. Consequently, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has proposed an amendment ...
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  • Large Truck Accidents: Know the Facts

    Posted By Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP || 6-Apr-2010

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines a “large truck” as one that weighs more than 10,000 pounds. An 18-wheeler tractor-trailer can weigh over eight times as much: over 80,000 pounds. Such a rig can weigh 40 times as much as a car. A truck of that size traveling among passenger cars poses an inherent risk to the cars’ drivers and passengers. ...
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