San Jose Personal Injury Lawyers

Personal injury accidents are unfortunately part of everyday life in San Jose and throughout the state of California. The worst part is, no matter how many safety precautions you take to protect yourself, you'll never be able to predict every dangerous situation or prevent every accident. There are a wide range of hazardous situations that could cause a personal injury accident and all may be grounds for filing a civil suit against the at-fault party for compensation.

Causes of Personal Injury Accidents

A " personal injury" is an injury sustained as the result of another's reckless or negligent actions. A person falling over their own feet is not a personal injury accident, but any other incident where the actions or inaction of another caused the injury may be considered a personal injury accident and thus subject to civil repercussions. If you have been injured as the result of negligence or recklessness, as in the following examples, you may be entitled to pursue compensation from the at-fault party:

  • Fatigued driving;
  • Distracted driving;
  • Drunk driving;
  • Traffic law violations;
  • Inadequate security;
  • Poor property maintenance or repair;
  • Unsafe equipment;
  • Defective products;
  • Defective auto parts; and
  • Lack of supervision.

Car accidents, motorcycle collisions, dog bite incidents, slip and fall accidents, swimming pool accidents, and other personal injury incidents are caused by one person's or entity's lack of care or concern for the safety of others and such negligence warrants legal action.

Filing a Successful Personal Injury Claim

To be successful in your suit for compensation after an injury accident, you must prove that the accident was, in fact, caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another. This is easier said than done, however. While individuals can file a personal injury claim on their own, navigating through the nuances of state law, gathering the appropriate evidence to make your case, and dealing with uncooperative insurance companies can be very difficult and confusing without a knowledgeable personal injury attorney on your side.

Providing Effective Representation to Those in Need

If you've been injured in a personal injury accident in Northern California, you are facing various hardships, not the least of all being getting the medical treatment and care you need to recover from your injuries. At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our personal injury attorneys are committed to helping personal injury victims obtain the compensation they need to get the medical care and financial security that are essential to the healing process.

The last thing you should have to worry about after suffering a personal injury is being able to afford the care you need while being unable to work and support your family. We recognize the obstacles you are facing and are committed to helping you overcome them. To find out more about how we can help, call us for a consultation at (800) 900-0863.

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