Sunnyvale Personal Injury Attorneys

Personal Injury Information

The skilled personal injury attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP are devoted to helping those injured as a result of the negligent action of another. After any accident, victims are left to wonder what their next step should be, and often don't know where or to whom they can turn to for help. For all matters pertaining to personal injury litigation, the attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP are available to answer questions and assists in any way that they can, even offering a free case consultation to start out with. For more information and your consultation, don't hesitate to contact us today at (800) 900-0863.

What can a personal injury lawyer do for you?

If you've been injured, our experienced personal injury attorneys will examine the circumstances under which your injury occurred, and will determine whether or not negligent action contributed towards causing your accident. Negligent action is the basis on which personal injury lawsuits are filed, meaning that, in order for your lawsuit to be successful, you must prove that your injury was the result of another party's negligence. Injury can take place in a variety of ways, under a variety of circumstances, and could even be indirectly caused by a party that isn't even present at the accident site at the time of your injury. However, a skilled injury attorney will investigate every detail pertaining to how your injury occurred to uncover all instances of negligence that may have adversely affected you.

Why should you hire a personal injury attorney?

Accidents of any kind can be confusing. Often times, events transpire quickly, important details may be disregarded as unimportant, and injury victims may not realize how all the circumstances of their accident fit together. Essentially, accident victims who fail to retain the services of an experienced Sunnyvale personal injury attorney may lose out altogether on their chance to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions in a court of law. At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our Sunnyvale personal injury attorneys will investigate how you were injured, how that injury came about in the first place, factors that enabled the injury incident to take place, and whether or not there could have been some preventative action taken that would have prevented injury from befalling you. Ultimately, there are four different elements involved with any personal injury case: Negligence, Causation, Damages, and Money.

Causation and Negligence in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

At the root of every personal injury accident there is some cause. For instance, a motor vehicle accident may take place when a motorist fails to adhere to the rules of the road. A personal injury may occur in the home if a household product fails to perform as promised, posing an unreasonable risk to the consumer which ultimately led to that consumer's injury. Personal injury may even occur in the workplace, at no fault at all of the injured party. However, regardless of what type of accident takes place, it can be certain that causation of some kind led to the injury taking place. A personal injury lawyer will present the evidence necessary to link causation to a specific party, showing that the party acted in a negligent manner that allowed for personal injury to take place.

Negligence, as it pertains to personal injury, is a failure to take the preventative steps necessary to prevent injury from befalling another person. Negligent action can take place when a motorist chooses to drive recklessly, thus greatly increasing the likelihood of causing an accident and failing to prevent potential injury to other motorists. Negligence can take the form of a toy manufacturer failing to warn parents of small parts that may pose as a choking hazard to small children, thus creating a greater likelihood of personal injury befalling children. Negligence is also on display when a business fails to properly train employees, and then expects those employees to perform tasks that are inherently dangerous. The employees, in having little or no training, are not given a fair opportunity at being safe while on-the-job. Negligence can also be attributed to multiple parties during any one personal injury incident.

Damages and Money in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Injured residents are entitled to seek monetary damages from negligent parties who contributed towards causing their injury. These damages can reimburse an injured party (compensatory) or serve as punishment towards a negligent party (punitive). Injured individuals have the right to seek reimbursement from those who have caused them harm. Specifically, this reimbursement can be used to help cover the costs spent on medical bills, physical therapy fees, and other costs associated with the injury. Furthermore, to collect punitive damages, an injured party must prove that the actions of the negligent party can be characterized by a certain degree of reckless and disregard for the safety of others.

Damages awarded can also cover monetary losses such as future medical expenses, lost wages, mental anguish, and permanent disability. Unfortunately, if the party found to be negligent is unable to reimburse for those monetary damages, then it can become difficult for accident victims to find any sort of recompense whatsoever. An experienced California personal injury lawyer will, however, examine every detail surrounding the accident, holding all parties monetarily responsible, even those who may not at first appear to be as obviously involved as others may. Our skilled Sunnyvale attorneys know how to find assets and insurance policies that less trained lawyers may not.

To schedule a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your personal injury case, please don't hesitate to contact Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP today at (800) 900-0863.

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