Contingency Fees

Contingency Fee-Based Representation

Risk-Free Assistance from a San Jose Injury Lawyer

For many people, the sheer cost is what holds them back from obtaining legal assistance. At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, we eliminate this barrier by working on a contingency fee basis. We don’t get paid unless we win, so you receive the benefits of our representation without any of the risks commonly associated with other law firms.

The heart of our practice has and always will be people. We represent real individuals with unique concerns and our goal is to provide the best possible service every single day. One way we achieve this is through contingency fee-based representation.

Our San Jose personal injury attorneys truly care, so let us help you without a financial burden breathing down your neck.

Leveling the Playing Field One Case at a Time

There is no question about it – insurance companies are powerful. With seemingly unlimited resources and funds, the average person has no hope of competing if left on their own. Backed by over 85 years of experience, our firm is well-established and more than capable of battling the insurance companies on your behalf.

Contingency fees even the playing field. You can take advantage of our resources and avoid paying anything out of pocket. If we win your case, we simply collect a percentage of your settlement; it’s that easy. Our firm may be established, but we’re anything but complicated.

Some indicators of our effectiveness include:

  • Selected as members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Recognized in the Top 100 Attorneys in California
  • Rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau
  • 10/10 Superb Rating on Avvo

We don’t hesitate to stand up for what our clients deserve and refuse to back down when confronted with intimidating insurance companies. Our attorneys have proven that our firm has what it takes to achieve favorable outcomes in even the most complex cases.

We are happy to represent individuals throughout San Jose and Northern California solely on a contingency fee basis.

Are you ready to show your insurance company who is really in control? Then contact our personal injury lawyers today. Starting with a free consultation, your experience with us is truly risk-free.

Client Testimonials

Highly Rated & Reviewed
  • “Our lawyer and his entire staff were extremely approachable and effective in getting a very good settlement from my own insurance company's under-insured motorist coverage. Our lawyer guided my husband and me through the process.”

    - Chris G.
  • “Paul has a great understanding of people's rights and drives to obtain all that is due to you. He listens and answers questions that anyone could understand without legalize. I contacted him through the recommendation of a friend.”

    - Gary G.
  • “We are so grateful we found Paul Van Der Walde! From the very beginning, it was clear Paul and his team would do whatever it took to help us. We're thrilled with the case result, but more importantly, we're thankful they believed in us.”

    - Catherine W.

A TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS

Millions Recovered for Our Clients
  • Wrongful Death Skydiving Accident $40,030,000

    Attorney Paul Van Der Walde recovered a total of $40,030,000 in compensation for a couple bereft of their 18-year-old son in a tandem skydiving accident.

  • School Bus vs. Pedestrian Accident $8,825,000

    School bus vs. pedestrian accident resulting in traumatic brain injury.

  • Train Maintenance Vehicle vs. Auto $7,411,492

    Caputo & Van Der Walde recieved a jury verdict in the amount of $7,411,492 for a surviving widow, who lost her husband when his pickup truck was involved in a collision with an on-track maintence of way vehicle.

  • 3rd-Degree Burns During a Pedicure $7,291,986

    Paul Caputo received a $7,291,985.58 decision for Plaintiff in a case where a client received severe 3rd-degree burns during a pedicure, resulting in the need for numerous skin grafting procedures.

  • Paraplegia from Defective Seat $5,650,000

    Product liability case involving a defective seat design that resulted in paraplegia.

  • Pick-up Truck vs. Pedestrian Accident $4,250,000

    Pedestrian crossing a four-lane street in the crosswalk, hit by a full-size pick-up truck. Injuries included a left knee dislocation with complete tears of all ligaments and requiring surgery, right scaphoid fracture requiring surgery, right shoulder AC joint separation with clavicle fracture and PTSD.

  • Auto vs. Bicycle Accident $4,000,000

    Bicycle rider attempted to maneuver to his left, around a recessed manhole in the bike lane, and was struck by a vehicle that was driving too closely to the bike lane. Significant injuries included tramautic brain injury, skull fracture, and permanent brain damage.

  • Big Rig vs. Auto Accident $3,000,000

    Big rig vs. auto accident resulting in wrongful death.

  • Physical Abuse $3,000,000

    Child protective services failed to adequately protect young child from physically abusive foster parents.

  • Civil Rights Case $3,000,000

    Civil rights case involving excessive force by law enforcement.

WHAT SETS US APART?

  • A Supportive Team on Your Side
  • Included in Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Perfect 10/10 Superb Rating on Avvo
  • You Do Not Pay Unless We Win Your Case
  • All Initial Case Reviews Are Free of Charge
  • Legal Services Available in Spanish
  • Tens of Millions of Dollars Recovered for Our Clients
  • Over 85 Years of Combined Legal Experience

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