Verdicts, Settlements, & Judgments

Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP Gets Results!

Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP has resolved thousands of cases throughout the Silicon Valley, Monterey Bay and all of Northern California, resulting in multi-millions of dollars in settlements, verdicts and judgments. Here are a few examples of the results we have obtained for real clients, just like you.

These examples are not a guarantee or prediction regarding the outcome of any future case. Results vary from case to case.

*Confidential settlements or settlements where Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP secured the maximum amount of insurance coverage available.

  • $8,825,000
    Auto Accident School bus vs. pedestrian accident resulting in traumatic brain injury
  • $7,291,985.58
    Catastrophic Injury 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, and causing significant disability with the need for significant future medical bills.
  • $5,650,000
    Catastrophic Injury Product liability case involving a defective seat design that resulted in paraplegia
  • $3,000,000
    Physical Abuse Child protective services failed to adequately protect young child from physically abusive foster parents
  • $3,000,000
    Truck Accident Big rig vs. auto accident resulting in wrongful death.
  • $3,000,000
    Civil Rights Case Civil rights case involving excessive force by law enforcement
  • $3,000,000.00
    Auto Accident Injury onboard a SCTVA bus resulting in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • $2,650,000
    Auto Accident Transit rider in wheelchair that tipped over due to a failure to properly secure the wheelchair. Plaintiff was paraplegic and sustained a rotator cuff injury resulting in loss of ability to self ambulate. This verdict resulted in a Trial Lawyer of the Year Award.
  • $2,500,000.00
    Truck Accident Paul Van Der Walde resolved a case involving a big rig versus auto on highway 17 for approximately $2,500,000. Plaintiff had cervical and lumbar injuries with surgical recommendations, and severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • $2,375,000.00
    Assualt Sexual assault case in which the defendant was a restaurant owner and employee.
  • $2,000,000
    Auto Accident Auto vs. bicycle accident. Plaintiff sustained injuries that resulted in paraplegia. The settlement was limited at $2 million due to insurance coverage.
  • $2,000,000.00
    Auto Accident Auto accident resulting in wrongful death due to defective highway design.
  • $1,975,000.00
    Auto Accident Single car rollover accident resulting in internal and orthopedic injuries to the passenger, including a 4 level spinal fusion requiring multiple surgeries and multiple colon surgeries. Client was initially told that there would be no insurance coverage available, but after hiring our firm, and litigating the matter, 2 million dollars in coverage was discovered.
  • $1,650,000.00
    Auto Accident Auto vs. Big Rig Accident. Crush injuries to the plaintiff’s leg occurred as a result of the accident.
  • $1,500,000.00
    Catastrophic Injury Construction site accident involving spinal and shoulder injuries resulting in loss of ability to do job in a skilled trade
  • $1,475,000.00
    Auto Accident Auto vs. pedestrian accident involving leg crush injury
  • $1,300,000.00
    Auto Accident Auto accident resulting in wrongful death.
  • $1,250,000.00
    Motorcycle Accident Car vs. motorcycle accident with complex leg fracture
  • $1,002,500.00
    Auto Accident Single car rollover case where defective seatbelt caused head injury and loss of kidney
  • $1,000,000.00
    Auto Accident Auto vs. pedestrian case resulting in permanent closed head injury
  • $1,000,000.00
    Auto Accident Disputed liability bicycle vs. auto collision resulting in closed head injury
  • $1,000,000.00
    Auto Accident Auto vs. auto accident with severe orthopedic injuries
  • $1,000,000.00
    Auto Accident Auto vs. Auto accident
  • $1,000,000.00
    Motorcycle Accident Motorcycle accident resulting in multi-level lumbar fusion.
  • $1,000,000.00
    Wrongful Death Bicycle vs. car accident resulting in wrongful death.
  • $985,000
    Auto Accident Auto vs. auto accident resulting in severe pelvic fractures
  • $900,000.00
    Wrongful Death Wrongful death due to excessive force.
  • $850,000.00
    Auto Accident Auto vs. auto collision where automobile rolled several times resulting in multiple fractures and internal injuries
  • $841,000
    Catastrophic Injury Chemical burns resulting from hair salon's negligence
  • $750,000.00
    Wrongful Death Wrongful death of a pedestrian struck by an auto
  • $700,000.00
    Truck Accident Big rig vs. big rig collision resulting in severe laceration and nerve loss in hand
  • $608,000.00
    Slip & Fall/Premises Liability Slip-and-fall caused by janitorial service not posting warning signs after mopping resulting in a fractured kneecap
  • $565,000.00
    Bicycle Accident Bike vs. auto accident resulting in cervical and shoulder surgeries.
  • $500,000.00
    Truck Accident Trash truck vs. auto rear-end collision resulting in spinal injuries
  • $493,000.00
    Auto Accident Auto vs. motorcycle collision resulting in major shoulder injury.
  • $475,000
    Auto Accident Disputed liability auto vs. pedestrian case where elderly individual was struck while crossing the road outside of a crosswalk. Resulted in wrongful death.
  • $475,000
    Motorcycle Accident Auto vs. motorcycle collision on freeway resulting in severe injury to knee joint
  • $465,000.00
    Slip & Fall/Premises Liability Slip-and-fall accident caused by the accumulation of printing ink on stairs resulting in multiple herniated disks.
  • $450,000.00
    Auto Accident Vehicle accident in which elderly couple sustained a thoracic fracture and loss of income due to a head on collision.
  • $350,000
    Auto Accident Head-on auto vs. auto collision caused by minor driver, resulting in hip injuries
  • $345,000.00
    Auto Accident Rear-end auto accident resulting in cervical fusion.
  • $325,000
    Auto Accident Auto vs. motorcycle collision resulting in pelvic fracture
  • $325,000.00
    Slip & Fall/Premises Liability Premises liability case involving a pallet falling onto Plaintiff's foot causing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • $300,000.00
    Slip & Fall/Premises Liability Premises liability case involving a paraplegic man who fell during a wheelchair transfer when a defectively installed lift malfunctioned, causing aggravation of his back injury and spasms
  • $300,000.00
    Bicycle Accident Bicycle accident where bicyclist was rear-ended by an intoxicated driver and suffered a fractured vertebrae with nerve impingement
  • $275,000.00
    Auto Accident Auto accident caused when driver crossed into oncoming traffic, resulting in a broken hip to victim.
  • $270,000.00
    Slip & Fall/Premises Liability Trip and fall accident caused by a raised threshold, which resulted in a comminuted leg fracture.
  • $265,000.00
    Slip & Fall/Premises Liability Slip and fall incident due to failure of janitorial company to post warning signs after mopping resulting in fractured kneecap
  • $250,000.00
    Auto Accident Motorcycle vs. auto accident which caused a fractured leg to motorcyclist
  • $240,000.00
    Slip & Fall/Premises Liability Disabled rights case involving injuries sustained while transferring from a non-code compliant shower
  • $234,097.00
    Slip & Fall/Premises Liability ADA/Premises liability injury involving an elderly woman who was struck by a car in a shopping mall that lacked handicapped crosswalks
  • $225,000
    Truck Accident Bus accident where driver of Valley Transit Authority bus negligently stopped, ejecting woman from her seat and into a pole, causing a broken shoulder
  • $176,000.00
    Slip & Fall/Premises Liability Liability against bar owner for failing to prevent bar fight resulting in severe laceration to head and face of client
  • $175,000.00
    Motorcycle Accident Auto vs. motorcycle resulting in wrist fracture
  • $135,000
    Auto Accident Auto v. pedestrian accident where woman suffered foot injury with residual problems
  • $115,000.00
    Bicycle Accident Bicycle accident where client was "doored" by a cab and suffered a neck laceration.
  • $115,000.00
    Motorcycle Accident Motorcycle vs. auto accident resulting in a fractured leg to motorcyclist when auto made unsafe left turn
  • $100,000.00
    Auto Accident Single car rollover accident causing severe head trauma to passenger
  • $0.00
    Confidential Recovery Big rig vs. auto accident resulting in death of 20 year old truck driver where we obtained policy limits from three separate insurance policies
  • $0.00
    Confidential Recovery Rear-end collision caused by drunk driver resulting in loss of victim’s arm
  • $0.00
    Confidential Recovery Motorcycle vs. auto accident where a double policy limit settlement was obtained for motorcycle passenger who sustained severely broken legs due to both the motorcycle and auto driver’s negligence
  • $0.00
    Confidential Recovery Head-on auto accident caused by driver going the wrong way on the freeway after not properly taking prescription drugs
  • $0.00
    Confidential Recovery Rear-end freeway collision resulting in fatal injuries to one party and multiple fractures and internal injuries to another
  • $0.00
    Confidential Recovery Policy limit plus $150,000 in bad faith damages for auto accident where driver failed to yield the right of way on a left turn and insurance company refused to settle before trial
  • $0.00
    Confidential Recovery Passenger sustained multiple fractures and internal injuries after driver made unsafe lane change
  • $0.00
    Confidential Recovery Motorcyclist killed by car pulling out in front of him
  • $0.00
    Confidential Recovery Parking lot accident where woman was struck by vehicle and run over several times
  • $0.00
    Confidential Recovery Motorcyclist killed by car pulling out in front of him
  • Confidential Recovery
    Wrongful Death Wrongful death of motorcyclist hit by car.
  • Confidential Recovery
    Truck Accident Big rig vs. auto accident resulting in wrongful death.

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