Car Accident Information

Santa Cruz Auto Accident Lawyers

Car accidents affect far too many motorists throughout the country each and every year. In 2009, there were 10.8 million vehicular accidents in the United States, the highest total since 2004. Not all resulted in injury but, on the other hand, there were almost 36,000 deaths stemming from motor vehicle accidents in 2009. California was responsible for the highest number of traffic fatalities that year with 3,081. Whether your injury was serious or not, the aftermath of a traffic collision can be very stressful and the details are very important. With the numbers of serious traffic accidents on the rise in Santa Cruz, you should retain the car accident attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP who will use our considerable experience to hold negligent parties accountable and get you the compensation you deserve.

Car Accident Statistics

As a prime tourist destination, Santa Cruz welcomes a large number of people each and every year. Unfortunately, increased traffic often results in increased accidents and from 2008 to 2009, Santa Cruz saw a 60% increase in fatal accidents and the likelihood of a regular car accident remains relatively high. Following an accident, it is first important to make sure police and paramedics are alerted if there is any injury whatsoever. It is also very important to remember and take note of all the details, no matter how miniscule. Most car accidents involve negligence and the particular details of what happened are crucial in making sure all negligent parties are held liable for their actions.

Compensation for Serious Injuries

After an injury accident, many people have questions and don't know what to do. Once you have received medical attention, your next step should be contacting an attorney. At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our attorneys fight for your rights and conduct thorough investigations to uncover all negligent parties and potential claims that can be made. We deal and negotiate with the insurance companies so you can focus on healing while knowing you will receive a full and fair settlement. If the insurance company contacts you before you are represented, it is recommended that you not give them a statement before consulting with an attorney. The insurance company can and will use any statements or unintended implications you make against you when determining liability and damages.

Accident Lawyers On Your Side

Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP takes a collaborative and team-oriented approach to every case we take on. We understand the importance of using the skill of an entire office and believe in smart delegation so that all aspects of your case are given proper attention and examination. Our office maintains great relationships with the best medical and expert witnesses and will hire them when needed to make sure the best possible case is presented in court. This approach ensures no pertinent details are ignored and that your traffic accident case is effectively litigated. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients and have a proven track record of leaving our clients extremely satisfied. We hope you'll read a few testimonials.

If you have been involved in a car crash, don't hesitate to contact Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP for more information. Our team of attorneys and paralegals are prepared to handle every aspect of your car accident case so that your attention can be given to more important matters like healing and being with loved ones. We offer free and confidential initial consultations so contact us today and make sure you receive the compensation you are legally entitled to.

Client Testimonials

Highly Rated & Reviewed
  • “I am happy with the outcome and highly recommend Caputo and Van Der Walde to anyone seeking an injury lawyer.”

    - Karen B
  • “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.


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