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Get Help for Your Personal Injury Case

Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP limits our practice to personal injury law which allows us to truly focus on each individual case. Our dedicated, trial-tested attorneys utilize our experience and knowledge to effectively represent you in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases ranging from car accidents to product liability to premises liability.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident resulting in a serious personal injury in Silicon Valley, Monterey Bay, or Northern California, please contact us at (800) 900-0863. We are here to help!

Why Choose Us?

  • We have the top rating for ethics and legal ability: AV Preeminent®
  • We have been included in Northern California Super Lawyers® for years
  • We operate on a contingency fee basis—no recovery, no fee
  • We bring nearly a century of collective legal experience to your case

Call (800) 900-0863 or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation today. Discover your legal options!

How is a settlement reached in personal injury cases?

A settlement is reached when the defendant agrees to pay the plaintiff a specified amount in order to drop the case. This is usually the case for most personal injury cases – in fact, most injury cases end in a settlement before a suit is even filed.

Because there are several factors that are taken into consideration to determine a settlement amount, it’s difficult to estimate the “average” cost of a settlement. The defendant’s assets, the severity of the injury, and the pain and suffering associated with the incident are considerable factors in calculating a settlement.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in California?

In California, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years from the date of the injury. It’s imperative that you pursue legal action within that time frame – should you fail to file a suit, it is very likely you will be unable to have your case heard. Although two years seems like sufficient time, it’s recommended that you contact a trusted personal injury attorney as soon as possible after being injured in an accident.

Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP: Dedicated to Your Well-Being

At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our San Jose personal injury attorneys have more than 85 years of collective legal experience. We utilize our extensive courtroom experience and knowledge of personal injury law to help our clients seek the compensation they deserve. We focus on our clients' needs as we advocate on their behalf either through negotiation or litigation.

When you hire Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands.

Schedule your free consultation today and we can explain your rights and options, and determine an effective strategy to take in order to secure favorable results in your case.

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We Can Make the Difference in Your Case
  • Over 85 Years of Legal Experience
  • Tens of Millions of Dollars Recovered
  • Legal Services Available in Spanish
  • All Initial Case Reviews Are Free of Charge
  • You Do Not Pay Unless We Win Your Case
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