Bus Accidents

Bus Accident Attorneys in San Jose, CA

Tenacious and Personalized Representation for Bus Accident Victims in San Jose

If you have been injured as the result of a serious bus accident, contact our skilled San Jose bus accident lawyers at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP immediately. We are an accomplished and respected personal injury law firm serving San Jose and all of Northern California.

Schedule your free case evaluation and speak with us today!

Are Bus Accidents a Common Occurrence?

Individuals throughout the country use buses as their daily mode of transportation. The drivers of these buses are expected to operate the vehicle responsibly and protect the individuals aboard.

Sadly, not all bus drivers operate in this manner, and it places a large number of people in danger. It has become a common occurrence to turn on the evening news and see a report about a bus accident.

Recent Bus Accident Case Results

  • $8,825,000 Recovered: School bus vs. pedestrian accident resulting in traumatic brain injury
  • $3,000,000 Recovered: Injury onboard a SCTVA bus resulting in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • $2,650,000 Recovered: 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.

What are the Leading Factors of Bus Accidents?

There are many factors that may contribute to a bus accident, such as:

  • Negligent driving
  • Defective automotive parts
  • Dangerous streets and freeways
  • Faulty Maintenance

Bus drivers need to be observant to changing weather conditions, breaks in the pavement, and any other aspects that may require emergency maneuvering or a change in the way he or she is operating the vehicle.

Call Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP Today – (800) 900-0863

A bus crash may cause serious injuries to all individuals involved, including the driver, passengers, other vehicles, and pedestrians.

If you have sustained injury in a mass transit accident, you may experience multiple injuries that include:

With the representation of an experienced San Jose bus accident attorney, you may be able to recover monetary compensation for your injuries and other bus accident-related expenses.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a bus accident, please contact us at (800) 900-0863.

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.

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.

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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