San Jose Bus Accident Attorneys
Tenacious and Personalized Representation for Bus Accident Victims
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.
On This Page
- Are Bus Accidents a Common Occurrence?
- What are the Leading Factors of Bus Accidents?
- Common Bus Crash Injuries
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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.
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.
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:
- Brain injuries
- Damage to internal organs
- Fractured bones
- Spine injuries
- Other catastrophic damages
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.
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.
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 received 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 maintenance 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 traumatic 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.
Injury Onboard a SCTVA Bus $3,000,000
Injury onboard a SCTVA bus resulting in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).
Police Brutality $3,000,000
Civil rights case involving excessive force by law enforcement.