San Jose Equipment Injury Lawyers
Our Firm Helps Clients Across Northern California Who Are Injured By Construction Equipment
With such a high number of accidents on construction sites every year, it is common for individuals affected by dangerous equipment accidents to feel like just another statistic. At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, we show our clients genuine compassion and professional legal support, so you know that your case is being taken seriously from start to finish. We are ready to fight for the full compensation that you deserve.
Discuss your options after you were hurt due to dangerous or defective equipment while working. Call (800) 900-0863.
Injury Claims After Equipment Accidents
If a third-party contractor or machine manufacturer is responsible for your accident, it is possible for you to seek compensation through a personal injury or wrongful death claim, especially if your workers' compensation benefits are not adequate or applicable. Our lawyers handle third-party injury claims for injured construction and industrial workers, including those that involve faulty equipment or machinery. When you need to pursue financial compensation to recover your losses, come to our firm.
Compensation from a construction equipment injury claim can be used to cover:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Ongoing treatment expenses
- Pain and suffering
The previous list of compensation is not exhaustive. There may be many other types of damages that apply to your case. Our attorneys are here to make sure all applicable damages are counted and added to the case’s value.
Injuries Caused by Heavy Machinery Accidents
Due to the nature of most construction sites, there may be several types of heavy machinery in use at any given time, from bulldozers to cranes to excavators. We can work on cases that involve virtually any type of heavy machinery.
It only takes a single moment of negligence, a faulty mechanism, or poor training to cause serious or fatal injuries, such as:
- Bone fractures
- Burn injuries
- Crush injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
Call (800) 900-0863 to Speak with our San Jose Equipment Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been involved in a construction equipment accident, whether you are an employee or a surviving family member, we can offer the insight and dedicated representation you need to recover financial compensation. Get in touch with us before the statute of limitations on your case runs out.
At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, our accomplished legal team is committed to providing the guidance and legal support injured construction workers or their surviving family members need after a dangerous heavy machinery accident. Our lawyers will take the time to help you understand your legal rights, the options available to you and your family, and what you can expect on the road ahead.
Contact our San Jose team of equipment injuries attorneys to schedule your free consultation today.
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.