San Jose Auto Product Liability Lawyers
Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP: We Stand By Your Side
Car manufacturers have an obligation to sell products that are safe. Whether that product is a brand new automobile, tires, or brakes, all car parts are manufactured with the safety of the consumer in mind.
However, there are instances where seemingly safe products turn out to be flawed in some way. When this happens, it is extremely important to have a skilled San Jose auto product liability lawyer on your side who will fight for your rights and make sure that parties who are negligent are held accountable for their actions.
Call Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP at (800) 900-0863 today!
What is Auto Product Liability?
Auto product liability can take on a variety of forms:
- Car design: Top heavy vehicles, almost as tall as their wheelbase is wide, have a higher propensity for rolling over, thus posing added risk to consumers. Another example is improperly designed windshields that catch enough window-glare to seriously impair visibility while driving.
- Materials used: As with any product, the parts used must be proven not to unreasonably fail and must not create dangerous situations when they are put to use.
- Product recalls: If a manufacturer discovers a flaw in its product, and consumers of that product are not promptly notified of said flaw, then consumers may experience injury or other impairment as the result of the flaw.
Recent Case Result:
- $5,650,000 Recovered: Product liability case involving a defective seat design that resulted in paraplegia
Do Defective Car Parts Cause Accidents?
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 41,059 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2007. While the vast majority of these accidents were undoubtedly caused by driver negligence, there is a portion of them that were probably caused by auto product defects that resulted in diminished vehicle performance and loss of control. Automobile and automobile parts manufacturers have an obligation to create and sell products that are safe, and that do not pose unreasonable risk when they are used as instructed.
How We Handle Auto Product Liability Cases
Our firm has a unique manner of handling product liability cases, including those involving automobile products. We can fully investigate the damage and build a case to show the jury and judges that a better design could have prevented your injury or loved one’s death.
We are proud to roll up our sleeves and get to work on your behalf. Our firm will use any resources necessary to help you pursue the full amount you rightfully deserve. Our goal is to provide persuasive and powerful evidence to show that the liability lies with the manufacturer or another party.
Retain the Help of Our San Jose Auto Product Liability Attorneys
We can assist you if you or a loved one has sustained injury due to the following situations:
If you or a loved one has been negatively impacted as the result of auto product defects, don't hesitate to contact our skilled San Jose auto product liability lawyers at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP. Our knowledgeable lawyers will examine the circumstances concerning your auto product liability case, and will work to hold negligible parties accountable for their actions, or lack thereof.
Please call Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP today at (800) 900-0863 for a free consultation.
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.