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San Jose Product Liability Attorneys
Getting Results for Over 30 Years
If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective or malfunctioning product, you can pursue full and fair compensation by filing a product liability claim.
In our more than 85 collective years of practice, we have represented many injured victims and families in the San Jose area. During that time, we have helped clients achieve substantial results, including million-dollar settlements and verdicts.
How Our Firm Can Help You
As a reflection of our quality advocacy, we have been included in many prestigious professional associations, including the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. We have also had a partner named the California Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of California, a group exclusive to product liability lawyers.
Our results speak for themselves. When you work with Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, you will have the confidence of knowing your legal matters will be dealt with by a loyal and hardworking product liability attorney.
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Types of Product Liability cases we handle:
How Is Product Liability Defined?
Given most every product sold in America is covered by product liability laws, these statutes aren’t specific to defects or even injuries. They address who can be held liable and how after a product-centered injury.
There are four categories of product liability cases:
- Defective design
- Manufacturer defect
- Marketing defect (failure to warn of possible hazards)
- Strict liability
Defective products may cause a variety of physical injuries, such as burns, scars, disfigurement, bone fractures, head and brain injuries, and blindness. Most people simply cannot afford to pay for treatment out-of-pocket. Our attorneys can work to determine which category your claim falls into and who can be held liable for your injury.
Come visit Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP or contact us at (800) 900-0863 as soon as possible. We know how to create a compelling case that can help you receive the full amount of compensation that you deserve.
Our 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 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.
Physical Abuse $3,000,000
Child protective services failed to adequately protect young child from physically abusive foster parents.
Injury Onboard a SCTVA Bus $3,000,000
Injury onboard a SCTVA bus resulting in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).
Common Types of Product Liability Claims
Consumers trust the products, goods, and services that they purchase. Rarely do they ever expect that a new or lightly used product will fail or cause them injury. Unfortunately, some product manufacturers choose to value profit over the safety and well-being of the consumers.
When this type of negligence occurs, our San Jose product liability law firm takes legal action to right the wrongs that have been done to our clients. We can hold the manufacturer or designer accountable for the resulting damages and injustices you have suffered at the expense of their pursuit of higher profits.
Common product liability claims include:
- Medical products that led to additional or enhanced physical problems
- Children's products that caused injuries, metal poisoning, or death
- Automobile equipment failure that resulted in serious truck, car, or motorcycle accidents
- Machinery or appliances that caused fires, electrocution, or other injuries
- Food products that caused food poisoning
- Cosmetic products that caused injuries or rejection of implants
Protecting Consumer Safety and Rights
In the state of California, product liability claims have a statute of limitations, or time frame, imposed on them. As a result, you only have two years to file a claim. You must act quickly to exercise your right to compensation. You may be able to recover monetary compensation for your injuries, as well as pain and suffering, loss of wages, and other accident-related expenses.
Our attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP are experienced in products liability and will aggressively fight for your rights. Because we try to keep your matters as private as possible, we work to keep you out of court. We prepare every aspect of your case for trial, however, in case litigation becomes necessary. We won't stop advocating for you until you receive full compensation and the negligent manufacturer is held accountable.
Talk to a San Jose product liability lawyer at (800) 900-0863. We offer free case evaluations to help you understand your options and start your claim.
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