Recently, Vititoe Law Group opened a fully-staffed office in Oxnard to better serve the residents between Ventura and Westlake Village.
At Vititoe Law Group, we believe in providing high quality advocacy and excellence in legal representation. In 2011, 1,065 people in Oxnard were killed or injured as the result of traffic accidents. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety:
|TYPE OF COLLISION ||VICTIMS |
|RANKING BY |
|RANKING BY |
|Total Fatal and Injury ||1,065 ||2/55 ||17/55 |
|Alcohol Involved ||109 ||5/55 ||14/55 |
|HBD Driver < 21 ||10 ||19/55 ||26/55 |
|HBD Driver 21 - 34 ||34 ||16/55 ||31/55 |
|Motorcycles ||4 ||52/55 ||52/55 |
|Pedestrians ||59 ||15/55 ||30/55 |
|Pedestrians < 15 ||14 ||11/55 ||17/55 |
|Pedestrians 65+ ||4 ||33/55 ||36/55 |
|Bicyclists ||60 ||21/55 ||26/55 |
|Bicyclists < 15 ||9 ||22/55 ||31/55 |
|Composite ||3/55 ||17/55 |
|TYPE OF COLLISION ||FATAL & |
|RANKING BY |
|RANKING BY |
|Speed Related ||161 ||5/55 ||24/55 |
|Nighttime ||84 ||5/55 ||16/55 |
|Hit and Run ||106 ||1/55 ||2/55 |
When we look at data for the same year throughout Ventura County overall, the number of victims killed or injured jumps to 4,803 in 2011.
This is our back yard, and we recognized a need to provide experienced representation for Oxnard and Ventura County residents who have been involved in motorcycle accidents, or pedestrians who were hit while trying to cross the street.
Vititoe Law Group's Oxnard Office Location
You can stop by our new office at:
Vititoe Law Group (Oxnard, CA Office Location)
Oxnard, California 93030
Phone: (805) 385-3200
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Oxnard Courthouse Information
Oxnard is under a council-manager form of government. Tim Flynn was elected to serve as Mayor of Oxnard in November 2012, two years after his election as council member in 2010. There are also four council members elected at large for four-year overlapping terms. At present time Oxnard Stephen Fischer is the interim City Attorney and the city is overseen by Gregory Totten, the District Attorney of Ventura County. The Ventura Superior Court is located at 800 Victoria Ave in Ventura.
Ventura - Hall of Justice
Oxnard - Juvenile Courthouse
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Oxnard is a major transportation hub in Southern California, with Amtrak, Union Pacific, Metrolink, Greyhound, and Intercalifornia stopping in Oxnard. The high incidence of traffic in the Oxnard area also brings an increased risk of highway accidents and injuries. For example, while it is beautiful, parts of the Pacific Coast Highway are dangerous to drive and require a lot of attention.
Oxnard also has a small regional airport called Oxnard Airport (OXR). As well, Oxnard is also a thriving center of commerce, tourism and industry. Resort facilities and a recreational harbor attract and sustain a healthy tourist industry. Access to various points in the City has been recently enhanced by three newly completed interchanges from Highway 101.
Highway 101 doesn't normally get too backed up, but when drivers aren't paying full attention, more accidents happen because of various driving distractions (cell phones, eating, looking at maps, etc.). This also holds true for truck drivers who cause accidents because they have been driving too long to meet deadlines.
In fact, because of its beauty, Highway 1 tends to attract a lot of bicyclists. Unfortunately, whether on the PCH or commuting in town, too many drivers don't pay attention to their surroundings and vehicles collide with cyclists.
While Oxnard is relatively safe from a crime perspective, there are the unfortunate events where trains collide with cars, or bus accidents result in injuries for the passengers.
In many of these instances, the result is a serious or catastrophic injury which substantially impairs your ability to function as you did before the accident. These often include injuries to the spinal cord, concussions or other traumatic brain injury, or even wrongful death.
In any of these instances, you need to work with an attorney you can trust. James W. Vititoe has more than 30 years' experience representing victims of personal injury. Call today for a free consultation. We offer a car service to bring you to and from our offices in Oxnard or Westlake Village.
What's Oxnard Like?
Oxnard's historic downtown provides a vibrant city center with a growing cultural arts district state-of-the-art cinemas, and over 40 International dining options including the best authentic Mexican from all regions of the country and fresh seafood. Heritage Square offers a unique, quaint scene combined with delightful gardens and fountains - an ideal setting for some of Oxnard's original homes to be viewed and appreciated. The Carnegie Art Museum, built in 1906 was the City's first Public Library enriches residents and visitors alike with a host of world class exhibitions.
As with any well-trafficked recreation area, there is an increased chance of pedestrians being hit while using the crosswalk or other pedestrian accidents.
Oxnard boasts a magnificent coastline where oceanfront recreation, exceptional weather, and miles of uncrowded beaches await your discovery. For three weeks in July and August, the NFL's Dallas Cowboys hold Training Camp in Oxnard. Home to the California Strawberry Festival, and neighbor to the breathtaking Channel Islands National Park and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Oxnard is a welcomed retreat any time of year.
Because of Oxnard's geographic location, watersport recreation is hugely popular. Because of the nature of watersport and boating recreation, injuries are far too common. Those boating injuries can stem from the sport itself, or from the negligence of the boat's driver.
Oxnard Facts & Data
Oxnard is a city in the United States, located along the coast of Southern California, is the 19th most populous city in California and the most populous in Ventura County. The city lies approximately 35 miles west of the Los Angeles city limits and 35 miles south of Santa Barbara, and is part of the larger Greater Los Angeles area.
- City of Oxnard - information and resources for Oxnard, CA
- City of Ventura - information and resources for Ventura, CA
- City of Thousand Oaks - information and resources for Thousand Oaks, CA
The population of Oxnard is 203,585 as of the 2012 Financial Report. Oxnard is the most populous city in the Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is listed as one of the wealthiest areas in America. In 2013, Oxnard was ranked as one of the safest cities in America with violent crime rates well below the national average. Oxnard prides itself on its rich diversity and culture.
What You Should Know About Personal Injury Cases In Oxnard
Though the city of Oxnard is one of the most beautiful places to live on the west coast of California, it's sheer size, both in terms of geography and population, mean that it's not uncommon for people to be involved in personal injury accidents. These come in many forms, which include, but are not limited to: car accidents, bus accidents, truck accidents, hit and run, motorcycle accidents, workplace accidents, construction site accidents, slip and fall, and many, many more. Although every individual case is different, one thing remains common among all of them, and that's what's known as the "statute of limitations". Regardless of the type of accident or injury, statute of limitations limits the amount of time wherein an accident victim may pursue a legal claim. Statute lengths can vary from accident to accident. Don't wait, speak with a qualified attorney and learn about your options today.
Most Dangerous Streets and Highways in Oxnard
The most dangerous streets and highways in Oxnard claim too many lives and are the scene of too many serious car accidents involving drivers, passengers, pedestrians, motorcycle drivers and passengers, and bicyclists. One of the most prevalent causes of auto collision in the city is speeding, according to the Oxnard Police Department. Driving under the influence and distracted driving are two more of the most common causes of car accidents.
Surprisingly, one of the most dangerous areas in Oxnard is the infamous railroad crossing at Rice Avenue, where three people have been killed in the past three years, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Metrolink train crossing through Rice Avenue ranks the 23rd most dangerous in the state of California, according to figures compiled by the Federal Railroad Administration. Other dangerous railroad crossing are Sunland Boulevard and San Fernando Road in Los Angeles, as well as Buena Vista Street in Burbank.
But it's not just railroad crossing where drivers and passengers have been killed or suffered serious injuries. Other intersections pose great danger to all motorists, passengers, pedestrians, motorcycle drivers and passengers, and bicyclists:
- Victoria Avenue and Gonzales Road
- Vineyard Avenue and Esplanade Drive
- North Ventura Road near West Vineyard Avenue
- A Street and Deodar Avenue
- 5th Street and K Street
- 7th Street and F Street
- Wooley Road and Novato Drive
- Wooley Road near Mercantile Street
- South Rose Avenue near Raider Way
- Rice Avenue and Camino Del Sol
Regardless of where you are driving or where your destination is, it's important to practice good defensive driving skills and always be aware of your surroundings. If bad weather conditions occur or have recently happened, try to stay off the road, if possible. By exercising good judgment, not giving into the temptations of distracted driving, and focusing on the road, you serious decrease your risk of injury, as well as any harm to your passengers. Don't become a statistic of the most dangerous roads and highways in Oxnard.