It is not news that car accidents can cause lifelong, debilitating injuries. These injuries can lead to people having to find new careers, or even stop working all together. Others will find themselves being billed for tens of thousands of dollars worth of medical services. These are services and treatments that, in many cases, were needed to save their lives -- and are continuously needed try and improve or maintain their quality of life.
In January, Gov. Jerry Brown declared that California was in an emergency drought situation. The need to conserve precious and dwindling water resources in the state prompted the "drive a dirty car" campaign. The public awareness push challenges residents to go an entire month without washing their car.
Vititoe Law Group is pleased to announce the opening of our new office in downtown Oxnard, CA. This office will expand the service area of our firm and help Vititoe Law Group attorneys represent injured individuals that live throughout Ventura County including the Oxnard, Ventura and the Camarillo areas.
Auto accidents can be devastating. They can be destructive, injurious and even fatal. Severe accidents may make headlines, but even seemingly minor accidents can result in enough property and bodily damage to be noteworthy. If you have recently been involved in a fender-bender, you may feel disoriented. You may have questions about whether or not your accident is “significant” enough to contact an attorney about. In general, it is better to be safe than sorry.
We frequently write about the hazards of distracted, drunk, drowsy and aggressive driving. Although each of these hazards is distinct, they all share a common thread. In each scenario, motorists who operate their vehicles while impaired, distracted, drowsy or emotionally agitated risk a failure to accurately perceive the road around them. Numerous studies confirm that detracting from the task of driving in any way places motorists at an increased risk for being involved in an accident.
Every individual ages in different ways. For example, some individuals start to need glasses once they reach the age of retirement, even though their vision has been perfect for their entire lives before this point. Other individuals maintain perfect eyesight well into their 90s. Because there is no master formula for aging, it is inappropriate to treat all elderly drivers as either capable or disadvantaged in the same ways.
By Larry Bodine, Publisher of The National Trial Lawyers