Jim Vititoe Named to Prestigious Super Lawyers List for 11th Consecutive Year

Can football stadiums help prevent drunk driving?

A mother is pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit against an NFL stadium after a drunk driving accident resulted in the death of her daughter and another girl after a game. The mother says that the stadium has ineffective policies on alcohol sales that put the public at risk when intoxicated fans leave the stadium. The driver in the accident that killed her daughter had about five beers at a football game before he drove his SUV into the shoulder of the road where the two teenage girls were walking away from the game. Like many other stadiums in the United States, the one where this drunk [...]

By |2018-05-28T07:53:42-07:00December 29th, 2013|Car Accidents|Comments Off on Can football stadiums help prevent drunk driving?

California tour bus crash injures 13

More than a dozen people were injured earlier this week when a tour bus driving through Southern California crashed into a drainage ditch, fence, and light pole. The bus remained upright which may have limited the injuries to the passengers who were trapped briefly before rescue workers were able to unblock the door of the bus. There were about 40 passengers on board the bus at the time of the accident, most of the injuries were reported to be minor, although it is not clear if any of the passengers experienced whiplash or other head or neck injuries. Sometimes these types of injuries are not immediately [...]

By |2018-05-28T07:54:08-07:00December 27th, 2013|Bus Accidents|Comments Off on California tour bus crash injures 13

Investigation continues into fatal California multi-car crash

Police are still piecing together exactly what happened this week in a deadly crash involving seven vehicles. The crash was caused by a driver of a grey Ford Taurus who witnesses say crashed into the first vehicle at a high rate of speed, causing tremendous damage to both cars. Both speed and drunk driving are suspected to be causes of the crash, which set of a chain reaction and eventually involved a total of seven cars. The woman in the car that sustained the initial impact died at the scene. The other passengers and drivers have indicated that they experienced some pain but were not hospitalized. [...]

By |2018-05-28T07:54:34-07:00December 18th, 2013|Car Accidents|Comments Off on Investigation continues into fatal California multi-car crash

Fatal accidents involving trucks increased last year

Truck accidents can be very dangerous for motorists in California and across the country. Truck accidents often cause serious injuries and fatalities for those involved due to the large size of the trucks involved. Heavy commercial trucks can cause serious damage to other vehicles, especially smaller ones, even in low-speed car accidents. The dangers of truck accidents are well-known, and many organizations, including the government and trucking groups, have tried to improve trucking safety and reduce crashes involving large trucks. Unfortunately, these efforts may not be paying off. […]

By |2018-05-28T07:55:05-07:00December 14th, 2013|Truck Accidents|Comments Off on Fatal accidents involving trucks increased last year

Holiday season brings increased risk of car crashes

It doesn’t take a scientist to know that the roads are a little hectic and crazy during the holiday season. Anyone who has been out driving in the days surrounding a major holiday can attest to the fact that previously held laws of decency can sometimes fly out the window in the midst of the holiday rush. Still, the extent to which roads become more dangerous around certain holidays may be surprising. Researchers found that in the six-day period surrounding Christmas, there are 27 percent more car crashes than New Years Eve. The days around Christmas also outpace Thanksgiving in terms of car accidents by 17 [...]

By |2018-05-28T07:56:03-07:00December 13th, 2013|Car Accidents|Comments Off on Holiday season brings increased risk of car crashes

Safety board postpones hearing on California airliner crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has rescheduled a hearing about the fatal crash-landing of an Asiana jet that took place earlier this year at the international airport in San Francisco, California. The aviation accident resulted in three deaths. The safety board is looking specifically at whether the pilots had relied too heavily on computer equipment, causing them not to notice in time when the aircraft began approaching the airport at too low of an altitude, eventually leading the plane to crash into a seawall and tumble across the runway. […]

By |2018-05-28T07:56:31-07:00December 11th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Safety board postpones hearing on California airliner crash

Vititoe Law Group and Erin Brockovich Investigating Moorpark Cancer Cluster

Consumer advocates Vititoe Law Group along with Erin Brockovich are investigating the continuing concerns around the potential cancer cluster in Moorpark, California. Numerous reported cases of brain cancer have surfaced within close proximity of each other which have families and those who live in the Moorpark community concerned. Recently CBS News reported that Julie Miller, a Moorpark resident whose son has a brain tumor has begun collecting information of others in the area who have any information regarding the matter. "I just collected names, numbers and addresses and they kind of were in the same proximity, even though Moorpark's a small town," Miller said in the [...]

By |2018-05-28T07:57:02-07:00December 11th, 2013|Firm News|Comments Off on Vititoe Law Group and Erin Brockovich Investigating Moorpark Cancer Cluster

What To Do If You Get Into a Car Accident

As the fall weather turns to winter, an increased level of rainfall is expected to happen. With that rain comes more traffic accidents, as rain is especially dangerous in dry weather states like California. Rain makes the roads slippery, rain tends to decrease drivers visibility and many people in dry weather states who aren't used to driving in rainy weather tend to drive either excessively cautiously or recklessly, both of which are dangerous and can unfortunately cause auto accidents. While we hope that you first and foremost drive more carefully, accidents will occur. Below are a few things we hope you remember if you or someone [...]

By |2018-05-28T07:57:27-07:00December 10th, 2013|Car Accidents|Comments Off on What To Do If You Get Into a Car Accident

California woman says she was not distracted by Google Glass

A California woman has entered a not-guilty plea in the case of a traffic ticket that has gained national attention. The woman’s unprecedented fight to be able to wear her Google Glass while she is behind the wheel will continue to wind its way through the court system as she challenges a traffic law that prohibits drivers from viewing a screen of any kind while they are behind the wheel. The traffic law is designed to curb distracted driving, which now causes a significant number of car accidents in the United States each year, many of them fatal. Safety officials have compared distracted driving and its [...]

By |2018-05-28T07:57:59-07:00December 6th, 2013|Car Accidents|Comments Off on California woman says she was not distracted by Google Glass

Uninsured drivers remain common problem in California

The experience of being involved in a major motor vehicle accident can be a shock to the system, to say the least. Accident victims often have just a spilt second to brace themselves for an impact before a rapid chain of events goes into motion. Eventually the victim and their family must deal with medical bills, property damage, and other costs that arise from the accident. At this point victims turn to the insurance coverage for the at-fault driver to help cover costs. However, a recent study found that nationwide, as many as 14 percent of drivers do not have car insurance even though it is [...]

By |2018-05-28T07:58:26-07:00December 5th, 2013|Car Accidents|Comments Off on Uninsured drivers remain common problem in California

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