Metrolink train collides with truck at ‘dangerous’ Oxnard crossing

Dozens of people were injured, some critically, when a Metrolink train slammed into a tractor trailer and derailed at a railroad crossing in Oxnard on Tuesday just before 6 a.m. Reports have indicated that the train was traveling 79 miles per hour when the engineer saw the truck on the tracks and applied the emergency brakes, but the train could not stop in time and the collision caused four cars to derail. […]

By | 2018-05-26T15:19:17+00:00 February 27th, 2015|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

Understanding and preventing aggressive driving – Part I

According to a survey compiled by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 90 percent of respondents consider aggressive motorists to be either a somewhat or a very serious threat to personal safety. This overwhelming statistic seems to indicate that a clear majority of Americans believes that aggressive driving behaviors are dangerous. Yet, according to the same survey, a majority of motorists also admit to engaging in potentially aggressive driving behaviors personally. How does one reconcile these two pieces of data? While most individuals believe that aggressive driving is dangerous, most individuals choose to engage in aggressive driving behaviors. It is possible that many motorists are unaware [...]

By | 2018-05-26T15:19:42+00:00 February 22nd, 2015|Car Accidents|0 Comments

Do you fear being injured or killed in a plane crash? – Part II

Last week, we began a discussion aimed at helping to ease the fears of individuals who fear being injured or killed in airplane crashes. Although aviation accidents are relatively uncommon and air travel is far safer than travel by motor vehicle, many Americans suffer significantly because they are afraid of flying. Understandably, these individuals either avoid flying or attempt to limit their air travel. However, air travel cannot be avoided by all people who possess these fears. As a result, it is important that they find ways to make flying more manageable. We noted that there are several preparations that people can engage in when preparing [...]

By | 2018-05-27T09:35:20+00:00 February 20th, 2015|Aviation Accidents|0 Comments

Do you fear being injured or killed in a plane crash? – Part I

Some Americans have more pressing fears of being either injured or killed in a plane crash than others do. Many people are so frightened of this potential occurrence that they either refuse to fly or must self-medicate when they do fly in order to keep their anxieties in check. Even though air travel is far safer than traveling by motor vehicle, there are certainly no guarantees that one will arrive at one’s destination safely via air travel. Thankfully, there are a few steps that those who are particularly fearful of air travel can take in order to feel more mentally and physically prepared for a potential [...]

By | 2018-05-27T09:36:07+00:00 February 13th, 2015|Aviation Accidents|0 Comments

The National Trial Lawyers Announces James Vititoe as One of Its Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California for 2015

Vititoe Law Group founder James Vititoe has once again been selected by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in California for 2015. This is a prestigious honor given to only a select group of lawyers and one that Vititoe has won since 2012.  Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only, and is limited to the top 100 attorneys in each state or region who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers in either civil plaintiff or criminal defense law. […]

By | 2015-02-11T18:07:49+00:00 February 11th, 2015|Firm News|0 Comments

Are distracted pilots as dangerous as distracted drivers?

We recently published a post detailing the dangerous nature of distracted driving behaviors. When motorists take their hands off the wheel, their eyes off the road and/or their minds off the task of driving, catastrophe can result. Thankfully, most kinds of distracted driving behaviors are preventable. As long as drivers remain engaged and alert, they can prevent many different kinds of accident scenarios. However, drivers too often choose to engage in distracting behaviors despite the dangers they pose. In a perhaps unsurprising twist on the issue of distracted driving, more travel-related operators are beginning to crash their air, water and land craft due to the same [...]

By | 2018-05-27T09:37:17+00:00 February 8th, 2015|Aviation Accidents|0 Comments

Should you speak with an attorney about your minor car accident?

Have you recently been involved in a relatively minor motor vehicle accident? If so, you may be wondering whether it is worth your time and energy to speak with a personal injury attorney about the situation. The particular circumstances surrounding every motor vehicle accident are unique. As a result, only you can truly know whether or not speaking with an attorney is the best choice for you. If your accident was a very minor fender-bender that resulted in no property damage, no medical issues and no police report, you may not need to speak with an attorney. However, if your accident was significant enough that you [...]

By | 2018-05-27T09:39:49+00:00 February 6th, 2015|Car Accidents|0 Comments

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