What Happens When You Are Working and Are Involved in an Accident

Thousands of car accidents occur every day in the United States. More than 37,000 fatalities happen annually with an additional 2.35 million injuries. According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel or ASIRT, 1,600 f those roadway deaths are children under the age of 15 years and about 8,000 fatality crashes involve drivers ranging in age from 16 to 20-years old. California’s roads are notoriously dangerous with so many private vehicles sharing the roads with commercial cars, trucks, vans, and so on. So, if you are working and involved in an auto accident while on-the-job, what happens? What Happens when You are Working and are [...]

By | 2018-05-26T12:07:07+00:00 December 30th, 2016|Car Accidents|0 Comments

What Damages Can My Product Liability Lawyer Recover?

If you suffer injury or loss due to product liability, you may be able to collect compensatory or even punitive damages. Product liability claims can be categorized in three different ways although the spectrum of products and injuries is broad. These three categories are: 1) Defective manufacturing: An example of defective manufacturing would a b a step ladder with poorly attached steps that come loose during normal use. 2) Defective design: Examples of defective design might be a reclining chair that tips over backwards when used properly 3) Failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions regarding the proper and intended use of the product: Drugs that [...]

By | 2018-05-26T12:07:39+00:00 December 28th, 2016|Products Liability Law|0 Comments

Does Cruise Control in All Motor Vehicles Make Our Roads and Highways Safer?

Cruise control technology has been an integral part of motor vehicle technology for decades. The basic cruise control system was designed to allow the driver of a car or truck to set the desired speed of the vehicle. The system would maintain the desired speed of the vehicle on upgrades and downgrades without the driver needing to apply the gas or brakes. On long straight roads cruise control could give rest to the driver’s legs, prevent exceeding the speed limit inadvertently, leading to reduced driving stress. When approaching slower traffic, inclement weather, a change in speed limit or poor road conditions, the driver with a single [...]

By | 2018-05-26T12:08:09+00:00 December 26th, 2016|Car Accidents|0 Comments

Why Distracted Driving Can Be More Dangerous Than Impaired Driving

Distracted driving can be more dangerous than impaired driving, statistics and research show. Although it may be a surprising concept, the reality is much different and it’s stark. It’s easy to assume consuming alcohol or taking drugs will impair a driver’s ability far more than any distraction, whether it’s eating, changing media, reading email, or texting. But statistics prove otherwise. Why Distracted Driving can be More Dangerous than Impaired Driving So, exactly why is distracted driving more dangerous than impaired driving? Well, there are a few explanations. First, drunk driving is on the decline across the country. Though impaired driving remains one of the leading causes [...]

By | 2018-05-26T12:08:46+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Car Accidents|0 Comments

Airbags Save Lives But Can Also Cause Injuries

Airbags are designed to inflate rapidly then quickly deflate during a collision or impact. However, this car important safety feature can inflict mild to serious injury on drivers and passengers alike. During an auto accident, there are actually four types of collisions which may occur. These range from mild to severe and are what cause bodily injury and/or death. The first collision is between the vehicle and another object, whether it’s a car, an immovable object, or something else. The second collision is between any unrestrained driver or passenger and the vehicle’s interior. The third collision is between passenger internal organs and the body itself (such [...]

By | 2018-05-26T12:09:19+00:00 December 18th, 2016|Car Accidents|0 Comments

Roads Get Slippery When it Rains in Southern California

Southern California is known for its remarkable weather but it’s not always bright and sunny. From late October through March, Southern California experiences its annual rainy season. That’s when roads become slippery from vehicle engine oil, other fluid discharges, and of course, rainfall over the freeways and roads. This results in very dangerous conditions. Averaging a 10-year period of statistics, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration discovered 46 percent of all weather-related collisions occur in the rain. But, only 17 percent are attributed to snow and sleet. Roads Get Slippery when it Rains in Southern California “Slippery Southland Road Causing Major Wrecks, Dangerous Driving Conditions,” an [...]

By | 2018-05-26T12:09:50+00:00 December 16th, 2016|Car Accidents|0 Comments

Jim Vititoe Named to Super Lawyers List for 9th Year in a Row

Vititoe Law Group founder Jim Vititoe has been named to the prestigous annual Super Lawyers list for the 9th year in a row. With more than 40 years of experience, Mr. Vititoe has dedicated his career to helping those who have suffered injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence. Vititoe focuses his practice on personal injury cases that involve motor vehicle accidents, brain injuries, wrongful death, environmental exposure, work-related injuries, catastrophic injuries, medical malpractice and product liability. […]

By | 2018-05-26T12:10:36+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Firm News|0 Comments

Can Posting on Social Media Harm My Auto Accident Case?

Let us say you were in a car accident over the weekend. You are angry and want to vent, or maybe you were injured and want assure your friends that they should not worry. Maybe another driver or passenger was seriously injured and you feel bad for them and apologize for them being hurt, even if it was not your fault. It would be very tempting to post about the ordeal on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. for many reasons. Don’t do it. Anything you say or show on social media can be found by the defendant’s insurance adjuster or the insurance company’s attorney. Adjusters and [...]

By | 2018-05-26T12:11:18+00:00 December 14th, 2016|Car Accidents|0 Comments

Who Should File a Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawsuit Under the False Claims Act?

Any individual who has provable evidence of fraud against a government agency can file a lawsuit under the False Claims Act. A whistleblower is entitled to anywhere from 15 to 30 percent of the revenue recovered in what is known as a qui tam case. The false claims act also protects the whistleblower from retaliation by the defendant from job loss and threats of harm to one’s reputation. Fraud against the government can be evident in the form of Medicare or Medicaid fraud, defense contractor fraud, FHA mortgage fraud and off label drug marketing, as common examples. Some of the largest civil recoveries under the False [...]

By | 2018-05-26T12:11:52+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Closer Look at Car Accident Statistics at Night

A closer look at car accident statistics at night reveals chilling details. One figure in-particular, tells the sad tale of how dangerous roadways are after the sun goes down — more than 40 percent of all road fatalities happen at night, even though there’s 60 percent less traffic. What’s more, car drivers and passengers are approximately at three times more risk at being involved in a traffic fatality at night, compared to any time of day, according to research conducted by the National Safety Council. A Closer Look at Car Accident Statistics at Night Although it’s reasonable to assume the number of car crashes would be [...]

By | 2018-05-26T12:12:21+00:00 December 10th, 2016|Car Accidents|0 Comments

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