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

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Choosing A Safe Bus Company Amid Tour Bus Crash Reports

A number of serious crashes in recent years have spurred close scrutiny of the tour bus industry creating a negative impact Charter bus companies and their drivers have been held liable in horrific tour bus crashes that have injured and killed passengers as recently as last year. On August 2, 2017 prosecutors in Merced County, California, filed four felony counts of vehicular manslaughter charges, along with five misdemeanor code violations, against driver Mario Davis Velasquez. Velasquez was the operator of a tour bus that crashed on Aug. 20 on Highway 99 near Livingston. The bus struck a highway signpost, splitting the bus down the middle. The [...]

By |2018-05-24T11:38:43-07:00March 6th, 2018|Bus Accidents|Comments Off on Choosing A Safe Bus Company Amid Tour Bus Crash Reports

OHSA: Fall Protection Training Added to Top Ten Violations List

While Fall Protection General Requirements remained at the top of the Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA) list of top ten violations, a new addition moved into the number nine spot on the list – Fall Protection Training Requirements. This entry preceded a new study released in January from data from the NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program, which showed that almost half of all construction related fatalities involved falls. Of those workers killed, 54 percent had no access to a personal fall arrest system (PFAS) or had one and failed to use it. The new entry to the OSHA top ten list, entitled Fall [...]

By |2020-07-24T22:35:19-07:00March 4th, 2018|Personal Injury|Comments Off on OHSA: Fall Protection Training Added to Top Ten Violations List

Workers Compensation and Third Party Liability

When the topic of workers compensation is brought up, most people think of the construction industry, factory work, or some other inherently dangerous occupation. In reality, a serious job related injury could occur to persons working in the most acquiescent of environments. Any employee who is injured on the job should be covered by workers compensation, provided by his or her employer. As the name implies, workers compensation provides the replacement of lost wages for injured workers who are unable to perform their jobs. In addition it provides their employers protection against a lawsuit resulting from the injury. What it does not provide is long-term financial [...]

By |2020-07-24T22:33:47-07:00February 28th, 2018|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Workers Compensation and Third Party Liability

The Three Types of Distracted Driving

The Three Types of Distracted Driving Dangers and How to Avoid Them Driving safety technology has evolved remarkably over the past two decades. Side impact airbags, low tire pressure warnings, blind spot alert warnings and automatic braking are just a few examples. However, none of this technology has value if the driver of the car is not paying full attention due to distraction. Today’s drivers are offered more distractions than ever before, despite the latest advances in safety technology. The distractions that drivers face today can be classified as a trilogy. Following is a breakdown of the three types of distracted driving. · Manual Distraction – [...]

By |2019-04-05T20:30:46-07:00February 22nd, 2018|Car Accidents|Comments Off on The Three Types of Distracted Driving

Nerve Discovery Gives Hope to Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Researchers in Australia have discovered that half of all patients with major spinal cord injuries display surviving sensory nerve connections. Dr. Sylvia Gustin of Neuroscience Research Australia recorded how 23 people living with severe spinal cord injuries responded to touch detected by advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The finding, which astonished scientists, showed that many people, who completely lacked feeling in their extremities, were still registering the touch in their brains. “We found using functional MRI, activity in the brain was detected in 48 percent of patients with clinically complete spinal cord injury,” Dr. Gustin said. “This means despite previously believing the communication to the brain [...]

By |2018-05-24T11:36:03-07:00February 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nerve Discovery Gives Hope to Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Jim Vititoe Named to Super Lawyers List for 10th Year in a Row

Vititoe Law Group founder Jim Vititoe has been named to the prestigous annual Super Lawyers list for the 10th 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 |2018-02-12T17:27:52-08:00February 12th, 2018|Firm News|Comments Off on Jim Vititoe Named to Super Lawyers List for 10th Year in a Row

Railroad Crossings and Truck Accident Prevention

Railroad accidents between a truck and a train were once more thrust into the forefront of the media after a train carrying members of the Republican congress struck a semi- truck at a railroad crossing. The crash resulted in the death of one truck occupant, injury to another and minor injuries to several passengers and crew of the train. In the South Carolina crash it was determined that the truck went around a crossing gate that was in the lowered position. Residents in the area said that the gate often became stuck in the closed position tempting impatient drivers to go around it. Safety Measures for [...]

By |2018-05-24T11:31:44-07:00February 8th, 2018|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Railroad Crossings and Truck Accident Prevention

New High-Tech Goggles Help Diagnose Suspected Brain Injuries

A new handheld device, developed by the Texas Biomedical Device Center (TXBDC), shows promise in aiding doctors to diagnose concussions on the sidelines of athletic fields. The high tech pair of goggles, called Neurotriage, can quickly measure an individuals visual tracking abilities. The baseline test can then be followed up with additional tests, following an impact, to detect a mild brain injury. Doctors are able to detect impairments in brain function that are likely to result in diminished performance through measuring eye movements, according to the TXBDC website. Performance metrics such as reaction time, target marking, balance and visual steadiness can be detected in less than [...]

By |2018-05-24T17:04:27-07:00February 6th, 2018|Brain Injury|Comments Off on New High-Tech Goggles Help Diagnose Suspected Brain Injuries

Safety Group: GM In-Dash Marketplace Means More Distracted Driving Fatalities

Drivers of new GM cars will soon be able to order food, find the nearest gas station and even locate a hotel room, thanks to an in-car application named Marketplace. Despite GM claiming it will make driving time ” more productive, enjoyable and safer” the app is being met with protest by the National Safety Council. “There is nothing about this that’s safe,” said National Safety Council President Deborah Hersman. “If this is why they want Wi-Fi in the car we’re going to see fatality numbers go up even higher than they are now. She contends that the app, which allows touchscreen deal browsing and ordering [...]

By |2018-05-24T18:32:34-07:00January 2nd, 2018|Car Accidents|Comments Off on Safety Group: GM In-Dash Marketplace Means More Distracted Driving Fatalities

Recent Poll Shows Work Related Distracted Driving is Prevalent

It may be the need to please the boss or the desire to be constantly available to clients, but 43 percent of drivers admit to distracted driving by being in touch with work while behind the wheel, according to a Harris Poll for Travelers Insurance. The percentage of workers who make or receive calls related to work is also highest for younger people, the survey found. The survey, which was intended to measure the amount of people who used their personal vehicles for work, polled 2,083 people in September. It showed that 75 percent of the respondents, who use their vehicles to drive to and from [...]

By |2018-05-24T18:44:28-07:00December 23rd, 2017|Car Accidents|Comments Off on Recent Poll Shows Work Related Distracted Driving is Prevalent

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