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

What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

If you have been injured in an accident, you are probably seeking the best personal injury lawyer. But, exactly what does a personal injury lawyer do?  A great personal injury lawyer will handle your claim for your injuries and damages from the accident. They will use their expertise and knowledge to negotiate settlements for your insurance claim. Worst case scenario, they will take your claim all the way through a jury verdict if it does not settle before then. With a good personal injury lawyer you are in good hands, and will likely get more compensation than if you were try to file on your own. [...]

By |2023-03-17T05:04:26-07:00January 18th, 2023|Personal Injury|Comments Off on What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

How Much Compensation Could I Recieve From A Car Accident Settlement?

It is common for accident victims to question how much settlement money they may get from their car accident settlement. Commonly the "how much" question is asked from our car accident victims. As it should. We know that filing a claim and waiting for settlement money is a daunting process. Unfortunately there is not a number we can give up front to let you know exactly how much settlement money you could receive. Dollar amounts will vary for everyone depending on the car accident and severity of damages and injuries. How Much to Expect From a Car Accident Settlement? If you have been in car accident [...]

By |2023-04-08T11:03:59-07:00December 30th, 2022|Personal Injury|Comments Off on How Much Compensation Could I Recieve From A Car Accident Settlement?

Do I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Have you received an injury at the negligence of somebody else? If so, it is likely you have considered hiring a personal injury lawyer. Vititoe Law Group is a group of experienced Westlake Village personal injury lawyers. Additionally, we are here as an excellent resource. If  you are looking for answers to common questions about lawyers and the law process. There is no specific guideline or deadline to when you have to hire a personal injury lawyer. But, it is essential to consider hiring a lawyer early on.  You do not want to go without a lawyer during any part of the process and you can sometimes [...]

By |2023-04-08T11:06:34-07:00December 9th, 2022|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Do I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

What Are Contingency Fees and How Do They Work?

Many of us have heard the term “contingent-fee lawyer”. You can find contingency fee attorneys in almost every neighborhood in California.  But what exactly is a Contingency Fee? WHAT IS A CONTINGENCY FEE? A contingency fee is a type of fee that lawyers can charge instead of an hourly rate. Your lawyer agrees to represent the client (you) on a “no win, no fee” basis in this arrangement. If the case is not successful, your lawyer does not get paid. However, if your case is successful, your lawyer will receive a percentage of the award or settlement as their fee. This type of arrangement can benefit [...]

By |2022-06-13T17:14:14-07:00June 13th, 2022|Personal Injury|Comments Off on What Are Contingency Fees and How Do They Work?

Premises Liability & COVID-19: What You Need to Know

You’re already taking plenty of precautions to protect yourself and others against COVID-19, and you should be able to trust others to do the same. As businesses in California continue to re-open their doors to customers, they have a responsibility to protect consumers from the dangers presented by the coronavirus. Premises liability laws require property owners to take reasonable precautions to protect visitors from harm. If you contract COVID-19 and believe it to be due to the negligence of a property owner, you may be able to make a claim. Let’s take a look at what you need to know about California’s premises liability laws during [...]

By |2020-09-29T14:21:00-07:00September 29th, 2020|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Premises Liability & COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Head Injuries Top the List on Electric Scooter Accident Study

While delayed in traffic in a popular business district, a young man passed me on the shoulder of the road, standing hands free on a single wheel vehicle. At first I was intrigued because it was my first time seeing one on these motorized unicycles in action. My second thought was that of concern for the safety of the helmetless rider. What if someone suddenly turns right into one of the many retail store driveways unaware of the electric unicycle? How does the rider stop or swerve to avoid a crash that would surely not fare well for him? This event led me to question the [...]

By |2021-05-03T03:38:25-07:00March 7th, 2019|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Head Injuries Top the List on Electric Scooter Accident Study

Is An Employer Liable for a Workplace Injury?

Any workplace injury is serious and both the injured worker, as well as the employer, needs to take immediate action. Whether it is a serious accident on a construction site or plant floor, a traffic accident during a delivery, or a slip and fall on the office floor, following established company protocol can significantly reduce an employer’s liability. The same protocol should be followed even if the employee incident is due to a preexisting condition such as a fainting spell or seizure. Workers Safety Expectations Employers have a duty of care, under the health and safety laws, to provide employees with a safe workplace. A series [...]

By |2021-05-03T03:34:34-07:00December 4th, 2018|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Is An Employer Liable for a Workplace Injury?

Workplace Fatalities Break 5000 for the First Time

According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics news release posted in December 2017, workplace deaths rose by 7% in 2016 to a record 5,190. “This is the third consecutive increase in annual workplace fatalities and the first time more than 5000 fatalities have been recorded by the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries since 2008. The fatal injury rate increased to 3.6 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers from 3.4 in 2015, the highest rate since 2010.” The BLS news release also revealed the following findings: Transportation related work incidents still accounted for the highest percentage of deaths at 40%. That number includes 632 truck drivers, 116 farmers [...]

By |2018-11-02T20:23:15-07:00November 2nd, 2018|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Workplace Fatalities Break 5000 for the First Time

Six Important California Bicycle Safety Tips

Follow the Rules and Use Common Sense More than 100 bicyclists are killed in California each year and over 100,000 are injured in collisions. These injuries are commonly the result of the bicyclist or drivers bad judgment, lack of skill or attention, or failure to obey traffic laws.  Although bicyclists and motorists share the same rights and responsibilities, and are subject to the same rules and regulations, bicyclists for the sake of their own safety and the safety of others, must pay especially close attention to traffic signs, signals and crosswalks and follow all the rules of the road. These rules are available to all bicyclists [...]

By |2018-10-22T19:27:55-07:00October 22nd, 2018|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Six Important California Bicycle Safety Tips

Company Settles Construction Death Case for $2.5 Million

Berkeley Redevelopers, a New Jersey construction company, has agreed to pay $2.5 million to the estate of Raymond Crosby, an equipment mechanic, crushed to death during the demolition of a former Woolworth store. The construction company failed to obtain a building evaluation by a demolition engineer to properly tear down the building the suit alleged. The construction death resulted when Crosby, an employee of Edgewood Properties, was cutting notches into a steel support beam, at the Beachwood Shopping Center in Berkeley Township, when the roof fell on top of him. Crosby had no prior experience with demolitions. He was sent to the site to repair a [...]

By |2018-10-04T21:05:19-07:00October 4th, 2018|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Company Settles Construction Death Case for $2.5 Million

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Give us a call and our attorneys will guide you through the process of litigation and put together a legal team tailored to your needs. When necessary, we will help you find the best doctors to treat your injuries. Our team approach gives our clients a multitude of strengths and skills to rely on to successfully resolve their cases.

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