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Car Accident Aftermath: 7 Steps to Follow After a Crash

Unfortunately, a car accident can happen to anyone. Even a safe driver can get distracted for a few seconds and not see another car coming in time to stop. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) there are nearly 3,000 fatal car crashes each year in the state of California alone. Though right […]

Airbag Recall Alert: Is Your Car Safe?

Takata airbags installed in millions of U.S. vehicles across over 30 brands are now subject to a massive recall. Affected vehicles may contain defective, potentially deadly airbag inflators.

Last month, a 17-year-old from Texas died in a low-speed collision when the Takata airbag inflator inside the steering wheel exploded and launched shrapnel straight at her. Unfortunately, […]

Going Trick or Treating? Practice Halloween Safety!

Halloween is an exciting time of the year for both children and parents, as it is a holiday that includes fun activities like dressing up, eating sugary goods, and trick-or-treating! While Halloween is a great tradition, it is important to take precaution to avoid injuries. Halloween night brings about trick-or-treating; where children stroll through near […]

The Danger of Unlicensed Dogs in Thousand Oaks

A couple of months ago, residents experienced a “crack-down” on unlicensed dogs in Thousand Oaks. This search was prompted by the fear of safety within the community. Residents and Officials  were concerned that many unlicensed dogs were not current on their rabies shots, something licensing would reveal. According to the Thousand Oaks Acorn, “The Thousand […]

The Rules of the Road for Bicyclists: Is it time for a change?

The rules of the road for bicyclists are changing. Many people are choosing to ride their bicycles as their main source of transportation, including commuting to work, getting groceries, or going to the movies. The movement has been spurred by increasing traffic conditions in our communities. Some bicyclists have stated that they enjoy riding their […]

It Could Happen to You: Dog Bite

Our client, a young girl, has suffered from a disfigurement on her face caused by a dog bite. This incident happened when she visited a pet store in Thousand Oaks which was hosting a “meet and greet” for rescue dogs.

The three rescue dogs were inside a plastic 5’ x 6’ pen, with horizontal bars approximately 3” apart. […]

Update: Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 Recall

UPDATE: Samsung Electronics has announced it will issue a software update for the recalled Galaxy Note 7, which has been the cause of dozens of fires due to its overheating battery. This software update will limit the overheating of batteries by stopping phones from charging over 60%. The Galaxy Note 7 recall is still in […]

Fire Hazard: Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners to stop using the device due to potential fire hazards. Samsung is currently working with the agency to issue a government-mandated recall.

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Samsung announced a voluntary recall of 2.5 million manufactured phones. According to the company, the faulty battery is affecting […]

Unlicensed Drivers: Know the Facts

According to a study released by the AAA Foundation of Public Safety, one in every five fatal crashes in the United States involves an unlicensed driver. Annually, about 8,400 deaths on average are caused by drivers without a license. According to the study, 28% of these drivers without a license have received three prior suspensions or revocations. […]

California Legislature Passes Bill for Lane Splitting Guidelines

On August 19th, 2016, the California Legislature formally defined lane splitting in the vehicle code by passing AB 51. The California Legislature describes lane splitting as, “driving a motorcycle, that has 2 wheels in contact with the ground, between rows of stopped or moving vehicles in the same lane, as specified”. AB 51 additionally gives […]