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Latest Thomas Fire Incident Updates and Predictions

As of about 11AM December 14, 2017, the Thomas Fire is at 242,500 acres with 30% containment, and is now the fourth largest fire in California history. Our Ventura County Fire crews, along with firefighters from all over California and neighboring states have been battling tirelessly to gain better control over this ravenous beast that […]

Senior Driving & Safety

Hopping in the car and getting behind the wheel is often no big deal, especially in California. Most of us have a routine commute of some sort which makes driving a near-daily task.

Despite the many unfortunate and even tragic accidents on the road, there is a particular group who seem to spark debate every […]

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

In honor of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s annual Dog Bite Prevention Week, I wanted to share some helpful resources on dog bite prevention.

Dog-bite injuries are at epidemic levels – almost 5 million per year across the country – and local animal control agencies simply cannot keep up with this level of activity. I’ve noticed […]

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 […]

National Highway Traffic Safety: Labor Day

In the past ten years, the decrease in traffic accident deaths can be attributed to the increase of seatbelt usage, reduction of impaired driving, improvement of airbags, and implementation of electronic stability control.  However, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there have been 35,092 people involved in traffic […]

Scooter-Related Accidents: How to Prevent Serious Injuries

According to a nationwide study by Children’s Hospital, there have been 3.2 million children admitted to the emergency room due to toy-related accidents, with many of these accidents related to foot-powered scooters . There has been a recent increase in scooter-usage due to the popular new lightweight scooters. Common injuries that occur from scooter usage […]

“It Could Happen to You: Car Accident Injuries”

Car Accident Injuries: Our law firm is currently working with a young lady who was involved in a car accident, resulting in injuries. It all started when she was driving with her friend westbound on Agoura Road, in the #2 lane. The defendant, who was exiting a store parking lot, failed to yield the right of way to our […]

Recent dog bite injury? Avoid serious infections!

Did you know that one in every five dog bites require medical attention ? A dog bite injury can cause serious infections, require antibiotic treatment and sometimes hospitalization.

Take the following steps if bitten:

Stop the bleeding with a towel.
Wash the infected area with a cloth, soap, and water.
Cover the injury with a bandage […]

“Are you the parent of a young driver? Ventura County Start Smart is for you!”

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has developed statewide free classes to raise awareness and diminish the number of teen-related accidents. Ventura County Start Smart classes, taught by a local police department, aim to help young teen drivers and their parents fully comprehend the responsibilities of being a licensed driver.

Driver and parent responsibilities
Collision causing […]

Pedestrian Safety: How to Avoid Being Another Statistic

School is about to start, the sun is shining bright, and pedestrians are crawling the streets of Ventura County. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (2014), on average a pedestrian is killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic crashes . Pedestrian safety is important knowledge for both drivers and pedestrians.

 

Take […]