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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 […]

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 […]

It Could Happen to You: Hit and Run – Motorcycle Accident

Our law firm is currently working with a young man who was struck from the rear while riding his Harley Davidson southbound on Rice Avenue. He was stopped at a red light at 5th Street when suddenly he was struck from the rear by a car and ejected from his bike. The ejection from the motorcycle and impact with the […]

Recall Notice: McDonald’s Step-It Wristbands

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there is a current recall on McDonald’s Step-It wristbands, which have been distributed in Happy Meals. These colorful wristbands, as part of McDonald’s health conscious movement, were intended to help kids count steps and stay active. These colorful wristbands light up whenever there is movement.

McDonalds has received […]

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 […]

Local News: Vehicle Burglaries in Thousand Oaks

The City of Thousand Oaks has been experiencing an increasing amount of vehicle burglaries. Most of these vehicle burglaries are known as “car hopping,” where a thief robs unlocked vehicles. According to the Thousand Oaks Police Department, there were 69 reported vehicle burglaries in July . During the summer, there is an increase in vehicle […]

Next Steps: After An Accident

Being involved in an injury accident can be frightening and traumatic. The steps taken immediately after an accident are crucial.  Medical expenses, including ambulance transportation, emergency room visits, doctor consultations and physical therapy are costly.  Property damage claims for repairs,  loss of use and replacement of a vehicle can be frustrating to resolve.  And, if employed, you should be […]

Drive an older car? Beware of the exploding ARC inflator.

An exploding airbag incident has recently triggered another auto safety investigation, potentially affecting millions of cars. ARC Automotive Inc. is under investigation after a woman was killed by an exploding ARC inflator. The ARC inflator ruptured and sent metal shrapnel into the passenger cabin, killing the Canadian woman earlier this month. The woman was driving a […]