Cheerleading Accident Prevention

While a cheerleading accident may not be as likely to happen as an accident in a football or basketball game, cheerleading injuries tend to be more severe. Injuries from cheerleading make up more than half the catastrophic injuries in female athletes. According to the National Safety Council there were 35,894 cheerleading injuries treated in hospital emergency [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [A]. 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 [...]

“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 [1]? 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 [...]

“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. Topics discussed in the class [...]

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 [A]. Pedestrian safety is important knowledge for both drivers and pedestrians. [...]

Summer Pool Safety: Avoid Pool-Related Accidents

Did you know that drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death among young children ages 1-4 [A]? A fun summer day at the pool can bring upon unfortunate consequences if the necessary precautions are not taken. Avoid pool-related accidents this summer: Teach your child to swim: The ability to swim can save your child’s [...]