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  • Man Killed, Another Injured In Dump Truck Crash Near Temecula

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Feb 17, 2017

    One man was killed in a crash involving two dump trucks late in the morning on Thursday, February 9. According to the California Highway Patrol, a dump truck driver was driving in the southbound lane on Los Gatos Road near Carancho Road when he brought his vehicle to a stop after experiencing mechanical trouble at about 11 a.m. The driver reportedly turned on his hazard lights and got out to ...
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  • Tips To Stay Safe On A Wet Road

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jan 26, 2017

    California has received so much rain this winter that more than 40 percent of the state is officially free from drought as of early January. While this doesn’t mean that we can start throwing pool parties every day this summer (it takes more than one good year to eradicate a drought the scale of the one California’s been trapped in for the past half-decade plus), mother nature looks like she’s ...
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  • The Dangers of Exploding E-Cigarette Batteries

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jan 10, 2017

    Ever since e-cigarettes were introduced to the United States in 2007, they’ve taken the nation by storm. In just under a decade, they’ve grown into an approximately $1.5 billion industry with about 2.5 million customers. While those figures pale in comparison to the number of tobacco smokers in this country – an estimated 36.5 million people are considered smokers by the Centers for Disease ...
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  • Ford Recalls 680,000 Vehicles Over Defective Seat Belts

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Dec 5, 2016

    Ford Motor Co. announced on Friday, December 2, 2016, that 680,000 of its vehicles will be recalled over an issue with the seat belts. According to the car manufacturer, it is recalling the vehicles in order to address an issue with the seat belt pretensioner cables. Those cables retract the seatbelts instantly in a crash in which the airbags are going to deploy. The purpose of pretensioners is to ...
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  • The McClellan Law Firm Listed As A Tier 1 Best Law Firm

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Nov 2, 2016

    We are excited to announce that U.S. News and Best Lawyers® have listed The McClellan Law Firm as a Tier 1 Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs law firm on their list of the Best Law Firms in the country for 2017. We passionately fight for every client that walks through our door, and our decades of success has led to our ...
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  • Bus Crash Near Palm Springs, California Kills 13, Injures 31

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Oct 24, 2016

    13 people died, and another 31 were injured after a tour bus crashed into a tractor-trailer near Palm Springs, California on Sunday, October 23. Officials reported that it’s one of the deadliest crashes in recent California history. According to Jim Abele, Division Chief of the California Highway Patrol, the bus was making a return trip to Los Angeles from the Red Earth Casino when it crashed on ...
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  • Nearly 4.3 Million Vehicles Recalled by GM

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Sep 19, 2016

    In a statement filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last week, General Motors Co. announced a recall of almost 3.6 million of their vehicles from in the United States, and 4.3 million in total from around the world. General Motors’ statement reports that the sensor module in nearly 20 of its vehicle models is at risk of randomly entering diagnostic mode during a ...
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  • Train Crashes into Box Truck in Sun Valley

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Sep 6, 2016

    A Metrolink train crashed into a box truck on tracks in Sun Valley, CA at about 10:35 a.m. Tuesday morning according to officials. At least 10 of the 187 passengers were injured in the crash. Sherita Coffelt, a spokeswoman for Metrolink said that the train had just pulled out of the Sun Valley station when it hit the truck, and was only going 15-20 miles per hour. According to an L.A. Times ...
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  • Dangers of Truck Tire Blowouts

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Aug 31, 2016

    Whether or not you’ve seen a tire burst in person, you’ve likely seen the chunks of rubber lining the freeways up and down California. We’re still in the heart of truck tire blowout season, which lasts from mid-May through early October. During these months, the warm weather heats up tires on every vehicle, and increases the chance an existing fault leads to catastrophic failure. These tires are ...
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  • Dangers of an Improperly Loaded / Overloaded Truck

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Aug 29, 2016

    Large trucks, “18 wheelers,” can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, and around 34,000 pounds of that comes from the trailer and cargo. While being able to carry so much cargo is undeniably valuable for both shipping companies and the locations receiving the goods, that’s still around the weight of 10 passenger cars. If these massive trailers aren’t loaded properly, the driver can very ...
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