Blog Posts in July, 2013

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  • California skateboard accident kills veteran

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jul 30, 2013

    A 24-year-old Navy veteran was killed Monday when a car hit his skateboard in a Pacific Beach intersection. According to police, the skateboarder was speeding down a hill and did not have time to stop before entering the intersection at Garnet and Lamont Street. Police will not cite the driver, whom they believe had the right-of-way in this skateboard accident. While skateboard accidents are not ...
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  • $21.7 million jury verdict for California boat accident

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jul 27, 2013

    A Los Angeles jury has awarded a woman $21.7 million for injuries she sustained in a personal watercraft accident. Drivers of the personal watercraft and boat involved in the accident, who were allegedly drinking and speeding down the Colorado River, will pay half of the award, while Polaris, the watercraft's manufacturer, will pay the rest. The woman, who was 15 at the time of the accident, ...
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  • NTSB Recommends Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communication Technology

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jul 26, 2013

    This week, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) made a recommendation to the United States government that could prevent many fatal car accidents if implemented. The recommendation involves a new technology called "vehicle-to-vehicle" communication, which allows automobiles to "communicate" with each other up to 10 times per second. The technology—which the National Highway Traffic ...
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  • Chula Vista Scaffolding Accident: Who Is Accountable?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jul 23, 2013

    Last Friday, a construction worker died after falling off forklift scaffolding in Chula Vista. The 40-foot fall likely killed him on impact. Immediately after he fell, however, the scaffolding on which the victim had been standing also fell off the forklift, crushing him. The man worked for a sandblasting and resurfacing company out of Rancho Cucamonga, California. Authorities are investigating to ...
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  • Canada, France Train Accidents Raise Safety Concerns

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jul 17, 2013

    Recent train accidents in Canada and France have caused many people to question the safety of train travel and transport. Are there enough safeguards in place on U.S. railways to protect train passengers and the public? Causes of Recent Train Crashes France: Rail officials suspect that an unattached rail joint caused the train derailment in France that killed at least six people and injured 200. ...
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  • Asiana Crash: Compensation After International Airplane Accidents

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jul 16, 2013

    We have been discussing the Asiana airplane accident, including liability and injuries. But one large question remains: How will the injured and the families of the three girls who passed away recover compensation for the commercial airline accident ? Where can they sue Asiana Airlines and anyone else accountable for the accident? Compensation for oversees airplane accidents is governed by an ...
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  • California Fireworks Accident Injures 28

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jul 5, 2013

    In our last blog post, we wrote about the dangers of fireworks, focusing on what people could do to prevent injuries from their own firework displays. But what happens when a community fireworks display goes horribly wrong? That is the question many are asking after a wooden fireworks platform fell during a Fourth of July fireworks event in Simi Valley Park. The fireworks, meant for the night sky, ...
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  • Fourth Of July Fireworks Accidents

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jul 4, 2013

    The Fourth of July is a great time to celebrate our country with friends and family. It is also the time of year during which the most fireworks are set off and, in turn, cause the most injuries. Here are just a few statistics that show how dangerous fireworks can be: In 2010, three people were killed in fireworks accidents in California. In 2011, more than 9,600 people were treated for fireworks ...
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  • Two Dead After Glider Plane Crash In Jacumba

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jul 2, 2013

    On Saturday, an Allstar PZL glider plane crashed near the Jacumba Airport, killing both occupants. According to witnesses, the plane was taking off when its towline was released early, causing the glider to decelerate and crash into the ground. The glider was owned by the Associated Glider Clubs of Southern California (AGCSC) and was a new type of aircraft developed in 2011. Like other gliders, ...
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