Blog Posts in June, 2013

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  • When Is The City Of San Diego Liable For An Accident?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jun 27, 2013

    In most personal injury cases, an injured party brings a claim against a negligent party's insurance company. Yet, there are some cases where a municipality, such as the City of San Diego, can also be held accountable for an accident. Is the City of San Diego liable for your accident? If so, how are government liability cases different from normal personal injury cases? The city may be held ...
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  • Reporting Your Boating Accident

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jun 24, 2013

    Like with car accidents , California requires boaters to report serious boating accidents to the state. The state uses the information to analyze boating accidents and make safety recommendations to reduce the number of accidents. The reports are confidential and may not be used in any criminal prosecution or civil litigation. Boaters must report the following accidents to the Department of ...
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  • Dog Bite Injuries & Children: Keeping Your Kids Safe

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jun 24, 2013

    It's a lesson that many parents learn only when it is too late: Even the friendliest dogs can become fearful and aggressive around little children. It’s important to know what you as a parent can do to protect your child. Learning the warning signs can help you avoid a tragic attack. Dog Bite Statistics in the United States Last week, a six year-old boy was killed by his family pit bull in Union ...
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  • California Drivers Want Bicycle Lanes, Too

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jun 21, 2013

    Bicyclists aren't the only ones calling for more bike lanes in California. Studies show that car drivers want them, too. Recent surveys by a doctoral student at the University of California, Berkeley named Rebecca Sanders found that most city drivers list bike lanes as a top improvement in creating safer roads. In the San Francisco Bay Area, for example, most people surveyed wanted a bicycle lane ...
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  • Chemical Plant Explosions: Should You Be Concerned?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jun 20, 2013

    Last week, there were two separate chemical plant explosions in Louisiana. The first blast, in Geismar, Louisiana, killed two people and injured approximately 100 others. The cause of that blast is still under investigation. The second chemical plant explosion happened just one day after the first. That explosion occurred at a plant in Donaldsonville, Louisiana. It killed one person and injured ...
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  • San Diego Bicyclist Is Killed In Velodrome Accident

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jun 20, 2013

    The San Diego bicycling community is in mourning after losing a cyclist in what is being called a "freak accident" at the Balboa Park Velodrome. According to witnesses, Jackie Price Dunn was bicycling around the enclosed track on Tuesday when she and another bicyclist brushed each other, causing her to fall. Medical professionals declared her brain dead shortly after the bicycle accident. "There's ...
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  • GM Recalls 231,000 More SUVs Due To Risk Of Car Fires

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jun 17, 2013

    In August, 2012, General Motors Co. issued a recall on 249,000 SUVs because of a risk of car fires caused by circuit board shorts. Now, the company has added 231,000 SUVs to the recall list. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requested the recall after it received reports that fluids could leak in the driver's door module, causing corrosion. That corrosion can cause the circuit ...
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  • Community Support After A Drunk Driving Accident: A Father's Thank-You

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jun 17, 2013

    After a serious motor vehicle accident, the emotional toll on victims can be just as great as the physical toll. There can be feelings of loss, regret, anger, depression and so much more. Yet, there can also be positive feelings, like the gratitude a high school coach expressed this Father's Day for the support the San Diego community gave to his family after they were involved in a serious drunk ...
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  • Chrysler Jeep Recall: Company's Choice Could Be Disastrous

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jun 14, 2013

    Chrysler Refuses to Issue Recall The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently requested that Chrysler Group LLC issue a recall of 2.7 million Jeep Grand Cherokees (model years 1993 to 2004) and Libertys (2002 to 2007). Chrysler's response? "The subject vehicles are safe and not defective." Chrysler has refused to issue a recall on its potentially defective SUVs, claiming ...
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  • How Common Are California Elevator Accidents?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jun 13, 2013

    A San Francisco construction worker was killed on Tuesday when the counter-weight of an elevator fell on him. The man was working on the elevator for the San Francisco 49ers' new Levi's Field. Which has us wondering: How common are California elevator accidents? The Levi Field elevator accident is an example of the most common causes of elevator accidents: construction and maintenance accidents. ...
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  • San Diego County Fair: Hoping For Another Accident-Free Year

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jun 11, 2013

    It's that time of the year again: Time for the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar, California. Whether you are going to play pinball (this year's theme is nostalgic games), ride rides, enter into a competition, see the animals or just eat good food and people watch, the fair is a time to have fun and let go of your worries. If you are going to the San Diego County Fair, we hope you have a wonderful, ...
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  • Bicycling Accidents Cause More Brain Injuries Than Football

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jun 7, 2013

    Football-related brain injuries have been a top news story lately, making headlines throughout the United States. This contact sport has been associated with many head injuries in teenagers and adults throughout the country. You may be surprised to learn, however, that football is not the leading sport for brain injuries. In fact, bicycling causes more brain injuries in the United States than any ...
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  • Should Texting While Driving Increase Insurance Premiums?

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jun 6, 2013

    CarInsurance.com recently did a survey of 1,000 drivers. It asked: How would you screen drivers for car insurance? The results? Most people said they would penalize drivers who broke traffic laws by increasing their premiums—including those ticketed for texting while driving. In fact, maybe even more shocking, nearly 73% of drivers said that they would penalize those pulled over for texting while ...
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  • Ford Recalls Popular Vehicles, Including Fusion and Lincoln MKZ

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jun 4, 2013

    On May 28, 2013, Ford Motor Co. notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of fuel tank defects in more than 465,000 of its popular vehicles. The company issued a recall after it received complaints involving fuel leaks. According to Ford, a single part in the fuel tanks may fail, causing gas leaks and the potential for car fires . The recall affects approximately 390,000 U.S. ...
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