Blog Posts in September, 2013

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  • Backover Accidents And Rear Visibility

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Sep 27, 2013

    Few accidents are as heart-rending and horrific as backover accidents. The victims of these car accidents are often children. The drivers are often parents or guardians. While many technological developments have made cars safer for those inside, there is one area where vehicles have become more dangerous: visibility. Auto makers are using less glass in their vehicles for safety and fuel ...
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  • Car Accidents Involving Children Who Are Not Properly Secured

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Sep 26, 2013

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently announced that more than 33 percent of the children under the age of 13 who died in car accidents in 2011 were not properly secured. That includes fatal car crashes where smaller children were not in car seats and where older children were not wearing seat belts. A recent survey showed that roughly 25 percent of parents and caregivers had ...
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  • Legal Consultations: Everything You Need to Know

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Sep 25, 2013

    If you or someone you love has been involved in a serious accident, you probably have a lot of questions about your rights and legal options. Our firm can help you out. At The McClellan Law Firm, we are passionate about defending the rights of our clients, and offer free case evaluations to injury victims. Your health is one of your most important concerns. After seeking medical attention for your ...
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  • FDA Tracking Codes & Defective Medical Products

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

    When a product fails and causes injury, it is rarely representative of an isolated incident. Whether a product is faulty in its design, construction , materials, packaging, or in some other way, defective products generally fail in bunches, and cause accidents and injuries for multiple users. By speaking with an attorney, you can find out what your options are for your case. Who else has been ...
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  • Speed Versus Safety In The Workplace

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Sep 19, 2013

    There are many areas of life where people choose to ignore proper safety precautions. In the workplace, however, what appears to be an unsafe choice that leads to an accident may actually be a complicated issue. One of the most common accidents that cause injury or death among construction workers is a fall from heights. Falls continue to be a major problem despite what the American Society of ...
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  • NTSB Steadfast In Support Of Lower BAC Limit

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Sep 18, 2013

    At what point does alcohol consumption make a person an unsafe driver? Three decades ago, the legal limit for driving drunk in most states was set at a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.10%. Today, a blood alcohol content of 0.08% is the legal limit for drivers over 21 years of age in all 50 states. Now, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is pushing for even more drastic reform in ...
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  • San Diego Motorcyclist Killed In Accident

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Sep 16, 2013

    The victim of a crash in Miranmar last Friday has been identified as a 42-year-old San Diego resident. The crash occurred when a Chevy pickup truck wandered into the westbound lane of Miramar Road, where the man was riding his Harley Davidson. The truck collided with the motorcycle, killing the San Diego man before first responders could arrive. The tragic motorcycle accident is still under ...
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  • Drivers Often Misjudge Position Of Motorcycles

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Sep 12, 2013

    “I never saw them coming.” When it comes to motorcycle accidents, this is all too common a refrain for motorists. Motorcycle accidents often involve cars whose drivers never realized the motorcycle was there until the accident occurred. New studies point to the psychology behind why many motorists just don’t see bikers until it is too late. Psychologists Have Answers on Motorcycle Accidents The ...
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  • California Assembly Passes Limousine Safety Bill

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Sep 11, 2013

    The tragic limousine fire that killed five California women this past May (2013) has spurred the passage of a new safety bill designed to provide limousine passengers with added protection. The California Senate Majority Leader announced that the limousine safety bill, SB 109, was passed in the Assembly this week and will now go to the full Senate for approval. Recalling the Tragic Events of the ...
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  • Fatal Car Crash With Train

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Sep 10, 2013

    Speeding may have led to a tragic car accident this week when a vehicle drove off the road and was struck by an Amtrak train. The collision claimed the driver's life. Shortly after 9 p.m., the driver of a 1997 Honda sedan attempted to merge left on the San Diego Freeway. At the same time, another vehicle was attempting to move right into that same lane. The Honda swerved violently to the right and ...
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  • Air Brake Safety Week For Commercial Vehicles

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

    Large commercial vehicles use a braking system that is completely different than normal cars. Air braking systems are necessary due to the large size and weight of many commercial vehicles. In order to bring such a massive vehicle to a complete stop and prevent potential traffic accidents, it is essential to keep these braking systems well-maintained and in good working order. Because of the ...
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  • Tour Bus Crash Sends 10 To Hospital

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Sep 3, 2013

    A brake failure appears to be the cause of a tour bus crash that sent 10 people, 9 passengers and the driver, to the hospital over the weekend. The bus accident occurred as the group was on its way to a casino in northern Sand Diego County. All of the people injured were treated at Palomar Medical Center and are expected to make full recoveries. The investigation into the incident has not yet been ...
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