Blog Posts in April, 2014

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  • Man Struck and Killed by Train in San Diego

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Apr 30, 2014

    A man was struck and killed by a passenger train on Saturday near the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. According to the San Diego police, the man was struck at approximately 3pm and died at the scene. Witnesses reported that he was wearing headphones at the time of the accident and was unaware of the oncoming train, in spite of a horn and a person in the background shouting to warn him. ...
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  • 70 Drivers Cited for Distracted Driving in Chula Vista

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Apr 28, 2014

    Police issued 70 citations to drivers in Chula Vista between 11am and 5pm Sunday, in a fourth distracted driving crackdown this month. According to a statement from the Chula Vista Police Department, the citations all involved cellphone use while driving. 15 drivers received citations for texting while driving and the remaining 55 were cited for other types of cellphone use. Chula Vista police ...
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  • Taxi Driver Killed in Double Hit-and-Run Accident near Old Town San Diego

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Apr 21, 2014

    A taxi driver lost his life in a double hit-and-run accident on Interstate 5 near Old Town San Diego early Saturday. The incident occurred around 2:30am on the I-5 South between Old Town Avenue and Washington Street. First, the taxi cab was struck by a wrong-way driver traveling northbound on the southbound freeway. The driver fled the scene, but according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) ...
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  • Man Pleads Guilty After Fatal DUI Hit-and-Run Accident in Del Mar

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Apr 16, 2014

    A man charged in the hit-and-run death of a 27-year-old woman has changed his plea from not guilty to guilty on Wednesday. The tragic accident occurred at about 10:15pm on March 28th as the victim and a friend were crossing the street at a crosswalk at the intersection of Camino Del Mar and Coast Boulevard. The defendant was accused of running a stop sign and striking the victim at a high rate of ...
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  • Attorney Craig McClellan Joins The American Society of Legal Advocates

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Apr 11, 2014

    San Diego Attorney Craig McClellan of The McClellan Law Firm has been selected to The American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA). Membership to this prestigious group of attorneys is by invitation only, creating a very limited selection of high-caliber attorneys. Less than 1.5% of all licensed lawyers are members nationwide, and no more than 100 lawyers are chosen per state. The selection process ...
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  • 3-Year-Old Hospitalized After Dog Attack in Ocean Beach

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Apr 9, 2014

    A three-year-old girl was taken to the hospital after being bitten in the face by a dog in San Diego's Ocean Beach community on Saturday. According to a witness account, the girl was walking down the sidewalk when she approached the dog and knelt down in its direction. The dog then lunged and bit her, knocking the girl to the ground. Police, firefighters and animal control responded to the ...
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  • Heat Wave Hits San Diego - A Look at Occupational Heat Exposure

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Apr 7, 2014

    It's unusual for April, but we are looking at three days of temperatures in the 90s in the inland communities and in the 80s at the coast here in the San Diego area. This is about 10 to 20 degrees above average for this region, with a record high of 93 degrees for today's date in 1989. Temperatures should cool down again starting on Thursday, but for the next several days workers should take ...
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  • How to Maximize Your Car Accident Settlement

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Apr 4, 2014

    Don't be fooled into thinking that your insurance provider wants to give you the compensation you deserve after a serious car accident . In fact, you can rest assured that the adjuster will try to relinquish as little payment as possible. At The McClellan Law Firm, we believe that victims of car accidents should never settle for less . That's why our firm has helped countless victims of avoidable ...
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  • Strict Liability in California Auto Defect Cases

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Apr 3, 2014

    The principle of strict liability is an important issue to discuss when it comes to automotive defects . In accordance with this standard of legal responsibility, an auto manufacturer, retailer or distributor may be held liable for injuries caused by a defective product regardless of specific fault or negligence. To get a better understanding of this principle in action, let us first define strict ...
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  • Wet Weather Driving Safety Tips

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Apr 1, 2014

    With rain this morning and more expected tomorrow morning, now is a good time for a refresher on safe driving tips during wet weather. Taking a few preventative measures can reduce our chances of causing or being involved in collisions. Be sure to slow down. Particularly in the first few hours following rainfall, when the roads are most likely to be slippery, be sure to adjust your speed. Driving ...
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