Blog Posts in August, 2014

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  • Understanding the Dangers of Speeding-Related Car Accidents

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Aug 26, 2014

    Speeding is one of the most dangerous – and frequent – examples of driver wrongdoing on our roadways. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately one-third of all traffic fatalities in the nation are speeding-related, meaning a driver received a speeding citation or a law enforcement officer noted that racing, excessive speed or driving ...
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  • High-Speed Rollover Accident in La Jolla Leaves Four Injured

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Aug 25, 2014

    Four people, including two children, were injured in an accident in La Jolla Thursday morning, when an SUV careened down a street in a residential area, struck a median and collided with two vehicles, traveling the length of a city block before finally coming to a stop on its side. The accident occurred at about 9:45am on Nautilus Street at Avenida La Reina near La Jolla High School. According to ...
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  • Insurance Company Delivers Buckets of Coins as Settlement

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Aug 19, 2014

    In a bizarre incident, a California man received his settlement from a 2012 lawsuit against an insurance company not by check, but in buckets upon buckets of quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. The 73-year-old man sued Adriana's Insurance Service, Inc. in 2012, alleging he was physically assaulted by an employee of the company. After agreeing to a settlement in June, the man expected to receive ...
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  • Avoid Social Media During a Personal Injury Claim

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Aug 18, 2014

    Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have taken an increasingly important place in the lives of many Americans: young, old, and in all walks of life. As such, it is not surprising that it is also beginning to impact criminal cases and civil lawsuits. Social media sites can directly impact personal injury litigation and are playing an increasingly important role in these matters. ...
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  • Fiery University City Car Crash Claims Driver's Life

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Aug 13, 2014

    A fiery car accident claimed one life early Sunday morning in the University City area of San Diego. According to the San Diego Police Department, the single-vehicle collision was reported at 3:43am. The accident occurred at 7900 Genesee Avenue, south of Nobel Drive in University City. Police have reported that the driver was traveling north on Genesee when he or she made an unsafe right turn and ...
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  • Third Fatal Train Accident in San Diego County in Less Than a Week

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Aug 12, 2014

    A bicyclist was struck and killed by a train in Vista, CA Monday evening, marking the third fatal train accident in San Diego County in less than a week. The incident occurred just after 8pm Monday near Santa Fe Avenue and Woodland Drive. According to witnesses, the bicyclist was traveling eastbound on Santa Fe Avenue, when he approached and then entered the intersection. As the 48-year-old victim ...
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  • Two Killed in Unrelated Train Accidents in San Diego County

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

    In unrelated incidents, two men were struck and killed by freight trains in San Diego County, one on Thursday and one early Saturday. The first accident took place Thursday evening in Carlsbad. According to witnesses, the 22-year-old victim was celebrating his sister's birthday at a nearby bar when he made a fatal mistake and tried to cross the tracks as a train was approaching. Sherriff's Rail ...
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  • GM Website May Offer Misleading Recall Information to Vehicle Owners

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

    If you own a General Motors (GM) vehicle, and you checked the company's website to see if your car or truck is part of an active recall, you may have received a misleading result. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the GM website's "VIN look-up" tool was not working properly. Though GM has promised to resolve the issue, vehicle owners are urged to double-check ...
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  • Boat Capsizes Near Coronado Bridge; Four Rescued

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

    Four people were rescued after a boat capsized near the Coronado Bridge in San Diego Bay on Saturday. According to the United States Coast Guard (USCG), a 17-foot skiff capsized when it was hit by a larger boat's wake at about 2:50pm Saturday. The boat was carrying four passengers, all of whom were rescued within just five minutes of the incident. Three of the passengers were rescued by Coast ...
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