Blog Posts in February, 2014

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  • Four Surprising Summertime Accidents & Injuries

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

    With summer just around the corner, now is a good time to get ready for summertime accident prevention. Warm weather and recreational activities are fun, but increase the likelihood of serious accidents and injuries too. Below, you will find four types of accidents and injuries that are especially probable during the summer months. Swimming Pool Accidents The term "swimming pool accident" applies ...
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  • San Diego's Most Congested Freeways

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

    Traffic congestion in Southern California is a way of life. Every day throughout the region, thousands upon thousands of vehicles share the roadways and freeways, often buckled in severe gridlock. Naturally, roadway congestion increases the risk for auto accidents, and for many commuters across San Diego, car accidents during the morning and evening commutes are a common, nearly everyday sight. In ...
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  • Distracted Driving FAQ

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

    Distracted driving has become one of the leading causes of traffic accidents, injuries, and death on American roadways. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has gone as far as referring to driver distraction as a national epidemic. Because distracted driving causes numerous accidents throughout San Diego each year, and because victims injured in these preventable ...
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  • How Much is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

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

    At The McClellan Law Firm, our San Diego personal injury lawyers frequently meet with injured victims and families who have many questions about their right to compensation. Among the many questions we receive, one of the most common involves the value of a personal injury claim: how much will my claim be worth? This question, many are surprised to discover, is not necessarily easy to answer. All ...
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  • String of Hit and Run Accidents in San Diego

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Feb 14, 2014

    The past several weeks have seen a number of fatal hit and run car accidents in San Diego. These hit and run accidents have had tremendous consequences, and have claimed the lives of a 32-year-old motorcycle rider in North Park, a 20-year-old pedestrian in Carlsbad, a 49-year-old man in National City, and an 81-year-old man recently struck and killed this past Sunday. Other hit and run accidents ...
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  • More Than 50 Motorists Ticketed in Chula Vista Cell Phone Crackdown

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

    As part of an organized effort by local law enforcement officers, more than 50 drivers were cited for talking on their cell phones behind the wheel. The cell phone crackdown took place in Chula Vista on Sunday between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Officials report that more than 70 motorists were stopped during the operation, 50 were cited for talking on phones, and 3 were cited for text ...
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  • New San Diego Bicycle Law Aims to Keep Cyclists Safe

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Feb 10, 2014

    The city of San Diego was designed for a large amount of fast moving traffic. Because of this, traffic accidents are a daily occurrence and often result in injuries or fatalities. For bicyclists who lack the protective barrier that drivers and passengers in motor vehicles have, these risks are even greater. In fact, the San Diego Bike Master Plan reveals statistics that show bicycle accidents are ...
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  • Federal Government Approves Plans for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications

    Posted By McClellan Law Firm || Feb 5, 2014

    Earlier this week – on Monday, February 3 – the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that it would be moving forward with plans to implement vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology in future automobiles. Vehicle-to-vehicle communication, simply referred to as v2v, is considered an innovative leap in auto and traffic safety, and is expected to transform the future of the auto ...
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  • What Are Punitive Damages?

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

    Victims who are injured as the result of another's negligence or wrongful act may have a right to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. A person may be able to recover damages for physical, emotional, and / or financial losses resulting from an accident. This could be anything from hospital costs and therapy expenses to lost wages or earning capacity. In extreme cases, ...
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