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  • Attorney Craig McClellan Featured in NBC Segment on United Airlines Debacle

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Apr 25, 2017

    NBC San Diego sat down with attorney Craig McClellan to discuss the potential ramifications that the forcible removal of Dr. David Dao from United Airlines Flight 3411 on April 9. “I think all the airlines will take note of this, yes, because it’s a classic example of what shouldn’t happen,” said McClellan. Dr. Dao reportedly suffered a concussion, broken nose and lost two front teeth during the ...
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  • Man Killed, Another Injured In Dump Truck Crash Near Temecula

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Feb 17, 2017

    One man was killed in a crash involving two dump trucks late in the morning on Thursday, February 9. According to the California Highway Patrol, a dump truck driver was driving in the southbound lane on Los Gatos Road near Carancho Road when he brought his vehicle to a stop after experiencing mechanical trouble at about 11 a.m. The driver reportedly turned on his hazard lights and got out to ...
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  • Tips To Stay Safe On A Wet Road

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jan 26, 2017

    California has received so much rain this winter that more than 40 percent of the state is officially free from drought as of early January. While this doesn’t mean that we can start throwing pool parties every day this summer (it takes more than one good year to eradicate a drought the scale of the one California’s been trapped in for the past half-decade plus), mother nature looks like she’s ...
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  • California Begins Legalizing Lane Splitting for Motorcyclists

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Aug 11, 2016

    Members of the California State Assembly passed a bill with a vote of 69-0 on August 4, 2016 that will allow the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to establish guidelines surrounding lane splitting by motorcycles. This bill still needs to be signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown before it becomes official. For those not aware, lane splitting is a tactic used by motorcyclists to avoid traffic where ...
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  • What is a "Never Event" in Surgery?

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jul 29, 2016

    What is a “Never Event” in Surgery? Surgical errors and complications happen hundreds of thousands of times every year. They happen so often that researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine believe that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, [1] and are responsible for over 250,000 deaths each year. Some of these errors are so egregious that ...
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  • Commercial Vehicle Accident Statistics

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jul 22, 2016

    While no highway collision is safe, commercial vehicle crashes are some of the most dangerous kinds of collisions in which you could be involved. Regulations allow large trucks to weight up to 80,000 pounds while fully loaded, and when you compare that to the 3,500 pounds or so average vehicle weight, the danger should become more apparent. In 2013 alone, 95,000 people were injured in crashes ...
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  • Understanding the Cost of Spinal Cord Injuries

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || May 19, 2016

    At The McClellan Law Firm, we are passionate about providing dedicated legal advocacy to victims of accidents who have suffered spinal cord injuries, because we know just how costly they can be. Not only will victims suffer loss of function, but they will also likely face mental and emotional battle and an ever-growing medical tab. If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury , we ...
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  • Child Brain Injuries: Increased Risk & Concern

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Feb 10, 2016

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that emergency rooms and hospitals throughout the country have seen a 60% increase in the number of visits for adolescent and child brain injuries . The significant rise in visits is likely due to the increased awareness of the harm caused by brain injuries, but many medical professionals believe that brain injuries are still ...
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  • 15 Things You Should Do After a Car Accident

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jan 18, 2016

    So You’ve Been in a Car Accident. Now What? You have probably heard countless pieces of advice over the years on how to avoid getting into a car accident ...but what happens when you actually are in a crash? How can you be prepared to respond perfectly in the event of an accident? The truth is, you can’t . While you can do your best to exercise caution, be a defensive driver, keep a “safety kit” ...
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  • San Diego Personal Injury Attorney: A Reputation You Can Trust

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Nov 23, 2015

    We Have a Reputation That You—& Your Family—Can Trust At The McClellan Law Firm, we are led by Attorney Craig McClellan , who is one of the state’s most accomplished trial attorneys, we have helped our clients navigate through complex times for years. During that period, we have obtained more than 100 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million. That is more than any other attorney in the San ...
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  • One Killed, Two Injured in a North County Head-On Collision

    Posted By The McClellan law Firm || Oct 28, 2015

    This past Saturday, a woman was killed in a head-on collision that took place on Old Highway 395 in North County. Two men suffered severe injuries in the accident and were taken to the hospital for treatment. The incident occurred just before 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. A 45-year-old man driving a 1992 Nissan began to drift into the other lane, crossing over the double yellow line. The vehicle crashed ...
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  • Trick or Treat: Halloween Safety

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Oct 7, 2015

    While the sunny weather may not indicate that it is October in San Diego, Halloween is just a few weekends away. Even though trick or treating is candy-filled fun, Halloween night is notoriously dangerous. No, it’s not the fright-filled scare tactics you need to be afraid of, but the risk of accident and injury caused by negligence on this night. Sure, Halloween can be an exciting and fun ...
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  • Eleven Killed in San Diego DUI Crashes During "Summer of Shame"

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Sep 3, 2015

    San Diego law enforcement is alarmed and frustrated by a large number of DUI fatalities that have occurred in-county just over the past few summer months. According to the chief of the California Highway Patrol’s Border Division, Jim Abele, officers simply do not understand why drivers would consciously choose to drive while drunk. District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis says that the list of fatalities ...
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  • Craig McClellan Appears on ABC 10 News to Discuss Fatal Crash

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jul 22, 2015

    For the past decade, locals of Oceanside, CA have complained that Vista Way is a dangerous road to travel, referring to it as a “death trap.” With dozens of car accidents occurring over the past decade, it is no wonder why locals have become upset with the lack of urgency to redesign this road. Sadly, on this street, San Diego Zoo conservation researcher Amaranta Kozuch, was killed by a driver ...
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  • Holiday Safety Tips: Staying Safe on Fourth of July

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jun 30, 2015

    The McClellan Law Firm hopes that everyone has a safe and fun holiday weekend! During this time of year, many of us choose to celebrate the Fourth of July with a vacation, celebration, or backyard party. While having fun is a tradition on the Fourth, this time of year also presents a number of dangers. In fact, the Fourth of July statistically sees a spike in accidents, injuries, and even deaths. ...
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  • Licensed Undocumented Drivers Expected to Make California Roadways Safer

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jan 8, 2015

    The New Year brings a number of new laws to the state of California. From campus sexual consent laws to plastic bag bans, many of these new laws are designed to make California a better, safer place to live. That couldn't be more true of California Assembly Bill 60 (AB 60), also known as The Safe and Responsible Driver Act. AB 60 officially took effect on January 1, 2015. The official title for AB ...
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  • When can I Sue for a Slip & Fall Injury?

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

    Any property owner who is negligent regarding the upkeep and maintenance of his / her property can be held liable for damages if you or a loved one suffered a slip and fall on the premises. If you had a legitimate reason for entering and / or remaining on a certain property and acted in a reasonable manner on the property, the owner owes you a degree of care as far as keeping their property clear ...
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  • AAA Study Emphasizes Dangers of Drowsy Driving

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

    Most people may not have realized it, but the last week of October was Drowsy Driving Awareness Week. Although there seems to be holidays and weeks for all types of random things, the fact that drowsy driving has its own awareness week says a great deal about the issue of driving tired, which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) credits as being a serious problem responsible ...
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  • NHTSA Advises Motorists with Airbag Defects to Get Vehicles Serviced

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Nov 6, 2014

    On October 22, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released an official consumer advisory informing Americans about serious risks associated with defective airbags. According to the NHTSA, motorists who own vehicles with the defective airbags are being urged to take immediate action and get their vehicles serviced. The defective airbags in question are manufactured by Takata ...
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  • Traffic Safety Grant to Help Combat Drunk Driving in San Diego

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Oct 27, 2014

    Earlier this month, the San Diego County District Attorney's Office announced that it has made new efforts to fight drunk driving . District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis stated that the DA's office has created a new DUI homicide unit to focus on drunk driving cases involving fatalities and serious injuries. The unit will be led by experienced DUI prosecutors and an investigator, who will also be ...
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  • Federal Researchers Study Marijuana's Impact on Driving

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

    With the marijuana legalization movement gaining considerable momentum, states across the country are trying to figure out not only the best and safest ways to implement and enforce marijuana laws, but also how marijuana will affect drivers and public roadways. In an effort to secure scientific evidence regarding marijuana and driving, experts conducted a three-year, federally funded study. Among ...
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  • La Jolla Woman Killed While Unloading Vehicle

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Oct 8, 2014

    A woman in La Jolla, California suffered fatal injuries when a car hit her as she unloaded her vehicle on a busy street. The accident occurred midday when a driver backed out of a driveway across the street and struck the victim, pinning her between the two vehicles. Law enforcement will continue to investigate the incident, but believe that speed may have been involved. Police have not filed any ...
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  • AAA Study Finds Tech Conveniences, Hands-Free Devices Still Make Dangerous Drivers

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

    If you regularly drive on San Diego roadways, you've probably seen it before: drivers talking and gesturing wildly to no one in particular. Although not all of these drivers may be using hands-free technology to communicate while behind the wheel, most of them are. With laws banning the use of handheld devices and texting while driving, utilizing hands-free devices and blue-tooth capable car ...
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  • Staying Safe and Cool in San Diego's Heat Wave

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Sep 15, 2014

    San Diego is in the midst of a heat wave, with record-breaking temperatures and a heat advisory expected through Tuesday evening. Temperatures on the field at Qualcomm Stadium were well above 100 degrees during Sunday afternoon's game, with the Chargers' official twitter account posting a picture of a thermometer reading 120 degrees on the field around 12:40pm. Temperatures above 100 are expected ...
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  • Staying Safe at San Diego's Beaches

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

    Summer is quickly coming to an end, but the warm weather is keeping our beaches busy. Over Labor Day weekend, more than 500,000 people visited San Diego's beaches – and according to lifeguards, they are well on their way to making a record number of water rescues this year. A recent 10News article highlighted the increase in lifeguard rescues this year. According to a lieutenant with the San Diego ...
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