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  • Craig McClellan Gives Insight into the Investigation Process on Fox 5 News

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Apr 13, 2017

    Attorney Craig McClellan sat down with Fox 5 News last week to discuss the recent tragic accident that claimed the life of a man after a six-foot-tall concrete wall crashed down on him at a construction site. Crews were digging a trench next to the wall as part of construction on a new car dealership before the wall collapsed. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and San Diego ...
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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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  • Can I File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

    Posted By McClellan Law Firm || Mar 16, 2016

    In certain situations, the surviving family members of a deceased individual may have the right to file a wrongful death claim to pursue financial compensation from liable parties for both monetary and emotional damages. It is important to understand when you can file a wrongful death lawsuit so that you and your family can get the help you need and deserve. When is a death considered “wrongful?” ...
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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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  • Suit Filed Against Federal Officers for Taser Death

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Oct 9, 2015

    Francisco C. spent several days visiting his father in Mexico last December. When the El Cajon man tried to return home on Christmas Eve, he was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. He was held by customs officials for four hours according to reports. As a citizen with a history of drug-related offenses, Francisco had violated his parole by ...
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  • 911 Dispatcher May Have Given Faulty Instructions

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Jan 15, 2015

    A 911 dispatcher in San Diego may have given questionable medical instructions, local news reports. The accident occurred when a motorcycle struck a pedestrian, amputating his leg. A bystander used his belt as a tourniquet in an attempt to save the man's life, following first-aid training he received in the Navy. "I put the belt around his leg and stopped the bleeding," said the man. "It's been ...
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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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  • Ocean Beach Hit-and-Run Accident Claims Skateboarder's Life

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

    A body was found near a skateboard park on Nimitz Boulevard in Ocean Beach early Saturday, after an apparent hit-and-run collision. Another driver reported the body and called the police just after 6am on Saturday morning. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. San Diego police believe that the 20-year-old female victim was likely skateboarding on Nimitz when she was struck from ...
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  • Reducing Swimming Pool Accidents this Summer

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

    With the hot weather we have been experiencing in San Diego, we may be visiting water parks, public pools and our own swimming pools in an attempt to stay cool. But what measures can we take to prevent swimming pool accidents , specifically drownings and near-drownings involving young children, who are most susceptible to these tragic incidents? According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...
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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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  • California has most fatal train crossing accidents

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Aug 16, 2013

    According to statistics from the Federal Railroad Administration, California leads the nation in fatal train crossing accidents. Both drivers and train crossing design have been shown to be at fault for these accidents. Take, for example, the train crossing at Nogales Street in Rowland Heights, California. This is the third most dangerous train crossing in the country, in large part because more ...
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  • Freeway Fall Death: Liability Rules for Complicated Accidents

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Dec 20, 2012

    From a fairness perspective, whether the family of an accident victim deserves compensation is often a simple question. The law often makes the actual outcome much more complicated, however. This reflects the reality that things go wrong in unexpected ways - the consequences of seemingly minor actions can run out of control and go in unforeseen directions. A recent San Diego accident is a sad ...
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  • San Diego Train Crash: Tow Truck Driver Hit in Crossing

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Dec 14, 2012

    Tow truck drivers face a tough and dangerous working environment. Their jobs require them to park wherever a customer's car stopped - often in a hazardous and high-traffic area with little in the way of protections. These conditions might explain why tow truck drivers are affected by so many dangerous crashes. These frequent crashes serve as tragic evidence of potential problems in the tow truck ...
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  • Ex-NFL's Brain Tissue Sent For Study As Injury Concerns Grow

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Aug 2, 2012

    Amid increasing scrutiny of the long term effects of football injuries, the National Institutes of Health will study the brain tissue of former San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau. The NIH's National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, which researches traumatic brain injury, agreed to analyze the tissue at the request of Seau's family. Seau died in May at age 46. The NIH said it would ...
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  • Wrongful Death Claim Highlights Negligence of Security Guard Hiring

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Aug 29, 2011

    Two years ago, a young man from Oceanside, California, was killed by a security guard. The young man's mother filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the security guard and the company that employed him. Though the lawsuit was filed a while ago, it is only now about to go to court. There are a number of reasons why a family member would choose to sue after the death of a loved one. For one, ...
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  • Mother Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against California Hospital

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Jul 15, 2011

    There are few things more devastating for a parent than the loss of a child. A woman who believes her child could have been saved during delivery has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the California hospital where she had a stillbirth. In the incident, the woman, about to deliver her child, was about to receive an epidural for her labor-induced pain. During this time, heart monitors could not ...
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  • Fatal accidents claim the lives of three California skydivers

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Apr 21, 2011

    For some people, a fatal accident conjures up the image of a very bad car crash. But fatal accidents are not limited to motor vehicle accidents. In fact, fatal accidents can occur in any number of circumstances. Recently, a fatal accident occurred in the skies above Southern California. Two skydivers collided in mid-air; their parachutes got tangled and both fell 200 feet to the ground. One of the ...
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  • Long Beach community mourns after five die in fatal plane crash

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Mar 17, 2011

    The Long Beach community is currently mourning the loss of three prominent community leaders after a plane crash yesterday morning. The three were among five including the pilot who were aboard a plane when it crashed into the runway at the Long Beach Airport. A sixth individual on the plane suffered serious injuries and is currently in the hospital. Any type of fatal accident is especially ...
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  • Toyota Recall: Settlement Revealed for 2009 Death of Patrolman

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Dec 27, 2010

    National recalls this past year have thrown Toyota Motor Corp. into the public spotlight. Many remember the fatal accident in San Diego, California, where four family members were killed: California Highway Patrolman M. Saylor, his wife, their young daughter, and Saylor's brother-in-law. Saylor's family filed a lawsuit against Toyota, claiming that the accident occurred because of faulty ...
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  • Wrongful Death, Negligence Suits Filed Against California Nursing Home

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Apr 21, 2010

    Two wrongful death suits and a third lawsuit have been filed by different families against St. Edna Subacute & Rehabilitation Center and its owner, Covenant Care, following alleged misconduct at the Santa Ana home. All three suits claim that the nursing home showed negligence and a lack of care in cases that left two men dead and one woman severely brain damaged. The incidents have sparked ...
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