Blog Posts in August, 2012

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  • Pedestrian Traffic Deaths Continue to Rise

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Aug 27, 2012

    Every eight minutes a pedestrian is injured in a traffic accident. Every two hours, one is killed. Pedestrians, defined as those on foot, walking, hiking, jogging and sitting, were involved in 13 percent of all fatal traffic accidents in 2010. According to statistics recently compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) almost 4,300 pedestrians died in car accidents . And ...
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  • California Worker Injury Report Shows Head and Spinal Injuries as Most Expensive

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Aug 24, 2012

    While head and spinal injuries are only a small portion of all injuries that occur in the workplace, they result in largest costs to California's workers' compensation system. In fact, such catastrophic injuries in the workplace have cost more than $500 million over the last 10 years. Based on the study of workers' comp data in California, head injuries and spine injuries only account for 1 out of ...
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  • Dangerously Slow Recall Rates

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Aug 21, 2012

    Recalls are expected. Most major automobile companies recall certain models of their car so that they can implement a solution to a potentially dangerous vehicle defect. If the public isn’t notified of these dangers early on, however, serious accidents can result. As years go by without defects being addressed, more accidents continue to happen. Companies are liable to be fined if they don’t ...
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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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