Blog Posts in April, 2013

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  • Industrial Accident in Southern California Kills 1, Injures 3

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Apr 29, 2013

    Last week, a distribution lineman was killed and three others were injured at an industrial facility in Menifee, California. According to county officials, the man was electrocuted while working with underground equipment. His three colleagues suffered smoke inhalation injuries. Can the injured individuals and the family of the deceased worker recover compensation for their injuries? Probably. ...
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  • Novelty Motorcycle Helmets Do Not Protect Riders In Motorcycle Accidents

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Apr 27, 2013

    Every year, motorcycle riders purchase 800,000 novelty helmets. Novelty helmets are helmets that offer little protection and do not conform to federal motor vehicle safety standards for motorcycle helmets. In fact, a 2006 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that seven novelty models would not protect riders in motorcycle crashes . "All analyses gave a ...
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  • I Was Injured By A Defective Product. What Are My Options?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Apr 26, 2013

    If you were injured by a defective product in California, there are multiple routes you can take to hold the manufacturer accountable. Do you want to bring an individual lawsuit against the manufacturer that caused your injury or do you have a potential class action case? What is the difference? What is multidistrict litigation? These are all questions that an experienced product liability lawyer ...
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  • California Asks: How Should We Regulate Driverless Cars?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Apr 25, 2013

    Google Inc. has tested its driverless cars on California roads for a few years now, and it expects to make the cars available to consumers by 2020. With more than 400,000 miles clocked, there has been only one accident. Yet, even if there was only one accident per 400,000 miles, if everyone rode an autonomous vehicle, there could be more than 800,000 car accidents every year.* While that may sound ...
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  • Injured In A GoCar Accident?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Apr 19, 2013

    They are touted as "the cure for the common tour," GPS-guided cars that allow tourists to get around San Diego on three-wheeled bicycles with motorcycle engines. GoCars launched in April 2004 and have since exploded as part of the San Diego tourism industry. Yet, while GoCars can be fun, they can also be dangerous. The cars are bright colors, but they are also small, low to the ground and ...
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  • I Was Injured at a San Diego Attraction. Can I Sue?

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Apr 12, 2013

    Whether you were injured at SeaWorld, Belmont Park, the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Wild Animal Park, Legoland California, Knott's Berry Farm, the USS Midway Museum or another Southern California attraction, you may be able to sue to recover compensation for your medical bills and other damages. Determining who is liable and for how much money, however, can be challenging. When can you hold an ...
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  • Distracted Piloting: Texting Contributed To Helicopter Crash

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Apr 10, 2013

    Car drivers aren't the only distracted operators causing accidents. On Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board released the results of its investigation of a 2011 helicopter crash that killed four people in Missouri: The medical helicopter accident was caused by pilot fatigue, improper training and texting while flying. As CNN points out, "[The helicopter pilot's] actions could re-write ...
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  • Who Is Liable When Robots Cause Injury?

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Apr 5, 2013

    As technology continues to expand its reach on our lives, it is vital to look at what role it will play in the courtroom. Technology-related liability lawsuits are no longer limited to defective appliances that cause injuries or defective auto parts. Now, we have autonomous cars that can make decisions on the road (they became legal on California's roads in 2010), robotic surgeons who do surgeries ...
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  • Tourist Injuries In San Diego

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Apr 3, 2013

    Were you injured while visiting San Diego? San Diego is a popular tourist place, with Seaport Village, San Diego Bay, Gaslamp Quarter, La Jolla Cove, Balboa Park (San Diego Zoo), SeaWorld, and countless other attractions. But like any trip, the fun can be cut short if someone is hurt. Whether you were at a San Diego tourist attraction, driving on city roads or relaxing on the beach when your ...
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