Blog Posts in November, 2013

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  • Spreading The Word About Distracted Driving

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Nov 27, 2013

    By now, the issue of distracted driving is no secret. Unfortunately, many drivers fall into the misconception that they are the exception to the rule on distracted driving . That is why safety advocates have been pushing the message to avoid distracted driving even more than normal lately. As more evidence surfaces suggesting that car accidents caused by distracted driving are on the rise, this ...
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  • Deadly New Trend In Distracted Driving

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Nov 26, 2013

    Oxford Dictionaries named "selfie" the word of the year for 2012 earlier this month. The term "selfie" has exploded in popularity recently. The popularity of the word has coincided with the popularity of the action it describes - using your cell phone to snap a picture of yourself. While this activity can take place anywhere, safety experts are particularly concerned with the trend of people ...
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  • Dangerous Toys And The Holiday Shopping Season

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Nov 21, 2013

    Black Friday is almost upon us and with it comes a season of shopping challenges for many American consumers. Toys and household items make fine presents, but it is important to consider the safety of an item before presenting it to a child. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were more than 250,000 people treated in emergency rooms for toy-related injuries in 2011. Toy ...
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  • Safe Driving Over The Thanksgiving Holiday

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Nov 20, 2013

    This year, nearly 39 million people hit the roads between Wednesday, November 27 and Sunday, December 1. The sharp increase in the number of people traveling will likely lead to an increase in serious car accidents. We know that keeping your family safe is your top priority this holiday season (that, and not burning the turkey), so our San Diego car accident attorneys have put together some ...
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  • Product Liability And The Compounding Pharmacy Bill

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Nov 19, 2013

    The legislative response to the health crisis caused by the New England Compounding Center has been finalized. Critics contend that the measure may do little to avoid the problem of deadly products reaching consumers. Some even claim that the law will actually make it easier for compounding pharmacies to get substandard products into the hands of consumers. Time will tell whether the Drug Quality ...
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  • Rising Numbers Of Deadly Hit-And-Runs

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Nov 15, 2013

    Fatal traffic accidents have been decreasing across the country for several years. Unfortunately, the number of fatal hit-and-run accidents has risen. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatal accidents in which a driver flees the scene have increased by nearly 14 percent since 2009. The numbers vary significantly by region. In Los Angeles, almost half of motor vehicle ...
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  • Brain Injury Research And Youth Football Participation

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Nov 14, 2013

    The attention paid to professional football players and the prevalence of brain injuries could be having a trickle-down impact on youth football. Pop Warner and USA Football have both acknowledged a drop in participation levels over the past three years. While it is not clear that concerns over concussions and other brain injuries are behind the drop, many observers consider it a primary reason. ...
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  • New Tools To Combat Brain Injury During Heart Surgery

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Nov 13, 2013

    Heart surgery poses a number of risks for patients. One risk that may be underestimated by patients and their families is the risk of brain injury . This risk may be particularly high for infant patients whose brains are still developing and whose bodies may not bear up well under the rigors of surgery. According to one expert, roughly 40 percent of infants who undergo heart surgery will have ...
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  • Distracted Driving Crossing Age Boundaries

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Nov 12, 2013

    Behavior that was once associated with young people is a growing problem among older drivers. The use of cell phones for texting or accessing the internet is on the rise among drivers 30 years of age and older. Cell phone ownership is still rising dramatically, and the result may be an increase in car accidents caused by distracted drivers. The increase was documented in a survey conducted by ...
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  • Increased Pedestrian Accidents Due To Time Change

    Posted By Craig McClellan || Nov 2, 2013

    After setting the clocks back in the fall for Daylight Savings Time (DST), many people find themselves traveling home after work in the dark. While most people don’t think twice about the change, studies show that pedestrians and drivers are at a higher risk for getting into accidents. What might have been a safe walk home last week might be a risky endeavor this week. Pedestrians and drivers need ...
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