Blog Posts in September, 2014

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  • Car Accidents and Passenger Injuries: Who is Liable?

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Sep 30, 2014

    It's easy to point fingers after a car accident, but legal liability isn't always as simple as it seems. In many cases, one driver is injured and the other labeled "at fault" for the accident. But what happens if a passenger gets hurt? Passenger injuries present a unique set of questions about liability, namely, "Who should the passenger sue for damages?" The answer to this question depends on the ...
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  • Driver Survives 50-Foot Plunge from Freeway Overpass

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Sep 24, 2014

    A man suffered serious injuries but survived after his truck careened off a freeway overpass and fell more than 50 feet before hitting a building and falling to the ground. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident was reported just before 3pm Sunday. It took place at the connecting overpass from the westbound Interstate 8 to the northbound Interstate 805 in Mission Valley. ...
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  • GM Recalls 221,000 Sedans for Brake Pad Fire Risk

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Sep 22, 2014

    General Motors (GM) is recalling 221,558 vehicles for a brake pad defect that may pose a fire hazard. 2013-2015 Cadillac XTS and 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala sedans are included in the recall, with 205,309 of these vehicles in the U.S. and the remainder in Canada and other countries. According to GM, the issue involves an electronic parking brake arm that applies pressure to the back of brake pads. ...
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  • SeaWorld Drive Closed After Fatal Street Racing Accident

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Sep 17, 2014

    One person was killed and another seriously injured in a street racing accident in Mission Bay on Sunday evening. The incident occurred just after 5pm Sunday. According to San Diego police, two vehicles, a silver Corvette and black Mercedes, were racing westbound on SeaWorld Drive when the driver of the Corvette lost control. The vehicle crashed into a tree near Friars Road. The driver of the ...
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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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  • GM Announces Automated Driving in Select 2017 Cadillac Models

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Sep 10, 2014

    General Motors (GM) announced Sunday that Cadillac will begin offering hands-free driving technologies on certain 2017 model year vehicles. With "Super Cruise" and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication, GM is making significant advancements in automated driving, but will consumers trust such innovations? According to GM CEO Mary Barra, who made the announcement at the Intelligent Transport System ...
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  • New Law Aims to Improve Cyclist Safety on California Roadways

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

    A new state law was recently enacted in California that may do much to promote the safety of cyclists. With increasing numbers of bicyclists taking to the streets across the state, some motorists have responded with frustration. A new term, bikelash, was even coined to describe negative or hostile reactions to cyclists, particularly from motorists or law enforcement. This new law implements fines ...
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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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