Blog Posts in August, 2016

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  • Dangers of Truck Tire Blowouts

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Aug 31, 2016

    Whether or not you’ve seen a tire burst in person, you’ve likely seen the chunks of rubber lining the freeways up and down California. We’re still in the heart of truck tire blowout season, which lasts from mid-May through early October. During these months, the warm weather heats up tires on every vehicle, and increases the chance an existing fault leads to catastrophic failure. These tires are ...
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  • Dangers of an Improperly Loaded / Overloaded Truck

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Aug 29, 2016

    Large trucks, “18 wheelers,” can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, and around 34,000 pounds of that comes from the trailer and cargo. While being able to carry so much cargo is undeniably valuable for both shipping companies and the locations receiving the goods, that’s still around the weight of 10 passenger cars. If these massive trailers aren’t loaded properly, the driver can very ...
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  • Craig McClellan Named to the 2017 List of ‘The Best Lawyers in America’

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Aug 19, 2016

    The McClellan Law Firm’s founding attorney Craig McClellan has been voted to the 2017 list of The Best Lawyers in America © , an honor reserved for only the top 4 percent of lawyers in the United States. He has been included on the list since 1993. The list, put together each year by Best Lawyers® , was compiled following an extensive voting and peer-review process that included 83,000 of the ...
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  • California Begins Legalizing Lane Splitting for Motorcyclists

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Aug 11, 2016

    Members of the California State Assembly passed a bill with a vote of 69-0 on August 4, 2016 that will allow the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to establish guidelines surrounding lane splitting by motorcycles. This bill still needs to be signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown before it becomes official. For those not aware, lane splitting is a tactic used by motorcyclists to avoid traffic where ...
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  • California Tour Bus Crash Leaves At Least Five Dead

    Posted By The McClellan Law Firm || Aug 8, 2016

    A tour bus carrying 30 people crashed into a Central California highway sign early Tuesday, August 2, killing at least five people. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the bus crashed at about 3:25 a.m. on Highway 99 in Merced County. According to CHP Officer Moises Onsurez, after the bus hit the sign, the pole ripped through the tour bus, severely injuring the driver. Six passengers ...
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