Blog Posts in June, 2010

  • Texting drivers---driving while blindfolded

    Posted By Shea & Shea || 25-Jun-2010

    Upon many of our neighborhood streets, roads, highways, expressways and freeways, one can see the drivers of moving vehicles texting or emailing. The driver's eyes are intentionally diverted away from the roadway to a hand held device while the note is written or the reply is sent. When accidents occur and serious personal injury is the result, the offending drivers often contend their ...
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  • Body checking in Youth Hockey increases risk of brain injury

    Posted By Shea & Shea || 18-Jun-2010

    Many sports include some risk of injury. However, a new study indicates that youth hockey may be more dangerous than previously thought. This study finds that 11 year old players who play in a league which allows body checking are more than three times as likely to suffer concussions. Many leagues in the United States and Canada begin allowing body checking at the age of 11. The American Academy ...
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  • Upset at PG&E for using your money to bankroll its campaign for Proposition 16?

    Posted By Blog Manager || 15-Jun-2010

    California State Senator Mark Leno is. PG&E spent $46 million dollars to fund its campaign for Proposition 16, which was defeated by voters on June 8, 2010. Critics point out that majority of PG&E's revenue comes from its customers. Senator Mark Leno has announced legislation that would prohibit PG&E from using ratepayer funds for future political campaigns. Senator Leno's bill ...
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  • World Cup-- soccer and head injuries

    Posted By Shea & Shea || 11-Jun-2010

    The 2010 World Cup started on June 11, 2010, with South America and Mexico drawing a tie in the first match of the tournament. Every four years, the United States, with increasing popularity, diverts their attention away from golf, baseball and basketball to enjoy the sporting event that enthralls the rest of the world on a daily (if not hourly) basis. An irony is that although the sport is ...
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  • Boating -- Have Fun, But Be Safe

    Posted By Shea & Shea || 4-Jun-2010

    As the snow caps melt away, flowers begin to blossom and chirping birds replace the sound of rain pouring outside, people pack away their turtlenecks and scarves and head to bodies of water to bask in the sun and engage in water activities. One of the most common activities summer recreations is boating. However, in the midst of summer fun, some people fail to take into account that operating a ...
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  • Garbage Truck Accidents: Was the truck's blind spot involved?

    Posted By Shea & Shea || 4-Jun-2010

    Early in the morning in most cities, a fleet of garbage trucks, recycling trucks and yard waste trucks travel the streets and roads of the community. These trucks can usually be driven from the right or left side of the cab depending upon the task at hand When the trucks are driving on the roads, and not engaged in pick ups, the driver usually sits on the left side of the vehicle, as most drivers ...
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  • Home Explosions: Caused by natural gas leak?

    Posted By Shea & Shea || 4-Jun-2010

    Natural gas explosions can be deadly, or cause catastrophic injuries. Fortunately, they don't happen frequently, but when they do, the results are often devastating. The affected home can be blown off its foundation. Normally neighboring homes are spared with the exception of windows which are usually shattered as a result of the blast. Neighbors will often say that they thought a bomb ...
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  • Motorcycle helmets: How well are you protected?

    Posted By Shea & Shea || 4-Jun-2010

    As spring approaches and the weather warms, many bikers spend more and more time on the open road. Fresh air, the wind in your face and the smell of freshly cut grass, all at one time, is an experience unique to motorcycling. In many states such as California, helmets are mandatory safety gear. There are many styles of helmets currently being made by even more manufacturers. It may be surprising ...
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  • Welcome to our San Jose Personal Injury Blog

    Posted By San Jose Personal Injury Attorney || 4-Jun-2010

    We are pleased to announce the launch of our San Jose Personal Injury Blog
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