Recent Posts in Personal Injury Category

  • Attorney Michael Shea Comments On the Power of His Education at Santa Clara University

    Posted By Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation || 29-Apr-2016

    At Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation, our goal is simple: getting successful results for our clients. As a personal injury law firm, we know the experience needed to get these results doesn’t happen overnight. In a recent interview, Attorney Michael M. Shea, Jr. explains how his educational career at Santa Clara University helped him launch his legal career, giving him the ...
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  • Avoid Getting on the Road with Drunk Drivers this Holiday Season

    Posted By Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation || 11-Dec-2015

    The month of December brings family, friends, and loved ones together for a number of special festivities. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, or just New Year’s, you are most likely making plans about the upcoming gatherings. While these festivities can bring about a lifetime of memories, they can also pose serious dangers when you travel to and from destinations. In fact, in ...
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  • The Hazards of Unrestrained Items While Driving

    Posted By Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation || 28-Sep-2015

    Did you know that unrestrained items can be extremely hazardous when driving? That’s right. In some situations, a person will perform a maneuver that causes smaller objects, like water bottles, to fall under the clutch, gas, and brake pedals. This can be extremely dangerous to the driver and other persons sharing the road. In addition, this can distract the driver if they take their focus ...
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  • Personal Injury Info: What Every Accident Victim Needs to Know

    Posted By Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation || 12-Feb-2014

    Many people have no knowledge of personal injury claims and how the process works until they are thrown into it by an accident. Do you know what to do if you are injured because of someone else's negligence? Maybe you have already been injured and are looking for guidance. Shea & Shea – A Professional Law Corporation is here to help! Read through the tips below to get started before ...
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  • OSHA Warns Construction Workers of Fall Hazards

    Posted By Shea & Shea || 5-Apr-2013

    Construction workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. They are constantly working with heavy machinery at dangerous heights. They are also exposed to electricity, falling objects, and are constantly working with heavy pieces of lumber and other dangerous materials. While there are an abundance of dangers in construction, falls are considered the leading cause of death according to ...
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  • Add Us to Your Social Networks!

    Posted By Shea & Shea || 20-Nov-2012

    Have you been injured recently in an accident? Was your life placed at risk while you were on the job due to your company’s failure to follow safety procedures? Was your newborn baby harmed during birth because of a mistake the doctor made? These are just a few of the possible incidents that can happen today as a result of the negligent and wrongful acts of another person. People of all ages ...
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  • Chinese Teacher Beats Student: Results in Severe Brain Damage

    Posted By Shea & Shea || 5-Nov-2012

    Tragedy struck in China, when a preschool teacher lost her temper while punishing a child. According to the Huffington Post this teacher threw a 4 year old preschool student to the floor, kicking her and then continued the cycle. As a result child was knocked unconscious, and taken immediately to the hospital. Fortunately the surveillance cameras at the school caught the teacher on film, and the ...
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  • Dog Bites Are A Lot More Dangerous Than We Realize

    Posted By Shea & Shea || 1-Nov-2012

    Dogs truly can be man’s best friend. Whether it is always having someone excited when you walk in the door, or it is your kids biggest play buddy, dogs can be a lot of fun in the family home. Many times, we grow so accustomed to our family dogs, we let them jump all over us and sometimes even lick us. Particularly for children, growing so fond of their own family pet can often lead to them ...
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  • 9 Big Rigs Involved in Highway Crash

    Posted By Shea & Shea || 23-Oct-2012

    Near Santa Clarita, California, nine big rigs were involved in a recent accident on the truck route near the Newhall Pass. According to the local ABC station, the crash happened on the southbound 5 Freeway at the 14 bound Freeway connector. About nine big rigs were involved in the catastrophe, which was made up of two separate crashes near each other. The beginning of the calamity occurred when a ...
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  • Are California Worker's Getting the Compensation they Need?

    Posted By Shea & Shea || 15-Oct-2012

    California recently changed Worker’s Compensation laws, but this could have a negative impact on those who are injured on the job and are unable to work due to –permanent workplace injuries. According to PR Web, Senate Bill 863 declares that there will be significant changes to California’s Workers’ Compensation system in the next few years. The bill will reform the system ...
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  • Time sensitive issues if you have been in an accident

    Posted By Blog Manager || 12-Oct-2012

    If you have been in an automobile accident, you may know that they can be unnerving experiences. You might not always be thinking clearly in the immediate aftermath. (Presumably you are more concerned with the well-being of those involved in the incident rather than legal considerations.) However, there are several things you may wish to keep in mind that are time sensitive if you or a family ...
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  • Pediatric Spinal Surgery Uses Products Not Approved for Children

    Posted By Shea & Shea || 9-Oct-2012

    When you send your child in for surgery, you want to rest assured that all the products have been tested and approved for use and that the doctors know exactly what they are doing. That is why it is so concerning when a report announces that doctors have been going against protocol. According to Yahoo News nearly one in ten U.S. children who undergo spinal fusion surgery is injected with a ...
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  • Smoked Salmon Blamed for Salmonella

    Posted By Shea & Shea || 2-Oct-2012

    Hundreds of people in the Netherlands and the United States have been sickened by salmonella, and the illness is being linked to some salmon that was shipped to both countries. Since the incidents erupted, the company that sold the salmon has issued a recall. The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment was able to confirm that the salmon came from a Dutch company called Foppen ...
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  • The Inspector and the Safety: Results of an OHSA Report

    Posted By Shea & Shea || 27-Sep-2012

    It is federal law that your business place is inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on a regular basis in order to ensure that safety standards are being recognized. Recently, the OSHA has been curious to see how much of the safety recognized by an inspector is based on the way that that employee conducts the survey. Studies have shown that OSHA inspections can reduce the ...
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  • High Schools Taking Brain Injuries Seriously

    Posted By Shea & Shea || 21-Sep-2012

    In the past, hitting your head in a high school football game was referred to as “getting your bell rung.” Football head injuries were a part of the game and those with a concussion or another brain injury were simply told to get back in and play. Yet many of those “once tough” football stars now have constant headaches, cognitive degradation, and other medical issues ...
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  • High Chair Safety

    Posted By Blog Manager || 12-Sep-2012

    For anyone with a baby, a high chair is a necessity when it comes to dinnertime. Unknown to many families, however, is the fact that high chairs can pose substantial safety risks to children. In particular, high chairs that fail to meet ASTM International safety standards can result in serious or deadly injury to tots that like to squirm. Consumer Reports, an organization that tests product ...
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  • What type of auto insurance should I have? The importance of UM/UIM coverage.

    Posted By Blog Manager || 9-Aug-2012

    Many people believe they are fully covered if they have good liability coverage on their automobile. However, this type of coverage protects YOU financially if you are responsible for causing an automobile accident. What many people do not realize is that they should have high uninsured/underinsured motorist ("UM/UIM") coverage as well. Why? The law in California requires drivers to have ...
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  • Neighbor backs into five-year-old boy

    Posted By Blog Manager || 7-Aug-2012

    On July 17, 2012, a five-year-old boy was struck by a neighbor backing out of his driveway. The accident occurred at 7:17 p.m. The little boy was riding his scooter and wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. However, he passed away later on that night due to his injuries. The Santa Clara District Attorney's office was notified on the child's death, per protocol. The driver has been ...
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  • Police: Road-rage driver hits mom, tot

    Posted By Blog Manager || 2-Aug-2012

    According to a recent article by the San Francisco Chronicle, a Fremont driver stuck a mother and her young daughter. Police said that the incident was caused by road rage. According to the article, the 43 year old mom was pushing her 18 month old child in a stroller when a Nissan Maxima hit them while making a left turn. The accident occurred around 11 in the morning. The woman also had a five ...
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  • Pit Bull Attack at Starbucks

    Posted By Blog Manager || 24-Jul-2012

    On Thursday July 12, 2012 at around 7:30 a.m. at the Starbucks on Wren Avenue and First Street, a woman and her small dog were mauled by a pitbull that had gotten loose. The small dog that was attacked sustained serious injuries and had to be euthanized. The owner, who was also attacked, sustained serious injuries, though they are not life-threatening. After the attack occurred, the person ...
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  • Man Dies When Car Plows into SUV

    Posted By Blog Manager || 17-Jul-2012

    A 23-year-old Sacramento area man died early Monday in Half Moon Bay after a fiery collision that packed enough wallop to toss an SUV 150 feet from where it was parked, police said. The man, whose name was not released, plowed his 1991 Honda Civic into a 2000 Honda Passport parked on the 400 block of Kelly Avenue around 3:25 a.m., according to San Mateo County Sheriff's Sgt. Jim Gilletti. The ...
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  • How to request a police report for your case

    Posted By Blog Manager || 5-Jul-2012

    Depending on the type of report and/or record, request for reports can be made in person, by U.S. mail or by telephone. Police reports and records can be obtained in person at: SJPD Records Unit 201 West Mission Street San Jose, CA 95110 408-277-4261 Please fill out the Police Report Only Form or the Public Records Act Request Form before arriving at the station. Please know the victim's name, ...
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  • Waste Management Employee Dies in Jobsite Accident

    Posted By Blog Manager || 21-Jun-2012

    A 66-year old Waste Management employee died after being struck by a heavy piece of equipment at a transfer station in San Leandro. The 13-year employee, later identified as Evangelina Macias worked in the material recovery department at the transfer station, located at 2615 Davis Street in San Leandro. The victim was wearing all of the prescribed safety gear (including her yellow vest and ...
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  • Accident on Highway 25

    Posted By Blog Manager || 19-Jun-2012

    An 18-year-old driver involved in a major accident on Highway 25 and Wright Road in Hollister has passed away. On the day of the accident, the teen attempted to turn from Wright Road onto Highway 25. He was T-boned by another vehicle traveling southbound on Highway 25. The impact smashed in the teen's front passenger seat. CHP found him unconscious behind the wheel. The other vehicle was ...
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  • Driver in deadly crash may have seen pedestrian too late

    Posted By Blog Manager || 30-May-2012

    The driver who struck and killed a 63-year-old man as he crossed an East San Jose street Saturday night may not have seen the victim until it was too late to avoid the crash, police said. However, the cause of the 9:05 p.m. collision on Jackson Avenue, just south of Alum Rock Avenue, is still under investigation, said San Jose police Sgt. Jason Dwyer. Drugs and alcohol don't appear to be a ...
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