Recent Posts in Public Safety Category

  • Who Is Liable for Injuries at a Ball Park?

    Posted By Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation || 1-Jul-2015

    Summer is officially here! Among the picnics, barbecues, and Fourth of July celebrations, we have families spending the day at the park or attending a game to support their favorite sports teams. Shea & Shea – A Professional Law Corporation is attuned to the needs of the community. In a town as sunny and vibrant as San Jose, it is hard to resist enjoying a day out. We often hear stories ...
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  • Propane Powered Refrigerators

    Posted By Blog Manager || 12-Nov-2012

    There are many locations in the United States where refrigerators are power with Liquid Propane Gas (LPG). The benefits of such an appliance are apparent in locations where electrical power is frequently interrupted. However, the dangers of such a product is that, by design, the refrigerator produces Carbon Monoxide (CO) which is an insidious poison that is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. In ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Peg Perego recalling hundreds of thousands of strollers

    Posted By Blog Manager || 31-Jul-2012

    Peg Perego is recalling hundreds of thousands of strollers because children can become trapped and strangle between the trays on them. The company stated that entrapment and strangulation can take place when the child is not harnessed into the stroller. If unharnessed, the child can pass through the opening between the tray and the seat bottom; which can cause the child's neck and head to ...
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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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  • 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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  • Johnson & Johnson Reserve $600 Million of Second Quarter Earnings for Settlement

    Posted By Blog Manager || 14-Jun-2012

    The pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has set aside $600 million in anticipation of a possible settlement. The plaintiffs have alleged that Johnson & Johnson gave kickbacks to nursing homes that would purchase the Johnson & Johnson anti-psychotic medications, Risperdal and Invega as well as the respiratory drug Natrector. It is speculated that the $600 million is being used to ...
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  • San Jose to adopt 'social host' law

    Posted By Blog Manager || 15-May-2012

    San Jose is set to adopt a law holding parents liable for parties with underage drinking in their homes. The City Council is expected to approve the "social host" ordinance at their next Tuesday meeting. Under the "social host" ordinance, homeowners could face fines and other charges if underage partygoers gather and drink alcohol on their property. Although, there are laws, ...
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  • The Five Essentials of Bicycling

    Posted By Blog Manager || 3-May-2012

    A bicyclist's safety on the road depends on the five essential bicycling skills. These skills can reduce your risk of injury. Handling: Control your bike. Know how to handle (start, stop, turn, ride in a straight line, keep balance at slow speeds, check over should without swerving) your bike property so that a collision could be avoided. Also, equip your bike with the required safety features ...
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  • Teen boy hit by pickup remains hospitalized

    Posted By Blog Manager || 26-Apr-2012

    A 14-year-old San Jose boy remains hospitalized with a serious head injury after being struck by a truck last week on Tully Road, according to police and the teen's family. The boy's family identified him as Angel Hernandez Perez, an eighth-grade student at Ocala Middle School. On April 16, 2012, Angel was riding his bike west on Tully Road with the flow of traffic when he crossed the ...
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  • Pit bull attacks again

    Posted By Blog Manager || 12-Apr-2012

    A pit bull owner was arrested and his dog impounded after the dog attacked a Fairfax policewoman and a resident at a Little League game. Both suffered bite wounds to their hands and wrists during the incident, however, the injuries were minor. The Fairfax police had received a report of an intoxicated man at the ballfield. When the policewoman contacted the suspect she escorted him to the street. ...
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  • Honda recalls SUVs

    Posted By Blog Manager || 3-Apr-2012

    Honda will voluntarily recall approximately 554,000 CR-V (2002-2004) and Pilot (2003) vehicles in the U.S. to inspect and replace components of the headlight wiring system. Honda stated that there wasn't enough slack in the wiring leading to the headlight switch, which over time the wires can work their way loose and cut off the low-beam lights. The loss of the low-beam headlights may increase ...
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  • Cruise ship Travelers Beware

    Posted By Blog Manager || 1-Mar-2012

    In late February, passengers who were traveling on a Carnival Splendor cruise were robbed by hooded gunman. The 22 passengers left the ship in port city of Puerto Vallarta to go on a nature hike in the jungle. All the passengers took a bus to the hike and the robbers intercepted this bus right as it reached the pueblo of Nogalito, which is a spot known for having a spectacular jungle with ...
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  • Argentinian Train Crash

    Posted By Blog Manager || 28-Feb-2012

    On Wednesday February 22, there was a terrible train crash in Argentina. At least 49 people have been killed and hundreds of people have been injured. The morning train was full of rush-hour commuters and the train crashed head-on into a barrier at a station in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The train should have stopped before it came close to the barrier, and a video of the crash even shows people ...
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  • DOT Calls for Ban on Social Networks

    Posted By Blog Manager || 23-Feb-2012

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is asking automakers to design devices that prevent a driver from using social networks, such as Twitter and Facebook while the vehicle is running. Ray LaHood, Transportation Secretary, in a nonbinding guidelines also called for disabling manual texting, Internet browsing, 10-digit phone dialing and the ability to enter addresses into a built-in ...
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  • Checklist & Tips for Winter Road Trips

    Posted By Blog Manager || 16-Feb-2012

    It is important for drivers to properly maintain their vehicles and to take necessary precautions before hitting the road for the winter season. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommended that drivers take the following precautions: Get the car serviced now Get a tune-up and other routine maintenance Have your entire vehicle inspected for any leaks, bad hoses, or other needed ...
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  • Details into the Explosion at Josh Powell's Home

    Posted By Blog Manager || 9-Feb-2012

    The tragedy started when Josh Powell lost custody of his two boys last week. His wife, Susan Cow-Powell disappeared in 2009 and Powell is a suspect. He was in a custody battle with Susan's parents. A social worker brought the two boys to their father's home for a supervised visit. Immediately the social worker feared that these two boys were in danger because when she arrived at the door ...
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  • PG&E Possibly Facing Significant Fines

    Posted By Blog Manager || 1-Feb-2012

    PG&E could possibly be facing substantial amount in fines in regards to the 2010 San Bruno Fire; if they are guilty of systemic violations in both state and federal safety regulations. The California Public Utilities Commission stated that PG&E had failed to follow accepted industry practice when installing the pipeline, failed to comply with federal pipeline integrity management ...
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  • Italian Cruise Ship Disaster

    Posted By Blog Manager || 19-Jan-2012

    On Friday January 13, 2012, a loud bang indicated that something was going terribly wrong on the Costa Concordia Italian cruise ship. The 4,000 people on board began to panic as the ship quickly came to a halt, and then became dark. Passengers starting to feel the boat shake, as people began running and dishes were being thrown. The boat tilted to the left, an hour later an emergency was ...
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  • Choosing a Motorcycle Helmet

    Posted By Blog Manager || 12-Jan-2012

    While motorcycling is an inherently dangerous activity, and it is likely that most personal injury attorneys would advise against riding on a motorcycle, if you are insistent on biking, please pick out a safe helmet. Get one that is both Snell certified as well as DOT certified. You may also wish to consider a full face helmet instead of a half helmet or 3/4 helmet. According to the 1981 Hurt ...
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  • 7-year old girl dies at school of peanut allergy

    Posted By Blog Manager || 5-Jan-2012

    A 7-year old girl died on Monday from a suspected peanut allergy at school. First grader Ammaria Johnson broke out in hives and complained of shortness of breath at recess. Approximately 8% of children have some sort of food allergy. If a child's allergy is life threatening, it is imperative that the school is aware and is prepared. Shawn Smith, a spokesman for the Chesterfield County school ...
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  • 2012 Brings New DUI Law into Effect

    Posted By Blog Manager || 29-Dec-2011

    California legislators are trying to remove drivers, who are repeat offenders of DUIs, off the road. Under a new law, AB 1601, which will take effect on January 1, 2012, will allow a judge to suspend a driver's license for 10 years following a third DUI conviction. Under California's current law the suspension of a driver's license can only be authorized by the Department of Motor ...
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  • Safety recall with children's products

    Posted By Blog Manager || 23-Dec-2011

    In the most recent lawsuit against Toys R Us, it stated that Toys R Us knowingly stocked a baby product that had caused serious injuries. Bumbo is a simple molded plastic seat that is more upright than a bouncy chair, and less rigid than a high chair, which made it a hit with parents. Bumbo has sold nearly 4 million units in the United States since 2003; however, in 2007 it was recalled due to the ...
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