Do you Enjoy Walking/Running and Want to Support a Great Cause?

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in General Health on Thursday, April 19, 2012. Consider joining Walk MS 2012 and show your support at one of the northern California Walk MS dates. There are walks in East Bay, Eureka, Yuba City, Monterey, Santa Rosa, Walnut Creek, Folson, Modesto, San Jose, Solano County, Sacramento, and San Francisco. Look here, to learn more information about the each event. You can join a team, create your own, or even donate to the cause if you are able. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects the central nervous system and is thought o be an autoimmune diseas ...

Categories: General Health

Pit bull attacks again

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Legal news on Thursday, April 12, 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. His dog came charging from behind a parked car and lunged towards her. The policewoman, who was a former police dog handler, wa ...

Categories: Legal News

HONDA RECALLS SUVS

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Legal news on Tuesday, April 3, 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 the risk of a crash, but no crashes or injuries have been reported due to this particular problem. Owners will be receiving a rec ...

Categories: Legal News

Sports-Related Head Injuries

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injury on Friday, March 30, 2012. The leading cause of death from sports-related injuries is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Twenty-one percent of all TBIs among American children/adolescents are related to sports and recreational activities. A TBI can be the result of when the head is suddenly and violently hit by an object or when an object pierces the skull and enters the brain tissue. The symptoms of a TBI can vary depending on the severity of the damage done to the brain. A mild case can result in a brief change in mental state or consciousness, whil ...

Categories: Brain Injury

Argentinian Train Crash

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Legal news on Tuesday, February 28, 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 waiting on the train station platform as the train passes them and the camera. The crash caused the train's second station to be pu ...

Categories: Legal News

Ways to Improve Your Memory

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injury on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Whether you realize it or not, there are specific steps you can take to improve your memory. Here are a few tips for keeping your brain healthy and enhancing your ability to remember:1. Sleep and Exercise: Sleeping properly and working out regularly can improve your memory. On the other hand, skipping sleep and exercise can damage your ability to remember. Why? Physical activity encourages the flow of oxygen to your brain. This reduces the risk of certain disorders that may result in memory loss. For example, you are more l ...

Categories: Brain Injury

PG&E’S $70 MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH SAN BRUNO

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Legal news on Thursday, March 15, 2012. PG&E will pay the City of San Bruno $70 million as compensation for the 2010 gas pipeline explosion. As part of the deal, San Bruno will have to cap at $50 million in a separate trust fund that PG&E created. This fund will be used to replace infrastructure destroyed in the blast, pay for social services for residents, and city staff time. No decisions have been made as to how the money will be spent. San Bruno will form a nonprofit that will manage the money and the decisions will be made after a public process. PG&a ...

Categories: Legal News

Cruise ship Travelers Beware

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Public Safety on Thursday, March 1, 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 waterfalls and tropical wildlife. The gunmen came onto the bus at around 5:00pm and took passengers' money and valuable items such as wa ...

Categories: Public Safety

DOT Calls for Ban on Social Networks

On behalf of <span"> Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Legal news on Thursday, February 23, 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 navigation system for drivers; unless the vehicle was on park. However, the guidelines do not apply to electronic warning ...

Categories: Legal News

CRASH KILLS SAN JOSE MAN AFTER FAMILY VACATION

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Personal Injury on Tuesday, February 21, 2012. A San Jose man was killed early Monday morning after a SUV rolled over on the ramp from northbound 101 to Capitol Expressway. This was the third death on the South Bay roads during the holiday weekend. The coroner's office identified the man as Victor Gomez-Mendoza, age 30. He was one of eight people in the Chevrolet Trailblazer - at least two of whom were not wearing seatbelts - when it flipped on the off-ramp at about 4:45 a.m., according to the CHP. The driver of the Trailblazer hit a raised curb while negotiati ...

Categories: Personal Injury

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