DELAYED POLICE REPORT AFTER FATAL NY BICYCLE ACCIDENT

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Legal news on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Reported in the New York Times on January 23, 2011 Nearly three months after the tragic death of Mathieu Lefevre, his family has finally obtained the police's investigation file. Mathieu (who was a Canadian citizen visiting Brooklyn, New York) was riding a bicycle when he was struck by a crane truck three months ago. According to the report, which was just recently released by the NYPD, the truck driver failed to signal for a right turn as Mathieu tried to pass the truck. Mathieu was struck by the crane truck which dr ...

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2012 Brings New DUI Law into Effect

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Legal news on Thursday, December 29, 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 Vehicles and it caps off at three years for a third DUI conviction. However, AB 1601 had been diluted before it got to the floor. Originally ...

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Will NFL Players Get Tested for HGH?

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Legal news on Tuesday, December 27, 2011. HGH is a human growth hormone that takes care of certain functionalities that are connected to vitality, energy, and resilience. HGH became a hot topic in sports after federal and state agents raided a building in Florida that had performance enhancing drugs. There have not been too many reports on the differences between HGH and steroids. Some say that HGH will not help an athlete beef up as much as steroids and that HGH may not have some of the horrible side affects of steroids. The NFL managers have said that t ...

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Safety recall with children’s products

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in General Health on Friday, December 23, 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 fact that U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission had received 28 reports of young children (between 3 to 10 months old) f ...

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New Year, New Car Seat Requirements

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Legal news on Thursday, November 17, 2011. New California law makes requirements much stricter for those children who want to kiss their booster seats goodbye. Currently, California law allows children by age 6 or 60 pounds to leave behind their booster seats. On October 4, 2011, Governor Jerry Brown signed a new law that increases the age requirement from age 6 to age 8, or the child being 4 feet 9 inches tall - whichever comes first. The new law will become effective on January 1, 2012. In 2000, California was the nation's leader in the toughest child-saf ...

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Playground Accidents & Safety

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Personal Injury on Friday, December 16, 2011. Playgrounds include a variety of recreational equipment such as monkey bars, tire swings, jungle gyms, see-saws, swing sets, merry-go- rounds and overhead ladders. This variety of equipment holds an unlimited potential of fun and adventure for any child with just a little but if imagination. A tire swing can transform into a pirate ship, while the top of a slide becomes the top the tallest tree on an unknown island. Modern playgrounds are an important part of a child's development and help foster important social an ...

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Cup of Noodles can pose serious burn risk

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in General Health on Tuesday, December 13, 2011. Recent studies show that instant cups of soup can pose serious burn risks. Depending on the style of the container, they are susceptible to tipping over very easily. The hot liquid can burn a person's chest, hands, arms, and legs. The noodles retain heat and stick to the skin. Children are also common victims of this burn injury. A dozen burn units at hospitals were asked about this injury; 8 of the 12 hospitals say they see this injury several times a week, often more frequently during the colder months. The ...

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2011 Survey Indicates Drivers’ Top Fear

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Legal news on Thursday, December 8, 2011. On July 1, 2008, two laws dealing with wireless phones went into effect. The first law (VC §23123) prohibited all drivers from using handheld wireless telephones while operating a vehicle. Motorist 18 years of age or older were able to use a "hands-free" device. The Second law (VC §23124) prohibited drivers under the age of 18 from using a wireless telephone or "hands-free" device while operating a vehicle. However, as of January 1, 2009, a new Wireless Communications Device Law went into effect that made it a violat ...

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Man hit by truck, killed while crossing San Jose Road–INFORMATION SOUGHT

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Legal news on Tuesday, December 6, 2011. A 34-year old man was struck by a large pickup truck and killed Monday evening while crossing Monterey Highway in San Jose, police said. Officer Jose Garcia said the unidentified victim died at the scene shortly after 6:36 p.m. when police received a call about the accident just south of downtown San Jose. Garcia said the man apparently was crossing the busy thoroughfare near Old Tully Road when the southbound truck hit him. Police are looking into whether he was in a crosswalk when he was hit by the Toyota Tundra ...

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Ongoing Debate Regarding Concussions in the NFL

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injury on Thursday, December 1, 2011. Football has arguably become America's new favorite pastime, but it is also one of the most dangerous sports. All the rough hitting and tackling is of course what makes the game exciting, but this is also what causes severe head injuries for the players. Alan Schwarz was one of the first to write about all of the severe head injuries caused by the game we all love. He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his journalism in this area and stirred the debate of concussions on a national level. While there have been some imp ...

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