Revealing the dangers of eating and drinking while driving

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in motor vehicle accidents on Monday, August 19, 2019. In the immediate aftermath of you having been involved in a car accident in San Jose, your first thoughts may be how is that the person that caused the accident could have lost control of their vehicle in the way that they did. After seeing them with food or grease stains on their clothing (or spills on the seats or floor of their vehicle, you may just have your answer. Many of those that come to see us here at Shea & Shea - a Professional Law Corporation are surprised at just how distracting eating while d ...

Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents

Woman arrested following fatal crash in Tulare County

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in motor vehicle accidents on Monday, August 5, 2019. The term “car accident” is used to describe collisions between vehicles on San Jose’s streets because most such incidents are indeed accidents in which the people that caused them had no intention of causing harm. While that may have little impact on the devastating outcomes that such accidents can produce, it may affect the attitudes of those involved. However, when one acts so recklessly as to show an indifference towards the safety of others, then the decision of whether or not to seek legal action foll ...

Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents

Defining the duty of care of property owners

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in personal injury law on Monday, July 22, 2019. Like most in San Jose, you understand that when you own property, you are responsible for whatever happens on it. The issue of liability for any accidents or injuries that occur on your land or in your home, however, can often be very complex. Many have come to us here at Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation asking whether any issues that occur on their properties are automatically their fault, or whether or not personal responsibility on the part of the injured party plays a role. If you have the same ques ...

Categories: Personal Injury Law

Ryan Dunn’s Death Raises Questions About Dram Shop Laws

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Personal Injury on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. The recent death of Ryan Dunn has drawn attention to the issue of drunk driving in recent weeks. Ryan Dunn, star of MTV's Jackass, and friend Zachary Hartwell were killed June 20, 2011 when Ryan Dunn's Porsche 911 hit a guardrail, flipped into a ravine, and caught fire. Dunn is estimated to have been traveling between 132 and 140 miles per hour. Dunn and his friend were on their way home from a bar in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Dunn had a blood alcohol level of .196, more than twice the legal limit. Under Pennsylvania ...

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What is the attractive nuisance doctrine?

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in personal injury law on Monday, July 8, 2019. You may wish you could follow your kids around whenever they left your home, yet that is simply not possible. There will inevitably be times when they are encountered with scenarios in San Jose where they would benefit from your judgment and supervision, yet you are not there to provide it. Fortunately, the law places the responsibility on others to protect your children from certain dangers that could potentially cause them harm. A legal principle exists known as the attractive nuisance doctrine. The Cornell Law Sc ...

Categories: Personal Injury Law

Are school buses required to have seat belts?

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in bus accidents on Saturday, June 22, 2019. When you send your child off to school, you naturally assume that he or she will be safe on the journey. However, many parents have concerns about seat belts on school buses and whether kids should be obligated to use them at all times. The New York Times offers more insight into this controversial topic. While there has been a push for seat belts in all school buses in recent years, only a handful of states have laws in place making this essential safety feature mandatory. California is just one state, along wi ...

Categories: Bus Accidents

State sees multi-year increases in truck accident deaths

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in motor vehicle accidents on Thursday, June 6, 2019. In 2017, California recorded a slight dip in the number of people who died in motor vehicle accidents. That year, 3,602 accident fatalities were recorded statewide compared to 3,837 in 2016. However, when looking at the number of deaths that resulted from accidents involving tractor-trailers or other large trucks, the story is different. The number of truck accident deaths in 2017 rose for the fourth consecutive year. Between 2013 and 2017, vehicular fatalities involving large trucks increased every year fr ...

Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents

Facts about traumatic brain injuries

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in traumatic brain injuries on Sunday, May 26, 2019. Many people in California have likely heard reports about incidents in which a person experiences trauma to their head. Some of these events can result in what is called a traumatic brain injury. As explained by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, a TBI is a special type of injury that is marked by a disruption in the brain's ability to function normally. A traumatic brain injury might be temporary or short-term or it may end up being severe. In the case of a severe TBI, a person often ends up wit ...

Categories: Traumatic Brain Injuries

How might concussions result in hearing loss?

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in catastrophic injuries on Thursday, May 9, 2019. Brain damage is one of the most common concerns when someone suffers a concussion, and while brain injury is perhaps the most thought of consequence from a blow to the head, a concussion can cause lasting harm to a person in other ways, such as negatively impacting a person’s ability to hear. This kind of damage can be temporary or permanent, and can drastically impact your quality of life in San Jose, California. Everyday Hearing explains that hearing damage from a concussion can take different forms. A he ...

Categories: Catastrophic Injuries

Helping your loved one communicate after a TBI

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in traumatic brain injuries on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. When you receive the call that your loved one has been involved in a serious accident that has resulted in a catastrophic brain injury, you may immediately think the worst. It will undoubtedly take time for your family member to recover from his or her injury and a full recovery may be impossible depending on the severity of the accident. At Shea & Shea, we have helped many victims of traumatic brain injuries in California. One of the areas of function that may have been readily affected by your loved one ...

Categories: Traumatic Brain Injuries

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