Drunk driving continues to plague U.S.

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in motor vehicle accidents on Sunday, December 2, 2018. As people in California enjoy the holiday season, attention should be turned to the ongoing problems associated with drunk driving. This time of year tends to see an increase in the number of parties or other gatherings at which alcohol is served, thereby logically increasing the potential number of impaired drivers on the road. Despite increasingly tough laws and awareness campaigns, many people will simply not make a safe choice and avoid driving after drinking. Mothers Against Drunk Driving reported base ...

Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents

Understanding the concept of negligent entrustment

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in motor vehicle accidents on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Those driving on San Jose's roads likely strive to be mindful of the other motorists around them, with the expectation that the same courtesy will be returned to them. Yet people have no control over the actions of others, and the chance of encountering a reckless or incompetent driver is ever-present. Teen drivers (whose skills are likely still relatively green) might pose a particular threat. While they need opportunities to gain experience behind the wheel, their parents or guardians are expected to try ...

Categories: Motor Vehicle Accidents


On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Personal Injury on Monday, November 12, 2018. Everyone loves a relaxing vacation, but flying can be stressful. Between fear of airplane food and fear of flying in general, many people find the plane ride anything but carefree. The media is much more likely to focus on large airplane crashes, which makes airplane travel seem far more dangerous. However, if calculated by distance, cars are sixty-two times more dangerous than airplanes. When airplane accidents do occur, they tend to be catastrophic. Most airline accidents occur during takeoff, climb, descent, a ...

Categories: Personal Injury

Safety risks that can come up over baby products

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in catastrophic injuries on Friday, November 9, 2018. It is important for parents of newborns to think carefully about safety when it comes to the products in their home. There are a variety of products that can pose infant safety risks. And baby products are not exempt from this. Some parents might assume that products marketed to be used for babies would be safe. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. There are a range of safety risks that can come up in relation to such products. It can be important for parents to be aware of these risks. Examples o ...

Categories: Catastrophic Injuries


On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. In recent years, Uber has experimented with self-driving vehicles. When one of these self-driving cars struck a pedestrian, it forced the company to suspend the project in California. While these autonomous vehicles are still a long way from widespread use, there is still the risk that people can sustain injuries from getting into an Uber with a human driver behind the wheel. Passengers have suffered injuries to the knees, hands, neck and head from Uber drivers not paying attention. There are many reasons why this happens, and it is v ...

Categories: Uncategorized


On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Personal Injury on Thursday, September 20, 2018. A federal report released Wednesday disclosed disturbing information regarding PG&E and the San Bruno fire. An electrical failure at a PG&E facility in Milpitas caused pressure to surge in pipes, just moments before the explosion. The preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) also disclosed that it took 34 minutes for PG&E to dispatch a crew to shut off the pipeline after it ruptured, and more than 5 hours to shut off gas to the burning homes. This has angered representatives in the community ...

Categories: Personal Injury

Causes and Symptoms of Brain Injuries

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injury on Sunday, July 29, 2018. The aftermath of an injury can be difficult to endure, especially when the injury has a permanent effect on a part of the body. Unfortunately, one of the most difficult injuries to cope with is one that affects the head and brain. A traumatic brain injury can impact the way a person acts, their characteristics, their development, and more. When this type of injury is sustained, and the cause is someone else's negligence, it is important to know what options the victim has when it comes to righting the wrongs done to ...

Categories: Brain Injury

Attorney Michael M. Shea, Jr. Pens Editorial for The Mercury News

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injury on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Attorney Michael M. Shea, Jr. recently wrote an editorial in The Mercury News, San Jose's largest newspaper. In this editorial, he tackled an issue that's close and personal to him: the concussion risk in youth sports. And for that reason, he wrote to express support for AB 2108, also known as the "Safe Youth Football Act." The bill would have mandated that all participants in youth tackle football be at least 12 years old. You can read the editorial in its entirety here. YOUTH SPORTS & CTE RISK It's estimated tha ...

Categories: Brain Injury

Brain Injury Professional Includes Article Featuring Attorney Michael M. Shea, Jr.

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injury on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. First established in 2003 and acting as the official publication of the North American Brain Injury Society, Brain Injury Professional (BIP) has since become a go-to source for all things brain injury related. Medical doctors, legal professionals, special educators, and many more people all around the country turn to BIP for the latest updates and news about brain injury care, legislation, and so forth. As a staple of the publication, leading and influential individuals and companies are interviewed and featured in ...

Categories: Brain Injury

How to Fireproof Your Fourth of July Weekend

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Burn Injuries on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Summer is here, ushering in a slew of outdoor activities like barbecues, camping, and fireworks. Of course, what Independence Day would feel complete without the bright and fiery sparkle of fireworks dancing in the sky? Unfortunately, every year, at least 10,000 individuals get hurt or burned from fireworks, half of which are often children under the age of 14. To prevent this from happening to you or your children, take some important precautions to keep your summer celebrations safe and free from fire-related accide ...

Categories: Burn Injuries

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