The Hazards of Unrestrained Items While Driving

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Car Accidents on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Did you know that unrestrained items can be extremely hazardous when driving? That's right. In some situations, a person will perform a maneuver that causes smaller objects, like water bottles, to fall under the clutch, gas, and brake pedals. This can be extremely dangerous to the driver and other persons sharing the road. In addition, this can distract the driver if they take their focus off of the road to remove the object. Research shows that well over 13,000 injuries occurred over the course of one year due ...

Categories: Car Accidents

Who Is Liable for Injuries at a Ball Park?

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Catastrophic Injury on Wednesday, July 1, 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 of adults and children who have been injured in a stadium or other sporting event. While this may sound like a relatively min ...

Categories: Public Safety

Do I Need an Attorney When Filing a Catastrophic Injury Claim?

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Catastrophic Injury on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Catastrophic injuries are unlike any other personal injuries. They often result in lasting or permanent impairment, disfigurement, or disability. Whether the victim is suffering from paralysis or severe burns, the consequences can alter the course of their life. If you or a loved one is currently a victim of such serious injuries, you know how challenging it can be to ever feel normal again. Compensation is essential for catastrophic injury victims. Without it, it is often impossible to pay medical bills ...

Categories: Catastrophic Injury

After a Brain Injury Caused by Sports, Who Pays the Bills?

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injury on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Athletes who play contact sports such as football, rugby, and hockey do so with the knowledge that they are likely to suffer some sort of injuries. In fact, more than 3.5 million children receive medical treatment for sports injuries each year. While the sporting industry has made a big push in recent years to promote helmet-wearing and the seriousness of brain injuries, it doesn't change the fact that they are still one of the most common injuries occurring in athletes today.Unfortunately, brain injuries that occur ...

Categories: Brain Injury

Shea & Shea’s $9.28 Verdict Featured in VerdictSearch California

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Firm News on Thursday, May 8, 2014. Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation is not only proud to announce that we successfully won a verdict of $9,281,348 for a truck accident client, but that this recovery was the "Featured Verdict" in VerdictSearch California, Vol. 13, Issue 9 on May 5, 2014. WHAT IS VERDICTSEARCH? VerdictSearch is a leading provider of verdict and settlement research. The database of verdicts and settlements in various states is intended to help attorneys "try cases and negotiate settlements from a position of strength." VerdictSe ...

Categories: Firm News

Family Sues City After Their 7-Year-Old Daughter Sustained Serious Head and Brain Injury While Attending City-Run Summer Camp

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Brain Injury on Friday, February 21, 2014. During the summer of 2013, a 7-year-old girl apparently sustained serious head and brain trauma while she was participating in a game at a summer camp run by the City of Fremont.According to reports, the young lady hit her head on a cement patio when her wheelchair tipped over as a camp counselor was helping her "chase" another child during a game of Duck-Duck-Goose. The family of the girl claims that the brain damage, skull fracture and other catastrophic injuries the girl sustained in the unfortunate accident were a ...

Categories: Brain Injury

PERSONAL INJURY INFO: WHAT EVERY ACCIDENT VICTIM NEEDS TO KNOW

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Personal Injury on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Many people have no knowledge of personal injury claims and how the process works until they are thrown into it by an accident. Do you know what to do if you are injured because of someone else's negligence? Maybe you have already been injured and are looking for guidance. Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation is here to help! Read through the tips below to get started before you call us at (888) 627-3032 for a free initial consultation. The sooner you consult a San Jose personal injury lawyer, the bet ...

Categories: Personal Injury

Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death in California?

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Wrongful Death on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. Wrongful death is a tragic occurrence wherein someone dies at the fault of another party. A lawsuit can be brought about to hold the negligent party responsible for their actions. The survivors may be able to receive compensation for their loss, the lost wages of the deceased, the loss of companionship and the funeral expenses involved. Wrongful death lawsuits were not existent in "common law," this right is fairly new, but now every state in the U.S. has some sort of wrongful death regulations. If you would like to ...

Categories: Wrongful Death

OSHA WARNS CONSTRUCTION WORKERS OF FALL HAZARDS

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Personal Injury on Friday, April 5, 2013. Construction workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. They are constantly working with heavy machinery at dangerous heights. They are also exposed to electricity, falling objects, and are constantly working with heavy pieces of lumber and other dangerous materials. While there are an abundance of dangers in construction, falls are considered the leading cause of death according to reports by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration. In 2010 alone, there were 264 fall fatalities. This is a large ...

Categories: Personal Injury

Top Causes of Car Accidents in San Jose

On behalf of Shea & Shea - A Professional Law Corporation posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, February 28, 2013. Were you injured in a car accident in San Jose? Determining who was at fault in the collision is a crucial step in securing the compensation you deserve. The most common causes of car accidents in San Jose may come as a surprise. The leading cause of car accidents is not drunk drivers or reckless drivers, but distracted drivers. From sending a text message to eating to talking to a passenger in the car, driver distraction is constantly occurring on our roads. According to the National Highway Traffic Safet ...

Categories: Car Accidents

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