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Wrongful Death Cases in Napa

Wrongful Death Cases in Napa

I’m Ed Smith, a Napa wrongful death lawyer. Deadly collisions are often devastating and can be extremely difficult for those who lose a loved one. Sadly, Napa is no stranger to fatal car accidents. According to information from UC Berkeley, Napa County has seen more than 100 fatal car accidents over the last decade. As recently as last month, a fatal crash took place along a rural Napa roadway and left one man from Vallejo with injuries that cost him his life. Not long before this crash, a Sacramento woman was killed in northern Napa on Highway 128 after the driver of the vehicle she was riding in drifted off of the road and struck a tree.

What is Wrongful Death?

Common Types of Dog Bite Injury

Common Types of Dog Bite Injury

I’m Ed Smith, a Benicia dog bite lawyer. When people imagine a dog bite, they usually picture a classic bite-mark pattern of small puncture wounds on either a leg or an arm. While some dog bite injuries do look like this, many are unaware that dog bites can cause a wide range of very serious injuries. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that more than four million Americans are bitten by dogs annually. While not all of these bites will cause a serious injury, it is important to know the types of injuries that dog attacks are known to cause.

Most Common Injuries

Tips for Safe Loading in a Forklift

Tips For Safe Loading in a Forklift

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento personal injury lawyer. Forklifts are unique vehicles that use a set of prongs to raise and move heavy loads. They commonly found in factories, warehouses, and construction work sites. Since forklifts can weigh several tons, drivers should exercise due care to minimize their chances of severe injuries or death.

Safe Loading

The Many Faces of Mesothelioma

The Many Faces of Mesothelioma

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento personal injury lawyer. Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that attacks the mesothelium and is caused by exposure to asbestos. The disease generally does not present itself for 20 to 50 years after exposure. Deadly and aggressive, some strides have been made over recent years in the treatment of mesothelioma. However, the survival rate is low. Those who are diagnosed early on with the pleural form of the disease have a 36 to 48 percent chance of surviving for two years. A 5-percent survival rate is found in 10 to 16 percent. Those with an advanced form of this type of cancer have a much lower survival rate.

What Is the Mesothelium?

Semi Collides With Sedan

Semi Collides With Sedan

I’m Ed Smith, a Rancho Cordova truck accident lawyer. On August 13, a semi was involved in a collision with a small sedan along westbound U.S. Route 50 in the early afternoon. Unknown injuries were reported as a result of the crash, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), and Metro Fire personnel were called in to evaluate the condition of those who were injured. It is unknown at this time whether those injured in the accident were treated at the scene or taken to a hospital for further care.

Details of the Accident

Traumatic Shock in an Auto Accident

Traumatic Shock in an Auto Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer. Shock is a bodily response to adverse circumstances and can take on many forms. Some forms of shock have to do with body temperature while others manifest as a result of infection or blood loss. Recently, medical providers have started to recognize a new type of shock called traumatic shock. This can result from significant trauma, such as that found in an auto accident.

Shock: Important Information

Elk Grove Drunk Driving Patrol Increase

Elk Grove Drunk Driving Patrol Increase

I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove Personal Injury Lawyer. Summer is a time for fun, but some people take it too far when it comes to partying. Too many are putting themselves and others in danger. Drunk driving accidents are much too common this time of year. With the last days of the summer season slowly approaching us, the Elk Grove Police Department (EGPD) has publicly announced their full participation in a nationwide movement regarding drunk driving enforcement.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Major Injuries in Antelope Pedestrian Accident

Major Injuries in Antelope Pedestrian Accident

I’m Ed Smith, an Antelope pedestrian accident lawyer. An early morning accident on August 16 in front of Antelope High School left one person with major injuries. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that lanes were blocked by the accident, which occurred at Titan Drive and Shell Beach Drive shortly before 7:40 in the morning. The Sacramento Fire Department was called so that paramedics could assess the injured person. The identity of that person is unknown at this time as well as which hospital that individual was taken to for additional treatment and evaluation.

School Safety at Antelope High School

Eureka Car Accident Statistics

Eureka Car Accident Statistics

I’m Ed Smith, a Eureka car accident lawyer. The city of Eureka is the largest population center in Coastal Northern California and offers residents a lively community as well as easy access to nearby hiking trails and beaches. However, the city is also located on a major highway and is a commute center for the area. This means that Eureka has a relatively high amount of vehicle traffic and, as a result, is often the site of injury crashes. Drivers in Eureka may be interested in learning these statistics about car accidents that affect their city.

Accident Overview

Bicycle Accidents in Modesto

Bicycle Accidents in Modesto

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto bicycle accident lawyer. Bicycling is popular for its health benefits, leisure, and means of transportation in California. Whether you ride your bike around the block with friends and family or use it to commute to work, it is crucial to understand why bicycle accidents happen and how to avoid them to ensure your safety.

Bicycle Accident Statistics

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