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Eureka Injury Bicycle Accident

Eureka Injury Bicycle Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Eureka personal injury lawyer. A bicyclist was seriously injured after being hit by a car in Eureka on the evening of Friday, May 18, 2018. Reports stated that the collision took place in the downtown area during high-traffic hours. Medics transported the man to a local hospital for treatment. Eureka Police Department (EPD) and the Humboldt Fire Authority both assisted with responding to the traumatic crash. EPD noted that the accident involved only one vehicle in addition to the bike and did not report any further injuries.

According to EPD reports, the accident happened at about 5:25 p.m. close to the intersection of B Street and 4th Street near the North Coast Co-op. EPD’s Sgt. Ed Wilson reported that multiple witnesses said the bicycle entered B Street at a quick speed. After entering the street, the rider was struck by a gold Saturn sedan that had been traveling west in the number three roadway lane.

Dangerous Traffic Violations in Davis

Dangerous Traffic Violations in Davis

I’m Ed Smith, a Davis personal injury lawyer. Auto accidents are sometimes unavoidable and occur because of a factor outside of the control of drivers involved in the crash. However, many collisions are directly caused by reckless actions taken by a motorist. Drivers who break the law by ignoring right-of-way, speed limits and other regulations increase the chances of a traumatic crash for everyone on the roadway. Traffic law violations lead to thousands of serious injury crashes in California every year, and Davis is no exception. The types of traffic violations that commonly cause accident injuries in Davis as well as information about the dangers and consequences of those violations are included in the following article.

Most Common Violations

Crushed Roofs Are Deadly in a Crash

Crushed Roofs Are Deadly in a Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident and personal injury lawyer. Recently, there was a two-vehicle collision at one of the on-ramps along Interstate 5, which blocked several lanes of traffic. According to a statement about the incident by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), an injury was reported, which necessitated calling emergency services to the crash site.

What Happened

Prevent Swimming Pool Deaths This Year in Sacramento

Prevent Swimming Pool Deaths This Year in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death lawyer. Summertime can be great fun for your family when they go swimming. However, an accident while in the pool or spa caused by negligence can result in a wrongful death. For every child that accidentally drowns, five others are taken to emergency rooms for treatment due to a near drowning. Half of those children require hospitalization and may end up with traumatic brain injury, nerve damage or spinal cord injuries.

Accidental Drowning

ATV Injuries in Children

ATV Injuries in Children

I’m Ed Smith, a Personal Injury Lawyer in Sacramento. Extreme sports are an excellent source of both exercise and entertainment in this country, and many people grow up riding bikes, ATVs, and skateboards. However, due to the nature of these sports, it is critical to ensure that proper safety precautions are taken. Recently, a review article was published about a crash that discussed some of the injuries that children can have as a result of ATVs and the implications for these injuries going forward.

The article published by a team of medical specialists discusses some of the serious injuries that children are prone to suffering while riding an ATV. The severity of the accidents that children sustain while riding an ATV can vary. Some kids may only suffer scrapes and bruises as a result of a crash. However, like cars, ATVs are also prone to rollover accidents. When ATVs roll over, there isn’t any metal frame to separate the rider from the ground. As a result, some of the children can sustain traumatic brain injuries. These happen because the head is the highest point over the ATV and often strikes the ground first in an ATV accident. The article goes on to discuss that helmets can sharply decrease the chances of suffering a traumatic brain injury in a crash. Other common injuries that children can sustain while riding an ATV include bone fractures. Some of the common fractures mentioned include a broken humerus, fractures of the radius and ulna, and a fractured tibia.

Brain Injuries and Quality of Life

Brain Injuries and Quality of Life

I’m Ed Smith, a Redding brain injury lawyer. Usually, when people think about the effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), serious medical issues come to mind. While TBIs can potentially mean a long list of expensive medications and multiple medical provider visits, there are many other complications that can arise. An injured individual may undergo issues with their quality of life resulting from a TBI further leading to major changes and stresses for their families as well. These effects vary and may include both additional responsibilities and unexpected costs.

Effects of TBI on Daily Life

Two Seriously Injured in Placerville Collision

Two Seriously Injured in Placerville Collision

I’m Ed Smith, a Placerville personal injury lawyer. Two men from Pollock Pines in El Dorado County were involved in a rollover accident in a rural area near Placerville on May 16, 2018. The men were both transported to an emergency care center to be treated. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers stated that only a single vehicle was involved and the cause of the accident is still being investigated. The two injured men were identified as 47-year-old David Louie Gurich and 27-year-old Joe Horner.  Hospital officials stated that the two men’s condition had improved from severe to fair.

Crash Information

Grief: Coping and Healing after a Loved One’s Death

Grief: Coping and Healing after a Loved One’s Death

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton wrongful death lawyer. Losing someone you love is one of the most traumatic events in your life. Coping with a loved one’s death is a challenge and can cause an emotional crisis. You may endure a wide array of unexpected emotions including shock, denial, anger, guilt and sadness. The pain associated with grief can also interfere with your physical health, making it difficult for you to sleep, eat or think clearly. Grief is a natural and normal response to the death of your loved one. Although there is no easy solution to cope with pain, there are healthy ways to ease your sadness.

Coping with Grief

Medical Emergency May Have Caused Crash on Blue Oaks Blvd.

Medical Emergency May Have Caused Crash on Blue Oaks Blvd.

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento auto accident attorney. A May 18 single-vehicle crash on the Blue Oaks Boulevard exit ramp near Blue Oaks Town Center was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). It is unknown what caused the accident. The vehicle involved went across the ramp and collided with the center divider. It is unknown whether the driver or any passengers were injured in the collision. 

What Happened

 Abdominal Trauma Causing Aneurysms

Abdominal Trauma Causing Aneurysms

I’m Ed Smith, a Personal Injury Lawyer in Sacramento. When people hear about an aneurysm, most think about the brain. While it is true that many deadly aneurysms take place in the brain, these can occur in almost any blood vessel in the body. Aneurysms are swellings that resemble balloons that occur on the outside of blood vessels. If these balloons burst, they can lead to severe bleeding. If not stopped, this could be fatal. Some of the critical statistics regarding aneurysms include:

  • About 4% of people over the age of 65 is living with an aneurysm in their chest or abdomen.

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