Nerve Compression Following an Auto Accident

Car accidents have occupied a significant amount of the media spotlight in recent decades. Earning a driver’s license is a rite of passage for many teenagers in the United States, and it is essential for everyone to remember that driving is a privilege and not a right. Unfortunately, too many preventable car accidents occur every day and some of these can lead to serious, if not fatal, injuries. According to some of the statistics that were recently released by Statista:

  • There are about 222 million people in the United States who have a driver’s license.

Sacramento Motorcyclist Fatality

A Sacramento motorcyclist fatality happened along Howe Avenue, close to the American River, on December 7 when the rider was involved in a collision with two vehicles. The accident happened sometime before 5:30 in the evening while many people commuted home. According to the Sacramento police, Howe Avenue northbound at Folsom Boulevard, along with the off ramps for east and west Howe Avenue from Highway 50,  had to be closed to traffic to allow an investigation into the accident. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined, and Sacramento Police are asking that those who might have information give them a call. I’d like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of the deceased during this time of grief.

Negligent Motorists Can Cause a Sacramento Motorcyclist Fatality

Camp Fire Hero on a Bulldozer

The fantastic story of a Camp Fire hero recently emerged. It’s about bulldozer operator, Joe Kennedy, age 36 and a Grass Valley resident, who risked his life repeatedly to save others. Kennedy seems uncomfortable with being called a hero, and there are undoubtedly many others who haven’t made the news. However, one of his own acts of heroism was caught on camera by Butte County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Parmley. Parmley himself was trying to assist several nurses who were evacuating on foot from the Feather River Hospital through the flames and smoke. Walking down the road through the poor visibility and foul air, live embers skidding along the road as they sought safety, the group’s survival was threatened. They were hoping for a Camp Fire hero to save them. 

How It All Started

Talus Dislocation

Whenever someone makes the decision to get inside of a motor vehicle, safety always needs to come first. This means maintaining the car properly, making sure that everyone buckles their seatbelts and obey the rules of the road. Following these precautions can reduce the risk of being involved in a serious motor vehicle accident. Unfortunately, car accidents still happen on a regular basis. Some of the statistics regarding car accidents that have been published by the International Institute for Highway Safety have shown that:

  • Nearly 35,000 car accidents resulted in one or more fatalities in the United States in 2016.

Grieving Following Fatal Placerville Accidents

Even though saying goodbye to a friend or family member after they pass away is a natural part of life, it can still be very difficult. Learning how to continue with your life without the presence and support of your loved one can be confusing and takes time. However, this process can be even harder if a person’s death was caused by a fatal accident. Fatal accidents happen without any warning and the loved ones of those who have passed away not only have to deal with a sudden and massive change in their lives but have to recover emotionally knowing that the incident could have been prevented. The blog below contains helpful information about the grieving process after wrongful death accidents.

What is Wrongful Death?

December 2018 Modesto Community Event Calendar

The City of Modesto has something to offer everyone. There are over 200 restaurants, coffee houses, cafes, and other food establishments. Modesto also has a variety of lounges, nightclubs, and pubs for those that are interested in the nightlife scene. In honor of the holiday season, there are tons of festivities taking place all throughout the city. Review the list of upcoming Modesto events below, and find the perfect occasion to share with a friend, partner, or family member.

Sip, Shop, and Santa

Placerville Traumatic Bicycle Accidents

More and more people are choosing to ride their bikes as a regular form of transportation, but using a bicycle on public roads comes with the risk of being injured in a collision with a motor vehicle. Cyclists are also liable to suffer injuries during falls or in crashes caused by roadway hazards, faulty bicycle parts, and more. Because bicycles don’t offer riders much protection, it is common for cyclists involved in accidents to suffer major injuries. Learning about what these injuries are and how they are likely to happen is important for those who want to make sure they cycle safely.

Bicycle Accident Information

Seeking Legal Advice After an Accident

When you are in a car accident, you may wonder if seeking legal advice is the right choice. Both major and minor accidents can have serious physical and financial consequences. In some cases, it is unclear who is responsible for the accident, and without an attorney, you may find yourself struggling to pay medical bills and trying to support your family without depending on a weekly paycheck. In addition, if you don’t file a claim before the statute of limitation runs out, your case might not even be heard. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why seeking legal advice is a good idea.  

Investigating the Accident 

Rupture of an Abdominal Hematoma

Safety should always come first when driving a car. This means wearing a seatbelt, remaining under the speed limit, and minimizing distractions. Unfortunately, many people do not follow this advice, and car accidents continue to be a global problem. Those who are involved in an auto accident could sustain injuries that impact them and their loved ones for the rest of their life. Some of the statistics regarding car accidents that have been published by Driver Knowledge include:

  • About one out of every seven people do not wear their seatbelt while driving.

Sacramento Multiple Vehicle Crash

A Sacramento multiple vehicle crash happened during the morning rush hour traffic along State Route 99 southbound on December 5 and resulted in injuries to one of the people involved. It also caused a significant traffic hazard. An ambulance was called to the crash site for at least one injured party; however, no word has been released on the extent of harm or the specific type of injury that person suffered. According to a report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the HOV lane, second lane, center divide and right-hand side of the highway were blocked by the collision. The CHP will be conducting an investigation into the Sacramento multiple vehicle crash to determine and assign fault. Further investigation will also center on the possibility that alcohol or drugs were involved.

Sacramento Multiple Vehicle Crash Details