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Children and Pedestrian Injuries

Children and Pedestrian Injuries

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. It is a tremendous tragedy whenever a car accident involves pedestrian injuries. However, the stakes are even higher when the person being struck is a child. There are several reasons why children are at a higher risk of being hit by cars than adults. Some of these reasons include:

  • Vision Issues: When people are driving, they keep their eyes in front of them, scanning for potential obstacles or other motor vehicles. Sometimes, the hood of a car or the view out of the back mirror can be limited. Children are often too short to be seen in front of a vehicle. This increases the chance of being hit by a vehicle.

Understanding Wrongful Death Claims in Modesto

Understanding Wrongful Death Claims in Modesto

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto wrongful death lawyer. Wrongful death is a matter that most individuals do not know much about until they undergo the loss of a loved one due to the negligent actions by another party or entity. When faced with the expenses associated with the loss of a family member, it is important to understand what a wrongful death claim is and how it can help move a family forward after such a traumatic loss.

What is Wrongful Death?

Determining Case Worth in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Determining Case Worth in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

I’m Ed Smith, a Pittsburg Personal Injury Lawyer. The process of filing a personal injury lawsuit can leave you wondering what the outcome will look like, and questioning how much compensation you are entitled to is completely normal. While this may be a common question, unfortunately there is no straightforward answer due to the unique nature of every case. However, there are certain ways to predict a potential case resolution or settlement. The answer typically depends on what we refer to as “damages.”

Everything You Need to Know About Damages

Safe Driving During the Summer

Safe Driving During the Summer

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton car accident attorney. The summer season is now upon us, and for many residents throughout the state of California, that means time off from school and planned vacations. Traffic conditions during this time increase significantly as vacationers hit the roads with their loved ones. Whether you have plans for a long road trip or will simply be commuting around town, it is important to understand the risks that come with summertime driving, including car accidents.

Vehicle Maintenance

Understanding Dog Bite Claims in Tracy

Understanding Dog Bite Claims in Tracy

I’m Ed Smith, a Tracy dog bite lawyer. Dogs are considered close companions to those who own and love them. In recent studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), caring for a dog has been found to have increased exercise levels and decrease stress. However, a man’s best friend can sometimes bite, and result in serious injuries to those affected. With the prevalence of dog bites throughout California, insurance companies are also seeing an increase in dog bite injury claims. When faced with such injuries, it is important to understand what rights you have and what damages you are entitled to when submitting a claim for your injuries.

Dog Bite Statistics

Pickup Leaves After Hitting Gas Pump in Orangevale

Pickup Leaves After Hitting Gas Pump in Orangevale

I’m Ed Smith, an Orangevale car accident lawyer. A woman was left with head injuries in the early hours of July 17 after the driver of a pickup truck ran into a gasoline pump at a station located on Greenback Lane and then fled the scene. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the woman was a passenger in the vehicle that was involved in the collision. The pump, which was significantly damaged in the accident, had been turned off at the time, avoiding what could have been an even more dangerous situation.

What Happened?

Two Vehicle Collision on Elverta Rd. in Sacramento

Two Vehicle Collision on Elverta Rd. in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento auto accident lawyer. An accident was reported on Wednesday, July 18, between two vehicles along Elverta Road in Sacramento. The head-on collision resulted in major injuries to people in both vehicles who were hospitalized for further evaluation and treatment. Let’s take a look at the brutality of head-on collisions and the injuries commonly linked to such crashes.

What Happened?

Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents in Richmond, CA

Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents in Richmond, CA

I’m Ed Smith, a Richmond car accident lawyer. Motor vehicle accidents are a problem everywhere in the nation but especially in California with almost 27 million licensed drivers. The numbers do not include drivers around the state who are either unlicensed, have lost their licenses or are driving on one that is expired. With crowded highways and urban streets, accidents are bound to happen. Learn about the types of accidents and injuries that are common in Richmond as well as the time limit for filing a lawsuit in California.

Motor Vehicle Accident Types

Spine and Pelvis Fractures in an Auto Accident

Spine and Pelvis Fractures in an Auto Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Car Accident Lawyer in Sacramento. Fractures of the spine have the potential to be severe, as do fractures of the pelvis. They can impact fertility, lead to long-term consequences, and contribute to high medical costs. Sometimes, these fractures can occur together.

In the world of traumatic injuries, damage to the spine is among the most severe. A spinal cord injury can lead to permanent changes in someone’s motor and sensory function. Particularly severe injuries can even cause paralysis. According to statistics released by the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC):

Elderly Pedestrian Safety in Stockton

Elderly Pedestrian Safety in Stockton

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton personal injury lawyer. Walking is a great way of fostering a healthy lifestyle. For the elderly, this may be their primary means of transportation in getting around town. While the benefits of walking are endless in older adults, there are safety concerns that should be taken into consideration as they walk down the road in Stockton.

Why Walking is Beneficial

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