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Intersection Motorcycle Accident Safety Precautions

Intersection Motorcycle Accident Safety Precautions

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyer. Motorcycle accidents at intersections account for a high number of collision injuries and fatalities to riders. When this happens, an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can defend your rights and help obtain the compensation you need.

Intersection Accidents and Motorcyclists

Talcum Powder Lawsuits Increase

Talcum Powder Lawsuits Increase

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento personal injury lawyer. Over the years, mothers trusted talcum powder for use on their babies and themselves. The product has absorbent properties that make the user feel dry. Yet, 40 years ago, Johnson & Johnson became aware of the association between talcum powder used on the genitals and ovarian cancer. Recent lawsuits have seen large sums of money awarded to plaintiffs. The number of talcum powder lawsuits have increased, reaching 5,500. 

What Happened?

Helping a Grieving Friend Through a Devastating Loss

Helping a Grieving Friend Through a Devastating Loss

I’m Ed Smith, a wrongful death lawyer in Sacramento. When a friend is experiencing a devastating loss, most people genuinely want to be there for him or her. However, during times like these, they may not know what to say. Some people may be so afraid of saying the wrong thing that they choose to say nothing at all. Although that is a choice, it’s usually not a good one. While there isn’t a perfect way to respond, here are some tips on what you can do to be supportive.

Don’t Take on Your Friend’s Grief

Single Vehicle Accident Injures Two Near Merced County

Single Vehicle Accident Injures Two Near Merced County

I’m Ed Smith, a Merced car accident lawyer. A single-vehicle accident occurred in Merced County on the afternoon of Monday, April 16, 2018. Unfortunately, two parties suffered injuries in the collision. A Toyota Tundra was hauling a trailer along Highway 152 in the vicinity of Dale Road at approximately 2:12 pm. For unknown reasons, the Toyota driver crashed the vehicle. Emergency crews were called to the scene to render immediate aid to the injured parties.

Nature of Injuries

Helmet Use Reduces Spine Injuries

Helmet Use Reduces Spine Injuries

I’m Ed Smith, an Ione Bicycle Accident Attorney. While people are growing up, many of them learn how to ride a bike. There is even a saying that once people learn how to ride a bike, they never forget. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of people and helmet use while riding a bicycle. Many people do not wear helmets while riding either because they just forget or because they find them to be uncomfortable. A recent medical article was published demonstrating that helmet use reduces spine injuries.

Mechanism of Injury in Bike Accidents

Woodland Police Increasing Safety Efforts

Woodland Police Increasing Safety Efforts

I’m Ed Smith, a Woodland wrongful death lawyer. Officials of the Woodland Police Department (WPD) have stated that they will be stepping up enforcement efforts involving pedestrians and bicyclist by focusing enforcement on “collision causing factors involving pedestrians, motorists, and bicyclists.”

Vital Areas

Pseudotumor Cerebri in an Auto Accident

Pseudotumor Cerebri in an Auto Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento injury lawyer. Injuries to the head can be devastating for not only the individual but also their loved ones. There are many different types of head injuries that someone could sustain. One of the more common problems is called pseudotumor cerebri. Someone who is involved in an auto accident runs the risk of sustaining a variety of injuries. Some of these are more serious than others. Some relevant statistics to know include:

  • 55,000: Over 55,000 teenagers suffered a catastrophic personal injury in a car accident during the years of 2009 and 2010. These numbers were published by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Nerve Damage in a Degloving Injury

Nerve Damage in a Degloving Injury

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Degloving Injury Lawyer. When riding a motorcycle, there are several serious injuries that people should be concerned about. Most motorcycle riders are aware of the dangers of bone fractures, road rash, and head injuries. One of the often overlooked issues is called a degloving injury. A degloving injury occurs when an extensive amount of skin is torn from the body. This is termed an avulsion injury. This can lead to many complications both acutely and down the road. Among the various difficulties is damage to the blood supply of that region of the body along with the loss of soft tissue. Furthermore, one of the most common complications is nerve damage. Nerve damage has the potential to severely damage someone’s quality of life.

How Does Nerve Damage in a Degloving Injury Happen?

A Sacramento Crash May Be Alcohol or Drug Related

Sacramento Crash May Be Alcohol or Drug Related

I’m Sacramento car accident lawyer Ed Smith. An April 17 crash between an older model Ford pickup and water truck along eastbound Jackson Road caused an injury to one of the individuals involved. At the time of this report, no further bulletins as to the identity of that person have been released. Alcohol or drug consumption as a factor in the crash was not ruled out by authorities. No one was charged with drunk or impaired driving at the accident site. 

Accident Details

Wrongful Death in a Motorcycle Accident

Wrongful Death in a Motorcycle Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death lawyer. Motorcyclists know that their risk of injury or death on the road is much higher than that of those in a motor vehicle. While some of those accident injuries and fatalities are caused by negligence on the part of the rider, others are caused by the larger, heavier motor vehicles. When a motorcycle rider dies as a result of a driver’s negligence, the family may be entitled to place a claim for financial compensation.

Negligence That Causes the Death of a Motorcyclist

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