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What Is Reckless Driving in California

What Is Reckless Driving in California

I’m Ed Smith, a Roseville Personal Injury Lawyer. Reckless driving often has major consequences for both the driver who disregards others on the road and those injured or killed in a collision. California imposes serious fines and even imprisonment when reckless driving occurs. Yet, acts of wanton recklessness on the roadways continue to happen. Let’s look at what reckless driving is, how it impacts those who drive recklessly and those injured in a crash as well as families who lose a loved one to a reckless driver.

What Is Reckless Driving?

`Nine Vehicle Collision on I-5 Results in Critical Injuries in Woodland

Nine Vehicle Collision on I-5 Results in Critical Injuries in Woodland

I’m Ed Smith, a Woodland car accident lawyer. A serious collision involving nine vehicles occurred within hours of another nearby accident on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge. The second accident happened along I-5 South at the Yolo bypass just north of the exit for County Road 22 on June 16. According to a report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), two persons suffered critical injuries, while six others had moderate injuries from the chain-reaction collision.

Speeding Suspected in Atwater Truck Accident

Speeding Suspected in Atwater Truck Accident

I’m Ed Smith, an Atwater truck accident attorney. Authorities suspect speed played as a factor in a truck accident near Atwater on June 12, 2018. The collision happened shortly after 7:00 in the morning where a 2009 Freightliner hauling a refrigeration unit was traveling southbound along Highway 99 when the trucker attempted to take the exit for Applegate Road. The large truck reportedly overturned on its left side, causing its trailer to catch fire. Emergency personnel was dispatched to the scene to quickly extinguish the fire and transport the trucker via ambulance to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Accident Investigation

Major Injuries Reported on Vietnam Veterans Bridge Collision in Woodland

Major Injuries Reported on Vietnam Veterans Bridge Collision in Woodland

I’m Ed Smith, a Woodland car accident lawyer. A serious collision in Woodland resulted in injuries and the closure of Interstate 5 southbound on June 16 due to a car fire and extensive damage to the bridge. Major injuries were reported in the two-vehicle collision. All of the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 were blocked by the accident and traffic diverted onto County Road 22 as a result. A SigAlert was put in place according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and was expected to continue until at least 9:30 in the morning while Hazmat crews cleared spilled diesel fuel. Crews fought the flames from the accident and workers began to repair the damage to the bridge.

Accident Details

Biker Thrown Through the Rear Windshield of Vehicle in Sacramento

Biker Thrown Through the Rear Windshield of Vehicle in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyer. A June 14th collision between a motor vehicle and motorcycle along eastbound U.S. 50 in South Sacramento ended in an injury to the biker. The motorcyclist was thrown through the rear windshield of the car that reportedly caused the accident. Authorities with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said that the injured person was alert but had suffered an injury to an arm, which was bleeding. Emergency medical personnel with the Sacramento Fire Department were summoned to the collision site to assess the rider’s injury. It is unknown at this time whether the rider was transported to a hospital for treatment.

What Happened?

Tips on Swimming Pool Safety

Tips on Swimming Pool Safety

I’m Ed Smith a Modesto personal injury lawyer. Swimming pool season is here and causes many accidental drownings every year. Over half of those who suffer near drownings require hospitalization and some of those suffer permanent brain injuries or damage that affects them for the rest of their lives. Children are particularly vulnerable to accidental and near drownings.

Preventing Entrapment and Drownings

Motorcyclist Hospitalized after Eureka Crash

Motorcyclist Hospitalized After Eureka Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Eureka personal injury lawyer. One local man was sent to a hospital after he received injuries in a collision that took place in Eureka on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Officers from California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the accident happened during the early afternoon and added that the crash only involved one vehicle in addition to a motorcycle. The CHP says that they are still in the process of investigating the accident to find out what factors may have been involved. Updates on the condition of the injured man have not yet been reported by medical officials.

Crash Details

Antidepressants and Auto Accidents

Antidepressants and Auto Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. Mental illness is a serious issue facing modern society today. Depression is one of the most common forms of mental health problems and can sap people of all their energy, making them feel incapable of doing anything.

There are several symptoms of depression that can manifest themselves in different ways. Some people may have all the symptoms while others may only have a few. First, the most significant sign of depression that everyone should be screened for is suicidal thoughts. Regardless of the presence of other symptoms, people who have the desire to hurt or kill themselves automatically meet criteria for clinical depression. Apart from this, other potential signs and symptoms of depression include:

Understanding Personal Injury Accidents in Folsom

Understanding Personal Injury Accidents in Folsom

I’m Ed Smith, a Folsom personal injury lawyer. Personal injuries occur when an individual suffers harm in an accident because of the negligence of another individual or entity. When this happens, the individual may place a claim for fair compensation to pay for the financial and emotional damage caused by the accident. Obtaining the compensation they deserve is not always easy. Let’s look at some types of personal injury accidents and damages that an injured person can obtain.

What Types of Accidents Are Considered a Personal Injury?

Seat Belt and Air Bag Injuries Can Be Avoided

Seat Belt and Air Bag Injuries Can Be Avoided

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident lawyer. Safety features in cars are designed to help keep you safe in a collision. However, sometimes the safety feature itself can cause injuries, including seat belts and airbags. According to the National Safety Council, collisions caused 40,000 deaths in 2017 and a much higher number of injuries. The following information can tell you how to properly wear a seat belt to lower your risk of injuries and the types of trauma caused by restraints and airbags.

How to Wear a Seat Belt

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