What Is a Wrongful Death Claim

I’m Ed Smith, a Roseville wrongful death lawyer. A wrongful death is that in which an individual dies as a result of negligence or an intentional act. Surviving family members may ask for compensation for the loss of the family member and financial support the decedent provided.

What Has to Be Proved in a Wrongful Death Case?

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2018 New Car Top Safety Picks

I’m Ed Smith, a Car Accident Lawyer in Sacramento. Motor vehicle safety is one of the chief concerns consumers have when purchasing a new car. Occupant protection has improved significantly over the years as manufacturers continue to make safety a priority, and the 2018 lineup has many promising models.

Top Safety Picks, Plus

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MeToo Hits Close to Home

I’m Ed Smith, a College Campus Sexual Assault Lawyer in Sacramento. A retired professor with UC Davis is facing allegations of sexual assault by a former student. The survivor’s story is part of the current #MeToo campaign trending on social media. The alleged incident in Davis purportedly happened 30 years ago when the injured party was a freshman at the school.


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Multiple Treatment Options Are Available for a Traumatic Brain Injury­

I’m Ed Smith, a Vacaville Brain Injury Lawyer. One of the most challenging aspects of dealing with any sort of neurological damage is the treatment options available to help the loved one and their family. It is important to take note of some of these choices so that people can make an informed decision regarding their medical care for a traumatic brain injury.

Medications Can Be Used to Treat the Symptoms

Pedestrian Accident Fatally Injures Patterson Man Near Stanislaus County

Pedestrian Accident Fatally Injures Patterson Man

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury lawyer. A man was taking an evening walk in Patterson on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Sadly, he was struck and killed by a car.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of Mr. Rios who passed away in this tragic accident.


Speeding: Major Cause of Car Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a car accident lawyer in Carmichael. Speeding is a major cause of car accidents. Not only does everything move quicker, including the time needed for reacting to dangers on the road, but the force of impact is greater. Learn why speed limits are not just the law but also a way to save lives.

Speeding Kills


Seat Belt Use Saves Lives in Car Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Citrus Heights car accident lawyer. There is no question that seat belts save lives. However, some Californians avoid wearing a seat belt on a regular basis. This can result in a higher incidence of serious injury and death in car accidents.

Seat Belt Effectiveness

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Drugged Drivers Create a Serious Road Menace

I’m Ed Smith, a Car Accident Attorney in Sacramento. At present, more and more Californians are faced with receiving tickets for driving under the influence of marijuana (or other drugs). Yet at the same time, research scientists are still frustrated by the difficulty in isolating a specific number for determining when someone is too “high” to drive. It’s a far more complex situation than what scientists faced back when they first had to determine the most accurate blood-alcohol concentration numbers for drunk driving long ago.

Part of the problem is that when someone is “high” or impaired due to marijuana use, their peak levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the active ingredient in the drug, don’t always correlate with their levels of impairment. Furthermore, people’s blood levels can rise and fall in unpredictable patterns over time. While states like Washington and Colorado have chosen a THC level of five nanograms of THC as their limit, California remains undecided.

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Bicycling Statistics and Dangers

I’m Ed Smith, a Foothill Farms bicycle accident attorney. Bicycling is a great way to get from place to place while avoiding expensive gasoline costs and getting a great workout at the same time. It’s estimated that 12.4 percent of Americans bicycle on a regular basis and that more and more are getting into cycling as a regular means of transportation.

However, despite all of its benefits, bicycling comes with a certain level of risk. Bicyclists, like all who use roadways, are liable to be involved in serious accidents. Moreover, bicyclists lack the protection afforded to vehicle drivers and their passengers, making them more vulnerable to traumatic injuries in the event of a crash.

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