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Blood Loss in a Degloving Injury

Blood Loss in a Degloving Injury

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. Riding a motorcycle comes with inherent risks. Safety precautions should always be taken before riding. People are encouraged to wear a helmet to protect against suffering injuries to the skull and brain. A separate license is often required to ride a motorcycle because of the significant difference between the protection you have on it as compared to a car. Long clothing is also encouraged because it can protect the skin from being degloved. For those who do not know, a degloving injury occurs when a hard surface forcibly removes and disconnects the skin from the soft tissue underneath. This type of injury can lead to severe complications, one of which is blood loss.

Damage to Blood Vessels is Serious

Vacaville DUI Driver Charged with Murder

Vacaville DUI Driver Charged with Murder

I’m Ed Smith, a Vacaville, personal injury lawyer. A man from Vacaville who allegedly caused a fatal July 2017 collision was scheduled to enter a plea on April 24, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. The man, Thomas J. Astarita, will be tried for the murder of Cynthia Clay after he allegedly caused a fatal accident. Officers have stated that Astarita was under the influence at the time of the crash. The defendant’s lawyer has argued that officers obtained evidence illegally and that the man should not be tried for murder. However, the presiding judge denied the defense’s motion to suppress evidence. The court will reportedly proceed with a second-degree murder trial in coming months.

The Accident

Auto Accident Fatality Near Manteca

Auto Accident Fatality Near Manteca

I’m Ed Smith, a Manteca personal injury lawyer. Officers from the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a single-vehicle accident along Airport Way in the vicinity of Division Road in Manteca on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. A driver of a 1998 Acura was traveling northbound along Airport Way at an unknown speed when the vehicle veered off the roadway and onto the gravel shoulder at about 5:35 am. The driver allegedly steered the car sharply to the left in an attempt to correct the error but lost control. The vehicle slid sideways across the road and came to a rest after colliding with a large tree. Paramedics were called out to the scene to transport the driver, a 36-year-old Modesto man, to the San Joaquin County General Hospital. Sadly, he passed away due to his serious injuries. His identity has not yet been released to the public.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of the man that lost his life in this devastating accident.

Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Case

Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Case

I’m Ed Smith, a North Highlands personal injury attorney. Pain and suffering in a personal injury case is an important component of the claim. Yet, for many clients, the term is not well understood. Let’s take a look at the issue of pain and suffering, ways to determine its impact and how it might affect your personal injury claim.

In general, pain and suffering are broken down into two separate areas: physical and mental. Both emanate from the trauma of an accident and the physical and psychological injury it causes. Damages due to pain and suffering are called noneconomic damages in contrast to the economic damages a plaintiff suffers such as lost wages and medical expenses. Noneconomic damages are not as easily quantified and depend largely on the way the accident impacted the injured person. Noneconomic damages are different from one case to another and compensation is often left to a jury to decide.

Ukiah Area Crash Injures Two

Ukiah Area Crash Injures Two

I’m Ed Smith, a Ukiah, personal injury lawyer. According to reports from the Ukiah area California Highway Patrol (CHP), two individuals were injured in a collision that occurred north of Ukiah recently. The report stated that the two individuals who were hurt work for the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) and added that both men received severe injuries. Additionally, the accident reportedly involved only one vehicle, a pickup truck owned by SCSO. The crash remains under investigation by local authorities who have not yet released a full investigation report.

Crash Information

Napa Driver Involved in Major Injury Crash

Napa Driver Involved in Major Injury Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a personal injury lawyer in Napa. Several people were injured in a crash on Monday, April 16, 2018, that authorities from California Highway Patrol (CHP) suspect to have been caused by a driver under the influence of alcohol. Among those involved in the crash was a resident of Napa, whose vehicle was struck head-on by an alleged drunk driver. CHP reports indicate that a 47-year-old man from Clearlake had been driving a Saturn sedan eastbound on River Road close to the intersection of Laughlin Road in unincorporated Sonoma County north of Santa Rosa. At approximately 6:30 a.m., the Saturn reportedly drifted west into the oncoming lane of traffic and struck a Ford-450 being driven by Jeffrey Rogers Jr., a 50-year-old Napa resident.


After this initial collision, the Saturn and the Ford both struck a 4Runner and Toyota Corolla that had been driving in the eastbound lane. The four vehicles eventually came to a rest, entirely blocking the roadway.

Wrongful Death Law Suit: Essential Information You Need

Wrongful Death Lawsuit: Essential Information You Need

I’m Sacramento wrongful death lawyer Ed Smith. Wrongful death is a subject that most people don’t know much about until they are faced with losing someone they love due to the wrong actions of another person. One question that commonly arises is how the financial loss is calculated following the loss of a loved one. Let’s take a look at the economic and noneconomic damages involved in a wrongful death lawsuit as well as California law. Economic damages include the financial support the decedent would have provided his/her dependents if that person had lived. This generally consists of the spouse, children or others who lived in the household and were supported by the decedent financially by at least 50 percent. Economic damages also include the funeral and burial expenses. Other economic damages in a wrongful death lawsuit are generally calculated on the following:

  • Earnings the decedent would have received throughout his/her lifetime. This would depend on education and the job held by the decedent. Juries also have the option of considering what the decedent’s earning potential would have been, other than actual earnings.

Living With an Amputation

Living With an Amputation

I’m Ed Smith, a personal injury lawyer in Sacramento. An amputation is a complicated surgical procedure that is only performed if absolutely necessary. Some relevant information regarding amputations include:

  • Over half of amputations completed occur due to poor vascularization in the limb

Potassium Problems Following an Auto Accident

Potassium Problems Following an Auto Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Car Accident Attorney in Sacramento. Our body is a carefully-balanced and complex superhighway of cells, fluids, and tissues that, almost every second, directs an incredible array of electrical impulses. This is only doable because those cells, fluids, and tissues thrive in a homeostatic setting where they conduct electricity good enough to send the signals to their intended locations. The secret to maintaining this conductive superhighway rests with our loyal friend: the electrolyte. The body depends on a delicate balance of its electrolytes to function properly. One of the most important electrolytes is potassium. This electrolyte can be thrown off if someone is involved in a car accident. A recent research publication focused on this.

Important Statistics Regarding Auto Accidents

Ford Motor Company Announces Critical Recall

Ford Motor Company Announces Critical Recall

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death attorney. Recently, Ford Motor Company announced a recall of 1,378,637 vehicles due to a critical recall defect. Such defects can and do end in the loss of lives. It is essential that manufacturers continually review reports of problems with their vehicles and offer to recall the cars before people get hurt. Wrongful deaths frequently occur when defects are not addressed and corrected.

Ford Recall March 2018

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