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What to Pack in an Emergency Roadside Kit

What to Pack in an Emergency Roadside Kit

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Auto Accident Attorney. An emergency roadside kit is crucial to have in your vehicle whenever taking summer road trips, commuting to work, or venturing out on spontaneous excursions with friends and family. These kits can be extremely useful. They can be easily stowed away in your trunk and accessed whenever you find yourself in need. Knowing what essentials to pack in an emergency roadside kit is vital to securing the well-being of yourself and your loved ones.

Basic Emergency Roadside Kit

Human Factors in Driverless Cars

Human Factors in Driverless Cars 

I’m Ed Smith, a Self-Driving Car Accident Lawyer. Autonomous cars promise to reduce accidents, save time, and dramatically improve human efficiency. Manufacturers of self-driving car technology, such as GM, Daimler-Bosch, Ford, Volkswagen, BMW, Renault, and Tesla, along with ride-sharing serving providers such as Uber are already testing semi-autonomous cars on the roads. These cars currently do have a human backup driver present in the vehicle during a road tests. Analysts estimate that the initial phase of commercial release of these vehicles on the roads will also involve some degree of human interaction.

How Will The Human Factor Impact The Safety and Performance of Driverless Cars in California?

Merced County Accident Causes Road Closure

Merced County Accident Causes Road Closure

I’m Ed Smith, a Merced auto accident lawyer. A single-vehicle accident prompted the closure of a Merced County road to allow an emergency helicopter to land at the scene on August 1, 2018. At approximately 6:50 in the evening, a Cadillac Escalade was traveling along Oakdale Road in the vicinity of Shaffer Road when the vehicle left the roadway for an unknown reason and crashed. Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene to render aid to at least one party injured in the accident. The extent of the injuries sustained in the crash has not yet been released by authorities.

Common Causes of Single-Vehicle Accidents

Understanding Tire Wear Patterns

Understanding Tire Wear Patterns

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton auto accident attorney. Tires are arguably the most crucial component of a motor vehicle. Maintaining your tires is important for a wide variety of reasons from improving vehicle handling and fuel economy to ensuring your safety on the road. While it can be easy to overlook your tires, taking the extra time out of your day to inspect them for any signs of wear and tear can go a long way towards reducing accidents.

Common Causes and Patterns of Tire Wear

Importance of Seat Belt Use

Importance of Seat Belt Use

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton auto accident attorney. Seat belt safety is extremely important on the road. Although some people may believe seat belts do not help or make matters worse in an accident, national statistics prove otherwise. The combination of air bags and seat belts as well as other advanced safety equipment together increase the chances of surviving a traumatic auto accident by 60 percent.

Seat Belt Use Statistics

Reasons Why Roseville Car Accident Injuries and Fatalities Happen

Reasons Why Roseville Car Accident Injuries and Fatalities Happen

I’m Ed Smith, a Roseville auto accident attorney. Motor vehicle accidents resulting in injuries and fatalities are on the increase in California. While part of the problem is due to better economic conditions and an increased population, negligence plays a significant role in the number of collisions. When an accident happens, an injury lawyer can help recover the costs of medical bills, lost time from work and other expenses associated with the crash.

Nationwide Rise in Traffic Fatalities

Pickups Rear Ended Toyota in Sacramento Three Vehicle Collision

Pickups Rear Ended Toyota in Sacramento Three Vehicle Collision

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento auto accident attorney. A three-vehicle collision between two large pickups and a sedan in South Sacramento occurred recently along Interstate 5 southbound, which resulted in an injury. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident was a rear-end collision. It has not yet been reported who was at fault in the crash and why it occurred. 

Details of the Accident

Driveway Accidents

Driveway Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, an Auto Accident Attorney in Sacramento. While many people focus on the attention-grabbing headlines of high-speed accidents, even low-speed collisions can have significant consequences. Furthermore, accidents in driveways can be particularly dangerous for many different reasons. Recently, a review article was published which details how dangerous driveway accidents can be.

For many parents, childhood injuries may be viewed as a rite of passage. Children fall down and skin their knee. They may have the occasional cut. Some of them may even require a stitch or two. Some vital statistics for parents to know include:

Vallejo Auto Accident Statistics
Vallejo Auto Accident Statistics

I’m Ed Smith, a Vallejo auto accident lawyer. As the largest city in Solano County and the gateway for Napa and the Sacramento Valley to the San Francisco Bay Area, Vallejo is a city with a significant amount of vehicle traffic. As with any area with heavy traffic, Vallejo also is the site of numerous injury-related auto accidents every year.

However, knowing how, where, and why these accidents occur can help area drivers to better understand how to avoid being involved in an accident and sustaining serious injuries as a result. The following blog contains useful information recently published by UC Berkeley researchers regarding Vallejo car accidents during the previous ten years (2008-2017).

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