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Nighttime Water Dropping Aircraft Not Used in Northern CA Wildfires

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento burn injury lawyer. New information has come to light about the lack of nighttime firefighting planes in the area where a recent devastating fire broke out. Due to that, planes dropping water on the fire were not used until morning, allowing the fires to grow in the dark.

Nighttime Water Drops

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California Firework Accidents Can Cause Serious Burn Injuries

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton injury lawyer. Every year, local city officials and others remind the public that fireworks should only be handled by professionals. Severe burn injuries and fires often result when others try to light firecrackers and run firework displays for their own pleasure. There are twice as many fires reported on July 4th than on any other day of the year.  Accidents involving severe burn injuries also spike around this holiday.

Furthermore, 90% of the injuries people incur requiring emergency room treatment involve fireworks sold directly to consumers. While it’s always best to simply allow firework professionals to light up displays, the following warnings are shared here since so many people still insist on personally using these dangerous materials.

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4th of July Fireworks

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Burn Injury Lawyer. Celebrating Independence Day as Americans is an important event. Family and friends gather together for the best of summer activities. Swimming, barbecue, pie eating contests, and parades are all popular around the country as we commemorate the birth of a nation and what makes us all American. As the sun dips below the horizon, people often close the festivities by watching or lighting off fireworks. John Adams, in a letter to his wife on the day before signing the Declaration of Independence, wrote that the celebration in years to come would have games, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations. The next year on July 4, 1777, there were great firework shows in Philadelphia and Boston, fulfilling his words and starting a tradition that has stood the test of time.

Risks of Fireworks

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Sacramento Firework Hazards: Keep Your Holiday Safe

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento burn injury lawyer. Local residents and visitors are looking forward to celebrating Independence day in Sacramento and the surrounding areas. I hope everyone has a safe and happy celebration! However, injuries happen every year. Being aware of firework dangers and understanding the risks can help you ensure a safe holiday.

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Oakland Warehouse Fire Liability and Survivors

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento burn injury and wrongful death attorney. It’s been almost 4 weeks since 36 people died in the Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse fire while attending an electronic music concert on December 2, 2016. Several victims’ families have now filed lawsuits against those parties that may be liable for the fire.

Official Cause of the Fire

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School District Liability for Arbuckle Burn Victim

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Burn Injury Lawyer. Recent news of a terrible welding accident that occurred at Pierce High School in Arbuckle on Monday, December 13, 2016, has raised the sensitive issue of school district liability for personal injuries sustained by children entrusted into their care.

Duty of Care Owed to Students

Oakland Deadly Warehouse Fire

 Oakland Deadly Warehouse Fire 

I’m Ed Smith, a Burn Injury Lawyer in Sacramento. On 2 December, a fire broke during a concert at the Oakland Ghost Ship, a warehouse in the Oakland Fruitvale neighborhood. Authorities have located 36 bodies and the death toll is expected to rise as fire crews search the remaining 30 percent of the structure.

Details of the Event

Cal Expo Grass Fire

Cal Expo Grass Fire

Cal Expo Grass Fire

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Burn Injury Lawyer. A grass fire swept across 176 acres on the American River Parkway on the evening of Thursday, September 15, 2016. The fire was blazing nearby the Capital City Freeway where it could be seen as far as the North Highlands area.

Citrus Heights Duplex Fire

Citrus Heights Duplex Fire

Citrus Heights Duplex Fire

I’m Ed Smith, a Citrus Heights fire accident attorney. An elderly gentleman, confined to a wheelchair, had to be rescued from a duplex full of smoke on March 4, 2016.

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