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Delayed Blood Vessel Injury

Burn injuries are not unusual in a motor vehicle accident and the complications, such as blood vessel rupture, might not show up until weeks after the initial injury. In a severe auto accident, the inner workings of the vehicle are exposed. This presents ample opportunity for an individual to suffer a severe burn. Some of the possible sources include:

Time of Day Impacts Burn Recovery

Burns are some of the most severe traumatic injuries that people can sustain in an accident. These injuries are likely to leave permanent scars that have a severe impact on people’s lives, and the healing process can be complicated. Because recovering after suffering a burn injury is often difficult, it is helpful to know about what factors affect the healing process. People who’ve suffered burn injuries often want an idea of how long it will take for their body to heal. A recent study found that burn injuries heal faster if they develop during daylight hours.

Night-time Water Dropping Aircraft Not Used in Northern CA Wildfires

Night-time Water Drops 

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.

California Firework Accidents Can Cause Serious Burn Injuries

Serious Burn Injuries from Fireworks

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.

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.

Sacramento Firework Hazards: Keep Your Holiday Safe

Keeping Safe During the 4th of July Fireworks

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.


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.


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.

Oakland Deadly Warehouse Fire

Deadly Warehouse Fire in Oakland

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.

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