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Car Crashes Into Dollar Tree in Sacramento on Stockton Blvd.

Car Crashes Into Dollar Tree in Sacramento on Stockton Blvd.

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident lawyer. Multiple injuries were reported on July 12 when a vehicle crashed into a Dollar Tree along Stockton Boulevard in South Sacramento. None of the injuries were believed to be life-threatening, although three of those who were injured were transported to a local hospital for treatment. The driver of the vehicle, described as an older woman by a representative of the California Highway Patrol (CHP), is believed to have accidentally pressed on the accelerator of her car, causing the collision.

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Dangerous Driving Habits and Traffic Increases Roadway Risk

Dangerous Driving Habits and Traffic Increases Roadway Risk

I’m Ed Smith, a Loomis car accident lawyer. Traffic accidents are a matter of concern to all Californians. Since about 94 percent of accidents are caused by driver error, knowing the causes, enforcement of the law and working toward reducing accidents is to everyone’s benefit. Recognizing what constitutes dangerous driving habits and correcting them can lead to a lower number of collisions and resulting injuries and deaths.

Increased Traffic in Loomis Can Cause More Accidents

One Person Killed in Lincoln Head On Collision on Highway 65

One Person Killed in Lincoln Head On Collision on Highway 65

I’m Ed Smith, a Lincoln car accident lawyer. A car driving south along Highway 65 was involved in a collision with a northbound vehicle on July 6 near Lincoln, which caused the death of one person and injuries to two others. According to a representative of the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident happened close to Twelve Bridges Drive. The person who died was traveling in the southbound vehicle.

I would like to extend my sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of the person who died in the collision.

U-Haul Drops Sofa on U.S. 50 in Sacramento Causing Crash

U-Haul Drops Sofa on U.S. 50 in Sacramento Causing Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident lawyer. A collision occurred in South Sacramento on Saturday, July 7, when the driver of a U-Haul lost part of a load, causing a collision with another vehicle. The driver, instead of stopping as required by law, allegedly kept going. The female driver of the other vehicle was reported to have a possible spinal injury and was transported to the UC Davis Medical Center for treatment.

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Oakdale Man Killed in Keyes Single Vehicle Accident

Oakdale Man Killed in Keyes Single Vehicle Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto car accident attorney. A man passed away in a single vehicle accident west of Keyes on July 4, 2018. The man was driving a 1998 Pontiac northbound along Central Avenue in the vicinity of East Taylor Road at approximately 11:34 p.m. For unknown reasons, his vehicle veered off the roadway and collided with a utility pole. The impact of the collision caused the vehicle to continue for a short time before it overturned in a cornfield. The driver was reportedly ejected from the vehicle in the accident and, unfortunately, suffered fatal injuries at the scene. The victim has been identified by officials as 26-year-old Charles Gilstrap of Oakdale.

I would like to offer my heartfelt thoughts and prayers to those affected by the loss of their loved one.

Congenital Issues in a Newborn Baby Following an Auto Accident

Congenital Issues in a Newborn Baby Following a Car Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Car Accident Lawyer. Expectant parents have likely been asked whether they want a boy or a girl. However, most parents just want a child who is healthy. Unfortunately, some babies are born with congenital issues that need to be addressed. While some problems are genetic and cannot be avoided, others are developments that can be preventable.

When a woman finds out she’s pregnant, she visits an OB/GYN provider regularly to see if the pregnancy is progressing normally. While most babies do just fine, some issues can be diagnosed before the baby is born. Some babies have congenital problems that impact the development of their brain, such as the Zika virus that has been discussed at length in recent years. Some infants could have something called Caudal Regression Syndrome, which impacts the development of their lower limbs, including their femur. It is also possible for a child to have genetic issues that affect the function of their liver and its ability to clean the blood properly. While these are examples of congenital problems that could not be avoided, there are issues that a baby could have shortly after birth that can be avoided. Examples include some birth injuries, such as clavicle fractures, which could happen as a result of tools used during the birthing process. A clavicle fracture could also lead to damage to the brachial plexus resulting in chronic problems in the upper body. Sometimes, external forces that act on the uterus during pregnancy can lead to congenital issues as well.

Broken Sternum in Car Accidents

Broken Sternum in Car Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a car accident lawyer in Sacramento. When someone is involved in a car accident, there are several different traumatic injuries that someone could suffer. According to a research study released in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery:

July 2018 Events for Stockton

July 2018 Events for Stockton

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton car accident lawyer. The first half of 2018 has already flown by much too quickly, and you may be wondering where the time has gone. Did you spend enough time with your family and friends? Did you spend too many days working overtime at your day job? The best time to start creating cherished memories with your loved ones is today. To make sure you never run out of fun ways to spend your time, I have compiled a list of upcoming events in Stockton during July 2018.

Rising Sun’s Open House

Wheelchair Injuries in Auto Accidents

Wheelchair Injuries in Car Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Car Accident Lawyer in Sacramento. Many people with disabilities are dependent on wheelchairs to get around. Unfortunately, not every location is wheelchair friendly. Sometimes, injuries can occur involving wheelchairs in car accidents if an adequate vehicle is not used.

Wheelchairs have become incredibly prevalent in society and provide valuable assistance for those who cannot walk. Some vital statistics regarding wheelchairs, according to Smart Chair, include:

Seat Belts, Airbags, and Facial Injuries

Seat Belts, Airbags, and Facial Injuries

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Auto Accident Attorney. Since the dawn of the automobile, numerous changes have been made to improve the safety of these vehicles that have made it easy to move from place to place quickly. Seat belts play an important role in keeping people safe in cars. They restrain drivers and passengers, preventing them from being ejected in the event of an auto accident or from colliding with the interior of a motor vehicle, which might result in traumatic injuries. Airbags have helped prevent catastrophic personal injuries as well. They cushion collisions that occur between the occupants and the steering wheel or dashboards. Furthermore, there are side curtain airbags and even knee airbags that have reduced injuries as well. However, these safety devices can also cause injuries. Some of these include:

  • Abdominal Trauma: When seat belts were first introduced, they were merely the lap belts that we still see on buses. While these helped prevent wrongful deaths from occurring, people who were involved in serious accidents often ended up with abdominal trauma. This resulted from people’s chests and heads being flung forward with the lower half of their body restrained by a seat belt. When this happens, the stretch between the top half and lower half of their body can cause tearing of their stomach and small bowel which is a medical emergency.

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