Articles Posted in Car accident

Loss of Reflexes After a Car Accident

There are numerous injuries that someone could suffer in an auto accident and some of these could lead to a loss of reflexes. A reflex is an involuntary and almost instant reaction in response to another action. Some of the reflexes throughout the body include:

Steering Failure Leads to Accidents

Steering failure in a motor vehicle or truck in Sacramento can lead to a serious accident with resulting injuries or fatalities. There are warning signs when the steering is in danger of failing in some cases. In others, the problem may be due to a manufacturer defect. Below, we will look at the different causes and types of steering failure and how an attorney can determine fault when an accident is caused through negligence by a driver or manufacturer.

Complications of Rib Fractures after a Car Accident

Rib fractures are significant injuries and, therefore, there are only a few causes. For example, when people fall, they extend their arms to protect themselves. This protects their ribs and vital organs from suffering a severe injury. Some of the causes of rib fractures include:

Employer Liability for a Car Accident

Employer liability for an employee’s car accident can occur when the worker is using their personal vehicle for work-related purposes. Today, many businesses, including home delivery of fast food, rely on their employee using their own vehicle. An employee may use their own vehicle to go from one destination to another for company business. This changes the dynamics of liability if the employee has an accident. The employer now becomes liable for costs emanating from the accident as long as the employee was on the job when it happened. There are restrictions to this, and not everything is covered. Let’s look at an employer’s liability in such situations and what is and isn’t covered.

Seat Belt Injuries in Traffic Accidents

Seat belt injuries can occur in traffic collisions, and some can be serious if the accident happens at a higher speed. Although seat belts save many lives each year by preventing serious head injuries and ejection from a vehicle, they can cause surprising damage. In a motor vehicle collision, those who are injured by a seat belt can place a claim for damages if the accident was caused by another’s negligence.

Fatigue Following a Car Accident

Car wrecks are far more common than many people realize and one of the issues that can develop after a traumatic event is fatigue. Chronic fatigue, or feeling tired, is a common problem that impacts many people in the United States. Unfortunately, chronic fatigue can also cause an auto accident. According to information that has been published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Redding Forest Service Crew Injured in Head-On Accident

A truck that had been carrying 10 Redding area U.S. Forest Service hotshot crew members was involved in a serious crash during the afternoon of Tuesday, April 30, 2019. California Highway Patrol (CHP) stated that the head-on collision took place on a highway location just west of the community of Burney and left multiple people with injuries including three with severe trauma. Altogether, eleven people sustained trauma during the crash. The accident remains under investigation by CHP.

Weakness Following a Car Accident

Following a severe motor vehicle collision, one of the most complaints that people have is a weakness. There are many possible causes of weakness, just as there are many possible causes of car accidents. Some of the most common reasons that individuals are involved in motor vehicle accidents include:

Death on an Off-Ramp in South Sacramento

A young woman died pushing her vehicle on an off-ramp in South Sacramento on April 29 at about 4:00 a.m. A passenger in the vehicle was assisting the woman to push the car when the accident occurred. At this time, the woman who died has not been identified. I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of the decedent in their time of grief.