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Rancho Cordova Fire Station Crash

Rancho Cordova Fire Station Crash

Rancho Cordova Fire Station Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a personal injury attorney in Rancho Cordova. Rancho Cordova firefighters were startled by the sound of a loud impact on the evening of March 1, 2016. Especially, since it happened just outside of their fire station located at 12399 Folsom Boulevard in Rancho Cordova.

Violent Natomas Crash

Violent Natomas Crash

Violent Natomas Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Natomas personal injury lawyer. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that speed may have been a factor in the violent crash that took place recently on North Market Boulevard in Natomas involving two vehicles.  One driver of the vehicle was witnessed to have been speeding prior to the crash and CHP officers said that they believed the driver ran through a red light signal.  However the driver of that vehicle had stated that there was a mechanical issue with the brakes.

Elk Grove Crash Injures Firefighter

Crash Injures Elk Grove Firefighter

I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove Car Crash Lawyer. While responding to an emergency early Saturday, February 6, 2016, an Elk Grove crash injures firefighter.

What Happened?

Worker Hit by Car Interstate 80 Sacramento

Worker Hit by Car Interstate 80 Sacramento

I’m Edward Smith, a car crash lawyer in Sacramento. A car crashed into a concrete barrier and hit a construction worker on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. The crash happened along Interstate 80 in Sacramento. According to California Highway Patrol (CHP) the crash occurred at around 4:30 a.m. in the Across the Top construction zone near El Camino Avenue. We have embedded a Youtube video of the accident below.

Across the Top Construction Zone near El Camino Avenue

Roseville Crash Injures Cop

Roseville Crash Injures Cop in Unmarked Vehicle

I’m Ed Smith, a Roseville personal injury attorney. A police sergeant from Twin Rivers was injured on Friday, January 22, 2016.

What Happened?

Citrus Heights Car Crash Involving Horse
Citrus Heights Car Crash Involving Horse

On Wednesday, December 28, 2015, a horse was fatally wounded and three people were injured in a livestock vs. auto collision.

What Happened?

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California is one of states that has very specific laws regarding a motorists duty when in a car accident.  If you live in California, get to know the laws associated with car accidents.

Many people who have no history with crime have ended up being charged with misdemeanor hit and run or felony hit and run due to their not realizing their actions after a car accident were considered criminal.

California Vehicle Code 2002 requires you 1) stop immediately at the scene of an accident.   This code requires 2) that you provide your name and your current address.  Remember, if you are driving a car that belongs to someone else, you legally must provide the owners name and address also.  3) If requested, you must also provide your driver license and the vehicle registration. While not required by code but ultimately will be required for you to provide is the auto insurance information of the vehicle involved in an accident. Some California drivers have believed that they only have to provide this information to a highway patrol officer or police officer and not to other citizens as they claim they have a right to privacy.  California law requires this information be provided to private citizens with whom we are involved in an accident with.  Failure to do so is considered a criminal action.

Hydroplaning Vehicles

HYDROPLANING VEHICLES

I’m Ed Smith, a Natomas Personal Injury Lawyer. This is the time of year when we see an increase in hydroplaning vehicles. Have you ever hydroplaned in your vehicle before? If you have you know how scary it can be and with the rainy season here it makes for  slippery roadways and hazardous driving conditions. Hydroplaning can happen at speeds as little as 35 miles per hour it is when your car has lost contact with the roadway and is treading on the top layer of water. You can feel you are hydroplaning because the steering feels light in your hands. The most important thing to remember when this happens is not to panic. Easily take your foot off the accelerator this might transfer enough weight forward to regain traction again with the roadway. If your still not in control then gently squeeze your breaks to slow the car down but keep in mind to apply your breaks easily, you do not want to break too quickly. Breaking too quickly may be the most common cause of hydroplaning vehicles.

HOW IT HAPPENS

If you have, you know how scary it can be and with the rainy season here it makes for  slippery roadways and hazardous driving conditions. Hydroplaning can happen at speeds as little as 35 miles per hour. It happens when your car has lost contact with the roadway and is treading on the top layer of water. You can feel you are hydroplaning because the steering feels light in your hands. The most important thing to remember when this happens is not to panic. Easily take your foot off the accelerator. T his might transfer enough weight forward to regain traction again with the roadway. If your still  are not in control then gently squeeze your brakes to slow the car down but keep in mind to apply your brakes  easily.

WHAT IT FEELS LIKE

You can feel you are hydroplaning because the steering feels light in your hands. The most important thing to remember when this happens is not to panic. Easily take your foot off the accelerator this might transfer enough weight forward to regain traction again with the roadway. If your still not in control then gently squeeze your brakes  to slow the car down . Continue reading ›

Rancho Cordova Hit and Run Accident

Hit and Run Traffic Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Rancho Cordova Hit and Run Injury Lawyer. Having a car accident is stressful by itself. When the other party fails to stop at the accident scene the situation is made much worse. If a party to a traffic accident fails to stop it is called hit and run. Hit and run collisions may vary from bodily injury, property damage and even death.

phantomThere is often residual pain after surgical amputation.  Some of the most common reasons for an amputation are: trauma, such as vehicle accidents or combat injuries, and complications from diabetes or vascular disease.  In most cases involving non-amputation surgery, patients have some post-surgical pain which is a normal part of the healing process.  The pain usually lessens as tissues repair themselves.  In cases of surgical amputation, however, the decrease of pain may not be the case.  Certainly there is the typical reduction in acute post-surgical pain, but amputees often continue to experience lingering sensations.  Those sensations may be painful, but they aren’t always.  Some patients simply describe the sensations as annoying and strange.

There are different types of sensations reported by amputees.  Each may be treated in a different manner.  It is important for a patient to describe the sensations to his or her doctor in order to get the most beneficial medication or therapy.

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