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Vehicle Fire Safety & the Automobile Firewall

Making vehicle fire safety a priority is a necessity, and one way to address that issue is to bring back the automobile firewall.  Outside of residence fires, the largest number of deaths by fire in the United States occur in vehicles.  One fifth (approximately 300,000) of the 1.6 million fires reported every year in this country are vehicle fires.  While less than ten percent of automobile fires are caused by collisions, those that are caused by collisions are the most deadly – approximately 75% of vehicle fire fatalities involve a collision.  This amounts to roughly 3,000 injuries and 500 deaths.  Contributing factors in many of these casualties are occupant incapacitation, blocked exit, and fast fire progression within the vehicle.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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 ›

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