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Capital City Freeway Crash Seriously Injures Motorcyclists in Sacramento

Capital City Freeway Crash Seriously Injures Motorcyclists in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyer. A crash along Capital City Freeway in the early hours of May 19 injured two motorcycle riders and backed up traffic to Highway 99 and midtown Sacramento. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the collision involved a van and two motorcycles on a bridge at the American River, which is near Cal Expo. 

Accident Details

Brachial Plexus Injury with a Femur Fracture

Brachial Plexus Injury with a Femur Fracture

I’m Ed Smith, a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Sacramento. Everyone who rides a motorcycle understands the risks that go along with it. Because of the lack of protection between the rider and the road, numerous injuries could occur in a motorcycle accident. Some of the safety precautions that motorcyclists should take include:

  • Wearing a helmet to protect against the risk of a traumatic brain injury.

Rotator Cuff Tear with a Shoulder Dislocation

Rotator Cuff Tear with a Shoulder Dislocation

I’m Ed Smith, a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Sacramento. Everyone should take proper safety measures when riding a motorcycle. This means wearing a helmet to protect against head injuries and wearing proper safety gear to guard against road rash. Unfortunately, injuries can still happen with a motorcycle accident. One of the injuries that can occur is a rotator cuff tear. Furthermore, this injury can be accompanied by additional damages as well. One such injury is a shoulder dislocation.

A recent case report was published discussing a severe injury that occurred in a motorcycle accident. A young man was riding along a local road when he suddenly lost control of his bike. His motorcycle ran off the road and struck a ditch. When this happened, he was ejected from the seat and wound up hitting a tree. Fortunately, he was wearing a helmet, which reduces the chance of him sustaining a traumatic brain injury. Nevertheless, the accident was still severe. He realized that he was having significant trouble moving his right arm. Emergency services were called to the scene. He was quickly evaluated and taken to a local hospital.

Hearing Loss in a Motorcycle Accident

Hearing Loss in a Motorcycle Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Sacramento. Safety comes first when you get behind the wheels of a vehicle. That includes wearing a seatbelt, looking both ways before turning and not speeding. All of this advice is even more important when it comes to riding a motorcycle. A motorcycle lacks the safety of a metal frame that a car provides. Because of this, serious injuries are an even higher risk when people ride a bike. One of the damages that people can sustain is hearing loss.

The ability to hear is one of the critical five senses that everyone depends on to interpret the world around them. As people get older, hearing loss becomes a widespread problem. Some relevant statistics from the hearing health foundation include:

Motorcycle Handlebar Injury

Motorcycle Handlebar Injury

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Lawyer. When people are learning how to ride a bicycle, they are told to wear a helmet and proper padding. This is even more important when it comes to riding a motorcycle. Because a motorcycle lacks the metal frame of a car, the risk of injury is significantly higher. Some of the critical statistics related to motorcycle accidents include:

  • Over 100,000 motorcyclists were involved in a crash in 2012.

Minimize Motorcycle Accidents at Bumps, Blind Spots and Intersections

Minimizing Motorcycle Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Sacramento. Heavy vehicles can at times push the tar up while traveling on a road, forming a single bump or multiple bumps in the middle of a traffic lane. This can lead to a dangerous situation for a motorcycle rider. The bumps can cause the mechanism of steering and suspension to behave adversely, while the handlebars may swing violently.

5 Safety Tips to Minimize the Risk When Dealing with Road Bumps 

San Ramon Police Officer Crashes Motorcycle in Brentwood

San Ramon Police Officer Crashes Motorcycle in Brentwood

I’m Ed Smith, a personal injury lawyer in Brentwood. A police officer from San Ramon County was traveling through East Contra Costa County when he got into a solo motorcycle crash on Thursday, April 26, 2018. It was half-past 5:00 a.m. and the officer was on his way to work when, for unknown reasons, he ran off the road and straight into a thick telephone pole. The crash occurred in an unincorporated region of Brentwood near Deer Valley Road and Marsh Creek Road. The officer sustained moderately severe injuries from the incident but appears to be recovering well.

First Responders Helping Those in Need

Intersection Motorcycle Accident Safety Precautions

Intersection Motorcycle Accident Safety Precautions

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyer. Motorcycle accidents at intersections account for a high number of collision injuries and fatalities to riders. When this happens, an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can defend your rights and help obtain the compensation you need.

Intersection Accidents and Motorcyclists

Risks of Riding a Motorcycle Versus Driving a Motor Vehicle

Risks of Riding a Motorcycle Versus Driving a Car

I’m Ed Smith, a motorcycle accident lawyer in Sacramento. The dangers of riding a motorcycle outweigh those of driving a car. In the absence of structural protection around one’s body to the need for near-perfect balance to stay upright and in control, motorcycles demand critical skills. Let’s look at the risks bikers must overcome when they take to the highway.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Motorcyclist Injured in Crash on Highway 50

Motorcyclist Injured in Crash on Highway 50

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyer. A crash occurred between a motor vehicle and motorcycle on March 31 in Sacramento, causing an injury. The motorcycle rider was taken to a local hospital for treatment. No information has yet been released on the extent of injuries sustained by the rider.

We would like to send our healing thoughts to the injured rider of the motorcycle accident during their time of recovery.

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