Articles Posted in Personal Injury

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Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento sexual assault lawyer. It’s not an easy thing for survivors to talk about a sexual assault. To complicate things, many people don’t know what to say to a survivor. Here are some tips to help family members and friends be supportive of survivors reporting and recovering from sexual assault.

Acknowledging courage

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Atlas Fire Draws Closer to Vacaville

I’m Ed Smith, a Vacaville personal injury lawyer. Massive wildfires in the North Bay area raging in Solano, Marin, Napa, Mendocino, and Sonoma counties have already burned thousands of public and private structures, caused tens of thousands to evacuate their homes, and resulted in the deaths of at least 21 people as of Wednesday, October 12, 2017.


Recently, the fires have spread closer to Vacaville and Fairfield, burning structures in the unincorporated area of Green Valley between the two cities. As heavy smoke pours into both cities, public officials have been issuing evacuation advisories in Fairfield and cancelling school days in both cities.

Car Accident Involving Palm Tree Near Fresno

Car Accident Involving Palm Tree Near Fresno

I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno car accident lawyer. A motorist and a passenger were driving together in southwest Fresno during the late evening hours of Tuesday, October 3, 2017. The two parties were involved in a single vehicle accident. Unfortunately, both parties suffered injuries as a result.

What Happened?

Car Accident Fatally Injures Modesto Man

Car Accident Fatally Injures Modesto Man

I’m Ed Smith, a wrongful death attorney in Modesto. A man from Modesto was behind the wheel of his vintage vehicle northeast of Modesto on the afternoon of Saturday, October 7, 2017. The man was involved in a car accident with one other vehicle. Unfortunately, the collision caused the man to suffer fatal injuries.

Our sincerest thoughts and condolences are with the loved ones of Michael Harry who  passed away in this devastating car accident.

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Fires Take Toll on Napa

I’m Ed Smith, a Napa personal injury lawyer. Since Monday, October 9, 2017, multiple wildfires have been causing massive destruction in Napa, Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Solano counties. With more than 100 people currently missing, 20 confirmed dead, and fires still spreading, the cost of the fires in terms of injuries and death is currently unknown.


As for Napa County, so far, two elderly residents have been found dead and authorities have stated that they fear more individuals will be found to have been unable to escape the blaze.

Hit-and-Run Accident Fatally Injures Pedestrian Near Stockton

Hit-and-Run Accident Fatally Injures Pedestrian Near Stockton

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton car accident lawyer. A pedestrian was walking in Stockton on the night of Saturday, October 7, 2017. The pedestrian was hit by an oncoming vehicle that, unfortunately, fled the scene upon impact. The injured pedestrian was taken to an area hospital where they later succumbed to their injuries.

Our deepest thoughts and condolences are with the family members of the party that passed away in this devastating hit-and-run accident.

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Atlas Fire Threatens Fairfield

I’m Ed Smith, a Fairfield personal injury lawyer. Multiple fires continue to rage in Napa, Mendocino, Solano, Marin, Humboldt, and Sonoma counties. One of the fires currently affecting the region, the Atlas Fire, is drawing close to Fairfield city limits and has already affected structures directly outside the city.

Injuries and Fatalities

Volkswagen Touareg Fuel Filter Flange Recall

Volkswagen Touareg Fuel Filter Flange Recall

I’m Ed Smith, a Fresno car accident lawyer. A recent recall by the Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) has affected many of their older model mid-size SUV vehicles. The recall was established due to a fire hazard from an alleged defective fuel filter flange. If the issue is not resolved promptly, it can increase the risk of a fire to vehicle occupants.

Recall Details

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Fixing Fractures with Screws Made of Bone

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Bone Fracture Lawyer. There are many different types of fractures; however, a patient with an open bone fracture runs a serious risk of developing an infection, particularly if the patient requires surgery to fix their injuries. Many of these individuals require screws and plates to put their bones back together; however, if this equipment ends up getting infected, it could require a re-operation to clean out their surgical site. Now, there could be new screws that could reduce the risk of infection following surgical fixation.

Why are Screws and Plates Necessary?

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