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Indications for Amputation

Indications for Amputation

I’m Ed Smith, an Amputation Attorney in Sacramento. When people hear that they are going to require amputation, they are often quite shocked. The idea of living without one or more of their limbs can be devastating. They usually have many questions, including:

  • Why is this happening to me?

Vallejo Fatality Highway Hit-and-Run

Vallejo Fatality Highway Hit-and-Run

I’m Ed Smith, a Vallejo personal injury lawyer.  A Vallejo man lost his life after being involved in a hit-and-run accident following a car crash.  The two accidents happened just before 11:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018. The fatally injured man was identified as 23-year-old Jahquese Lewis. My heartfelt sympathy is extended to Lewis’ bereaved loved ones as they mourn the loss of their family member and friend.

Initial Crash

Traumatic Infection: A Serious Complication

Traumatic Infection: A Serious Complication

I’m Ed Smith, a personal injury lawyer in Sacramento. There are many different types of traumatic injuries that someone could experience. The severity of these injuries dictates the length and complexity of the recovery process. One of the most common complications of traumatic events is an infection. A disease can be caused by a bacteria, virus, or fungus. Depending on the type and location of the infection, the symptoms and prognosis will vary. The body has numerous defenses against disease, and it is essential to keep all of these intact to guard against these dangerous organisms. Arguably, the most critical security is the body’s skin. The skin has hair, secretes fluid, and deploys immune cells that repel invaders and prevent them from entering the body. If the surface is disrupted in any way, this creates a portal through which the body can become infected. Therefore, any small cut, such as those commonly seen in traumatic accidents, can have an infection as a complication. Sometimes, these infections can be particularly severe. The severity increases if the virus enters the bloodstream and is carried to other areas of the body. Because blood travels to the heart, lungs, abdominal organs, and elsewhere, all of these locations can become infected. Particularly severe infections can even lead to death. For this reason, it is vital to take a look at the different factors that play a role in the severity of an infection.

How Does a Traumatic Infection Happen?

eBART System Gets Ready for May Debut

eBART System Gets Ready for May Debut

I’m Ed Smith, an Antioch Personal Injury Lawyer. The highly anticipated eBART system is all set for its May opening in the city of Antioch, California. Recent project updates have confirmed that members of the BART board feel that eBART is sufficiently prepared for the soon-to-be running operations.

The ten-mile extension will be transporting travelers between the Bay Point/Pittsburg BART Station and the brand new station in Antioch. The Antioch facility will be located on Slatten Ranch Road. Joel Keller, the BART Board Director, stated that BART will be revealing the exact date of the station’s debut this month.

Traumatic Injuries in Teenagers

Traumatic Injuries in Teenagers

I’m Ed Smith, a personal injury lawyer in Sacramento. Most people associate teenagers with risk-taking behavior. Everyone is a teenager at some point, and most people remember feeling some sort of invincibility. This feeling can lead teenagers to take unnecessary risks that might lead to severe injuries. Even though children are resilient, teenagers are still involved in fatal accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the top five causes of death among teenagers are:

  • Accidents

Hit and Run Fatally Injures Tracy Teen

Hit and Run Fatally Injures Tracy Teen

I’m Ed Smith, a Tracy personal injury lawyer. A group of four friends had been walking together in Tracy during the early morning of Saturday, April 21, 2018. As they walked southbound along MacArthur Road near Schulte Road one of the members, a 15-year-old girl of Tracy, was struck by an oncoming vehicle. The car reportedly continued southbound along MacArthur Avenue without rendering aid to the injured party.  When officers from the Tracy Police Department arrived at the scene, they discovered the teen lying near the Tracy Cemetery. Sadly, the girl was pronounced deceased at the scene due to the severity of her injuries.

I would like to extend my thoughts and condolences to the grieving friends and family of the young girl who passed away in this tragedy.

Woman and Infant Injured in Modesto Pedestrian Accident

Woman and Infant Injured in Modesto Pedestrian Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury lawyer. A woman was pushing a stroller with a 6-month-old baby inside east Modesto on the night of Sunday, April 22, 2018. The woman was inside the marked crosswalk at Yosemite Boulevard and Santa Ana Avenue when an oncoming vehicle collided with her and the infant. The impact of the collision reportedly propelled the stroller approximately 50 feet from the scene with the infant inside. Emergency responders transported the infant to an area hospital for treatment of abrasions, bruising and swelling while the woman was treated at the scene and declined medical transport.

What Caused the Accident?

Suspect Charged in Merced County DUI Accident

Suspect Charged in Merced County DUI Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Merced car accident lawyer. The Merced County District Attorney’s Office has announced the charges filed against a suspect that allegedly caused a DUI accident on March 25, 2018. The suspect, a 21-year-old San Jose woman, has been accused of driving her 2015 Honda while intoxicated and crashing her vehicle head-on with a Nissan carrying three Nevada Union High School students. Unfortunately, two of the students succumbed to their injuries in the crash while one surviving student sustained a hip fracture and facial injuries. The suspect is facing two counts of gross vehicular homicide while under the influence, a misdemeanor charge of drug possession and six felony DUI charges.

Losing someone you love is never easy, and my sincere condolences are with the friends and family of the two who died during this difficult time. I would also like to wish for a speedy and full recovery for the third party that suffered serious injuries in the crash.

Amputation Injury Reported in Modesto Car Accident

Amputation Injury Reported in Modesto Car Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury attorney. A Waterford man was driving his 1999 Ford Expedition along Highway 132 and Hopper Road east of Modesto on the afternoon of Saturday, April 21, 2018. At approximately 4:55 pm, the Ford was traveling at an unknown rate of speed when it reportedly lost control, drifted across the eastbound lanes and collided with a telephone pole located along the shoulder of the highway. The impact of the collision caused the Ford to overturn and come to a rest on its side near a vineyard. Authorities reported that the lower portion of the man’s right leg was amputated in the crash and the severed part was retrieved at the scene. Medical personnel transported the man and a female passenger to an area hospital for treatment. Sadly, the man succumbed to his injuries during hospitalization.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Mr. Chauvin during this difficult time. I would like to extend my best wishes for a swift and full recovery to the other individual injured in this traumatic accident.

Fatal Oroville Hit-and-Run

Fatal Oroville Hit-and-Run

I’m Ed Smith, an Oroville personal injury lawyer. A local man recently lost his life after he was struck by a vehicle that drove away from the scene of an accident. According to reports, officers have located a vehicle and are currently holding it as evidence while an investigation continues. On Friday, April 20, 2018, the Sheriff’s Office in Butte County released the identity of the fatally injured man. The man was identified as Carlos Gonzalez, a 47-year-old resident of Fillmore.

My sincere sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Mr. Gonzalez who passed away in this tragedy.

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