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Common Carriers and Rideshare Companies Injury Lawsuits

Common Carriers and Rideshare Company Injury Lawsuits

I’m Ed Smith, a Roseville personal injury lawyer. Common carriers are defined as private entities, individuals or companies that transport people or merchandise on a regular basis. They all have the responsibility of transporting those people or goods in a safe manner. If an injury occurs to one of their passengers that is caused by negligence, that individual may be able to claim compensation either through the carriers insurance company or a personal injury lawsuit.

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Dangers of Driving with Diabetes

Dangers of Driving with Diabetes

I’m Ed Smith, a Folsom Personal Injury Lawyer. Despite all of the advances made in the field of medicine, obesity and diabetes continue to persist as some of modern society’s greatest challenges. Diabetes has the potential to cause numerous complications that can add a significant amount of stress to families everywhere.

There are two types of diabetes. Type I is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. The pancreas is located in the abdominal area, near the liver and spleen. It is unclear exactly what causes the body’s immune system to attack the pancreas. However, the cause may vary from patient to patient. On the other hand, type II diabetes is a form of diabetes that develops over time. While some people may be more susceptible to this form of diabetes for genetic reasons, this likely develops as a consequence of consuming too much sugar. The insulin-producing cells of the pancreas will burn out and be unable to produce any more insulin. This can cause the body’s blood sugar levels to climb. When someone has diabetes, there are several symptoms that people should watch out for that could predispose them to develop traumatic injuries in accidents, including:

Major Head Injuries Reported in Merced Bicycle Accident

Major Head Injuries Reported in Merced Bicycle Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Merced personal injury lawyer. A bicyclist suffered major head injuries after he was struck by a pickup truck in Merced on July 12, 2018. At approximately 3:00 in the afternoon, a 52-year-old man was riding his bicycle along G Street in the vicinity of Park Avenue when he was hit by a Toyota Tacoma traveling in the right lane. Medical personnel were called to the scene to transport the man to an area hospital for treatment of serious head injuries described as non-life-threatening. An update on his condition has not yet been released by officials.

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Sacramento Local Events in July

Sacramento Local Events in July

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. Sacramento residents are feeling the heat this summer. The only way to make the most out of this sunny weather is by getting out of your house to explore the community. Luckily, Sacramento is always booming with activities, including film festivals, week-long specialty camps, and triathlons. If these types of events strike your interest, continue reading to find out more.

California Time Traveler Camp

Vallejo Motorcycle Crash Causes Severe Injury

Vallejo Motorcycle Crash Causes Severe Injury

I’m Ed Smith, a Vallejo personal injury lawyer. Officials have reported that a serious auto accident took place on Highway Interstate 80 in Vallejo on Sunday, July 8, 2018. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers stated that the crash involved only one vehicle and left one person with major injuries. Reports indicated that a medical helicopter was called to the accident scene in order to rush the injured individual to a near by hospital. The injured person has not yet been identified and remained in hospital care as of Tuesday, July 10, 2018. No updates on the individual’s condition have been reported so far.

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Dangerous Fairfield Intersections
Dangerous Fairfield Intersections

I’m Ed Smith, a Fairfield personal injury and car accident lawyer. Vehicle accidents happen every day and, often, they cause people serious injuries. In fact, data from UC Berkeley shows that over 6,000 injury-causing accidents have taken place on Fairfield roadways during the past ten years. Although there is always some risk of being involved in a crash when you drive, bike, or walk on the road, knowing where accidents are likely to happen can help you to avoid being involved in one.

For reasons ranging from poor signage to high traffic and damaged asphalt, many roadway areas can be dangerous. However, one of the roadway locations where accidents most often happen is at intersections.

Vertebral Artery Dissection in an Auto Accident

Vertebral Artery Dissection in an Auto Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a car accident attorney in Sacramento. The central nervous system is a complex part of the body. Among the most important elements are the brain and spinal cord. Like other body parts, they require constant blood flow to function properly. When this flow is disrupted, it can lead to drastic consequences.

Injuries of the blood vessels have the potential to be devastating. Every organ in the body relies on steady blood supply. When this is disrupted, serious symptoms can result. Some statistics regarding bleeding and transfusion include:

Airbags and the Prevention of Injuries

Airbags and the Prevention of Injuries

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton Personal Injury Lawyer. Over the years, new technology has been developed to improve passenger safety, such as cross-traffic alert, lane departure assist, and even rear view cameras. One of the focuses has also been on the technology of airbags. When someone is involved in a traumatic auto accident, the impact usually trips the sensors located on all sides of the vehicle. When the sensors are tripped, the vehicle’s airbags deploy and inflate quickly to cushion the driver or passenger’s impact on various parts of the vehicle. By softening the collision between the inside of the car and it’s  occupants, traumatic injuries, such as bone fractures, might be avoided. Of course, this is all predicated on whether the driver and passenger were properly wearing their seat belt.

As more research shows the effectiveness of airbags in preventing catastrophic personal injuries, many vehicles today feature brand new models of airbags that have been significantly improved over prior generations. Newer vehicles began to add airbags to the rear and sides of cars as well. Many cars now have side curtain airbags and even airbags at the knees of passengers to prevent traumatic knee injuries. Of course, airbags have not gone without their problems. Sometimes, airbags have to be recalled due to issues with their inflation. When a product is recalled, it means that manufacturers have identified some fundamental problem in its production that causes it to malfunction.

Woman Dies in Rural Crash Near Vacaville

Woman Dies in Rural Crash Near Vacaville

I’m Ed Smith, a Vacaville personal injury lawyer. Local officials reported that a woman received fatal injuries in a car crash that recently took place on a rural road only a few miles northeast of Vacaville. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials reported that the fatal accident took place during the afternoon of Thursday, July 5, 2018. Reports from responding officers stated that the crash involved two vehicles and left one more individual with moderate injuries. Solano County officials identified the woman on Monday, July 9, 2018, as Mary Montague, a 77-year-old resident of Dixon. I’d like to extend my condolences to those who are grieving over the sudden loss of their loved one.

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Vallejo Motorcyclist Passes Away Due to Crash Injuries

Vallejo Motorcyclist Passes Away Due to Crash Injuries

I’m Ed Smith, a Vallejo personal injury lawyer. A motorcyclist was left with serious trauma last month during a multiple vehicle crash that took place in Vallejo. On Friday, July 6, 2018, the Vallejo Police Department (VPD) released a report stating that the motorcyclist had not been able to recover from his injuries and passed away in a hospital after over a month of fighting for his life. The young man has been identified by Solano County officials as Nathan Ray Vinson, a 27-year-old man from Vallejo. My thoughts and sympathies are with Vinson’s family while they are grieving the loss of their loved one.

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