Articles Posted in Trucking Accidents

Truck Driver Sleep Schedule Restrictions 

Over the past decade, regulations involving truck driver sleep schedules have been in flux as drivers pushed for heightened restrictions and the trucking industry pushed for a more lax standard. Sleep schedule regulations focus mainly on how long a truck driver can be behind the wheel before he is required to rest.

El Niño Threatens Sacramento Area Drivers with an Increased Risk of Truck Accidents

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I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Truck Accident Lawyer. At the moment, the state of California is in the middle of a three-year-long drought that has wrought havoc on local farmers. The Sacramento region, known for being one of the sunniest and driest regions in California, has recently seen record low rainfalls. In 2014, Sacramento saw only 10.35 inches of rain, a 51% decrease in usual rainfall totals.

Prehospital and Hospital Evaluation of Chest Trauma

Prehospital and Hospital Evaluation of Chest Trauma

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Trucking Accident Lawyer. While still in the field, the most that emergency medical technicians can do is to follow routine Advanced Trauma Life Support, which focuses on airway, breathing, and circulation.  It is critical to take the patient to a high level trauma center as soon as possible, avoiding unnecessary interventions that may only delay definitive treatment.

Cervical spine immobilization should be done and high flow oxygen should be given by mask. The patient should be monitored via cardiac electrodes.  There should be no delay in order to place IV lines or to intubate the patient unless the patient cannot be stabilized with a bag/mask device.

If there is no indication of respiratory difficulty or major injury, no intervention is likely to be necessary.  The EMTs should, however, make note of the condition of the vehicle and steering wheel, whether or not the victim was ejected, significant intrusion into the passenger compartment, and whether or not there were fatalities among the other passengers.  If the patient is hypotensive at the scene, this may indicate significant injury; this information should be passed on to the attending physician prior to arrival to the emergency department. Continue reading ›

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Elk Grove Delivery Truck Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, a Truck Accident Lawyer in Elk Grove. A crash involving a large delivery truck and a smaller vehicle can lead to catastrophic injuries and, in many cases, fatalities. In a good majority of these accidents, it’s the folks in the smaller vehicles that suffer the most harm. The accident that follows was a solo accident involving a FedEx truck.