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Fairfield Man Killed in Trucking Crash

Fairfield Man Killed in Trucking Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Fairfield car accident lawyer. A car accident involving a passenger vehicle and big-rig truck left one man with fatal trauma on Saturday, August 11, 2018. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers reported that the accident took place on a highway located in the Yuba Sutter area. The name of the deceased man, who was only identified as an elderly Fairfield resident, has not yet been released by county authorities pending the notification of his family. My condolences are sent out to the friends and family of the deceased during this hard time.

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Vallejo Man Seriously Injured in Crash
Vallejo Man Seriously Injured in Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Vallejo car accident lawyer. Accident reports indicate that two people were injured during a crash that took place in Sonoma County on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said that the accident occurred in the morning in a rural roadway location and involved multiple vehicles. The injured individuals were identified as a 31-year-old man from Vallejo and a 32-year-old woman from Petaluma. Reports from CHP stated that the Vallejo man was severely injured during the crash and remains at a hospital in Napa. Updates on the man’s condition have not yet been made available by hospital staff.

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Johnson & Johnson Hit With $4.69 Billion Award in Damages

Johnson & Johnson Hit With $4.69 Award in Damages

I’m Ed Smith, a talcum powder injury lawyer. On July 12, a Missouri court ordered that Johnson & Johnson pay $4.69 billion to 22 women or their survivors. The case, Ingham v. Johnson & Johnson, cited the company’s refusal to warn consumers of the link between its talcum powder products and ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson said the process was unfair and has plans to appeal the verdict.

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New Laws Favor Federal Control Over Driverless Vehicle Safety

New Laws Favor Federal Control Over Driverless Vehicle Safety

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento self-driving car accident lawyer. Some lawmakers are concerned that if bills currently in the House of Representatives and Senate were to pass, states would be prevented from instituting regulations that are aimed at industry safety standards. If states are unable to institute their own rules, the driverless car industry would be able to move forward seamlessly. Some key legislators have weighed in on this new approach.

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Fatal Redding Area Collision

Fatal Redding Area Collision

I’m Ed Smith, a Redding personal injury lawyer. A man from Weaverville received serious injuries and tragically lost his life after he was involved in a car accident that took place on a rural area roadway. Redding area California Highway Patrol (CHP) personnel who responded to the accident reported that the crash occurred during the evening of Sunday, June 3, 2018.  My deep sympathy is with those who are now mourning the loss of their friend and family member after this terrible crash.

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 Thigh Compartment Syndrome with a Femur Fracture

 Thigh Compartment Syndrome with a Femur Fracture

I’m Ed Smith, a Personal Injury Lawyer in Sacramento. When someone sustains a severe injury, it is essential to know what to do next. Seeking professional medical care as quickly as possible is always a good idea because it can minimize the chances of a severe complication developing. One of the difficulties that can grow with the diagnosis of a femur fracture is called compartment syndrome. For those who don’t know, the femur is the thick leg bone that makes up the thigh. As with any severe injury, swelling at the site of the bone fracture can occur. When this swelling happens around the leg, it can start to choke off the blood, oxygen, and nutrients that the tissue needs to survive. Some of the symptoms of compartment syndrome that people should watch out for include:

  • Increased pressure and feeling of tightness around the injury.

Missed Spinal Cord Injuries

Missed Spinal Cord Injuries

I’m Ed Smith, a Personal Injury Lawyer in Sacramento. The spinal cord plays a vital role in both the motor and sensory function of the human body. Running from the base of the skull to the top of the pelvis, the spinal cord sends out nerves to all parts of the body. These nerves carry motor commands from the brain to the limbs in addition to transmitting sensory signals in the opposite direction. Because nerves do not regenerate in the same way that other cells do, damage to the spinal cord can be severe. If there are worries that someone has sustained a spinal cord injury, there are several tests that might be performed. Some of the diagnostic procedures include:

  • EMG: EMG stands for electromyography. In this test, electrical signals are transmitted down the nerves. The speed of this conduction is measured. Slow or absent speeds could indicate nerve damage.

Driveway Accidents

Driveway Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, an Auto Accident Attorney in Sacramento. While many people focus on the attention-grabbing headlines of high-speed accidents, even low-speed collisions can have significant consequences. Furthermore, accidents in driveways can be particularly dangerous for many different reasons. Recently, a review article was published which details how dangerous driveway accidents can be.

For many parents, childhood injuries may be viewed as a rite of passage. Children fall down and skin their knee. They may have the occasional cut. Some of them may even require a stitch or two. Some vital statistics for parents to know include:

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?

NTSB Investigation of Fatal Tesla Accident

NTSB Investigation of Fatal Tesla Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Tesla accident lawyer in Sacramento. The driver of a Tesla model X died in a single vehicle accident in the morning hours of March 23, 2018, in Southern California. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating how the accident happened. According to the NTSB, it is uncertain if the autonomous control was active at the time of the crash. 

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