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Fairfield Auto Accident Fatalities

Fairfield Auto Accident Fatalities

I’m Ed Smith, a Fairfield wrongful death lawyer. Fairfield is a bustling hub of activity that sees a large volume of local and commuter traffic. Because of the amount of traffic, Fairfield is the site of a significant number of vehicle accidents every year and, tragically, these accidents sometimes do leave individuals with fatal injuries. Knowing and understanding the circumstances surrounding fatal crashes in your area can help you to avoid being involved in one yourself. For this reason, those who frequently drive, bicycle, or walk using roadways in Fairfield may be interested in the following statistics regarding Fairfield auto accident fatalities.

Accident Overview

One Killed in Single Car Accident in Vacaville

One Killed in Single Car Accident in Vacaville

I’m Ed Smith, a Vacaville wrongful death lawyer. One person was killed in a car accident that took place in Vacaville on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said the accident involved only one vehicle and that they are looking into what caused the crash. The victim has not been identified.

I want to express my sincere sympathy to the grieving family of the victim in this accident.

Wrongful Death Law Suit: Essential Information You Need

Wrongful Death Lawsuit: Essential Information You Need

I’m Sacramento wrongful death lawyer Ed Smith. Wrongful death is a subject that most people don’t know much about until they are faced with losing someone they love due to the wrong actions of another person. One question that commonly arises is how the financial loss is calculated following the loss of a loved one. Let’s take a look at the economic and noneconomic damages involved in a wrongful death lawsuit as well as California law. Economic damages include the financial support the decedent would have provided his/her dependents if that person had lived. This generally consists of the spouse, children or others who lived in the household and were supported by the decedent financially by at least 50 percent. Economic damages also include the funeral and burial expenses. Other economic damages in a wrongful death lawsuit are generally calculated on the following:

  • Earnings the decedent would have received throughout his/her lifetime. This would depend on education and the job held by the decedent. Juries also have the option of considering what the decedent’s earning potential would have been, other than actual earnings.

Ford Motor Company Announces Critical Recall

Ford Motor Company Announces Critical Recall

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death attorney. Recently, Ford Motor Company announced a recall of 1,378,637 vehicles due to a critical recall defect. Such defects can and do end in the loss of lives. It is essential that manufacturers continually review reports of problems with their vehicles and offer to recall the cars before people get hurt. Wrongful deaths frequently occur when defects are not addressed and corrected.

Ford Recall March 2018

Helping a Grieving Friend Through a Devastating Loss

Helping a Grieving Friend Through a Devastating Loss

I’m Ed Smith, a wrongful death lawyer in Sacramento. When a friend is experiencing a devastating loss, most people genuinely want to be there for him or her. However, during times like these, they may not know what to say. Some people may be so afraid of saying the wrong thing that they choose to say nothing at all. Although that is a choice, it’s usually not a good one. While there isn’t a perfect way to respond, here are some tips on what you can do to be supportive.

Don’t Take on Your Friend’s Grief

Woodland Police Increasing Safety Efforts

Woodland Police Increasing Safety Efforts

I’m Ed Smith, a Woodland wrongful death lawyer. Officials of the Woodland Police Department (WPD) have stated that they will be stepping up enforcement efforts involving pedestrians and bicyclist by focusing enforcement on “collision causing factors involving pedestrians, motorists, and bicyclists.”

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Wrongful Death in a Motorcycle Accident

Wrongful Death in a Motorcycle Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento wrongful death lawyer. Motorcyclists know that their risk of injury or death on the road is much higher than that of those in a motor vehicle. While some of those accident injuries and fatalities are caused by negligence on the part of the rider, others are caused by the larger, heavier motor vehicles. When a motorcycle rider dies as a result of a driver’s negligence, the family may be entitled to place a claim for financial compensation.

Negligence That Causes the Death of a Motorcyclist

Reasons for a Wrongful Death Claim

Reasons for a Wrongful Death Claim

I’m Ed Smith, a wrongful death lawyer in Sacramento. When someone dies, it impacts the family in many ways, including financially. They are suddenly without the care, love and support the person provided. If a person’s demise was the result of negligence or an intentional act, the family is eligible to recover financial compensation for that loss. The following guide explores the different categories of wrongful death. 

What Is a Wrongful Death Claim

Elderly Antioch Citizen Passes Away Weeks After Pedestrian Accident

Elderly Antioch Citizen Passes Away Weeks After Pedestrian Accident

I’m Ed Smith, an Antioch Wrongful Death Lawyer. Last month, there was a pedestrian vs. car accident in Antioch that left one elderly pedestrian with critical injuries. Up until recently, the seriously injured pedestrian had been transferred to various hospitals while he was fighting for his life. Sadly, the man passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the friends and loved ones of the deceased.

Unexpected Tragedy for Antioch Family

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