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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:

Wrongful Death Lawsuit After a Construction Accident

Wrongful Death Lawsuit After a Construction Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a wrongful death lawyer in Sacramento. When a loved one dies at work, the family is able to collect death benefits through the business’s workers’ compensation insurance. However, if an accidental death is due to negligence, the family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. While filing a wrongful death claim may be the right recourse for a family deprived of their loved ones support and presence, it does not affect the grief they experience. It is aimed at relieving the family’s economic worry. Let’s look at the benefits a wrongful death lawsuit may have over workers’ compensation.

Death Benefits in a Workers’ Comp Claim

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.

Fatal Evening Accident in Brentwood

Fatal Evening Accident in Brentwood

I’m Ed Smith, a Brentwood Wrongful Death Lawyer. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating a single vehicle accident that caused fatal injuries to one party on Thursday, July 5, 2018. Officers responded to reports of an accident that caused a light pole to be knocked down along the northbound section of Deer Valley Road at approximately 6:19 p.m. Upon arrival, officials discovered a fallen power pole blocking traffic lanes and a 2007 Toyota Camry in a nearby ditch. The Toyota driver was reportedly ejected from the vehicle in the collision and was, unfortunately, pronounced deceased at the scene. The identity of the victim has been withheld from the public due to pending notification of next-of-kin. However, preliminary reports suggested that the individual was a 54-year-old woman from Discovery Bay.

I would like to extend my sincere prayers and sympathy to the friends and family of the victim.

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.

Accident Details

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.

Accident Details

Blindness Following Facial Fractures

Blindness Following Facial Fractures

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer. Car accidents can range widely in their severity. Even fender benders can result in serious injuries. According to information published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Thousands of people are killed every year in the United States in car accidents.

Everything You Need to Know About a Wrongful Death Claim

Everything You Need to Know About a Wrongful Death Claim

I’m Ed Smith, a Roseville wrongful death lawyer. The family members of an individual who dies because of another person’s or entity’s negligent or wrongful action may be able to obtain damages for that loss. A wrongful death claim is a lawsuit that is civil in nature, not criminal, and undertaken by a decedent’s family members. Let’s take a look at what you need to know about wrongful death lawsuits, including the time limit to file, what damages can be claimed and what happens when a wrongful death is caused by an intentional act.

Is There a Time Limit in Which to File for Wrongful Death?

Bicycle Safety Promoted in Sacramento

Bicycle Safety Promoted in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento bicycle accident lawyer. As Sacramento residents are aware, there are many ongoing street projects aimed at improving convenience and safety for bicycle riders as well as pedestrians. Funding for Sacramento projects is through the gasoline tax, grants, and the Measure A sales tax. However, even though bicyclists have specified lanes in which to ride, negligence still plays a role in accidents.

Liability in a Bicycle Accident

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