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Preventing Head Injuries Through Bicycle Helmet Care

Preventing Head Injuries Through Bicycle Helmet Care

I’m Ed Smith, an Oakley Bicycle Accident Lawyer. Going for a helmet-less ride on your bike can feel amazingly refreshing until you fall and hit your head on the ground beneath you. In reality, the extent of head damage that can result from a bicycle accident can be quite severe – we’re talking about concussions, edemas, skull fractures, and other life-threatening head traumas.

There is a simple measure to prevent your chances of head injury: wear a helmet! They may not be high-fashion, but they provide you with protection that could save a life. A 2016 report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported 424 fatal accidents where bicyclists wear riding without a helmet, whereas bikers that were equipped with a helmet had a dramatically reduced rate of fatalities – only 137 accidents. Additionally, a study shown at the Safety 2016 World Conference in Finland revealed that helmets may reduce the chances of head trauma by almost 70%!

Traumatic Injuries in Teenagers

Traumatic Injuries in Teenagers

I’m Ed Smith, a personal injury lawyer in Sacramento. Most people associate teenagers with risk-taking behavior. Everyone is a teenager at some point, and most people remember feeling some sort of invincibility. This feeling can lead teenagers to take unnecessary risks that might lead to severe injuries. Even though children are resilient, teenagers are still involved in fatal accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the top five causes of death among teenagers are:

  • Accidents

Child Injured in Sacramento Parking Lot Accident

Child Injured in Sacramento Parking Lot Accident

I’m Sacramento car accident lawyer Ed Smith. On April 21, a child was injured in a Sacramento parking lot when a motorist struck the girl while backing out of a parking space. The driver fled the scene, and the incident was reported by authorities as a possible felony hit and run. At this time, no further information about the nature of the child’s injuries has been published. 

What Happened

Hit and Run Fatally Injures Tracy Teen

Hit and Run Fatally Injures Tracy Teen

I’m Ed Smith, a Tracy personal injury lawyer. A group of four friends had been walking together in Tracy during the early morning of Saturday, April 21, 2018. As they walked southbound along MacArthur Road near Schulte Road one of the members, a 15-year-old girl of Tracy, was struck by an oncoming vehicle. The car reportedly continued southbound along MacArthur Avenue without rendering aid to the injured party.  When officers from the Tracy Police Department arrived at the scene, they discovered the teen lying near the Tracy Cemetery. Sadly, the girl was pronounced deceased at the scene due to the severity of her injuries.

I would like to extend my thoughts and condolences to the grieving friends and family of the young girl who passed away in this tragedy.

Woman and Infant Injured in Modesto Pedestrian Accident

Woman and Infant Injured in Modesto Pedestrian Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury lawyer. A woman was pushing a stroller with a 6-month-old baby inside east Modesto on the night of Sunday, April 22, 2018. The woman was inside the marked crosswalk at Yosemite Boulevard and Santa Ana Avenue when an oncoming vehicle collided with her and the infant. The impact of the collision reportedly propelled the stroller approximately 50 feet from the scene with the infant inside. Emergency responders transported the infant to an area hospital for treatment of abrasions, bruising and swelling while the woman was treated at the scene and declined medical transport.

What Caused the Accident?

Multiple Rollovers and Hit and Run in Striker Avenue Accident

Multiple Rollovers and Hit and Run in Striker Avenue Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident lawyer. An April 20 hit and run accident between three vehicles in North Sacramento caused injuries to at least one person. Multiple rollovers occurred with two of the overturned vehicles blocking the street, necessitating its closure while the accident site was cleared. 

The crash occurred shortly before 8:00 in the morning along Striker Avenue near the intersection with National Drive in the northern part of the city. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that it involved a semi-truck, a black motor vehicle and a third vehicle that was not described in detail. The force of the collision caused multiple rollovers with the big rig turning over onto its side and the black sedan landing on its roof.

Suspect Charged in Merced County DUI Accident

Suspect Charged in Merced County DUI Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Merced car accident lawyer. The Merced County District Attorney’s Office has announced the charges filed against a suspect that allegedly caused a DUI accident on March 25, 2018. The suspect, a 21-year-old San Jose woman, has been accused of driving her 2015 Honda while intoxicated and crashing her vehicle head-on with a Nissan carrying three Nevada Union High School students. Unfortunately, two of the students succumbed to their injuries in the crash while one surviving student sustained a hip fracture and facial injuries. The suspect is facing two counts of gross vehicular homicide while under the influence, a misdemeanor charge of drug possession and six felony DUI charges.

Losing someone you love is never easy, and my sincere condolences are with the friends and family of the two who died during this difficult time. I would also like to wish for a speedy and full recovery for the third party that suffered serious injuries in the crash.

Amputation Injury Reported in Modesto Car Accident

Amputation Injury Reported in Modesto Car Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury attorney. A Waterford man was driving his 1999 Ford Expedition along Highway 132 and Hopper Road east of Modesto on the afternoon of Saturday, April 21, 2018. At approximately 4:55 pm, the Ford was traveling at an unknown rate of speed when it reportedly lost control, drifted across the eastbound lanes and collided with a telephone pole located along the shoulder of the highway. The impact of the collision caused the Ford to overturn and come to a rest on its side near a vineyard. Authorities reported that the lower portion of the man’s right leg was amputated in the crash and the severed part was retrieved at the scene. Medical personnel transported the man and a female passenger to an area hospital for treatment. Sadly, the man succumbed to his injuries during hospitalization.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Mr. Chauvin during this difficult time. I would like to extend my best wishes for a swift and full recovery to the other individual injured in this traumatic accident.

Fatal Oroville Hit-and-Run

Fatal Oroville Hit-and-Run

I’m Ed Smith, an Oroville personal injury lawyer. A local man recently lost his life after he was struck by a vehicle that drove away from the scene of an accident. According to reports, officers have located a vehicle and are currently holding it as evidence while an investigation continues. On Friday, April 20, 2018, the Sheriff’s Office in Butte County released the identity of the fatally injured man. The man was identified as Carlos Gonzalez, a 47-year-old resident of Fillmore.

My sincere sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Mr. Gonzalez who passed away in this tragedy.

One Woman Fatally Injured After Oakley Car Accident

One Woman Fatally Injured After Oakley Car Accident

I’m Ed Smith, an Oakley Personal Injury Lawyer. On April 17, 2018, one person died, and two other people were injured in an auto accident in Oakley. The accident occurred around 5:00 in the morning at the intersection of O’Hara Avenue and Laurel Road. The two-vehicle collision involved a Chevy SUV and a Honda Civic. Before the car accident, the Honda Civic was moving northbound along O’Hara Avenue. When the Honda came up to the intersection of Laurel Road, the vehicle switched into the southbound lane of travel on Laurel Road. Despite a red light, the Honda merged into the intersection and then hit the SUV, which had been traveling eastbound on Laurel Road.

Injuries Reported

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