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The Facts of Drunk Driving

Impaired driving not only puts the driver at risk but puts others lives in danger as well. California Law states that a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher is considered intoxicated and no person should operate a vehicle at this level. For minors under the age of 21, it is illegal to drive with any measurable amount of alcohol in their system. This is known as the “zero tolerance” law.

New Laws for the New Year

I’m Ed Smith, a Vacaville Car Accident Lawyer. An updated list of approved bills for the new year has recently been released by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. In regards to transportation, several new laws have been introduced and existing laws have changed for 2016.

Santa Claus is coming to Vacaville!

Looking to make one stop for all of your holiday shopping? From Ann Taylor to Zumiez, 120 stores make up the Vacaville Premium Outlets. There are a ton of special holiday events going on this year that you won’t want to miss!

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Be sure to bring the kids because Santa Claus will be making a special appearance at the Vacaville Premium Outlets! Santa and his elves will be strolling around the mall passing out candy canes this Saturday and Sunday, December 5th and 6th.

More holiday entertainment will include:

  • The Whatever 4 Quartet will be performing on 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, and 12/24 from noon-2pm
  • The Merrie Olde Christmas Carolers will perform live on 12/5, 12/12, and 12/19 from noon-2pm
  • The Outlet’s gift wrapping station will be open on 12/12 from noon-3pm. Gift wrapping is complimentary but donations are greatly encouraged as 100% of donations will benefit the American Red Cross

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Yuba City Power Restoration After Rainy Day Collision

PG&E has restored power for over 1,600 customers after Monday’s outage. The cause of this outage was linked to a broken power line after a vehicle collided with a pole. The driver of the vehicle was said to be traveling at an unsafe speed for rainy conditions.

brainpicAs a Sacramento Brain Injury Attorney I have represented a great many clients over the years who have suffered horrible head trauma and brain trauma as a result of an auto accident or motorcycle accident.

An important aspect of the job is having at least a basic understanding of the different types of Traumatic Brain Injury, as well as the variances in Brain Trauma caused by Motor Vehicles Accidents and Motorcycle Accidents.

Many employees drive company vehicles either to and from work or for specific company related tasks. Wrongful death claims can be brought against a driver’s employer if the negligent act of the employee occurred in the scope of employment. For this reason, it is vital in every wrongful death case to have only a wrongful death attorney investigate whether the negligent driver was in the scope of employment.

Employer Liability for Employee Actions

tipmJeep Grand Cherokee SUVs have been having some TIPM problems lately. The TIPM is the Totally Integrated Power Module. The most notable issue with the Grand Cherokee’s TIPM is the fuel relay. When the TIPM’s fuel relay fails the SUV may stop receiving fuel. This can cause irritating problems such as the vehicle not starting, or the fuel pump staying on which drains the battery while you are not using the vehicle. At this point, we are monitoring the situation. We have heard rumors that failing TIPMs may cause more serious problems such as fuel starvation while the vehicle is in motion. Improper airbag deployment is another possibility that we are monitoring. Of course, any of these issues could lead to a serious injury, or worse.

If you have been injured in a car accident due to fuel related problems or improper airbag deployment it is important that you do not tamper with the vehicle and contact us as soon as possible. Your first call should be to the attorney. Insurance companies will also act quickly to get in touch with you but it will always be in your best interest to get a free consultation from the automobile accident experts at The Edward A Smith Law Offices. Call us any time at 916-921-6400 or visit our automobile accidents page.

A severely injured client with  a forthcoming surgery came in to see me the other day to find out how he should best proceed in moving his case forward. He wondered if it was worthwhile to retain a personal injury lawyer  if the at fault parties insurance was limited in amount.

That was a good question, and I’m writing today to explain how this Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney goes about finding the insurance the other driver has.

Personal injury victims, especially those who have been injured as a result of a rear-end collision, often suffer from painful injuries as a result of a whiplash type injury.  Whiplash is a common injury to the neck and upper back caused by a sudden back and forth motion of the head. This sudden violent snapping motion puts enormous strain on the neck and upper back muscles and ligaments. This type of injury is commonly referred to as hyperextension/hyperflexion injury neck sprain or strain, myofascial injury  or cervical strain or sprain.

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Symptoms related to a whiplash type injury caused by an auto accident may include the following: