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Understanding Rollover Accidents and How to Avoid Them

Understanding Rollover Accidents and How to Avoid Them

I’m Ed Smith, a Citrus Heights personal injury lawyer. Rollovers in motor vehicles occur when a vehicle tips over, sometimes landing on its roof. This type of car accident carries the highest percentage of fatalities, according to the latest statistics. Protecting yourself and your loved ones from a rollover isn’t always possible. However, there are things a driver can do to lower the risk of rollover accidents and serious injuries or possible fatalities.

What Are Tripped and Untripped Rollovers?

Top Ways a Bicyclist Can Stay Safe in Citrus Heights

Top Ways a Bicyclist Can Stay Safe in Citrus Heights

I’m Ed Smith, a Citrus Heights personal injury lawyer. Many people would be surprised that 2.2 percent of all traffic fatalities in motor vehicle accidents involve bicycle riders. With more people taking up bicycle riding for pleasure and exercise, as well as a way to get to work and run errands, it is important that riders learn what to do to stay safe. Following are safety tips that can help.

Should You Wear a Helmet?

Reckless Driving Claim in California

Reckless Driving Claim in California

I’m Ed Smith, a Citrus Heights personal injury lawyer. Reckless driving in California can be charged when a driver exhibits wanton or willful disregard for others on the road or for property. Because a reckless driver exhibits certain characteristics to be charged, it may also include criminal charges if this behavior results in an accident that caused injury or the death of another person.

What Actions Are Considered Reckless Driving in California

Two People Critically Injured in Citrus Heights Roadside Accident

Two People Critically Injured in Citrus Heights Roadside Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Citrus Heights personal injury lawyer. An accident in Citrus Heights in the evening hours of June 18 critically injured two people while three others suffered minor injuries. The incident happened after a two-vehicle collision that was minor, where others exited their vehicles to try and help. At this point, a Chevy Tahoe ran into those who were standing near the cars, causing serious injuries. Local police are asking that anyone with information call as soon as possible because any tip, even a small one, might be helpful in determining why those people were hit by the pickup.

Accident Details

 Avoiding Accidents in Citrus Heights

Avoiding Accidents in Citrus Heights

I’m Ed Smith, a Citrus Heights personal injury lawyer. Most drivers are aware that they face challenges when they are behind the wheel of a vehicle. With more rainy weather on the way, those challenges are compounded by slick roads, fog and reduced visibility.


With these increased roadway difficulties, drivers are responsible for doing their best to keep themselves and everyone who uses roadways  safe and avoid dangerous accidents. As such, one of the simplest and most effective ways to increase the safety of roadways is simply to make sure that you are paying full attention to the road.

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What Is a Personal Injury Claim in California

I’m Ed Smith, a Citrus Heights personal injury lawyer. Personal injury is an umbrella term for injuries to a person that happen due to the negligence of another. The injury can be caused by a car accident or a slip and fall. The injury causes the victim, also called the plaintiff, harm that has financial repercussions. It is this financial loss that the victim seeks to replace when they file a claim against the other person, called the defendant.

Financial Loss in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

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Criminal Santa Arrested in Chimney

I’m Ed Smith, a Personal Injury Lawyer in Citrus Heights. A would-be thief was thwarted earlier this month when he became stuck in a chimney. Firefighters were able to extricate the man, delivering him into the waiting hands of the police.

What Happened?

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Understanding Personal Injury Claims

I’m Ed Smith, a Citrus heights personal injury lawyerResidents of Citrus Heights or the surrounding area can face financial loss when they or their loved one is injured. However, when that injury has been caused by negligence, they may be able to recover reasonable compensation to cover their expenses.

What Is the Basis of a Personal Injury Claim?

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Motorcyclist Killed in Citrus Heights

I’m Ed Smith, Citrus Heights motorcycle accident attorney. On April 2, a motorcyclist was killed in Citrus Heights when his bike was struck by a vehicle making a turn. A spokesman for the Citrus Heights Police Department said that the other vehicle’s driver remained at the accident scene and cooperated with the investigation of the crash.

What Happened?

Car Crash Causes Citrus Heights Power Outage

Car Crash Causes Citrus Heights Power Outage

Car Crash Causes Citrus Heights Power Outage

I’m Ed Smith, a Citrus Heights car accident attorney. Approximately 17,000 SMUD customers were without electricity for over an hour in Citrus Heights on the evening of Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

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